Missouri Cicada Ice Cream Vendor Told To Cool It -Michael And Susan Best Of [AUDIO]
We saw the story of a Missouri Ice Cream Shop selling a unique flavored ice cream. Cicada. Yes you read that right, the locust type bugs that only come out every 13 years.
Michael and Susan discuss:
A public health official in central Missouri has asked an ice cream shop to cool it with the cicada ice cream, even though customers apparently can’t get enough of it.
Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia, Mo., sold out of its only batch of the insect-filled dessert within hours of its June 1 debut.
The Columbia-Missourian says employees collected the cicadas in their backyards and removed most of the dead bugs’ wings. They then boiled the bugs and covered them in brown sugar and milk chocolate. The base ice cream is brown sugar and butter flavor.
Gerry Worley, an environmental health chief with the Columbia County Department of Public Health, says the agency’s food code “doesn’t directly address cicadas” and that he has advised against their use as an ingredient.
Don’t worry though the owner put out a sign saying they’d have the delicacy in 2024 when the bugs resurface. Wold you try Cicada Ice Cream ? Can you think of any other strange concoctions?