Chocolatier Dips Cicadas in Chocolate for a Once in 17-Years Treat
Do you hear that sound?
If you're in many parts of the US, it's impossible not to.
It's the sound of the 17-years cicadas, or Brood X.
The name given to the insects that only emerged from the ground to mate for several weeks once every seventeen years.
Most are likely grossed out by the flying Creatures.
But not Sarah Dwiire, owner of chuckette chocolates.
When she sees these, she's also seeing a business opportunity.
She's gathering up the ubiquitous bugs from behind her shop.
Cooking them and then covering them in chocolate.
Here's Sarah to describe the cicada flavors.
When you combine the chocolate, the cinnamon and the nuttiness of.
The bugs, it really gives you that holiday feeling when you're walking around a big city and they're roasting nuts on the sidewalk and you have that cinnamon smell.
It's really what it tastes like.
But the novelty can't be that popular, right or wrong?
The chocolateier has a ten day backlog of orders for the chocolate covered insects, so she better get dipping.
Brood X is expected to start dying off near the end of June.