So I did some research and today ate my first insect (first insect that I consented to eat, anyway).
This big, fat grasshopper caught my eye. Head-, legs-, and wings-free, I ate it.
The texture of this yellow-green grasseater was a little alien to my mouth, but after some careful consideration, my uvula decided to stop sounding the intruder alarm and I got to savor the flavor of my snack.
Appearance- The grasshopper complete looks beautiful. When you rip its head and wings off, it looks pretty carnal. They have some organs I'm not familiar with, so I had to look the other way when I put it in my mouth. The color scheme was reminiscent of sushi.(6/10)
Smell- If I had smelled anything, I would say it probably would have smelled like grass and dirt. (10/10)
Sounds- CRRLCCHHhh! Grasshoppers sound like semi-soggy Rice Crispies in my mouth. (3/10)
Texture- At first chew, I almost rejected the ordeal entirely, but I pulled myself together and kept it down. I chewed it really well, because it's exoskeleton feels similar to vegetable cellulose. It was very much like eating a vegetable that is really chewy and has a few seeds and a soft inside. Think of a tiny banana with larger and fewer seeds, eaten whole. (7/10)
Flavor- The flavor was not at all what I expected. I had prepared for something bitter, maybe because grasshopper spit looks so much like walnut juice, haha! I laugh at that because the grasshopper tasted very nutty. It was actually pretty good! (7.5/10)
Does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone else in GRASSCity eat bugs? haha
Edited by bahookahjoe18, 24 October 2011 - 06:49 PM.