Bucket List #42: Eat Scorpions

I’m not sure why this is on my Bucket List anymore.

I think I saw scorpions on skewers on a travel show and was curious to try them, it got added to the list and here we are.

When I added it I probably imagined being in a far off land and buying some crispy crawlies off a street vendor, but with travel plans on hold due to being absolutely skint, this didn’t seem likely. So, the scorpion would have to come to me.

Thankfully, I’m clearly not alone in being curious about bug munching and you can get hold of some edible bugs quite easily. Hell, I ordered mine from Amazon.

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Apologies for my scruffiness, but it was my day off

When it arrived, WoM was distinctly unimpressed and I was told that I wasn’t allowed to eat it in front of her. So, with the house to myself on Friday it was time to cross off this rather odd Bucket List item.

I was a little disappointed by the size of my scorpion, and the fact that it was more chocolate than arachnid.

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Finger for scale

But what can you do?

I won’t lie, I was a little apprehensive. I’m not a fan of most critters with more than four legs, and it wasn’t the most appetising thing I’ve ever seen, even if it’s stinger had been removed. But, I’d paid for the damn thing and I’m unlikely to have the chance to cross any of the other list items off this year, so to hell with it.

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Bon appetit!

It wasn’t bad.

The scorpion wasn’t the most flavourful thing ever, and was overpowered by the chocolate and the chillies that were in it, and aside from a bit of crunch it was barely noticeable. I don’t know what the contestants on I’m A Celebrity.. are making such a fuss about, if bugs are like this then there’s no big deal.

I’m not saying that these scorpion bars will be a regular feature in the house, but I’ve eaten worse.

Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.

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