Edible.com Chocolate Coated Giant Ants

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Edible.com Chocolate Coated Giant Ants

Can you tell what it is yet?

After my review of the chocolate coated worms and crickets was published, Chocablog reader Amy kind of dared me to review these. So I did.

For about a pound a go (plus postage) I found myself in possession of five of these not-so little blighters. When I say not-so little, check out our Chocablog standard 20p comparison picture.

Edible.com Chocolate Coated Giant Ants

Not exactly tiny, are they? While we’re about it, can I also say that this one in particular isn’t particularly well-disguised. No doubting what lurks beneath that rich dark coating.

Anyway, I have always said I’ll try anything once (although I did pass on the sheep’s eyes once) so in it went.

Can you imagine eating a giant ant? Think crunchy bit, then think soft squishy bit. Now allow the soft squishy bit to roll around in your mouth for as long as you can allow it to. It has a woody, earthy taste to it, as you might expect from an animal that has spent most of it’s life eating leaves. Beyond that and the chocolate (which does actually act as an interesting counterpoint to the ‘filling’, but let’s face it, who’s thinking chocolate at this point?) what you have left is, well, antennae and legs. Stick like crispy bits which have no flavour and are a bit of a pain to crunch down.

As a chocolate experience I’d rate chocolate covered giant ants pretty low down the scale. As one of the weirdest things I’ve ever eaten, I’d say they were up there.

Oh, and I have a few left. You never know, I might have them about me from time to time.

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Comments On This Post

  1. I have a vague memory, which I think perhaps I’ve subconsciously blocked, of eating chocolate coated scorpions somewhere in London once, 12-15 years ago… wish I could remember more but probably a good thing that I can’t!

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Oh don’t worry, I’m SURE Simon will be reviewing the scorpions soon. There’s just no point in me trying to stop him now. :)

  3. Dave

    That’s what you get as the booby prize – you should have taken the money (dates me doesn’t it) – who else remembers Take Your Pick????

  4. Looking forward to see the chocolate coated scorpions Simon!…

  5. Samuel

    It looks like the left part is a cat with its head on its paws and the back part is a roast chicken; a “cacken”.

  6. Philip Lawson

    I ordered a number of items from edible.com which never arrived. When i contacted them, they offered to refund my money which I accepted. I have now been waiting for about 3 weeks and i still dont have my money back and my emails are never answered. I can not recommend this site to anyone.