A candy store in Maryland in the United States (USA) has been selling chocolate-covered cicadas to commemorate the re-emergence of insects that have spent the past 17 years underground.
Chicada candies bathed in milk or bitter chocolate can only be purchased online by locals. But anyone who wants to taste delicious can check out the recipe on Facebook at the Chocolate Chocolate store and try it at home.
The desserts are made from frozen chicory, which is placed in boiling water and covered with cinnamon oil. Said Sarah Dwyer, owner of the bakery CNN The taste is like chips with chocolate. “They’re very shattered,” he says. He also prepared chocolate options in the form of a chikada, but without the pest, for those who do not dare to taste the flavor.
Dwyer is not the only fan of chikada recipes. Jerome Grant, a professor at the University of Tennessee, says there are other ways to prepare the batter: roast, roast or a taco filling. According to the Chicada Safari application (Chicada Safari, in free translation) developed to monitor the invasion of chicatas in the United States, the insect is low in fat, rich in protein and vitamins.
Chikkad invasion of the United States
Chicadas is causing a stir in the United States. Trillions of Brute X insects, brown in color and larger than normal cicadas, invade the country. After 17 years of underground growth, they emerge from the ground to accomplish their life cycle together. The invasion of cicadas is forecast in several US states in May, when temperatures begin to warm – the highest since 2004.