I ATE A BUG….
okay, I ALMOST ate a bug.
Apparently, silkworm larvae are a Korean delicacy and some Shinola guests thoughtfully passed around a can. Don’t they look tasty?!?!
I thought I would be brave and eat one. I picked it up, screamed when I felt the cold clammy texture, and I threw it back into the can with a hearty, “God NO!”
Fellow Shinwegians were not so squeamish however….
And bolstered by their own courageous act of culinary prowess, I attempted to eat one myself….
The texture wasn’t horrible…, kind of like cold wet walnuts. As I bit into the larva however, the juice squeezed out of the bug and into my mouth.
And it tasted horrible – exactly like what you’d expect a bug to taste like – earthy and woody with a gross gritty texture.
So I spit it out into the fire and rinsed my mouth with some scotch….
…. ah, MUCH better!
WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!