You Can Buy Edible Insects on Amazon

You Can Buy Edible Insects on Amazon

This may go down in history as the weirdest roundup of items we’ve ever featured on SahmReviews. And I’m sure you’re wondering what possessed us to come up with this list. Last week was our youngest daughter’s birthday, and among the things on her wish list was various types of candy. Nothing abnormal, just bulk packages of Jolly Ranchers, Air Heads and others that she could take to school and share with her friends. It was the section on Amazon which heralded “Customers who bought this item also bought…” that suggested one of these items to us.

I don’t know what the relationship between mass market sour candy and eight-legged creatures that have been seasoned and dehydrated could be, but it had me digging deeper through the suggestion list. I quickly realized there were quite a few edible insects available for purchase – and not just a bug-inside-a-lollipop! You name it, it was on there! Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

Armor Tail Scorpions

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No Artificial Colors

Boiled and Dehydrated not Fried

Great Source of Protein

Bamboo Worms

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Ever watch people eat bugs and creepy crawlies on Survivor, Fear Factor or any number of shows on the Food Network and say to yourself, “I could do that”? It’s about time for you to eat those words and try some. These are 100% real, BBQ seasoned worms. They are tasty and delicious, pack a nice crunch and are great for kids parties, Halloween or even as an early morning snack to help you “kick start” your day. Our Bamboo Worms are boiled & dehydrated, not fried (15g).

Black Ants

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8 individual vials of 1 gram each.

Black ants have a strong taste for their size. Many people call it a limey or sour taste.

Great on salads, cheese, breads and with vegetables.

Black Crickets

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This bag contains 15 grams of human grade edible Jamaican Crickets. These go great on your favorite cereal at breakfast time! There are approximately 50-60 crickets per bag.

Black Scorpions

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No Artificial Flavoring

No Artificial Colors

Boiled and Dehydrated not Fried

Great Source of Protein

Diving Beetles

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It is suggested that the head and wings be removed before cooking or eating them. They can be eaten dried (as they are) or cooked.

Emperor Scorpions

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Each scorpion is from 2.5″ to 4″ in length. Some have straight tails and some have curved tails. Please Note: These are food grade scorpions and we take care to preserve them but, in shipping, legs and tails may break. They are strong and easy to place on food so the scorpion looks whole. In most cases, they arrive intact, but please be aware that breakage may occur.

Flying Termites

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Termite Alates sole purpose is to start new colonies and become the future king and queen of their new colony. These flying termites are fed some of the best food the nest has to offer and are well taken care of until the big day. Termite Alates are also a prized food source, they are packed full of nutrients and have a delicious nutty taste. They can be eaten alone as a snack, typically flavored with soy sauce, chili and pepper, or lemon grass and kaffir lime leaf. They are also an accompaniment to a number of savory dishes.

Giant Waterbugs

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No Artificial Flavoring

No Artificial Colors

Boiled and Dehydrated not Fried

Great Source of Protein

Grasshoppers

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Delicious and crispy Chapulines (grasshoppers) from Oaxaca. Give a mexican twist to any plate, enoy it in tacos, guacamole, salsas, quesadillas, pozole, enchiladas or as a crispy delicious snack with a little squeeze of lime juice.

June Beetles (June Bugs)

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‘Large’, you say? That’s right. There’s no shying away from the fact that these beetles once crawled, flew, fed and bumped into things (they are quite clumsy). But that doesn’t mean they aren’t perfectly edible if you’ve got the stomach for it. With their crunchy and unique taste, June beetles are a great source of protein and calcium. Enjoy them as a party snack, unusual pizza topping, or dipped in hot sauce.

Locusts

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These locusts are dried and ready to eat either as a snack or used in cooking.

Male Rhino Beetles

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Meat Maniac Salted Male Rhino Beetles

100% REAL Rhino Beetles

BOILED & DEHYDRATED…..NOT FRIED!!

NO COLORS OR PERSERVATIVES

Manchurian Scorpions

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Some say that these scorpions taste like shrimp while others say the taste can not be described. It has to be experienced. And, here’s your chance.

Mealworms

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This Cricket Flours product is made with our roasted mealworms and dried mealworms that are raised here in North America for human consumption. We sustainably source our edible insects that are raised using healthy diet of protein and vegetables, and processed in FDA registered facilities. The mealworms are slow roasted to retain a great taste and texture that works great as an afternoon snack or addition to any recipe. Our products are made and packaged at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Mole Crickets

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Ever watch people eat bugs and creepy crawlies on Survivor, Fear Factor or any number of shows on the Food Network and say to yourself, “I could do that”? It’s about time for you to eat those words and try some. These are 100% real, bbq seasoned crickets. They are tasty and delicious, pack a nice crunch and are great for kids parties, Halloween or even as an early morning snack to help you “kick start” your day. Our Mole Crickets are boiled & dehydrated, not fried. Try “The other green meat” today!

Sago Worms

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100% REAL Sago Worms

BOILED & DEHYDRATED…..NOT FRIED!!

NO COLORS OR PERSERVATIVES

Have Your Very Own Survivor or Fear Factor Party!

Shield Bugs (Stink Bugs)

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100% REAL Shield Bugs aka Stinkbugs

COOKED & DEHYDRATED…..NOT FRIED!!

NO COLORS OR PERSERVATIVES

GREAT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION!

Silkworms

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Silkworms have an awful lot going for them. Not only are they used to make sumptuous Thai silk garments but their pupae by-products are tasty too! Sometimes, when you feel like a late-night snack and nothing else will quite hit the mark, you find yourself craving the larvae of the domesticated silk moth. What else?

Silkworms have a crunchy exterior and, reportedly, the taste and texture of mashed potato inside when fresh! Ours can be eaten straight from the bag and are low in fat, high in protein and a great source of essential fatty acids.

Superworms

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1 Can of Chocolate Covered Superworms. This can contains 8-10 Superworms on average. Ready to eat.

Tropical House Crickets

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This Cricket Flours product is made with our roasted crickets and dried crickets that are raised here in North America. We sustainably source our edible insects that are raised using healthy diet of protein and vegetables, and processed in FDA registered facilities. The roasted crickets are slow roasted to retain a great taste and texture that works great as an afternoon snack or addition to any recipe. Our products are made and packaged at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Weaver Ants

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Weaver ants are lightweight and winged so they are great toppings on salads, soups and with vegetables. Mix them with anything from chocolate to cheese. They even make an addicting finger food snack.

Zebra Tarantulas

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No Artificial Flavoring

No Artificial Colors

Boiled and Dehydrated not Fried

Great Source of Protein

Yeah, I had no idea the variety was so extensive. Nearly 400 listings on Amazon allows you to choose not only the insect type, but you have your choice of flavorings also! My Amazon suggestion list will never be the same after this…

Excuse me while I fill up my cart with gummy worms.

Have you ever purposely eaten an insect?

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

12 comments on «You Can Buy Edible Insects on Amazon»

  1. Andrew W says:

    Is there a large difference between the flavor of the insects? Also aren’t tarantulas known for having itchy hairs on their legs? The iching powder from the 50s was made from tarantula leg hair, are those hairy?

    1. Scott says:

      Didn’t know that about itching powder. I would guess there’s a big difference between spiders and crickets, but I’m not trying them to find out!

  2. I never knew that there are so many edible bugs available. I don’t know if I would be able to eat them but one package of ants, crickets or scorpions would be worth a try.

  3. Liz Mays says:

    I had no idea these were so readily available. I wonder if the guys in my family would try any of them. Maybe for Halloween!

  4. Kathy says:

    I never knew these were available either. I could never bring myself to try any of them though. I don’t even think I could get my husband to eat these either haha.

  5. Sherry says:

    I don’t think I could ever eat an insect on purpose. Maybe if I was out in woods with nothing else to eat and needed protein?

  6. I didn’t know you could buy edible insects online!
    My husband says “Delicious!”
    I’m not so sure….. 😉

  7. OK I had no idea Amazon sold these! People buy and eat these? I wonder what they taste like? I could not even imagine!

  8. Krystal says:

    I can’t believe this is real. How crazy! I mean I’m willing to try one… just one…

  9. 1stopmom says:

    Oh my goodness, this post made my skin crawl, lol. Bugs, well pretty much any type of insect creeps me out. I can’t even think about eating them. This is definitely an interesting round up!

  10. I don’t think I am brave enough to try any of these. I had no idea there were so many edible bugs! None of them look appealing though.. lol

  11. Yikes! I don’t think I could eat these insects! It’s surprising that there are people who could eat tarantulas.

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