Icy insect

United States wildlife authorities are suggesting a new addition to the menu of exotic food lovers.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has encouraged locals to catch as many as they want of one invasive species for their dinner table.

“So target the big ones — they have the most meat. I think they taste like chicken, but a little chewier. Others think they taste like fish,” Lee Kay, a UDWR supervisor, said in the agency’s website, according to New York Post.

Kay said people can hunt bullfrogs on ponds and marshes along the Wasatch Front in Utah.

Those who cannot stomach bullfrogs may try an exotic dessert from the Eiscafe Rino ice cream parlor in the southern German town of Rottenburg am Neckar.

As usual, store owner Thomas Micolino invented the newest flavor on Eiscafe Rino’s menu based on customer experience.

Micolino offers strawberry, chocolate, banana and vanilla ice cream. But his liver sausage, Gorgonzola cheese ice cream and gold-plated ice cream also drew attention and patrons with taste for non-traditional flavors, inspiring him to create the latest product that he described on his Instagram as having a “surprising yummy taste.”

“Those who try it are very enthusiastic,” Micolino said, according to Associated Press. “I have customers who come here every day and buy a scoop.”

One customer who tried the ice cream claimed it was “very tasty and edible” while another said it was consistently creamy but exudes the flavor of the icky ingredient.

Micolino assured customers that his cricket ice cream complies with a European Union regulation that allows the use of insects, such as locusts and beetle larvae flour, as a food additive.

Micolino’s ice cream is made of cricket flour, heavy cream, vanilla extract and honey, topped with dried whole crickets, AP reported.

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