Uhh…. Hell no! No thank you. I’m good.

Everyone seems to be concerned with the fact that the cicadas are starting to emerge. It’s something that happens every year, so I’m not really sure why people are like “the cicadas are coming, the cicadas are coming!” Every time I see some article about how these little bugs are making their return, it just reminds me of the people who have to make posts on Facebook when it starts snowing.

But I digress…

The real point for this post is the fact that this article says that Chris Hartley, Manager of Living Collections at the Butterfly House in St. Louis says that he “plans to lead an upcoming public event in which people will be able to eat cicadas.

“They can be sautéed, deep fried, baked, put on pizza, they can be put on ice cream,”

“They taste a surprising amount like shrimp. Because shrimp and crab and their relatives are all insect relatives, they’re like cousins to each other.”

Hartley also adds that cicadas are high in protein and low in cholesterol, and offer cleaner diets than their distant cousins, which frequently feed on decomposing matter.

I’m gonna have to give this a hard pass. No thank  you.