Want bugs with your Ice Cream?

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    5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

    An ice cream parlor in Columbia, Missouri, caused a lot of buzz on Wednesday when we revealed their latest flavor had a, shall we say, "unexpected crunch."

    The secret ingredient? Cicadas, duh.

    So we took a poll, and 65 percent of our readers answered there's not a holy chance in heck they'd try the specialty of the house.

    Regardless, we were intrigued and reached out to the mad scientists over at Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream for their side of the story:

    When the news started to spread about out cicada ice cream, our biggest concern was that people would think we were going for a shock factor. In reality, our goal at Sparky’s is to always come up with new flavors that challenge people’s perceptions of what a dessert can be but also taste really, really good.

    ...But we’re more than just an ice cream parlor that serves bugs. During the especially hot days of summer, it’s up to us to make sure people can cool off and enjoy themselves no matter what the thermometer may read.

    Five Ways to Cool Off this Summer that Doesn't Involve Bugs in Your Ice Cream

    5@5 – Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream – Eatocracy - CNN.com Blogs
     

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