Review: Larvets Original Worm Snax

I’m only including Larvets here as a “bar food” because of the possibility they will come up as a bar bet: Will you eat something that lists “larva” as its first ingredient?

Rest assured, these mealworms are long-dead, dried, and utterly flavorless. Even the addition of cheddar cheese flavoring (there are also BBQ and Mexican spice flavors available) and MSG does little to make Larvets taste like anything. They’re crunchy, a bit like a rice cracker, but really, wholly harmless.

Someone slaps a box of these down on the bar and lays down a gastronomic challenge, feel free to take them up on this one. Just cringe along the way as you crunch down on the suckers — you know, for effect. You gotta earn those bar bets, even the easy ones.

C- / $1.85 for 5.6-gram box

larvets worm snax Review: Larvets Original Worm Snax

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3 Responses to Review: Larvets Original Worm Snax

  1. im totally disgusted…. my sons teacher had him eat these gross things!!!!! but yet u cant bring in cupcakes!!!!! its not right! im pist!!!im sueing!

  2. Shirley, you’re going to sue your son’s teacher for bringing these in? REALLY? The consumption must have been voluntary; s/he didn’t force them down your son’s throat. Cupcakes, with their frosting and crumbs, can be extremely messy; whereas, these are not. In fact, these are a whole lot better for you than cupcakes or even chips. They’re harmless, long-dead and fried, good for you, and taste kind of like potato chips, apparently. They wouldn’t sell them if they were harmful. (Also, in several places in the world, entomophagy – the ingestion of bugs – is really common. They’re high in protein!)

    Larvets (and, alternatively, crick-ettes) are something daring to eat. Boys like that kind of thing. Where you might be grossed out, he might think, “Cool! I can eat bugs!” Just chill. Offering your son a fried and seasoned mealworm snack isn’t horrible for a teacher to do.

  3. Agreed ^

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