January 28, 2008

Beetle Larvae Chocolates - icky...or delicious??

I suppose it ultimately comes down to how strong your candy jones is. If yours is particularly strong and you live in Japan, you can get your hands on this very odd confection - the Larvae Chocolate (Youchu Choco). Looks frighteningly like a beetle larvae, so kudos to the manufacturers for making an accurate mold.

Luckily, it doesn't taste like beetle larvae - its body is made from milk chocolate and corn flakes, the skin is white chocolate, the legs are made from tiny strips of dried squid (OK, that's gross), and the mouth is made from orange peel. Its made by the Komatsuya confectionery and bakery - and it appears they're having trouble keeping up with demand. They're only available in Japan right now, and they sell for about US $2.

From popgadget via pink tentacle

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Posted by Bob Wallace at January 28, 2008 4:29 PM
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