Cicadas dipped in chocolate
are sold in this shop
LOCATION: Maryland, United States
The shop has a ten-day
backlog of cicada orders
NAME: Sarah Dwyer, Chouquette Chocolates Owner
"When you combine the chocolate, the cinnamon and the nuttiness of the bugs, it really gives you that holiday feeling of when you're walking around a big city and they're roasting nuts on the sidewalk, that cinnamon smell, it's really what it tastes like."
They gather cicadas from trees behind the store
The bugs are then frozen, boiled and fried
"I did go to pastry school in Paris to learn my dipping technique. I'm pretty sure no one thought I would be using it on cicadas."