Ice cream shop serves cicadas with frozen treat

    In our area, when we find a chunk of something in our water ice or ice cream it’s usually a chocolate chip or hunk of fruit. In Missouri, it’s a cicada.

    Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia has hit a sweet spot with customers, the Associated Press reports, by serving cicada ice cream.


    Employees remove the bugs’ wings and boil them before covering them in brown sugar and milk chocolate, and then mixing the bugs into a brown sugar and butter flavor base.

    The health department isn’t quite sure what to do about it. While the city’s food code “doesn’t directly address cicadas,” Environmental Health Chief Gerry Worley advises against the buggy dessert. But Sparky’s sold out of the stuff at the June 1 debut.

    Whatever happened to chocolate with jimmies?

    Feed the Feed: When you hit your local ice cream truck/shop what do you get?

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