Edible Giant Toasted Ants for a Snack?

Admin February 14, 2011 1

Who’s hungry for a giant leafcutter toasted ant? Yeah, thought so. ThinkGeek ($20) brings to you a can of these Antsy Snacks for your eating pleasure.

Time for science. There is a type of leafcutter ant called Atta laevigata. It is a delicacy in many parts of Northern South America, and has been since pre-Columbian (and that is pre-Christopher Columbus, not the country) time. These ants – the largest type of leafcutter ant in the world – are thought to be aphrodisiacs, and are therefore quite a common wedding gift. They also make a nice snack, which is why we bring youGiant Toasted Leafcutter Ants.

Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants hold two secrets. One, they are very high in protein and low in saturated fat. Two, they have a very unique taste. And C, they are commonly called (by those in the know): “hormigas culonas.” That roughly translates into “big ass ants” – so named for the size of their abdomen, but also appropriate for today’s slang. Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants – get ’em now, while the gettin’ is good.

Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants

  • A delicacy from Colombia. The biggest ants in the world. Yum
  • A unique and awesome snack.
  • Ready to liven up any party.
  • Scientific name: Atta laevigata
  • Net Wt.: approx. 0.9oz of ants.
  • Ant Dimensions: approx 1″ long

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