A specialty food store in Wisconsin is taking the ants on a log snack to a whole new level!
All Things Jerky, which has three locations in the Badger State, wowed many Wisconsinites at a recent state fair with an offering at their booth known as ants on a stick. The “stick” is actually a pretzel rod, but the ants are real and stuck to the pretzel thanks to a coating of marshmallow fluff.
According to a video shared by Food Insider, the pretzel is coated in fluff and rolled in a pile of black and brown ants before being served to customers. “Ants have a tart or sour taste. Some people taste that right away, some people don’t,” owner Jessica Jerky told the outlet. “I think it’s just all a matter of taste buds, but that’s why we put it on the stick with the marshmallow fluff, so it’s sweet, salty and crunchy.”
Even though ants on a stick isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Jessica said most people “do enjoy it.” However, Twitter was pretty split on this exotic snack. Check out some reactions below:
i just saw someone eat dead ants on a stick… that’s enough twitter for today
— ًidiota (@scftaeh) August 26, 2018
just saw a tweet where a state fair serves ants on a stick. why
— Monica (@monicamercado_) August 27, 2018
id eat ants on a stick that sounds good
— huuuuuuh??? (@burntsoylent) August 27, 2018
My whole backyard is covered in ant hills. If you’re looking for a supplier DM me 😂
— A N N A L E E (@Annalee_Rubio) August 27, 2018
Bugs are a v logical source of nutrients and protein. The ecological impact of farming them is way smaller than regular cattle farming, for example. in SE Asia and several regions in Africa people have been eating bugs for 1000s of years! Kenyan Masai eat termites^^
— 「엉켜있는 맘을 풀 수 없는 건가」 (@UntangleMyHeart) August 26, 2018
Believe it or not, the ants on a stick is just the tip of the iceberg for weird foods sold at All Things Jerky. The store offers up “whatever anyone asks for,” Jessica said. Other options include python and moose jerky and a variety of canned bugs. “We always say we have everything Walmart doesn’t have,” she added.
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