What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth? If you have no bizarre reply to this question, you may want to try these Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants or in scientific terms, the Atta Laevigata.
The Atta Laevigata is the largest type of leafcutter ant found in South America, from Columbia to Paraguay. These Leafcutter ants have been eaten by locals for hundreds of years and are believed to be aphrodisiacs or in common man’s tongue, a substance which increases sexual desire. These giant ants have been considered a delicacy in South America, since pre-Columbian years and are therefore a common wedding gift.
ThinkGeek brings you these gigantic ants, toasted and ready to eat. These Leafcutter ants are also considered to be rich in protein and low in saturated fat and are said to have a very unique taste. Won’t these ants make a great, delicious snack?
Another awesome fact of the Atta Laevigata is that only the queen ants are edible, so you will get a box full of queens, with their legs and wings removed, toasted, rich in protein, low in fat and considered a potential aphrodisiac. What more do you want?
These ants make a great gift for geeks, a great snack and are approximately an inch long. You can get own your box of 25g of these giant toasted ants for $24.99. I don’t know if you’ve tasted ants but these ants are guaranteed to taste the best!