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Chapulines Each country on the planet has it's own unique culinary offerings that other cultures find strange, odd or just plain weird. In Morrocco you may enjoy grilled calf brain and in the Phillipines, balut- a boiled duck egg with an actual baby duck inside. These foods may seem bizarre to other cultures, but it is part of their daily diet. In the United States we consume shrimp and pork regularly but some cultures find them to be distasteful. So in an effort to introduce you to some of Mexico's unusual foods, (including the chapulines or grasshoppers pictured at right) I have put together a weekly "Bizarre Foods of Mexico" newsletter that highlights some unique foods that you may think are weird, but in Mexico it's just lunch!

Chapulines (Grasshoppers) Image (c)2007 Chelsie Kenyon licensed to About.com

Comments

April 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm
(1) Bob says:

THAT IS VERY SICK AND VERY RUDE TO DO TO POOR LITTLE ANIMAL…THAT VERY MEAN THEY DIDNT DO NOTHING TO YOU!!! AND THIS IS HOW YOU RE-PAY THEM…IM A VEGITARRIAN…SO STOP KILLING ANIMALS!!!!

August 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm
(2) V says:

Not all people are vegetarian and its their culture so back off you tree hugging hippie. Go eat your humus and boca burger.

September 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm
(3) bobby says:

keep doing it. that was good.

May 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm
(4) Meagan says:

first of all dumbass aka BOB… it is bug.. which is classified as an INSECT.. NOT AN ANIMAL.. god puts everything on the earth for us to eat.. so shove your vergetarian bs up your ass :)

July 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(5) Richard Duncan says:

Where can I buy chapulines in the US? I would like to have some for a school project.

August 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(6) Esmeralda says:

Where can I buy some chapulines in the usa? I and my husband ate them before and they were good.

January 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm
(7) susan says:

my dad bought those grashopers and would share them with us kids who ever whanted them i remember liking them they are quit good tasting

January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm
(8) bobaloo says:

STOP KILLING VEGETABLES! THEY NEVER DID ANYTHING TO YOU. SAVE THE FRUIT! EAT MEAT

July 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm
(9) denise says:

First of all these foods are’nt part of their daily diet in Mexico. Maybe they belong more to a specific place in Mexico and are rarely eaten in other parts. The grasshoppers for example, are more like street vendor food for the curious ( i tried them before in mex. city) Many Mexicans themselves dont eat these ” weird food” on the daily basis to say the least, these meals arent always on the popular side either. However, depending on where you’re at they may be more frequent consumption of these “weird but tasty food”. :)

November 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm
(10) Mike says:

Hey Bob(aloo) I’m a card carrying member of PETA too! (People Eating Tasty Animals)

December 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm
(11) MCray says:

bob grass hoppers kill plants and without plants cows would have no meat and with out meat u and dur stupid greenies of america could nott make cloned meat which i think is absurd to do because american beef will never change no matter what you idiots do to it the grasshoppers kill plants THAT is just one of the many things they do to you im a straight up cowboy from wyoming dont piss me of bob GO MEAT LOVERS

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