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Yummy Larvae Sweet Enough To Eat

Sweet little bug cakes by Japan's Komatsuya Honten bakery make an interesting belated Valentine's Day treat. Interesting tidbit of Valentine's Day trivia: in Japan, women give chocolate to men for Valentine's Day, not the other way around.

Via CNN,

"A Japanese company has added a new twist to Valentine's Day: giving the gift of insects. In 2005, Komatsuya Honten, a bakery and confectionery shop located in Akita Prefecture, debuted a series of cakes and candies modeled on the larval and adult forms of kabuto-mushi -- the massive rhinoceros beetles native to the Japanese archipelago.

'There is a bug festival held here in Yokote city, every year, and I created the insect chocolates to capture the sense of that festival,' explains Satayoshi Komatsu, president of Komatsu Honten. 'It's very popular with children. I collected kabuto-mushi as a kid myself, so there's a nostalgic aspect, too.'"

Yummy Larvae Sweet Enough To Eat

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3 Comments

Awe gross... but so tasty **drool**

Cool! I wish I could by them at the local bakery!

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