In case you're wondering if we actually test all the Edible products we sell, the answer is yes. In fact we're tucking into a few Chocolate Ants right now, and we have to tell you that they're really quite delicious. Perhaps that's because these confectionery-covered critters are not just ordinary ants (if there is such a thing), and they're not just covered in ordinary chocolate.
No siree, these six-legged sweets are made from genuine Queen Leafcutter ants (like the ones you see on nature programs carrying flipping great bits of foliage). None of which makes much difference when you're chomping on a big deceased one that's been slopped in chocolate, but we thought you might be interested. Ah yes, and what about that chocolate? Well, the good people at Edible have chosen the finest Belgian chocolate in which to dip their creepy crawlies, making the overall taste sensation a gloriously bittersweet affair in every sense.
Each pack has a minimum of 4 ants
As if that were not enough, each giant ant has been hand-toasted by local tribespeople to give it that extra crunch and flavour. Mmm…ants! They're even said to contain energy-boosting enzymes, so why not keep a box on your desk to keep you feeling as industrious as, well, an ant!
Queen Leafcutters are considered a delicacy by South American Indians, so we suggest you serve them as an unusual and (t)antalising post dinner party treat - without telling guests what they are until they've chomped a few! Not that we could possibly condone such deception, but telling the truth could cause potential eaters to throw them at your feet in disgust. And you know what they say: there's nothing worse than being caught with your ants round your ankles!