Ohio pizzeria tries out pizza with delicious cicadas


You may want to try one before the nutty bugs disappear for another 17 years

Cicada PizzaImage by ioserg from Pixabay

Cicadas are getting all the buzz in the news for some time now. So, a restaurant in Dayton, Ohio named 'The Pizza Bandit' decided to put the buzzy insect on their pizza as a topping.

At their customers' request, the pizzeria made a pizza with delicious cicadas as toppings and called it “Spicy Thai Cicada Pie”.

“From a distance, this pie looks delightful but once you get closer you realize those are no raisins…,” - The Pizza Bandit in Facebook post

The pizzeria made an 18-inch pizza hand-tossed and topped with locally sourced crispy cicadas, among other toppings. The pizza was spiced up by using Thai sauce.

Cicadas are low-fat and contain a lot of protein. These edible insects have a nutty flavor that tastes similar to pork meat. Their texture is like any other meat with crispy wings and legs after they are cooked.

“These crunchy cicadas add a heck of a note to an otherwise wonderful Thai inspired pie,” - The Pizza Bandit

However, not everyone will fancy eating insects, even if they are served on pizza with lots of cheese. The mere thought of eating insects might be cringe-worthy for some.

According to the restaurant, their adventure with cicada toppings was just a one-time experiment.

The restaurant made a funny post on their Facebook page about how the Cicadas are retreating underground because of their pizza experiment.

The Pizza BanditFacebook/iamthepizzabandit

In any case, the craft of baking pizzas just moved to a new level by The Pizza Bandit.

Would you like to enjoy a slice of pizza with cicada toppings before the once in 17 years delicacy goes back to their hidings?

Or, maybe you are more of a chocolate person. In that case, check this article to find out more about cicada chocolates that are selling like hotcakes.

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