IRVINE, CAL (FMLiveWire) - Taco Bell is now offering a new line of insect tacos and burritos according to Vice President of Sales Bernard Beetlebrain.
"Welcome to the new culinary delights at Taco Bell!" said Beetlebrain at a news conference in sunny California, as he invited reporters to taste the new Taco Bell line of insect dishes.
"Eating insects is quite normal and acceptable for most of the world, and in tropical countries people eat caterpillars, beetle larvae, grasshoppers, ants and termites because they taste great!" he enthused.
"Insects are high in protein, have essential fatty acids and important vitamins. In developing countries where meat costs too much, insects are an excellent alternative. And the USA is certainly headed there as food gets more and more costlier."
Beetlebrain bit into an Ant Brood Taco made from ant larvae and pupae fried with chopped onions, chilies, and tomato, with seasoning to taste.
As reporters tentatively munched on the tacos, Beetlebrain then tucked into a Banana Worm Burrito made with bananas, sugar and dry-roasted army worms.
"That was truly yummy," he exclaimed as he then devoured a spicy side dish of Mealworm Fried Rice cooked with onions and garlic.
The new Taco Bell menu also offers a tangy Rootworm Beetle Dip made from cottage cheese, lemon juice, mayonnaise and crunchy rootworm beetles.
"All of these products complement our traditional Mexican-style tacos and burritos," added Beetlebrain. "In fact, you have likely been eating insect parts in our restaurants all along."
--Copyright Felix Minderbinder Live Wire