Love them or hate them, Brood X is here.. Cicada Summer 2021 Tour. Lean In to the invasion and Celebrate the 17 year cycle.
NOT A JOKE - these are REAL Brood X cicadas - currently gathered from Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and Potomac MD. We gather the cicadas as they shed from their exoskeletons, and emerge as young adults.
Many scientists (including those who studies cicadas) recommend human consumption of periodic cicadas as local wildlife do not rely on them for survival. Insects are a great sustainable protein source and most cultures eat them for both survival and enjoyment. Aristotle enjoyed them, John the Baptist survived the desert with them, Bob Dylan wrote a song about them. We will always offer vegan chocolate for those with different views.
Remember, every purchase supports employment of individuals with intellectual or mental health differences. We hire graduates of Sunflower Bakery and clients of Cornerstone Montgomery.
WE HAVE ABOUT A 10 DAY WAITLIST. WE ONLY SHIP NEXT DAY/PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS ORDERs WHEN THE WEATHER IS OVER 80 IN GAITHERSBURG OR THE DESTINATION.
ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE TO SHIP OR GAITHERSBURG PICK-UP
Cicadas - fresh young adults, vegetable oil, cinnamon or Old Bay (TM).
72% Dark Chocolate Ingredients: Cacao beans‡, cane sugar, cocoa butter‡, sunflower lecithin, vanilla beans ‡Fair Trade Certified™ by FairTradeUSA.org ALLERGEN STATEMENT: Made on equipment also used to make milk chocolate; not suitable for individuals with milk allergies.
38% Milk Chocolate Ingredients: Cane sugar, full cream milk, cocoa butter‡, cacao beans‡, sunflower lecithin, vanilla beans ‡Fair Trade Certified™ by FairTradeUSA.org ALLERGEN STATEMENT: Contains milk.
Individuals with Shellfish allergies should check with their physician before ingesting.
All food has a variety of risks associated with it. With insects, the risks are estimated to be relatively small.
SHIPPING - If overnight shipping is not chosen, we will hold your chocolates until the weather is under 80 in our location and the shipping location.
LOCAL PICKUP AT CHECKOUT - Usually ready 3-5 business days after order placement, we will message you when complete.
7621 RICKENBACKER DR SUITE 500 GAITHERSBURG 20879
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TEXT 301-651-4442 with your order number
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From Market Watch:
In 2004, a Bloomington, Ind., man was hospitalized with a severe allergic reaction after cooking and eating 30 cicadas. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has warned that those allergic to shellfish — as the Bloomington man was — may have reactions to the bugs. The likely culprit: chitin, present in both shrimp shells and cicada exoskeletons. (Both cicadas and shrimp belong to the same phylum, arthropoda, in the scientific classification system.) There’s also the risk of reactions to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals cicadas were exposed to during their years underground.