Chocolate-covered Bugs Served in US Insect Museum
Bug Appétit: Chocolate-Dipped Worms Served at US Insect Museum. (Representational Image)Reuters

A museum in New Orleans made a smart move for this Halloween by treating people with crickets and wax worms dipped in a fountain of melted chocolate on Saturday.

The menu consists of chocolate-dipped worms along with 'tarsal toffee' made of bug legs and mealworms, also includes fudge soaked with crickets and marshmallows, The Huffington Post reported.

The insect museum, the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, played smart by introducing insect-infused cuisines in their menu before Halloween, which is on 31 October. The place has thousands of live bugs, beetles, cockroaches, wasps, bees, ants and termites.

The visitors who don't lavish insect-infused dishes can go to Tiny Termite Cafe, made for bug-free food lovers; else there are thousands of customers who visit the museum's Bug Appétit kitchen annually.

"We get every range of reaction in here," said Zack Lemann, the museum's animal and visitor programmes manager. "There are people who come here knowing about Bug Appétit, and they come to eat the bugs. We also have people who have trepidation and anxiety. Some just won't try it."

The chocolate 'chirp' cookies, which are made of crickets, were also included in the special treat of chocolate-infused bug fare.

It may sound disgusting to many people, but bugs are actually a staple diet in certain cultures.