Mezcal, a Mexican spirit, contains a worm, although explanations for its presence vary. It’s best drunk with grasshoppers, the locals say.

Commonly eaten creepy-crawlies and where you can sample them

Scorpions are a common snack in China, food carts in Thailand sell a variety of deep-fried bugs, and the tarantula spider is Cambodia’s answer to soft shell crabs. And then there’s the mezcal worm

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Mezcal, a Mexican spirit, contains a worm, although explanations for its presence vary. It’s best drunk with grasshoppers, the locals say.
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