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Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla … cicada?

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If you're an adventurous diner, you might want to get yourself over to Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia, Mo., to see if they have any leftover cicada ice cream. Yes, cicada as in the BUG. As in BUG ice cream.

Sparky's employees are allowed to get a little crazy when it comes to new ice cream flavors, so they may have been inspired by all the 13-year cicada corpses lying about after they emerged last month.

Boiled, then coated in chocolate, the crunchy buggers taste like nuts, apparently. (You know what else tastes like nuts? NUTS.) The shop discontinued the "flavor" after the Health Department advised them to quit serving bugs-n-cream.

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