Cicada Ice Cream Sales Might End in Columbia

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, June 07 2011 Jun 7, 2011 Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:42:59 PM CDT June 07, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Public health officials in Columbia have suggested an ice cream shop cool it with the cicada-flavored ice cream that customers apparently can't get enough of. Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream contacted the health department after it sold out its only batch of the insect-filled snack within hours of its June 1 debut.

Employees collected the bountiful bugs in their backyards and removed most of the dead cicadas' wings
The cicadas were fully cooked by boiling then covered in brown sugar and milk chocolate. The base ice cream is a brown sugar and butter flavor.

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