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CNN has a story about The Pizza Bandit, a Dayton, Ohio, pizzeria that is using Brood X cicadas as a topping.

Not to sell, it should be pointed out.  "The restaurant did livestream a tasting panel trying out the pizza, which also featured miso hoisin sriracha sauce, mozzarella, provolone, mushrooms, cabbage, green onion, mango, cilantro and a spicy Thai sauce," CNN reports, adding that "the Spicy Thai Cicada Pie featured blanched and sautéed locally foraged cicadas and a crust adorned with cicada wings."

CNN also cautions that "while cicadas are not toxic, the US Food and Drug Administration has warned people not to eat the insects if they are allergic to seafood. 'These insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters,' the FDA said."

KC's View:

There is part of me that is repulsed, and a part of me that is intrigued.

I'm just not sure that I am an adventurous enough eater to try a Spicy Thai Cicada Pie.