Coming: Yummy Halloween Ice Creams Made From Blood and Insects
Scaregrounds 2018 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick is devilishly working to get our vile clutches on some of this action that sounds oh-so-scary GOOD! A chain of ice cream shops has created Halloween ice creams made out of blood and insects.
There's a fancy ice cream chain on the west coast called Salt & Straw and as part of their "Spooktacular Series" for October, Salt & Straw will be making a couple of different flavors that are sure to turn some heads and stomachs. One of those is the "Dracula's Blood Pudding," based off of an Italian treat.
In this case, pig's blood from Portland's Nicky's USA is mixed into a spiced ice cream to make the creamy dessert.
The other is called "Creepy Crawly Critters," and it's a monster mash-up between the ice cream zombies and Don Bugito, a Bay Area bug treats maker. Their chocolate-covered crickets and mealworms are sprinkled in this treat, both of which are incorporated into a matcha ice cream.
Salt & Straw has made a coconut almond toffee brittle with the mealworms that can also be added to any of their ice creams in the company's scoop shops.
While the two flavors may sound on the more bizarre end, Salt & Straw is known for taking unconventional ingredients and making delicious ice cream flavors. Given that the traditional blood pudding and chocolate crickets are on the sweet side already, they should pair well with the frozen custard — once you can get past the mental barrier of eating bugs or blood, that is.
If you want them, you can actually order pints from Salt & Straw's website starting on Friday.