Did your elementary school teacher ever offer you a chocolate covered bug?

United States
June 9, 2007 11:55pm CST
Did your elementary school teacher ever offer you a chocolate covered bug to eat as a snack in class? Mine did. She was a serious elderly lady. You would have never expected her to do this. I never took her up on it. She was offering an array of chocolate-covered bugs from ants to crickets, to grasshoppers, bless her. Those who took her up on her offer said they were delicious. In today's world, she would probably be arrested for corrupting minors away from eating their veggies. I mean they say once you have chocolate-covered bugs for a snack, that is all you ever want. Forget the veggies and alfalfa sprouts. Oh well, times change.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
10 Jun 07
In my What!!!! hie hie hie thank heavens no, but I know that some of the boys use to show off by pretending to eat all kinds of insects, and that would send all the girls screaming, and squirming and all for their entertainment! lol boys and men, a strange species!
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Yet, we married them...they must have something we want.
@elisa812 (3032)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Haha wow! None of my teachers ever offered me those before. I have to say, I think I'm glad cause it probably would've grossed me out, lol. I don't think I would ever try one.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Hmm...maybe you need to talk to Karan. He is right above you. The man is a veteran at eating live ants and earth worms. I think he gets his strength from having a lot of cereal. He lovessssssssssssss cereal.
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Nope, thankfully not. I could eat normal chocolates if I were offered that, but not those with bugs. The idea of eating bugs with chocolate really turns me off. I don't think there are any restictions here so I think it would be ok for a teacher to offer their students such food. I think though it would be difficult to find a place that sells these exotic chocolate! :)
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Sweetie, I think she coated those bugs herself.
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@amyann16 (414)
• United States
10 Jun 07
wow...thankfully, no, I never had a teach offer a chocolate covered bug to me! You are right, things have certainly changed!
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• United States
10 Jun 07
uhhhh...what did she offer you? Huh?
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
thankfully, no... i can't eat it anyway... just looking at the chocolate covered bug already give me a creep... let alone eating it... i can eat normal chocolate though... :-)
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Thank God for normal chocolate!
@jeanena (2070)
• Bucklin, Kansas
11 Jun 07
Yeah actually we did have one teacher that brought chocolate covered ants to school and offered them to us . It was because of the area we were studying at the time one of the delicasies (sp?) in that country. A few of the kids tried them and said they were great, I just didnt have the courage to try it.I might would now since I am an adult .
• United States
11 Jun 07
I did not try it then, and I am not going to try it now.
• United States
10 Jun 07
no she gave us gummie worms though. but in 5th grade, my teacher offer us some edible worms to eat, and some of us ate it. haha (because we were reading "how to eat fried worms" or whatever. and some kid was like can we eat worms too!?
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Somehow that does not sound healthy....
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I was never offered any kind of chocolate covered insect, I think if that would've happened there probably would've been a lot of freaked out children!
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I think times have changed. Today everyone has to be suspicious of everyone, teachers included. Back then it was cool.
@KillBits (29)
• Uruguay
10 Jun 07
chocolate covered bug.... teacher.... ants... crickets.... i run away if something like that happens to me..... wack.... i probably hate that teacher :P and that is no my favorite snack :)
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• United States
11 Jun 07
I suppose you were one of the lucky ones.
• United States
10 Jun 07
Yes, in first grade we had someone come to our class and talk about exotic delicacies, of which chocolate covered ants were one! I didn't try them though, couldn't make myself do it! I know my brother tried one when it was his classes turn to do it! Boys will pretty much try anything I think.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes, boys will pretty much try anything. When they get old enough, they marry us, don't they?
@Roswell (104)
• India
10 Jun 07
no never the best i could achieve was to get an eraser and a pencil with a colouring book cause i topped in my class. Have you seem CHOCOLAT its a movie in it a small girl of about eats live earth worms makes me feel sick and sorry for the little girl umm . . . for the insects too. REALLY REALLY GROSS i feel wiggle all over
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Never saw the movie. Since you really don't want to eat bugs, consider the eraser a real treat!
@sacrg793 (429)
• China
11 Jun 07
i never ate any chocolate covered bug in my elementary school, but the teacher really nice, she would give us anything we wanted to surprise us. sometimes, i really miss she giving me candies and other snacks, i guess i would have never forget those snacks, even though i am now a grownup boy, i will cherish it in my memory till i tell my children the story. now i visit her often, but she get old and never like the one she was before.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Age can change us. Just remember who she was and how it made your life better. She was there when you needed her to make a memory in your heart. Be there for her now, because she needs you even if you cannot see it.