On our bike tours, we usually taste some different stuff, and ants might be the most different of all.
Every year about this time folks appear on the street selling hormigas culonas, literally big-assed ants. They’re salty and crunchy – and that’s about it. But once you’ve crunched one you can at least say that you’ve tasted Colombian ants.
These ants, which actually have a website, were traditionally eaten by indigenous people living in the province of Santander, near Venezuela. In recent times, they’ve become a novelty food. Like lots of things, they’re supposed to be aphrodisiacs. Taste them and judge for yourself.