If you haven't tried crickets, then how do you know you won't like them? Sure, people are opposed to eating animals on ethical grounds, but I'm not one of them. Did vegetarianism. Wasn't for me. It's just too difficult, or was, when last I tried it.
Ironically, I usually order salads or the meat-substitute item on menus: The portabella sandwich, the eggplant, the tofu dish. So it's not that I'm a rabid meat-eater. I'm just an omnivore, as I was biologically determined to be. It's beef I crave; a rare steak or juicy hamburger. And then there's pork. Yum. I leave chicken alone. It's ubiquitious, boring, and usually poorly prepared/seasoned.
Last week we drove to Gatlinburg to take Elsa to Ripley's Aquarium because the Weeki Wachee mermaids were performing in one of the tanks there. I whipped up a mermaid tail for her. We went light on the trypical Gatlinburg fare by splitting a Fannie Farkle corn dog. No funnel cakes. No fudge or candy of any kind. Oh, but wait, they have a Ben & Jerry's there. How random is that? We each had a scoop. Bypassing the Donut Friar was a big deal for us.
There's a new-to-us shop there on the main drag called All Sauced Up. They sell kitchen tools, dips, salsa, gourmet peanut butters, etc. It used to be a knife shop, like of the cutting and gutting type, not the mise en place ilk. We bought utensils, peanut butters, cupcake decorations, etc.
Along the counter "novetly" food items were displayed. I call them novelty because I cannot see that the demographic touring Gatlinburg would actually eat mealworms, crickets, and other insects. I asked the lady at the counter if she'd tasted any. She said the crickets were like potato chips, but went down the throat a bit tough.
I bought a package of salt n vinegar crickets. Ate 'em when we got home. Not so much to speak about, really. They were crunchy and would have been flavorless but for the salt n vinegar. So there. I ate crickets. I'd likely try anything once, because how do you know you don't like it if you've never eaten it? You can get around the idea of eating things. We, as meat-eaters, get around those ideas everytime we devour our mammalian friends.