Watch Angelina Jolie Eat Bugs
By Dana Leigh Smith
You may have heard that cricket flour-based protein bars and chips (like Chirps Cricket Chips) have been gaining traction as of late. But even these snacks—which are free of tentacles and stray wings—are too much to stomach for many. But not Angelina Jolie.
The fearless mom-of-six recently demonstrated how to cook and eat various Cambodian diet staples including tarantulas, scorpions and beetles in a video to promote her new film, “First They Killed My Father,” which chronicles life in Cambodia under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge as seen through the eyes of a child.
In the clip, she explains that she wasn’t always comfortable snacking on spiders. “You start with crickets. Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas," the 41-year-old actress explains as she fries scorpions with her children, including Maddox, 15, whom she adopted from Cambodia in 2002.
If you think you can stomach it, check out the clip of Jolie and her family snacking on the creepy crawlers, below. You won’t be able to look away! And if you’re interested in trying bugs for yourself, be sure to get your hands on these 4 Most Nutritious Bugs to Eat.
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