Bugs are hot right now in food news, the newest thing to eat in the United States. It may seem like the final frontier, but the rest of the world has been snacking on bugs for quite some time now. And so we bring you today’s Word of the Day, chapuline, a Mexican specialty starring grasshoppers.

These bugs (of varying sizes) are well-toasted on a clay surface and seasoned with a universally-addictive blend of garlic, lime, salt, agave and chili. They are especially popular in Oaxaca, Mexico and can be eaten as a snack or as a filling.  Still not convinced? Just close your eyes, pretend they’re your favorite chip and you’ll be fine. 

Use today’s Word of the Day: You Wouldn’t Eat Bugs, Would You?