Comic-Con 2014: ‘Boxtrolls’ truck serves up delectable insects [video]

July 27, 2014 | 5:22 p.m.

“The Boxtrolls,” the upcoming animated film from Laika, features creatures who, among other things, eat bugs. In the spirit of having fans experience everything the movie characters do, the “Boxtrolls” lunch truck rolled into Comic-Con International touting a menu of insect delights.

Those daring enough to partake could munch on grasshopper kabobs, tarantulas and worm quesadillas. Boxtrolls eat them by the handful, but at least on the truck you get cheese and a red pepper or two to make them go down a little easier.

And, it’s not an easy task. Worm quesadillas may be palatable in terms of consistency, but the grasshoppers require a lot of chewing — and even then, you’re probably going to swallow a leg or two whole.

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But, as famed bug connoisseur David George Gordon says, we have to get over our squeamishness. Most of the world eats bugs in some form, and, it seems, all trolls do, but we Americans shy away from them.

Bring something to wash them down if the truck comes to a neighborhood near you. At Comic-Con, it’s part of the Interactive Zone across from Petco Park until Sunday evening. Bon appetit!

– Jevon Phillips | @storiz | @LATHeroComplex


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