The Yum Report: Angelina Jolie Says Maddox and Pax Eat Crickets “Like Doritos”

We served these at our last family get-together -- surprisingly, there were plenty of leftovers.

When you have a large family, you do what you can to save on groceries — so, sometimes, moms serve up insects for a tasty treat.  To wit:

“My boys love to eat crickets. It’s their favorite thing,” Angelina Jolie says in a video shoot for Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign, which was shot on location in Cambodia (the country where she adopted Maddox, now 9).

“When I first gave it to them . . . I wanted them not to be turned off by something that was of their culture. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn’t stop,” Angelina says of Maddox and Pax, 7. “They brought to-go boxes home and I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from too many.”

Not surprisingly, Angelina has also indulged in the Southeast Asian countries delicacies, saying: “They’re good. They’re like a potato chip.”

However, even Laura Croft has her limits, hesitating to try tarantulas on a stick and spider soup.  “It does seem like an odd thing to eat,” Angelina admits of the tarantula pop. “I don’t know if I can get around the fur, but you’ve got to try everything.”

Of course, folks gasped EWWWW!  GROSS! upon reading this.  But c’mon.  As a country that counts hot dogs on a stick and KFC’s Double Down — the bacon sandwich where two pieces of fried chicken replace the bread — among our delicacies, we Americans may not be in the best position to judge.

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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I will admit it’s kinda gross. But then, I don’t live someplace where it’s a common part of my culture. If I grew up with it as part of the menu, I probably wouldn’t think twice. Her boys are from somewhere that eats crickets, so it’s fitting they at least try it. That family also spends A LOT of time working in places like that, so again, it’s fitting they at least try it. If the boys didn’t like them and mom forced more upon them, I’d be upset. But if they actually like them, all the power to them. I personally will stick to chicken and the occasional burger. (I’ll also point out that this American won’t touch a hot dog, with or without the stick, or a double down. But I’m still not judging.)

    It’s kinda like adopting a baby from China and encouraging they at least try Chinese food. Fine, Chinese food is a bit more common than crickets. So maybe adopting a baby from Japan and encouraging they try sushi?

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