Thai Weaver Ants (Oecophylla) & their eggs are considered a delicacy in northern Thailand. The worker ants have a somewhat citrusy sour flavor, while the larger queen ants (which may or may not be included each package) have an additional mild creaminess.
These packages contain a blend of wild-caught & farmed ants. The farmed weaver ants are raised on a diet of sugar cane juice, and food scraps (fruit & vegetable skins, rice, fish). They have been boiled, dehydrated & salted before being packaged up for you to enjoy. All this processing takes place in a modern, FDA registered facility that is certified by the Thailand Food & Drug Administration.
Insects may be the food of the future. They’re nutritious, easy to farm, and use much fewer resources than conventional sources of protein like beef or soy.
Note: If you are allergic to crustaceans, you might also be allergic to these close cousins.