Creepy Crawly Critters ice ceam from Salt & Straw
Everyone loves ice cream, right? Well, even die-hard ice cream fans might pause at this palate-testing Halloween flavor.
Fabled Portland-based ice cream purveyor Salt & Straw — with two shops in Seattle — has brought back a popular (really??) themed flavor for Halloween season. Salt & Straw is known for pushing the envelope in ice cream flavors, but this one is downright hair-raising.
In Salt & Straw's current seasonal flavor called Creepy Crawly Critters, you'll find chocolate-covered crickets and toffee-brittle mealworms. Yep, you read that right, those are bugs. According to Salt & Straw, these tasties are "hiding in the grass" in light-green matcha-flavored ice cream. What do you say?
Maybe 2020 is the year you say, heck, on top of everything, now is the moment I will eat bugs! Why not? Get your scoop at one of Seattle's scoop shops, or you can order Salt & Straw pints for home delivery.
Salt & Straw, founded by cousins Kim Malek and Tyler Malek in 2011, has earned legions of fans with its imaginative ice cream flavors, such as Pear & Blue Cheese and Arbequina Olive Oil. Salt & Straw specializes in small-batch ice cream made with locally sourced ingredients.
Salt & Straw likes to keep its fans craving ice cream through social media. Keep an eye on its Instagram for delicious-looking ice cream shots and announcements of special events and seasonal offerings.
If you go...
Where: Find Salt & Straw Ballard at 5420 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle. Find Salt & Straw Capitol Hill at 714 E. Pike St., Seattle. Scoop shops are open, but you must wear a mask while inside the shop, and, sorry, no free samples right now. (You gotta commit.)
When: The Ballard shop is open daily, noon–10 p.m.; the Capitol Hill shop is open daily noon–11 p.m.
Cost: A single scoop is $5.50. A handmade waffle cone costs $1.25. Hand-packed pints are $12.50.