Supposedly they have a nutty flavor
December 8, 2008 10:51 PM Subscribe
I found a bug in my pistachio. :-(
posted by granted to Food & Drink (25 answers total)
Last night, I was spending another thrilling Sunday evening playing Text Twist and eating a bag of Chili Lemon pistachios from Trader Joe's when I cracked open a shell and saw a grub of some sort nestled inside. I shrieked and threw it into the shell bowl. I don't know if it was dead or alive, as I was too scared to inspect more closely. (Yeah, yeah, laugh all you want, but you'll be sorry you didn't evolve a more effective fear instinct when you're dying of trypanosomiasis.) I lost my appetite and put the bag of pistachios away. But now I'm debating giving the bag another go, because I'm addicted to these god damn nuts.
But what if there's another bug? A family? Eggs? Larvae? Infestation? What are the odds that this bug's world was confined to the one pistachio? What would you do? Inspect every subsequent pistachio thoroughly before eating it? They're kind of a lot of work as it is.
Should I Eat This? It should be noted that I had eaten about half the bag when I made my horrifying discovery. In addition, my aversion to grubs is severe enough that if I accidentally eat one I'll puke and never eat pistachios again. AAAAGGGHHH get the thought out of my head!!! (Yes, I know that in some heathen societies bugs are considered a delicacy and/or sold fried from street carts or whatever. That's disgusting. This is America! We only eat bugs if they're enormous and live at the bottom of the sea.)