Have you recovered from our last visit to the jungle? Well don’t look now, because we are taking another trip to the animal kingdom with Bush Grub’s Which Bug’s A Bug? They say life is no box of chocolates, but in this case, you might just be grateful for that. Unlike the Choc Ants, where you knew what you were getting, this time you won’t know until it is too late.
Which Bug’s A Bug? is just as much a party game as it is a snack. The idea is that you share these ten chocs with your friends in a game of Russian roulette. Each chocolate contains a different filling: raisin, peanut, mealworm, buffalo worm, or cricket. Who gets what is down to luck.
Not trying to stereotype in anyway, I think these are unlikely to appeal to older people. Somehow I can’t see a group of pensioners sitting down with their cup of tea, tempting fate. These are most likely aimed at younger generations up for a bit of a laugh, and who are feeling daring while not entirely sober.
Taking into account that these are a gimmick, the packaging is quite fitting. It stands out, and is clearly endorsed by the popular reality show, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! If you are a fan, then it is a good selling point, otherwise it is going to be more of a turn off.
The chocolates have a sweet milk chocolate scent, and while most of them smell the same, the peanut chocolates give themselves away by their mild nutty aroma. If you do get a peanut chocolate, then you will be disappointed by the lack of peanut flavour. The juicy raisin chocolates are more satisfying and fruity.
The milk chocolate itself is pretty average quality. The outer shell is slightly waxy, but the inner chocolate is much smoother and softer. It is the kind of thing that is nice enough to eat in bulk mindlessly, but not something you would savour or remember even a few minutes later.
Of course, what you really want to know is what the bugs taste like. Well, not a lot to be honest. I was able to identify the mealworms by their crunchy texture, but as for the buffalo worms and crickets, it was more by process of elimination. When the whole point of the game is to see and make fun of who gets the bugs, I can’t help feel that the product fails in its purpose.
Despite the filling, these chocolates are remarkably ordinary. While I would happily eat them, I wouldn’t make any effort to search for them. As a game, it would start off quite fun, but ends with an anti climax. As for the question: Which Bug’s A Bug? You might finish still not knowing the answer.