The town of 3,000 kiwis will be hosting its 15th annual Wildfoods Festival on Saturday (Mar. 12) and more than 20,000 people from around the globe will be attending in order to dine on local delicacies like wasabi-flavored wasps, earthworm sushi, seagull eggs and scorpions.
Festival spokesman Bruce Lahood admits the foods sound funky but promises, taste-wise, its not a nasty experience.
Other vile-sounding vittles on the menu include steamed beetles with sandfly dressing, huhu grubs and garlic worms.
But the piece de la resistance may be the mountain oysters flavored with something called testicle sauce.
It might be hard to swallow, but the festival gets raves from foodies and Lahood says the biggest problem facing festivalgoers isnt throwing up after a meal but figuring out what kind of wine goes best with possum pie.
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