I thought so as well!I have heard that Haggis is actually quite tasty.
Maybe these are different from the usual maggots? Maggots are used in medicine to clean very messy wounds because they feed on the dead tissue and don't eat the live tissue. They also apparently prevent infection. So unless they're bringing infections with them (the maggots for medicine are raised in sterile environments) I don't see what the risk of the actual maggots would be. I can imagine that if the cheese is left out where random flies can lay their eggs, the flies are going to be bringing lots of germs with them (considering some of the things flies eat, which may be found on the street).the Casu Marzu and "maggot cheese" are the same cheese. Saw it on the Fword. It's banned because if you don't chew all the maggots they sometimes live long enough in your belly that they have eaten themselves free and cause internal bleeding at best.. no, thank you.
i agree this is probably the nastiest thing i have ever seen eaten, they call it an egg with wings. it is actually one of their prized snacks down there.Insects are right up there with me. One of the specialty candy stores in the market sells lollipops with insects in them.. they are creepy enough to look at and I couldn't imagine eating one.
One of the cooks was telling me yesterday about this street food they sell in the Phillippines. It is a goose egg with a young goose chick inside.. I think he said the embryo was fourteen days old or something like that. They cook it up and sell it on the street like we do hot dogs in North America.. apparently it tastes like chicken noodle soup. He wants to try it.. I think it's nasty!