Angelina Jolie's Kids 'Love To Eat Crickets'

Erin Carlson
Shine from Yahoo! CanadaJuly 20, 2011

Remember Angelina Jolie's dreamy, allegedly makeup-free ad for Louis Vuitton? The image, photographed in Cambodia as part of the luxury brand's "Core Values" campaign, has now inspired a 10-minute video commercial. If you love to ogle A) Angelina Jolie in sexy-and-subdued "Tomb Raider" mode and B) long, languorous shots of lush Cambodian countryside, you might also love the video! If not, let's cut to the best part: the cricket-munching, at the 6:10 mark:

Jolie, Earth Mother of six, says the chirpy insects are like junk food to Cambodia-born Maddox and his younger brother, Pax:

"The biggest thing actually -- to be honest -- here in Cambodia is my boys love to eat crickets. It's their favorite thing. ... When I first gave it to them, I thought -- I wanted them to understand. Culturally, I wanted them not to be turned off by something that was of their culture. So I bought it and ... they ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn't stop. And they brought to-go boxes home, and I had to actually ban the cricket-eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were gonna get sick from eating too many."

But seriously, how do they taste?

"They're good! They are like potato chips," Jolie adds. "We've had 'the beetle.' They call it a cockroach, I think it's more like a beetle. I have yet to have the tarantulas on a stick or spider soup here. It does seem like an odd thing to eat -- no, it does! I don't know if I can get around the fur, but" -- she says, with a knowing smile -- "you gotta try everything."

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