The magazines I sub-edit are aimed at the retail sector, and sometimes the company is sent free samples by suppliers. Yesterday’s free sample was:
Really! (sensitivity warning)
It seems to me that the energy you spend gathering the ants would exceed the energy you get from eating them. I’d eat two small mouthfuls of a free sample, but I wouldn’t go out and buy more.
For possibly more information than you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomophagy and while I hesitate to give free publicity to anyone, I’ll make an exception for enterprising small businesses: http://krislloyd.com.au/.
PS 14 June: My journalist colleague wrote a story including this product, and titled this section ‘It ant over till it’s all over’, which I first thought was a misprint.