These leaf-cutter ants have large abdomens and are roasted and salted before eaten. They have a crunchy texture and taste like acidic nuts.
While this may sound like an offering for an episode of Fear Factor, in reality it is common fare for the people of Santander.
Apparently, an enterprising group has packaged them and they are for sale online:
Definitely worth a purchase if you are the adventurous type, or as a surprise for your little one(s) born in Santander.
Oh, and by the way, they are considered an Aphrodisiac.
* Photo by William Fernando Martínez