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Snacks that bug ya

Temperature might not be what you think of when you first put a Hotlix tequila-flavored lollipop into your mouth. Instead, you might be thinking about the big fat worm encased in the bright-colored candy you’re eating. Hmm, how many licks does it take to get to the cricket inside a Hotlix mint or cinnamon lollipop? Hotlix is an off-beat gourmet candy and snack company based in California that specializes in unusual edibles that contain — you guessed it — creepy-crawlies! It doesn’t stop at lollipops. It also offers BBQ and cheese flavored Larvets snacks, a little bag of dead larvae dusted with picante seasonings. Hotlix also makes a variety of pepper hot candies, Y2K Bug candy, Liquor Lix and promotional items. Order them at Candy items come in cases of 36 pieces for up to $25, depending on the bug. Norene Cashen pays attention here every other week. E-mail

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