Twins coach wants no part of toasted grasshopper taste test (vid)
Several Minnesota Twins players taste-tested the Seattle Mariners’ hottest concession item, toasted grasshoppers. Just don’t expect bullpen coach Eddie Guardado to take part.
Well, the former Twins closer did attempt to taste the new Safeco Field staple, but quickly backed out once the toasted insect touched his tongue.
The Twins, in town for a three-game set with the Mariners, obviously felt compelled to try the unorthodox item. FOX Sports North captured the hilarious footage, which features players like Miguel Sano and Kyle Gibson sampling and seemingly enjoying toasted grasshoppers before Wednesday’s game.
But Guardado? Not so much.
They eat … WHAT?! in Seattle? @Twins players taste roasted grasshoppers for the first time.
Stay for Eddie Guardado's reaction … pic.twitter.com/bDYgR2nwF8
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) June 8, 2017
Thanks but no thanks, says Guardado.
The toasted grasshoppers, called chapulines in Mexico, come from Poquitos, a Seattle restaurant which was called upon by concessionaire Centerplate to provide the edible insects.
The grasshoppers, toasted in a chile lime salt, are sold in four-ounce cups and sell for $4.
Demand became so high that an order limit had to be set, with only 312 orders will be available during any given game.
That must serve as a disappointment for fans with a hankering for toasted insects. Just don’t expect Guardado to be among the brave souls who will count against said order limit.