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Mayor Glenn Jacobs feasts on cicadas

Mayor Jacobs joined WVLT’s Harry Sullivan and the radio hosts to taste chocolate-covered cicadas, buffalo cicada dip and cicada tacos.
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:05 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs joined the morning radio show “The Starting Lineup with Tyler and Will” for a cicada feast Wednesday.

During the morning show, Mayor Jacobs joined WVLT’s Harry Sullivan and the radio hosts to taste chocolate-covered cicadas, buffalo cicada dip and cicada tacos.

Jacobs said, in the beginning, he was a little leery of the idea of eating cicadas. After trying the insects, Jacobs said they turned out to be, “pretty good.”

“You gotta admit, it was delicious,” Jacobs said in a tweet.

The cicada feast marked the return of Mayor Jacobs’s weekly, “Eat and Greet,” series.

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