Scientific Name: Mesobuthus Martensii
Serving Size: One Scorpion
Most of the scorpions we sell are not sold for their nutritional value. No doubt, scorpions sell because of their shock factor.
Parents love to bring real scorpions you can eat home for their kids, people have fun bringing them to the office and they are fantastic at parties. Edible scorpions are a perfect party favor and a single scorpion on top of the cake is a fabulous attention-getting topping. They make great stocking stuffers.
Eating a Scorpion is an Experience.
Add real scorpions to the menu and watch your guests go crazy, and your social media mentions spike!
When someone orders a Scorpion Shot or a Flaming Scorpion Cocktail, they usually do it loudly. They want everyone to know they are eating a scorpion. ‘Talk about an Instagram moment. You can be sure they’re going to tell everybody they know and post about it online because… it’s something to be proud of. It’s not easy eating your first scorpion.
Did you know that Manchurian Scorpions glow under a black light? They naturally glow and it looks super cool. Astute bartenders take advantage of this and turn their customers’ purchase into a bit of theater by showing the customer the scorpion glow before adding it to a shot or cocktail. This always draws a crowd!
A Scorpion Shot and a Scorpion Cocktail is any shot or cocktail with a scorpion added to it. A common angle is to offer a real Manchurian Scorpion added for $5. The cost is less than a buck giving it a nice 500% margin. 😉
The Flaming Scorpion Cocktail is any cocktail with a scorpion placed on top, then doused in liquor and set on fire. The flames get attention while the scorpion makes them stand up and take notice. This is a real crowd-pleaser!
It all starts with someone noticing that you offer scorpions for $5. A conversation begins and pretty soon someone can’t help but say… “𝐈 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧!” You’ll be surprised how many scorpions these table-top cards can sell.