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Why is there a worm in the tequila?

I always knew but WHY? lol


Asked by 3gigglemonsters at 2:04 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • "The worm is only found in mescal (mezcal). The adding of a worm to tequila is prohibited by the Mexican Standards Authority. The worm is one of a number of species that feed on the agave plants that mescal is made from and was first added in the 1950's as part of a marketing gimmick. A mescal containing a worm is usually labelled 'con gusanos' meaning 'with worm'."

    yay for google ;o)

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Here's the answer according to straight dope.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 2:07 PM on Jul. 5, 2010


    Answer by mypreciousbabe at 2:06 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Thanks ladies.

    Comment by 3gigglemonsters (original poster) at 2:53 PM on Jul. 5, 2010

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