Skip to comments.Why Cricket Chips Could Be the Next Big Thing
Posted on 04/24/2014 10:18:45 AM PDT by kingattax
The Western palate is certainly set in its ways. Eating insects? Its still a novelty acceptable mainly on the sets of gross-out reality television shows. This is despite the urging of scientists and researchers who say insects are a tantalizingly sustainable and environmentally friendly source of protein.
Although bugs are prevalent in the cuisines of other cultures, such as chapulines (grasshoppers) in Mexico and caterpillars in the Congo, to many Americans, there remains something, well, icky about chowing down on bugs. But three recent Harvard University graduates say theyve found a way to change hearts and minds: Chirps, a snack chip made from ground-up crickets.
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Conservative's idea of success is that everyone is equally rich. Lib's idea is that everyone is equally miserable.
Grain production might not be able to keep up with population growth rates.
Bring on the grasshopper chips and salsa!
Ah, Soylent Brown. Stage 1.
Cricket chips? No thanks...if I get a sample if it at Publix, I’ll try it.
I’ve eaten ants, grasshoppers, bees, bee larvae, turtle, chicken feet, pig guts, and all kinds of wonderful things. They are all worth trying. Squid, octopus, eel, whale, horse...on, and on. Enjoy the cultural foods you have the opportunity to enjoy.
Heck, before long some leftwinger will think it might be fashionable to use aborted fetuses to heat our home. Oh..
If you watch Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZImmerman he has featured several groups who have grants to develop bugs as a food product.
In one show they demonstrated how a couple square feet of bugs could meet the protein needs of a family. He specifically remarked on how much this was reduced from pigs, cows or even sheep.
That is their plan.
Right now I don’t have to eat crickets or bugs in general. But the way things are going with Obammy....
I'd be all for that.
Waiting for Ruffles to hold their new “suggest a new flavor” contest...
Deep fry ‘em and accompany them with three cents worth of a “dipping sauce” made with soybean-oil-based “mayonnaise” and the flavor of the year (has “chipotle” been replaced yet?) and Americans will eat ‘em up. That’s more or less the appetizer menu at half the restaurants in this country.
When I first read “Cricket Chips,” I thought, “Oh, so that’s what people eat in Australia while watching the bowler...”
That depends on the bug.
I’ve eaten grasshoppers in survival school. Greasy, but okay roasted. You would have to eat a lot of them to get any real nutritional value.
Not to mention the wild ones carry parasites
The Lear Jet Leftists expect to form the core of the global Green Inner Party. They will continue to enjoy the finest foods and most advanced gadgets the world has to offer while deciding your fate for you.
If you work very hard and show them your unwavering loyalty you may be permitted to join the global Green Outer Party. You will be allowed occasional servings of meat - and air conditioning on a rationed basis.
The rest of us will eat insects and swelter for the good of the planet.
I’ve had squid, octopus, eel, whale, horse, pig guts, turtle, and chicken feet.
But you leave me in the dust with ants, grasshoppers, bees, and bee larvae.
After tulips and bitcoins, why not?
Sautéed grasshoppers are fantastic. It goes great over rice.
I’ve had a number of the delicacies you mentioned in Japan, and I’d be curious as to where you’ve had the grasshoppers over rice.
We can buy canned grasshoppers at many specialty and regular supermarkets here, or order them via internet from the rural makers. Meidiya, and other stores sell them, so do some of the Seiyu supermarkets.
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