Thailand’s is long known for eating bugs, and as many Thais went to work overseas, they wanted to eat bugs. So a Thai entrepreneur can the bugs and exported the bugs. The latest, is bacon and cheese grasshoppers? Oh, Gizmo reports, Bacon And Cheese Grasshoppers In A Can? You Had Us At Bacon. Well… maybe not. We were about to pass on writing about these Edible Bugs in a can, because really… edible bugs? But then we saw that they’re more than just bugs: they’re flavored bugs in a can. Aside from the Bacon and Cheese Grasshoppers, you can expect to enjoy BBQ Bamboo Worms (Omphisa fuscidentalis), Nori Seaweed Armor Tail Scorpions (Mesobuthus martensii), Salted Queen Weaver Ants (Oecophylla), Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles (Circellium bacchus), Wasabi House Crickets (Gryllidae), Giant Waterbug Chili Paste (Nepidae)…Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles? Yeah, you read that right. We’re not sure who these are really for. The really adventurous? The slightly insane? Or maybe someone preparing a feast for Halloween… Whatever the case, if you’re got a hankering for the creepy crawlies, it’ll cost you $40 for a box of 7 cans. The product comes from Thailand, and the “manufacturing facility is registered with Thai FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and the US FDA and has passed GMP (Good Food manufacturing). All individual food products are tested and registered with FDA.” We imagine this means they’ve gotten the green light for consumption stateside.
- Bacon And Cheese Grasshoppers In A Can? You Had Us At Bacon (ohgizmo.com)
- I’ve not seen a bug in my house for years…why am I starting to see them now? (blogpestcontrol.com)
- Top 10 Edible Bugs (blogpestcontrol.com)
- FIve QUestions (dumbhaole.wordpress.com)
- FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm (news.yahoo.com)