Would You Eat This “Delicious” Bread Made from Crushed Crickets?


Would You Eat This "Delicious" Bread Made from Crushed Crickets?

We’ve had cockroach milk, grasshopper pasta, and insect vending machines. Now, meet the latest bug-based culinary delight to go viral – cricket bread!

A bakery in Finland is making loaves formed from crushed crickets, and despite turning stomachs online, the company swear it’s “delicious.”

Fazer Bakery’s new loaves contain roughly seventy dried crickets, which are ground into the flour.

Would You Eat This "Delicious" Bread Made from Crushed Crickets?
Source: Food Insider

The bakery imports the unique ingredient from the Netherlands, with the completed recipe offering more protein than “normal” varities.

Finland recently dropped its ban on the sale of insects as a food ingredient, allowing Fazer to start selling batches of its one-of-a-kind loaves.

In a statement, Markus Hellstrom, CEO of Fazer Bakery, said: “The crickets are in the form of flour and they have been ground as a whole cricket and then made into dough and then baked to a very delicious product.

Would You Eat This "Delicious" Bread Made from Crushed Crickets?
Source: Food Insider


While he told Cision: “We wanted to be in the forefront of food revolution. We want to boost growth in the bread category with hand-made artisanal bread, also in the future.

“In the Fazer in-store bakeries, we can easily bake and test different kinds of novelties. The first-in-the-world Fazer Cricket Bread is a great example of this.” 

Despite the grossed-out reaction to the new product on social media, in which one Twitter user described the idea as “disgusting,” eating insects is actually fairly common outside of the Western Hemisphere.

Would You Eat This "Delicious" Bread Made from Crushed Crickets?
Source: Food Insider

Roughly two billion people around the globe eat insects, including China, Thailand, Japan, and Australia, as they are a good source of vitamin B12, calcium, iron and fatty acids.

Still, many people took to the web to make their feelings on the subject known.

Each to their own, we guess!

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Sophie Lloyd

Sophie is a cute feminist butterfly navigating the world one kitty meme at a time, or at least that’s how her best friend described her when she asked for help writing this bio. She likes cheese and one day hopes to be the proud owner of a corgi. For more of her random ramblings, follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_sophofbread.

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