Edible Insect

Bugs transition from gross to glamorous for edgy, sustainable consumers

Implications - Food scarcity has led to the adoption of insects as a protein source, which is seeing the rebranding of bugs from gross to a crucial element of the new food chain. The edgy status of insects is seeing them embraced in a multitude of industries as a delicacy for consumption, hip for apparel as well as a sign of proliferation consumer demand for sustainable consumption.
SCORE: 4.9
Warm Top 6 Examples: 13,181 Total Clicks Sep 13 - May 14
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Edible Canned Bugs - These Canned Bug Flavors Include Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 3,886 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 13
Edible Canned Bugs
These Canned Bug Flavors Include Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles
For the experienced or simply curious, edible canned bugs are now available for purchase. These tasty critters are dried, sealed and flavored, making for great shock value for some, or a delicious... [More]
Cricket Flour Protein Bars - Exo's Protein Bars Aim to Make Eating Insects Seem More Acceptable
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 1,578 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 14
Cricket Flour Protein Bars
Exo's Protein Bars Aim to Make Eating Insects Seem More Acceptable
In the place of fish, poultry or meat in its protein bar recipe, Exo is a brand that turns to a much more abundant source of protein in insects. If this makes you wary, Exo’s delicious flavors... [More]
Edible Insect Branding - Ant Eater by Sarah Kim Promotes Eating Bugs
SCORE: 4
Warm 1,950 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 14
Edible Insect Branding
Ant Eater by Sarah Kim Promotes Eating Bugs
Ant Eater is a new brand with the design concept completed by Sarah Kim. Apart from the outside look of the packaging, one of the most interesting parts about this product is what’s inside:... [More]
Worm-Shaped Chocolates - Japan's Tomioka Silk Mill Sells Unique Silkworm Chocolates
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 2,492 Clicks Pub: May 5, 14
Worm-Shaped Chocolates
Japan's Tomioka Silk Mill Sells Unique Silkworm Chocolates
Japan recently announced that its oldest silk factory, the Tomioka Silk Mill is expected to be named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites later in June. With this announcement, the factory is... [More]
Insect-Infused Sushi - Peter Yung Sells Insect Sushi that is Unrecognizably Buggy
SCORE: 5.5
Mild 853 Clicks Pub: May 8, 14
Insect-Infused Sushi
Peter Yung Sells Insect Sushi that is Unrecognizably Buggy
Raw fish is not always at the top of peoples’ favorite foods lists, but with the recent expansion of the sushi shops in North America it has become more tolerable, especially in the form of a... [More]
Insect-Inspired Weddings - This Unusual Wedding Theme is Crawling with Bugs
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 2,422 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 13
Insect-Inspired Weddings
This Unusual Wedding Theme is Crawling with Bugs
Tessa and Matthew are a couple who chose an extremely unusual wedding theme for their big day. Tessa is an artist “known for her work consisting of insect carcasses, plant roots and other... [More]