This Japanese Tinned Treat is Sweetened with Soy Sauce As Well As Sugar

By: Alyson Wyers - May 12, 2016
References: japantrendshop
Some cultures are known for incorporating bugs into their cuisine, but candied bee larvae is likely a delicacy you have not heard of before. While some are concerned about Colony Collapse Disorder and the environmental effects of bee extinction, others are canning the larva of bees and wasps as an edible treat.

Nagano Prefecture in Japan is an area with a reputation of consuming insects as a food source. The Nagano Hachinoko Candied Bee Larvae have high nutritional value and come in a 65g tin with a retro "Showa" style package. The larvae are sweetened with soy sauce and sugar, which also act as a preservative so the product will last for up to three years.