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26 Insect-Infused Edibles

These Dishes and Drinks Make It Easy to Eat Insects

— July 23, 2015 — Unique
Although many parts of the world already make a point to eat insects simply because they are available, this practice has yet to catch on globally. As a rich source of protein, the gross-out factor of eating bugs is being made appetizing with gourmet dinners, desserts and remixed classic dishes.

Edible insects are beginning to creep into the mainstream slowly, as proven by Wayback Burgers introducing a cricket milkshake, the Economist is giving out samples of insect-infused ice cream this summer and the Eagle Rock Brewery using bugs native to South America to give its beer a pink tint.

Since there is only so much packaging for insect-infused products can do, many brands are aiming to get consumers to branch out and eat insects in exciting ways. For instance, Laithwaite's hosted a wine tasting that was paired with bugs, while pest control brand Rentokil created a pop-up where people could try eating the insects it rids the world of.
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Cricket-Laced Milkshakes
Cricket-Laced Milkshakes
'Wayback Burgers' Launches an Insect-Infused Milkshake on its Menu
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Insect Protein Powders
Insect Protein Powders
Coalo Valley Farms Wants to Make Cricket Powder a Household Staple
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Toasted Scorpion Snacks
Toasted Scorpion Snacks
These Edible Arachnids are a Protein-Packed Snack
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Cricket-Based Crisps
Cricket-Based Crisps
Six Foods' 'Chirps' are Made from Beans, Rice and Cricket Flour
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Insect-Infused Sushi
Insect-Infused Sushi
Peter Yung Sells Insect Sushi that is Unrecognizably Buggy
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Edible Insect Kits
Edible Insect Kits
The Locust Farm Project Brings Nourishment and Independence to the Kenyan Needy
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Bug-Infused Holiday Pies
Bug-Infused Holiday Pies
These 'Mince Flies' Normalize Eating a Bug as a Source of Holiday Protein
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Candied Scorpions
Candied Scorpions
These Spooky Scorpion Lollipops are an Unconventional Treat
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Buggy Sweet Treats
Buggy Sweet Treats
A Missouri Ice Cream Shop Debuts Cicada Ice Cream
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Cricket Flour Protein Bars
Cricket Flour Protein Bars
Exo's Protein Bars Aim to Make Eating Insects Seem More Acceptable
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Insect-Infused Dessert Promotions
Insect-Infused Dessert Promotions
The Economist is Dishing Out a Unique Retail Marketing Stunt
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Edible Insect Branding
Edible Insect Branding
Ant Eater by Sarah Kim Promotes Eating Bugs
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Gourmet Insect Appetizers
Gourmet Insect Appetizers
This Year's Explorers Club Dinner Features a Feast of Bugs
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Strange Scorpion Pizzas
Strange Scorpion Pizzas
The Calgary Stampede Will be Serving Scopions as a Pizza Topping
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Insect Wine Pairings
Insect Wine Pairings
Laithwaite's Unique Wine Pairings Suggest the Best Bugs to Go with Wine
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Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Insect-Infused Pop-Up Eateries
Rentokil's Traveling 'Pestaurant' Celebrates the Brand's 80 Years
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Eco-Friendly Insectual Edibles
Eco-Friendly Insectual Edibles
Insect Cookbook Gains Attention as Bizarre Sustainability Solution
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Decadent Insect Cans
Decadent Insect Cans
This Dark Can Design Aims to Make Insect Food Seem Alluring
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Scary Scorpion Suckers
Scary Scorpion Suckers
These Halloween Lollipops Feature a Delicious Arachnid
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Fried Tempura Tarantulas
Fried Tempura Tarantulas
The Bug Chef Serves Up Edible Bugs in His Latest Recipe
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Edible Canned Bugs
Edible Canned Bugs
These Canned Bug Flavors Include Sour Cream & Onion Dung Beetles
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Gourmet Bug Restaurants
Gourmet Bug Restaurants
The Brooklyn Kitchen Serves a Five Course Meal of Insects and Worms
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Cricket Flour Cookies
Cricket Flour Cookies
These Cookies Vary the Percentage of Ingredients Made with Insects
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Edible Insect Sushi
Edible Insect Sushi
Ento Uses Creative Branding to Encourage Eating Creepy Crawlers
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Edible Insect Gifts
Edible Insect Gifts
From Worm Crisps to Roasted Scorpion Snacks
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Insect Sushi
Insect Sushi
Bug 'Power Protein' Snacks
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