Crisps, popcorn, peanuts, crickets, mealworms. Hold the trolley... crickets and mealworms? What in Bellamy’s back garden is going on?! As it happens, here in the UK we’re a bit behind the times when it comes to snacking. In fact, our South East Asian cousins have been dining out on Insect Snacks for years. And now you can too.
Considered by many carnivorous connoisseurs as a tasty and healthy alternative to fatty crisps and salty nuts, these well-fed farm-raised insects certainly make a change. Choose from crunchy baked crickets with Thai green curry seasoning, or delicious baked BBQ mealworms. Those well-travelled enough to give them a try here at Firebox HQ say they taste a bit like popcorn. But then, they’d say anything to make us eat some too...
How about a crispy cricket?
Try them for yourself, you might be pleasantly surprised. Otherwise, they make a great gift for the picky eater (or human dustbin) in your life. And since they’re baked and not fried they’re genuinely better for you than wolfing down a bag of crisps. Bon appetit!
Oven baked crickets (Acheta Domestica) seasoned with Thai green curry
Farm-raised on a diet of mixed grain and cereals
Baked not fried, for a healthy snack
Great snack with cold beer
Oven baked mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor) with BBQ seasoning