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Huffington Post: Eating Bugs Has Never Been More Popular, But Will It Ever Go Mainstream?

By Joseph Erbentraut

05/06/2015 10:21am EDT | Updated December 6, 2017

A future in which cricket chips could be found on the shelves of an American grocery store next to their potato- and corn-based peers might not be that far off -- or at least that’s the hope of a number of start-ups selling food products that incorporate edible insects as key ingredients.

So far, there are energy bars made with cricket flour, chocolate-dipped and candy-coated worms, cricket cookies and cricket crackers, which were backed in a successful $33,000 Kickstarter campaign this month. Caterpillar sushi and mealworm tofu are also in the works.


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