These completely transparent chips might look like they could cut your mouth to ribbons, but they are actually perfectly edible potato chips. Originally created by Hamid Salimian, Diva at the Met chef, these are perhaps the most curiously normal snacks you will ever see.
Upon closer inspection, the chips are only made from potato starch and stock, which explains the transparency. Instructables user Imnopeas said that “it has the distinct crunch and flavor of a potato chip, but in an unexpected space-age form.”
Entom Foods aims to make Americans feel more comfortable eating bugs by removing elements that turn many people off — eyes, wings, legs, and crunchy exoskeletons. Eventually, the company hopes to produce processed bug-based foods, such as insect cutlets. Krisiloff hopes marketing the insects in a familiar form will remove the “ick” factor and encourage more people to add insects to their diets.
The company plans to market insects like crickets, mealworms, and grasshoppers, which are already farmed commercially for use as animal feed.
That is so disgusting. Just NO.
There’s nothing fucking wrong with this! You are STRENGTHENING the stereotype!
MANY cultures ROUND THE WORLD eat bugs as part of their daily life. And I’m not talking 3rd Wold Countries or people living in jungles. There is nothing “wrong”, “unclean” or “unsafe” about eating bugs. They’re perfectly healthy for you as a source of protein.
Hey, do you like seafood? DO you like crab, lobster or shrimp?
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE EATEN THE AQUATIC VERSION OF A BUG.
I’ve had crickets before, they were pretty tasty. Edible insects are high in protein and low in fat and are an extremely healthy food. I encourage you all to check out the links this helpful person has provided for more information. Trying to break the western stereotype of bugs as bad, dirty and frightening things is what this blog is all about!
I’d be curious to taste bugs. Haven’t had the opportunity to, so far. :Uc
I guess antenaes always threw me off a bit, but I love to taste new things haha