Forget wheat, you can now have cricket bread.
That’s right, bread made with real (dead) crickets. A bakery in Finland, called Fazer is selling insect loaves which they describe as “extra yummy and unique.”.
Each loaf is a made from a flour which includes about 70 ground, dry crickets. If you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, this may be a good option considering the bread packs in more protein than typical wheat bread which only has carbohydrates.
Preparing the bread.
The new bread has already hit Finnish supermarkets and will eventually be distributed to the rest of the world as well.
Juhani Sibakov, head of innovation at Fazer Bakeries, told Reuters.
It offers consumers with a good protein source and also gives them an easy way to familiarize themselves with insect-based food.
Although the cricket bread concept has been in the works for over a year, the product wasn’t allowed to be legally sold in Finland until November 1. Previously, the country banned insects from being sold that were marketed as food products, according to the BBC.
Finland is the latest European country to allow the crickets to be sold as food. Other countries, including Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands which already allow consumers to buy these types of products.