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Edible insects: A BBC reporter’s verdict

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Sainsbury’s says it is the first UK supermarket to stock edible bugs, and packets of Eat Grub’s smoky BBQ crunchy roasted crickets will be sold in 250 stores across the country from the coming week.

BBC News’ Becky Morton described the short straw…

As I set my hand into a packet of crickets with their tiny eyes and legs, the idea of one going in my mouth induced me feel a little sick.

But the first gnaw was a pleasant surprise. A little dry and bland, but at least a wing didn’t get stuck in my throat.

The smoky barbeque seasoning largely overpowered any other flavour although there was a somewhat bitter aftertaste.