Creepy crawly cuisine for shoppers

Most diners would demand to see the manager if they found a bug in their food, but shoppers in Cardiff could not get enough creepy crawlies when a food stall with a difference scuttled into the city centre.

Pest control firm Rentokil set up its Pestaurant in the Welsh capital’s Queen Street with a menu which included sour cream and onion crickets, cheddar cheese mealworms and worm lollipops.

The one-off event was part of Global Pestaurant Day with organisers saying people should consider the benefits of having more insects in their diet.

Rentokil product manager Berwen Evans said: “As little as 100g of crickets contains just 121 calories, compared to 288 calories in the same amount of beef.

“And it’s worth noting that cattle require 12 times more feed to produce the same amount of protein as crickets.

“For some people the idea of eating insects does have a ‘yuk factor’, but there are two billion people worldwide who already supplement their diet with insects.”

 

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