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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Would you try these?
« on: April 17, 2020, 03:31:09 pm »
https://www.chubbymealworms.co.uk/collections/edible-mealworms


I was looking for live mealworms for nestlings when I came across this.  Anyone prepared to put their mouth where their money is and give live bugs a go?
www.scothebs.co.uk

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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 04:15:54 pm »
No.

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 05:56:42 pm »
No.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 06:04:35 pm »
Ive eaten locust but would not touch that.
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PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
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Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 06:57:29 pm »
When I was lecturing at a London University there was a group of female Zimbabwean students sharing out things to munch on. When I spoke to them afterwards they offered me to try some roasted termites (crunchy) and a type of short fat worm (chewy). They were quite tasty actually. 

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 11:12:02 pm »



PK you're the only adventurous one  :excited:


I must admit I wouldn't touch them either, not to eat  :roflanim:
www.scothebs.co.uk

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doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2020, 10:53:52 am »
NO NO NO YUK!
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vegpatch

  • Joined Oct 2016
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2020, 11:48:28 am »
Dry fried termites are actually very tasty (great with a little added garlic :thumbsup:) - but not sure about mealworms - they smell very different for a start!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 11:51:15 am »
Dry fried termites are actually very tasty (great with a little added garlic :thumbsup: ) - but not sure about mealworms - they smell very different for a start!

Maybe it's all in the preparation  :hungry:
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2020, 02:31:14 pm »
Let's face it, lots of this is cultural. Why would you eat a lobster, but not a cockroach for instance?


I spent the past 18 months developing a new process to make Mycoprotein (most commonly sold in the UK as Quorn), and that's basically a fermented mould. The market for alternative protein sources is absolutely massive, and growing at a phenomenal rate.


However, because culturally, we're a long way off accepting insects as food, it's more likely that in Europe we'll farm insects to feed to chickens or fish for example, which we'll then eat. It amounts to the same thing really, but is just less efficient!!


Now here's a question - industrially grown meat (i.e. mammalian cells) - Yes or no?
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Blondie

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2020, 02:50:17 pm »
Yep I would. I have tried mealworms before and have had crickets multiple times. I really quite like flavoured crickets. I eat them like I’d eat nuts or pork scratching.
(However they are a rare treat as cost a fortune in comparison!)


macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2020, 04:42:54 pm »
Someone I know went to Yemen. They were selling locusts instead of fish and chips lol
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Would you try these?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 06:50:20 pm »
No

 

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