A food trend originating in California has made its way to the University of Connecticut. Students and staff dining at the school’s Food for Thought food truck can now order tacos topped with roasted crickets. The edible insects are also available as a side or as a high-protein, low-fat snack.
According to DailyCampus.com, the crickets sold by the truck come from Next Millennium Farms in Norwood, Ontario. With the world’s food supply dwindling and traditional farming methods becoming unsustainable, farmers and entrepreneurs like the founders of Next Millennium are taking a serious look at entomophagy — the human consumption of bugs — as a viable alternative.
Despite this trend, it seems that crickets remain a tough sell in Connecticut. A sampling event at UConn’s truck during lunchtime was met with mixed reviews, with some customers eager to try the new item and others repulsed by the concept.
What about you, Boston? Would you try roasted crickets, or is eating bugs not your bag? Let us know what you think!