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Taste Testing Edible Bugs Chefs Vs Normals Taste Testing 2 weeks ago   13:00

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SORTEDfood
Eating insects is generally seen as a pretty disgusting thing, especially in the western world...but what if it became more necessary and more of a norm? Things like cricket flour and mealworms are becoming more popular as a great source of protein. Would you give this kind of diet a go or is it a step too far?

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SORTEDfood
Watch (or listen to!) the latest podcast to hear more of the guys' thoughts on insect protein: https://sorted.club/s4e5/
Novalize
Thinking about it I've eaten a scorpion, suspended in the middle of a lollipop, so I guess I've eaten bugs, but don't make a habit of it. I feed my reptiles them and that's it 😂
hailargentina
Y'ALL GET READY TO PUPATE!
Carole V.
Gosh, I was going "eww" at each unveiling, and yet, yes I love shrimps; I even eat escargots and oysters, which aren't really that much more appetizing when you look at them objectively.


As mentioned, most of the Western world is just raised on the idea that bugs in your food = bad, because that generally means the food has spoiled and you risk to get ill if you eat it... and yet again, look at the Casu Marzu! Speaking of, cheese and dry sausages are basically rotten food, while foie gras is a diseased organ...


All in all, this is not just a question of taste, but almost more a sociological and cultural question.
Naux LYX
I love deep fried larvae it tastes like chicken crackers! But for the bigger ones, im pretty sure what's holding me back is the head of the bug. If it's gone, it becomes pretty easy 😂
Melissa Samms
I was wary to watch, expecting a “watch the b’ys barf and yell” but I was pleasantly surprised. I’m intrigued by that cricket flour!
Lipzig Schweitzer
Preperation is a huge factor in changing people's perceptions and tastes.

That water bug looked spooky, just sitting there plain, but rolled in chili powder and squeezed with lime juice, next to a cold Mexican cerveza... yeah, I could do a bowl of those without hesitation.
Bonezee
My biggest issue with eating insectia is texture. Grind them up into powder and bake it into a bread, use it for coloring in candy, whatever the case may be, it is alright by me. If i can feel little legs in my mouth or look a grasshopper in its eyes beforehand, that's my issue.
Don't like eating anything with a face, unless it's a smiley pancake.
Candice ecidnaC
I wonder if you'd walk the stalls in Thailand and enjoy some deep fried spiders or chili-lime crickets or curried mealworms or roasted scorpions; it's entirely normal there and in many other places.
Thank you guys for the informative and - perhaps more importantly - respectful approach to something that is completely normal for large swaths of the world.
Cultural bias is a powerful force and it's hard to overcome; we're taught to shun many things that are completely normal for others, simply because we believe we're above it. It's made us a bit snobbish, really, and that's disappointing. If it came down to it, yes, I'd eat insects.
I would have no problem eating a few insects, but the mealworms I would want masked in foods like the banana bread shown, simply because my senses of smell and taste are so strong that bad flavors turn me off completely.
Marc Van Poucke
I'm a Belgian and we love our small grey North Sea shrimps, e.g. in 'croquettes' and within these our tiny friends look like worms. But we all find it delicious. If you present me a worm, I would have a naughty feeling, ahum...
TheNapLover
Awesome topic to address, it's so important to be talking about this kind of thing and keep the conversation going. Personally I don't mind some kinds of edible insects, but over all I think there must be a better way to process insects so we can add them or incorporate them into our cuisine. Great job though guys!
Miloš Plavšić
DEEP FRIED CRICKETS!
Montserrat Rivera
I have eaten several kinds of insects, which are traditional in some regions here in Mexico, however as time pass and more people live in cities, insects such as grasshoppers or ants have become more foreign to daily eating habits, also they are hard to get in the big cities which makes them expensive, personally I really like mealworms and ants,and I do think making them readily available in the market and less expensive would mean having a more sustainable protein source, another angle to look at this would be that insects could mean an affordable protein source for low income families
lise Huseby
Plz do a video with healthy diet food and make it taste good. Not taste like grass and dirt... 😁 ty
dark666105
I think one of the major problems is people try to just insert insects as an ingredient replacement when they should be looking at it as something you build with or around. It is its own thing. You wouldn't just grind up a steak and put it in a shake for some extra protein. It should be built around its texture and flavor palate to work with western tastes. Then I think they could thrive as an alternative.
Beta Cyth
I'll try it if you guys make an episode each of a few types of your shows. Especially any of you were able to over come the...nauseating oddness...that parts of the world can't stand about it.
Emma Ridolfi
Mealworms don't really offer much nutritional value in comparison to crickets or dubia roaches (I don't really know if dubias are fit for human consumption, I just wanted another example.). In terms of human digestion, I can't really say if it's any different because I don't really know, but that's why they aren't really recommended as the only food source for certain reptiles and amphibians. They're very fatty, their exoskeletons are difficult to break down, and they should be dusted with calcium and/or a vitamin mix before being fed to anything. Again, I don't know if this applies to humans, but I'd say I'd prefer to eat crickets if I'm going for a more nutritious alternative protein.

Edit: Also, gutloading.
GeoffryHawk
I love the idea of cricket flour, especially for like protein bars or other sweets designed to give you a boost. Especially as someone who can't stomach Whey or Soy proteins (I get sick) having an alternate source that can be integrated and masked in something like a bran muffin sounds awesome!
MrReaper5
We could just go vegan. Lots of protein in lentils and beans.
Fryho
I've never tried insects, but I imagine it could work if you make sure they're undetectable, if that makes sense? Since it's still a much more ecological friendly source of protein
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The foodie world is ALWAYS evolving. We love trying new flavours and ingredients and we've spotted a fair few unique options recently so it was about time we put a few to the test. Do you reckon these products are a step too far or would you be willing to give them a go?

Pretentious or not? YOU DECIDE!

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