Gold-coated crickets sit on chocolates. Photograph by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen — AFP/Getty Images

Gold-coated crickets sit on chocolates.
Photograph by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen — AFP/Getty Images

Insect eating is common in 80% of the world’s countries — but not in the U.S. or Europe. Now, several entrepreneurs are working to bring the edible insect market to the US and Europe.

It used to be only a few specialized ethnic restaurants like Toloache in New York City or Typhoon in Santa Monica offered insects on the menu (grasshopper tacos and stir-fried silkworm pupae, respectively). Not anymore.

Now, you can order insect protein bars and cricket flour on Amazon. For those with a sweet tooth, there are cricket flour chocolate chip cookies.
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