"SASEBO, Nagasaki -- A vending machine offering insects (and only insects) for
the public's snacking convenience was recently installed in Nagasaki
The machine is run by a Sasebo-based event management company that sells a fine
range of deep-fried or dried crickets, grasshoppers and other insects.
The vending machine at Michi-no-Eki Konchu no sato Tabira, a roadside market
and rest stop in the Nagasaki Prefecture town of Hirado, was well received,
partly due to its novelty. It sells nine kinds of insects, including locusts,
silkworm chrysalises, diving beetles and cicadas. All of them are bottled and
refrigerated, and the prices range from 600 to 1,000 yen (about $5 to $9). The
company, Art Studio Wao, claims that the buggy tidbits taste like they've been
freshly fried if heated up. It will expand its insect offerings beyond the
bottled lineup in the near future."
Via Esther Schindler.
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