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Wasp cookies creating a buzz in Japan

japanese wasp rice cracker
Japanese wasp rice cracker

There is a new rice cracker product creating a buzz around the streets of Omachi, Japan. A Digger Wasp lover group (Jibachi Aikokai) has teamed up with a local biscuit maker to create a unique digger wasp rice cracker (Jibachi Senbei).

Elderly wasp hunters lay traps around the nearby countryside to catch the wasps. They are then boiled in water, dried and then added to the rice cracker mix. The mix is then stamped in a hot iron cracker cutter. They’re sold via local markets or at selected gourmet stores.

According to certain sources wasps contain the highest percentage of protein of any edible insect – a whopping 81 percent to be exact! For comparison purposes an average steak contains just 20 percent. Now you know what to order if you’re needing a protein boost!

Peanut Butter Curry Ice Cream

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Bizarre ice cream flavours

Bored of the usual run-of-the-mill ice cream flavors? Then pack your bags and jet of to San Fransisco, USA and make your way to the Humphry Solcombe Gourmet Ice Cream Shop.

Humphry Solcombe manufactures handmade ice cream that is packed with serious attitude, its bizarre flavors will take your taste buds on a flavor sensation roller coaster. They offer unusual flavor combinations such as peanut butter curry, butter beer, red hot banana and lot’s more. They also offer other bizarre food products such as bacon brittle and Valrhona fudge.

If you’ve visited this place and have any feedback you’d like to add we’d love to hear from you. You can also checkout their website here: www.humphryslocombe.com