The latest trend is creating quite a buzz, but is the sting really worse than the bite?

It sounds like a horrible joke but these wasp crackers are genuinely on sale in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and now you can even buy them on Amazon (if you can read Japanese).


They're a classic senbei, a style of Japanese rice cracker which, on this occasion, also includes a wasp or few. Apparently they contain protein, but then so does tofu, and that isn't going to sting you on the way down.


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Eating insects is nothing new, and people are increasingly trying to get on board with the idea that it might be the future. We've even tried it ourselves, but wasps? That seems like a whole different kettle of insects. Especially if you've got spheksophobia.


According to Rocket24 News, who've had a go at wasp crackers, they are "very much like raisins but had a slightly acidic and bitter taste to them". Except you also risk getting a wing stuck in your teeth.

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We can think of better biscuits to have with our tea thank you.