A beer crafted from specially bred crickets is to go on sale in Mexican supermarkets later this month (May).
The brew – said to taste like a very wheaty dark porter – comes from the fermented bodies of tens of thousands of grasshopper-like bugs.
Brewers Punto Medio and Cerveceros Arellano, and Santena – a high-tech cricket farm – have collaborated to create the new beer.
The beer is the second of its kind to be made in the world, explained the co-founder and CEO of Santena, Patricio Gutierrez, who said the cricket gives the drink an umami flavour.
And the fact that the bugs are almost 100 per cent protein makes the drink healthier too.
The crickets used to make the beer come from special farms that breed the insects in conditions that guarantee they are suitable for human consumption.
The manager of Cerveceros Arellano, Miritha Porter Arellano, said a first limited edition will be made up of about 2,500 cans of cricket beer.
Porter added: “I think that something important is that even when I tasted (the crickets) you do not expect to find that in crickets.
“If I gave them to you to taste with your eyes closed you would say, ‘This is a cereal,’ you would not think that I am giving you a cricket.”
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