Bug burgers? Switzerland supermarket offers gourmet insect food

Burgers feature mealworms, rice, vegetables and spices. (File photo: AFP)

Here’s a burger with quite the crunch factor and it’s not from the bun or the lettuce.

Swiss retailer Coop has introduced a new line of gourmet burgers with a juicy bite to it, bug burgers, on Monday, swissinfo.ch reported.

While the craze of sour cream and onion flavored crickets raged the market not too long ago, here’s a new fade for the brave.

According the report, the burgers are made by Zurich-based Swiss start-up firm Essento.

“The burgers feature a mix of mealworms, rice, vegetables like carrots and celery, and spices," said the report.

inset burger switzerland

inset burger switzerland

You can find them at the retailer’s branches in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Zurich and Winterthur. They are also available for online purchase via the Coop online store.

The report also noted that Switzerland has legalized three types of insects to include in foods as of May this year. The insects include meal worms, crickets and grasshoppers.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55
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