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Bug Burgers Are Coming to Swiss Stores

  • Supermarket to sell burgers, insect balls made with mealworms
  • Beetle larvae mixed with oregano, chili to spruce up flavor
Essento mealworm burger

Essento mealworm burger

Source: Essento

Swiss shoppers will soon get the chance to buy burger patties and meatballs made out of beetle larvae as supermarket chain Coop tests consumers’ appetite for less-common alternatives to beef and pork.

The mealworm burger patties, which also contain rice, carrots and spices such as oregano and chili, will cost 8.95 francs ($9.24) for a pack of two, spokesman Urs Meier said by phone. The bug balls will sell at the same price for a pack of 10, and both products hit shelves of select stores on Aug. 21.