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Japan’s edible insect vending machines dish out luxury bug bits

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By grape Japan

Eating insects is far from a booming trend in Japan, but recently the country has seen an uptick in insect food products, such as ramen with 100 cricketsEarlier this year, that translated into insect food vending machines, and now it seems people have been trying them out.

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The vending machines, while rare, have sprung up in Osaka and Tokyo's Nakano Broadway, offering a variety of bugs (Zebra Tarantula, chocolate coated grasshoppers, Rhinoceros Beatles, and Armored Tail Scorpions). They do run rather on the pricey side, even up to 2,600 yen.

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Eeeeeeeewwwwwww!

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Mixed pupae... I never want to see that photograph again. Retch...

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It doesn’t bug me that much.

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how KAWAIIIII would an extreme close up of mixed pupae look on Hanako chans twitter aye

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There’s also one in Kumamoto, or, at least there was last time I checked a few years ago. Though it claimed to have been the only one in Japan.

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The company is welcome to come to my place and get those cockroaches.

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Oh no. Definitely no.

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Depends on what it is and how they fix it up. Try it, Sam I Am. You might like it..

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Well prepared, bugs can be tasty, but they are definitely NOT worth that price!!!!

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