As of today, edible insects are available in one of the UK’s biggest retailers, Sainsbury’s.
It will sell whole, flavoured crickets (acheta domesticus) made by UK manufacturer Eat Grub.
The Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets will be available in 250 UK-wide Sainsbury's stores in the beer section.
Each product contains around 50 crickets and retails for £1.50 (€1.69).
Rachel Eyre, head of future brands at Sainsbury's, said: “Insect snacks should no longer be seen as a gimmick or something for a dare, and it’s clear that consumers are increasingly keen to explore this new sustainable protein source.
“We’re always looking to provide our customers with new and exciting products, and with the growing interest in edible insects we’re excited to be the first UK supermarket to make these products easily accessible for shoppers across the country.”