Monday 22 January 2018

Park offers edible 'insect snacks'

Chessington World of Adventures is offering edible insects to children
Chessington World of Adventures is offering edible insects to children

With chocolate ant wafer biscuits, cheese and bacon flavoured crickets and chocolate coated larvae, it is not your average pick 'n' mix.

But the snacks, which contain real dried insects, are being offered to children in traditional pink and white paper bags as part of a trial at a Surrey theme park.

Chessington World of Adventures will be asking guests to taste the creepy crawly goodies on Friday when they will be dished out free of charge.

If the feedback proves positive, the edible insects will go on sale in a new Asian-themed area of the park which is due to open in March.

General Manager David Smith, said: "I have tried the sample snacks and I think if you can exercise mind over matter you will find that they are actually quite tasty.

"I think I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has uncovered a secret desire in many of us to try eating insects so now is your chance.

"If you are one of many parents who have found themselves pouncing on a child as the worm they discovered in the back garden is about to disappear into their mouth, maybe this new line of ethically sourced insect fare administered in a controlled environment is just what you need."

Press Association

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