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Bakery is making bread using 'crushed crickets' - and people are disgusted

Mirror logo Mirror 21/1/2019 Courtney Pochin

It sounds like something straight out of a bizarre bushtucker trial on I'm A Celebrity.

But a bakery in Finland claims it tastes absolutely "delicious".

We're talking about a loaf of bread made from 70 crickets.

Yep, you read that right. CRICKETS.

Fazer Bakery in Finland is whipping up loaves of bread made using ground flour from dried crickets.

The company import the cricket flour from the Netherlands because it allows their bread to contain more protein than "normal" bread.

a close up of food: You won't believe what the main ingredient in this bread is

You won't believe what the main ingredient in this bread is
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Finland recently lifted the ban on the sale of insects to be used in food, meaning that Fazer were able to start baking big batches of their unique bread.

Markus Hellstrom, CEO of Fazer Bakery, said: "The crickets are in the form of flour and they have been ground as a whole cricket and then made into dough and then baked to a very delicious product."

Speaking to Cision, he added: "We wanted to be in the forefront of food revolution. We want to boost growth in the bread category with hand-made artisanal bread, also in the future. 

"In the Fazer in-store bakeries, we can easily bake and test different kinds of novelties. The first-in-the-world Fazer Cricket Bread is a great example of this." 

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According to Food Insider, more than two billion people worldwide eat insects.

They claim the main reason for doing so is because bugs are rich in fatty acids, calcium, iron and vitamin B12.

However no everyone is keen on the idea.

People on social media were particularly disturbed by the thought of eating bread made from crickets.

One person wrote: "That's disgusting!"

Another person commented: "I am disgusted!"

A third added: "I live in Finland and it has betrayed me."

Others shared gifs of people throwing up and sick face emojis. 

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