Eating Insects was a unique family activity offered at Montreal’s Insectarium

Insect Tasting

Insect Tasting Photo courtesy of Montreal Insectarium

Montreal, Quebec – Here’s an example of how ‘Cool ‘ is definitely a matter of personal taste. For those who thought they were brave enough to eat a bug, from 1993 to 2005 Montreal’s Insectarium held insect tastings for the public. The event took place the form of a huge family picnic and featured snacks for sale, made from crickets, walkingsticks, locusts and other insects, prepared by a chef from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.

Flavours ranged from hazelnut-like to sweet, spicy and tart. The insects were raised under controlled conditions and meet the strict quality standards set by the Food Inspection Department (MMC). Adventurous diners had  the opportunity to learn all about customs for eating insects from around the world, and how the insects contain two to three times more protein than the red meat we usually eat, and most have as much calcium as milk.


Insectarium, 4581 Sherbrooke St E Montreal, Quebec


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