Nieuws - 9 februari 2012

Meatball on legs

Meatballs made of mealworms and chips made of insects.

One wonders whether the average Dutch diner will be queueing up for them. But students of Food Innovation and Management tucked in with relish last week. And they are hopeful that their product, part of their graduation assignment, will get us all hooked on the ‘protein of the future'. Just to get everyone used to the idea, the mealworms are clearly visible in the meatballs. So you may need a toothpick after enjoying this ‘de luxe product, or delicacy even'. Insects as a ‘unique selling proposition: well, let's keep an eye on snack bar menus in the next couple of years, to see if they are a runaway success.