As more an more people turn away from dairy-based products, food companies have always been on the lookout for new alternatives that they can use in their products. While Soy Milk and Almond Milk based ice creams stand as alternatives, this new kind of ice cream is both creepy and interesting at the same time.
This ice cream is Made by crushing Maggot larvae, specifically the larvae of black soldier flies. The crushed larvae are mixed with a number of natural ingredients to add flavor and the mix is then frozen.
These ice creams have a very strong flavor which helps you forget that you are licking crushed up insects. The company is based out of the Cape Town University Of Technology and currently, they produce flavors like Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Christmas Spices.
The creators say that Insects are environmentally friendly and sustainable to farm. They also require very little land, water, and food to grow on. Insect growth is hardly affected by climate change and you can grow them in a small controlled environment. Also, the cost of producing insects is significantly lower than producing milk.
Patrons who have eaten this ice cream say that it tastes exactly like ice cream should and it has a little bit of an earthy, organic taste.
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