meal worm bolognese

You can soon eat mealworm pasta sauce in Toronto

Toronto has gone cuckoo for crickets and other edible insects. The latest buzz-worthy product to fuel the craze comes from One Hop Kitchen in the form of bolognese sauce. The kicker, of course, is that this particular red sauce is made from mealworms. Well, that and crickets, if that's more up your alley.

Why the rage about bug-based foods? According to the company, the key is sustainability. One Hop claims that one jar of its bolognese saves 1500 litres of water compared to one made with beef. Alternative proteins, as they are sometimes referred to, are gaining in popularity, but still face significant stigma.

Toward that end, Toronto's Bevlab is hosting an upcoming workshop on the future of food and the place of insects as ingredients. One Hop's cricket bolognese will be one of a number of products on offer for attendees to try.

If you can't make it out for that, your best bet to get your hands on this unique sauce is via the company's soon-to-launch Indiegogo campaign.


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