If honey bees or common wasps are taken for harvesting their honey, in Japan there is currently a popular wasp or honeybee crackers.
Is senbei, a famous light snack from Japan, issued a new innovation on their products. The snack made from rice, now also adds whole bees as filling. The form of the bee is very complete, along with its legs and wings.
Eating bees in a number of regions in Japan is normal. The most commonly consumed bees bees are vespula flaviceps or kurosuzume bachi, which are cultivated in certain regions of Japan. Bees are deliberately cultivated as human consumption. Usually eaten with rice.
That apparently inspired the senbei manufacturer to make a new variant of their product. Rice crackers are filled with roasted wasps.
As reported by Rocketsnews24, Sunday (01/02/2015), this snack has a sweet and slightly savory taste of rice. The taste of wasps hasn’t really felt if you haven’t bit the wasp intact.
The wasp texture is very raisin-like, tender. But it doesn’t taste. It tastes a little sour and tends to be bitter, like a burning sensation.
So if you ever find your favorite crackers with a wasp on the supermarket shelf, don’t be surprised. There’s nothing wrong with trying because this snack is popular in the Rising Sun Country.