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Folks Are Buzzing Over These Rice Crackers

I am imagining an odd conversation that goes like this:

So what does your grandpa do for a living? Is he retired?

No, he's a wasp hunter.

A what?

A wasp hunter. He hunts wasps in Omachi, Japan. They're used in rice crackers.

Rice crackers?!?

The thing is, this conversation could actually happen. In Omachi, Japan — 120 miles northwest of Tokyo — rice cracker makers have created a new product by adding wasps to the recipe. The wasps are hunted by elderly folks from the village and are caught in nearby forests. But before they are put into crackers, they are boiled, dried and then added to the mix.

Source: Neatorama

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freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
ash_aholic ash_aholic 9 years
beesugar beesugar 9 years
No need to go into the forests. I have a wasp nest in my backyard if any of those wasp hunters want it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
The whole bugs in food thing has gone to far, there just isnt any need except for shock factor. tis nasty
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i think i just threw up
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Just Say No!
cmachter1 cmachter1 9 years
No Freaking Way! Very Nasty!! What is the nutritional value in eating a boiled dried up WASP in a rice cracker?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
nasty nasty nasty!!!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Freaking sick.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
That is just gross ahhh, why would anyone think of making things like that?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
uhm....yeah i don't think i could eat that
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 years
GROSS! i'm all about being open-minded, but this is just too much 4 me!!! i would SOOO never make it in the eating portion of 'fear factor' etc...i'm such a WUSS at eating crazy things, seriously! ;-)
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 9 years
That's disgusting........
sosweetnsingle sosweetnsingle 9 years
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 9 years
yummie , wonder what it tastes like
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
OMG No way. I don't do bugs. Besides ... I'm allergic.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 9 years
Ummm wow...I don't if i will eat it..Although i did try grasshoppers in Oaxaca.
Pepper Pepper 9 years
No thanks.
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
And.... why???
misslarue misslarue 9 years
So what do you have with them? Milk with flies in it... yak!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i was grossed out when i saw this yesterday on neatorama
omgmonster omgmonster 9 years
I'm not surprised... I've seen bugs and worms in lollipops at the candy store before, and it's not like it's in another country. It was in an American candy store.
millarci millarci 9 years
oh gross! I think I'm gonna be sick...
craving_vintage craving_vintage 9 years
Nasty. Ugh.
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