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A bag of chirrups: Lennox Herald reporters try crickets for lunch

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I’m a reporter, get me out of here!!

Those were the words of Lennox Herald editor Linzi Watson and reporter Carla Talbot last week when they braved a taste test for the latest food-fad – roasted crickets!

The brave pair made the trip to Loch Lomond News at Lomond Shoes, Balloch to try the insects, which are being sold by shop owner Andy Howell

Andy, who admits he is “hooked” on crickets, is now selling packets of whole insects in salt and vinegar, chilli and lime and English herb roasted flavours as well as breakfast bars made from ground crickets.

He said: “I’ve only tried the English herb roasted crickets at the moment and I must say I found them to be delicious. I am going to try the chill and lime next.”

Andy, a fan of I’m a Celeb and the stomach-churning bushtucker trials, said he was inspired to buy them in by an article he read online about the food fad of eating insects.

Read Carla Donald’s full article in the Daily Record

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