Marvellous Bakes makes insect-loaded cinnamon rolls

Everyone knows that eating insects could be the sustainable future of dining, but the reality is a lot harder to digest. To help things along, local home baker Marvellous Bakes has wrapped the concept up in a sweet, fun package for Halloween by selling cinnamon rolls loaded with insects.

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In collaboration with insect-eating advocates Ento MY, Marvellous Bakes has introduced bug-packed cinnamon rolls that you can get your hands on, from now till 31 October.

Named Tricky Cinnamon Rolls, these are pumpkin spice-frosted cinnamon buns come topped with crunchy edible crickets and larvae. To complement these, Marvellous Bakes will sell a bundle deal with a bottled Cricket Smoothie from a local eatery, Lean Bar.

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The price of an individual bun is $6 apiece, and $17 for three. If you’d like the smoothie too, then this set goes for $13, or $24, if you’d like three buns. The smoothie alone costs $8.50.

Crickets are an incredibly rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and essential nutrients such as vitamin B12 and iron, so tell yourself that these are a borderline health treat. The taste is also described as nutty and slightly smoky, with a pleasant umami-ness.

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Not everyone is cut out for eating crickets, so Marvellous Bakes has a regular Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls to celebrate Halloween too, dressed only with frosting, and no six-legged nibbles. This retails at $5, or $14 for three. You can get it with the Tricky Cinnamon Roll and the Cricket Smoothie as a bundle for $35.

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All rolls are made to order, so head to their website to put down a pre-order if you’re keen to try it for yourself, or better yet, prank your friends with. Deliveries

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