Saturday March 11th - Sunday March 19th, 2017
Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! We'll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples!
- Maple Fudge topped with Roasted Beetle Larvae
- Maple Bacon Roasted Crickets
- Maple Syrup-Infused Pancakes made with Mealworm Flour
Samples are FREE with paid admission. Save the planet, eat a bug!
Why Eat Insects?
For starters, they're nutritious!
Eating insects, also called entomophagy, is more common than you may think. Insects have served as a food source for people for tens of thousands of years. Although less popular in North america, insects remain a popular food in many developing regions of Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. It is estimated that there are 1,417 species of insects and arachnids that are eaten by humans on a regular basis.
People across the globe eat insects because they are very nutritious and readily available. Insects can be a good source of not only protein, but also vitamins, minerals, and fats. For example, crickets are high in calcium, and termites are rich in iron. One hundred grams of giant silkworm moth larvae provide 100 percent of the daily requirements for copper, zinc, iron, thiamin, and riboflavin.
Allergy Warning: Shellfish & Nuts
People who are allergic to shellfish may also be allergic to insects. All food samples may contain nuts.
Regular Admission applies. The Chrysalis Café will be open all week. Please note that Monday through Friday the Cafe will be offering an Express Menu of some select options from the regular menu. Please call with any inquiries 519-652-1234 x. 102.