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  Fancy a chocolate-covered insect snack?
Updated 22 July 2002, 19.15
Chocolate covered locusts are one of the snacks on offer
Visitors to a museum in Liverpool might be biting off more than they can chew.

Liverpool Museum's Natural History Centre is serving up chocolate covered insects to anyone who fancies an exotic nibble.

Strange snacks will include roasted and chocolate covered

  • water beetles
  • crickets
  • locusts
  • grubs

'Why not?'

The museum wants to introduce people to different cultures
The museum wants to introduce people to different cultures, so will be offering the insects to all visitors at a tasting session on Thursday.

Museum manager Mike Graham said: "These insects have been bred for eating and are wholesome and nutritious.

"People think nothing about eating prawns and shrimps so why not insects?

"In some cultures many people get much of their nourishment from these tiny creatures."

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