The new line of HiSo edible insects. The fried crickets are on the top row, in order: original flavor, cheese, barbecue, seaweed. The fried silkworm pupae snacks are seen on the bottom row, in the same order of flavors. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

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Neil deGrasse Tyson with a Cambodian cricket rumaki canape, wrapped in bacon. "I have come to surmise, in the culinary universe, that anytime someone feels compelled to wrap something in bacon, it probably doesn't taste very good," he said skeptically before taking a bite. Carole Zimmer for NPR hide caption

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Packages of edible insects lie on a display table at the Denver County Fair. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

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MBA students from McGill University in Montreal are building a company to mass produce grasshoppers, seen here at a market in Oaxaca, Mexico. William Neuheisel/Flickr hide caption

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Gordon recommends dusting the deep-fried tarantula spider with smoked paprika. Chugrad McAndrews/Reprinted with permission from The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook hide caption

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Cooking With Cicadas: No Weirder Than Eating Cheese?

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