Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Coffee shop creates delicious sweets that look like bugs

4.jpg
1.jpg
6.jpg
screen-shot-2014-09-11-at-1-35-13-pm.png

How are you feeling this Friday? Tired? Worn out? In need of a sugar rush? Well, you might change your mind when we show you the latest confectionery craze to come out of Japan.

No, these aren't real bugs and grubs, what you're looking at is a selection of VERY life-like creatures, but are, in actual fact, sweets.

Created by a sea-side coffee shop in Japan called Akai Tento no Koohii Ten, translated as The Red Tent Coffee Shop, the creepy crawlies come in an array of different flavours of jam.

The white ‘Kabutomushi Youchuu Gumi’, which resembles a rhinoceros beetle larvae (*shivers*), is filled blueberry jam that can be squeezed out of its chewy bodies (again, *shivers*).

Apparently, it tastes like a yoghurt-type drink. We're sure they taste delicious but we're not sure we could go there.

Despite the fact that the coffee shop is working a fairly small operation here, the bugs have become so popular that Akai Tento has built up a name for itself and has been featured both in print and on national TV and radio.

But the best news (or should that be the worst news?) is you can buy the little things too, you know, if you really fancy taking a bite out of them.

You can buy them in packs or individually from Yahoo! Japan Shopping for £1.72 ($2.80).

We won't judge you if you do.

Related

hero-4.jpg

Meet the gothic bake queen whose creepy cakes are taking Instagram by storm

bounty-bars.jpg

Top five recipes for healthy and sugar-free cakes, puddings and desserts

mm-lola-012.jpg

Marmite cupcakes are set to divide the nation

hero2.jpg

The best gluten-free food products: including cakes, bread, snacks and ingredients

untitled-8.jpg

The top 10 most gruesome, creepy and revolting cakes of the internet

hero4.jpg

The most spectacular film and TV inspired cakes

Comments

Latest...

Flat wine bottles that fit through the letterbox are here to save 2017

At last.

by Sarah Biddlecombe
13 Jan 2017

This infographic matches wine to your favourite snacks

The best bottles for chips, popcorn, doughnuts and more

by Amy Swales
12 Jan 2017

The Creme Egg Café is back – and this time, it's touring the UK

Here's how to get in

by Amy Swales
12 Jan 2017

Vegan batch recipes to speed up your week

From veggie chilli to breakfast bars

by Amy Swales
09 Jan 2017

A restaurant dedicated entirely to avocados is opening in Amsterdam

It’s the food trend that just won't die.

by Moya Crockett
05 Jan 2017

This restaurant is launching a Marmite menu across the UK

All-day Marmite brunch (as long as you know the secret menu password...)

by Amy Swales
22 Dec 2016

All the best ways to indulge your love of gin around the UK

Safaris, festivals, teas and tours to get your juniper on

by Amy Swales
19 Dec 2016

If you liked the rainbow bagel, you'll love this festive twist

The Christmas bagel has landed

by Amy Swales
19 Dec 2016

Marshmallows and mud pies: 12 dessert beers you have to try

Pudding in a bottle

by Amy Swales
16 Dec 2016

These are the UK’s most popular takeaway dishes, city by city

What take-out joint does your hometown love the most?

by Moya Crockett
14 Dec 2016