For those of you that want to try entomophagy–but don’t want to eat bugs–I thought I would give a shout out for this wonderful Mac and Cheese: Crazy Bugs!

It has adorable bug-shaped pasta, and is also delicious.

Despite the name, this is not an organic product.  In fact, Back to Nature is a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.  It’s quite salty, which is one of the reasons I love it.  It doesn’t have any artificial preservatives or dyes in it, though.

crazy bugs!

This way you can eat bugs….without having to eat actual bugs.
A good first step on your path to true entomophagy, maybe?

It’s a bit pricey, but you can buy it in bulk via Amazon.  In fact, if you order it through this website, part of your purchase will support the Rouge River Bird Observatory!

I don’t get any kickback for plugging this product, alas, although if they want to mail me a case, that would be just fine.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. Well, to be absolutely fair, if we eat this we will be consuming insects. But we consume insects in all of our food. Only this way, it looks cute!

  2. Very true! I decided not to go there, though, since I can’t afford a potential lawsuit. Mentioning products by name and brand is different than saying all food has insects in it. Which…it does.

  3. I love that stuff! You can buy tri-colored noodles in the same shapes at Safeway too, their Eating Right Kids brand.

  4. I wonder if you can just get the bulk pasta without the dinner part. I looked around and didn’t see any place on-line. Strange that they make it in the mix, but don’t have it loose.

  5. Perhaps a little larvae with your linguini. I fumigated a shipment of wonderful bread mix a little over a year ago perhaps they passed as seasoning….

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