Tag Archives: Switzerland

Switzerland Bans Citizens From Boiling Lobsters Alive

Source: Grub Street NY

The Swiss government has apparently considered the lobster, and decided the crustaceans must now be “stunned” before going into boiling water. As part of a big overhaul of Switzerland’s animal-rights laws, legislators in Bern have issued a ruling that says, as of March 1, “the practice of plunging …

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Man Spends $10K on Glass of Scotch, Immediately Gets Burned

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A Chinese multimillionaire who paid more than $10,000 for a glass of 139-year-old whiskey got served a glass full of baloney. Zhang Wei, one of China’s most popular authors, was vacationing in St. Moritz with his grandma, and they swung by their fancy resort bar, which happened to be …

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European Supermarket Chain Unveils Delightful-Sounding ‘Mealworm Burgers’

Source: Grub Street NY

It took several months longer than promised, but Essento, the Swiss start-up on a quest to trick consumers into eating bugs, is finally about to start selling its mealworm burgers in supermarkets. Its line of patties and “insect balls” debuts August 21 at Coop, one of …

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One of Europe’s Largest Supermarket Chains Will Sell Mealworm Burgers

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Noted bug lovers like Questlove, René Redzepi, and all the old Fear Factor contestants may need to pencil in a quick Swiss supermarket stop this May. That’s when one of Europe’s largest food wholesalers based there starts selling “burgers” and “meatballs” made from mealworms. …

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