If you’re an adventurous foodie, the Seattle Mariners have just the ballpark menu item for you: toasted grasshoppers.
On Friday, the Mariners revealed the new menu item as part of a partnership with Centerplate, which handles the concessions at Safeco Field. The grasshoppers will be topped with chili lime salt.
Darren Rovell of ESPN had further details on the new item.
Before you get all grossed out, the protein-filled snacks are actually not that uncommon. In other countries — many of which produce top baseball talents — the toasted grasshoppers are eaten as a delicacy. Mexico, for example, has the very popular snack called Chapulines.
As a bonus, a cup of the grasshoppers costs only $4.
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“They are a one-of-a-kind snack that the fans will really love – either on a taco or on their own,” said Steve Dominguez, Centerplate concession stands general manager at Safeco. “It’s a testament to our relationship with the Mariners to be bold and creative with bringing in new local partners that really embody the Seattle culinary scene.”
Dominguez went on to add that the Mariners don’t expect to sell a lot, but it’s a unique item that many fans may just have to try out.
Would you chow down on some grasshoppers while watching America’s favorite pastime?
If not, don’t worry, there are some more traditional options, too.
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