We all enjoy the occasional beef, ham or even chicken burger which can be a treat especially after a beer or two at the weekend, but now it seems consumers will be able to buy a burger of different kind thanks to a Swiss manufacturing company.
If you ever wondered what it would be like to eat a burger made entirely from insects you may soon find out as the Swiss Government has become the first country in Europe to pass a new law that will allow burgers made entirely from insects to be sold in supermarkets across the country.
According to reports in the European state who are more famous for their chocolate than their meat products, consumers will be able to purchase insect burgers and insect balls from select Coop stores.
The sale of the rather bizarre food items created by start-up firm Essento, comes after the Swiss Government changed food safety laws last year which purposely allowed the sale of food items containing three types of insects.
Under the new laws manufactures are allowed to create food items from crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms.
However in order for them to do so Swiss law states that the insects in question must be bred under strict supervision for four generations before they are considered appropriate for human consumption.
It is not yet known whether or not other EU countries including Ireland will change their food safety laws to allow for the importation of the new insect burgers.