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By Samantha Teague
March 05, 2018

Feeding the Future Pop-Up

A stall serving up free insect ice cream is travelling around Sydney this March.
By Samantha Teague
March 05, 2018

There has been much discussion about what the future of food will look like — lab-grown meat, veganism, Soylent-like meal replacements, insects. And news and finance magazine The Economist wants you to get accustomed with the last-mentioned possibility: eating critters.

To help ease you into the idea of snackin' on creepy-crawlies, it's giving out free ice cream. But don't expect your usual go-to flavours — instead think chocolate with grasshopper chunks, strawberry with mealworm swirls and neapolitan with mixed bugs.

The insect-laden ice cream truck will be popping up around Sydney for three weeks in March and is part of the magazine's new Feeding the Future campaign. While insects aren't a totally new concept to Sydney's dining scene — you can eat them at Kylie Kwong's Billy Kwong and at Bea in Barangaroo House — this is certainly one of your only chances to try them for free (and prepared by a professional, not collected from your backyard).

If you've got the courage to try these futuristic flavours, track down the cart at the locations below.cp-line

Monday, March 5 - Wynyard Park, 12pm–6pm

Tuesday, March 6 - UNSW, 10am–5pm

Wednesday, March 7 - Wollongong University, 10am–5pm

Thursday, March 8 - Henry Deane Plaza, 8am–7pm

Friday, March 9 - Martin Place, 12pm–5pm

Monday, March 12 - University of Sydney, 10am–5pm

Tuesday, March 13 - UTS, 10am–5pm

Thursday, March 15 - University of Sydney, 10am–5pm

Friday, March 16 - Chatswood Mall Market - 9am–9pm

Sunday, March 18 - Manly Wharf, 10am–6pm

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