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.
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