Newswire: Take a hike, Cheetos: Pepsi CEO says we’ll be eating bugs as snacks soon
If Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi is to be believed, the spiders that crawl into your mouth as you sleep will soon be a delicacy. As reported by CNBC, Nooyi spoke on edible bugs and evolving trends in snack foods at the Net/Net event at the New York Stock Exchange. “Bug-related stuff is big,” she said.
Icky as it may sound, Nooyi is a voice to trust. A decade ago, she (correctly) predicted that healthy snacks would one day begin eating up the market once dominated by junk food. As such, Pepsi finds itself prepared for this shift. The shift towards bugs, she says, will satisfy a customer’s desire for cheap sources of protein and, presumably, the need to know what antennae taste like.
“[Experts] said the hottest thing is eating crickets,” she says. “I am not talking about the game crickets, I am talking about crickets! In chips …