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Japanese rice cracker makers have created a buzz around their product by adding wasps to the recipe.

The jibachi senbei (digger wasp rice crackers) each contain about six black wasps which are clearly visible to the consumer.

The crackers are made in Omachi, around 120 miles northwest of Tokyo.

Wasp hunters from the local area, who are mostly in their 80′s, capture them in nearby forests.

The wasps are then boiled in water, before being dried and sprinkled over the cracker mix, which is then stamped by hot iron cracker cutters.

Crackers are available in bags of 20, but output is limited by insect availability as the wasps are caught in the wild for optimum flavour.

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