Want to eat Bugsnax? Because now you can

A cinnasnail, as seen on the Pixelated Provisions blog
(Image credit: Victoria Rosenthal)

In the bug-hunting adventure game Bugsnax, there's an island full of creatures themed around snacks. The daddy cakelegs is a cake spider with birthday candle legs, the flutterjam is a butterfly with wings of jam-coated bread, and the scoopy banoopy is some kind of ice cream sundae lobster thing. You get the idea.

Now, thanks to videogame recipe wizard Victoria Rosenthal, bugsnax are real and you can eat them. On her blog Pixelated Provisions, she's provided recipes for three of them so far, in increasing order of complexity. The strabby is a simple strawberry with googly eyes, a test case for a candy eye recipe that is then incorporated into the flapjackarack (a stack of buttery pancakes and bacon), and the cinnasnail (a cinnamon bun snail with white chocolate antennae and cream cheese icing). 

To keep the latter two recipes appropriately bug-themed, Rosenthal used cricket flour—a sustainable alternative to flour that really is made out of crickets, which are freeze-dried, baked, and ground into powder.

Rosenthal is the author of both the official Fallout and Destiny cookbooks, which are real books that really exist, and has previously blogged about making everything from Recettear's walnut bread to the Heavy's sandvich from Team Fortress 2. Who else is hungry now?

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.