Frequency of eating insects in the Netherlands 2019

As of 2019, the vast majority of consumers surveyed in the Netherlands indicated that, despite the increasing availability of edible insects such as worms and beetles in Dutch supermarkets, they had rarely or never eaten insects. In 2019, just one percent of consumers surveyed often or regularly ate insects, while the remainder of respondents rarely or never did so.

Have you ever eaten insects?*

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

June 3, 2019 to June12, 2019

Number of respondents

2,274 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who regularly do grocery shopping

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was originally phrased by the source as follows: "Steeds meer supermarkten verkopen inmiddels ook eetbare insecten (zoals sprinkhanen, wormen, krekels of kevers). Heeft u al eens insecten gegeten?" (English: ''More and more supermarkets are selling edible insects like grasshoppers, worms, crickets or beetles. Have you ever eaten insects?'')

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