Lisbon bakery serves up larvae in its orange juice
“Various outlets of Padaria Portuguese in Lisbon are serving orange juice with larvae”, reports Jornal de Negocios.
Unrepentant director Carlos Pina said the company prides itself on using national ingredients and raw materials, and, “every now and then” these things happen.
Algarve citrus orchards attract the Mediterranean fruit fly, Pina explained, stressing that aside from being “visually negative”, the bugs are actually “inoffensive to one’s health”.
Says the paper, the larvae are almost certainly wriggling merrily through 10 tons of Padaria oranges, which could translate into 15,000 juices.