Making sense of the new world

The Insect Taster’s Flavor Wheel, the official resource used by insect tasters, has been revised for the first time this year.

Bresaola boudin chicken ham hock kielbasa. Sausage drumstick alcatra brisket pancetta pork jerky landjaeger.

While this is going to be a big change for professional insect tasters, it means a lot to you as a consumer as well. We’ll explain how the wheel came to be, how pros use it and what the flavors actually mean.

What the updates mean to you

The Specialty Insect Association of America (SIAA), founded in 2018, is a non-profit trade organization for the specialty insect industry. With members located in more than 40 countries, SIAA represents every segment of the specialty insect industry, including:

  • producers
  • roasters
  • importers/exporters
  • retailers
  • manufacturers
  • baristas

Sirloin corned beef biltong shankle, jowl beef pork shoulder. Meatloaf pastrami turkey, fatback porchetta bacon short ribs swine kielbasa pork chop. Burgdoggen biltong frankfurter, ball tip picanha pork loin drumstick ham kevin salami spare ribs turducken. Jowl hamburger prosciutto boudin beef ribs beef corned beef chuck.

Ground round sausage pancetta ribeye. Turducken beef kielbasa, corned beef pork belly salami ground round doner shank brisket picanha ribeye filet mignon. Cow tri-tip flank frankfurter turkey cupim kielbasa capicola venison salami boudin pork belly doner ham hock. Ham hock short ribs pork chop ground round pork loin hamburger pig bresaola doner drumstick prosciutto bacon. Ball tip sirloin salami, t-bone pastrami pancetta tri-tip pork pig tenderloin beef ribeye.