So toasted insects are now apparently ballpark food

Fans who want to try Safeco Field's new toasted grasshopper concession should get in line early. The team has imposed a sales limit.

Give the Mariners this: The team that brought sushi to the ol' ballpark is willing to take some concession-stand risks.

And in abacon-wrapped, cheese-filled, deep-friedera their newest offering definitely hops in a different direction because, according to, fans attending M'sgames at Safeco Field this season can get an order of toasted grasshoppers (gluten-free!) tossed in chili lime salt.

The insects — $4 per order —will be available at an outfield stand run by local Mexican restaurant Poquitos as part of concessionaire Centerplate's partnership with the team.

"We don't expect to sell a lot of them," Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale told, "but it's a fun thing to offer and it's an authentic."

Chapulines, as they're called in Mexico, long have been eaten in parts of that country as well as Central America.

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