Czech Railways now offers edible insects as refreshments

Refreshments on the train. Credit: Czech RailwaysRefreshments on the train. Credit: Czech Railways

Another novelty is a beer special called Matylda. Proceeds from its sales will go towards the repair of a steam locomotive of the same name.

Today Czech Railways (CD) announced a new addition to its minibars that offer refreshments to passengers on long-distance trains. The carrier has expanded the offer to include edible insects, namely crunchy worms and crickets. Under the current timetable, the CD Minibar service and vending machines are available on 217 express services. 

According to the carrier, edible insects are particularly popular with athletes as a source of protein, while raising insects is said to be much more environmentally friendly than raising traditional livestock. CD offers a choice of salted or garlic insects; a bag of worms or crickets costs CZK 115 (EUR 4.75) on the train.

Another novelty is the Matylda beer special from the Plzen-based experimental brewery Proud. It is a limited series of beer; the proceeds from the minibar sales will go towards the repair of class 313.432 steam locomotive nicknamed Matylda.

The repair is being carried out at the CD Museum in Luzna by Rakovnik. The repairs are estimated to take until the end of this year; once completed, the locomotive will be stationed in Olomouc and operated on historic rides.


Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.


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