|Seattle Mariners fans are going nuts for toasted grasshoppers.
The new addition to Safeco Field's menu this season has been so popular, in fact, that the club is being forced to impose a per-game order limit on the insects for the remainder of the campaign, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.
The Mariners also placed an emergency order to have enough of the crispy delicacy for the weekend after selling out early during the home opener.
New concession item at @Mariners games: Toasted grasshoppers tossed in chili lime salthttps://t.co/rBhillXNJA pic.twitter.com/gbPnobnhu2Grasshoppers were added to Safeco's menu this season with the addition of a Poquitos stand - a Seattle-based restaurant that aims to serve authentic Mexican cuisine. The insects are toasted in a chili lime salt and cost $4.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 7, 2017
"We've sold roughly 18,000 grasshoppers," Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale told Rovell. "That's more than the restaurant (that runs the stand), Poquitos, sells in a year."