Angelina Jolie's sons love eating crickets.

The 'Salt' star's two boys – adopted Maddox, nine, and Pax, seven – both love eating the insects, treating them "like Doritos," a brand of seasoned tortilla snacks.

She told the E! News network: "It's their favourite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn't stop. They are like a potato chips.

"I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many!"

Crickets are a Common fried delicacy in Cambodia – where Maddox was born and where he and his brother tried the insects – and are also eaten in certain parts of Mexico.

Angelina – who also raises Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Brad Pitt – is also partial to consuming bugs herself, revealing last year she likes to eat cockroaches, but even she admits there are a few Cambodian dishes she hasn't plucked up the courage to eat yet.

She added: "I have yet to have the tarantulas on a stick or spider soup here. I don't know if I can get around the fur, but you gotta try everything."