Crickets as Protein Food
By Halle Quinn
Have you heard of an Energy Bar made from crickets? Gross? That’s exactly what I thought. All we know is that these kinds of bugs are seen only outside our home. Hear me out when I say it is good and has passed my taste test. You might have heard of the growing fan base of this insect flour which serves as the main ingredient of the energy bars. Have you tried it?
Honestly, I’m not a big fan of this cricket flour made food. Just to hear where it is made from makes me gag. I know, it’s a bit strange but this is the truth and I know that I am not the only one who feels this way.
Gathr Foods, which produces energy bars made from crickets in New Mexico, got in touch to see if I’d like to review their product range. Having already reviewed quite a few of the leading US bars recently, I was looking forward to seeing how these things taste like.
The product arrived in my doorstep in neat boxes with properly packaged snack bars. It comes in 2 different flavors. So, I asked my friends to test them with me.
Their Apricot and Chia Bar is moist, has a good chunky texture and that wonderful crunch from the chia seeds. It had a bit of a fruit cake feel. It is definitely our overall favorite. We all agreed that we can eat one of these babies at any time of the day.
For me, the Dark Chocolate Bar is also a good one. It’s not because I’m a dark chocolate fan but because of the taste. It is slightly less moist than the Apricot bar and not too sweet. It has a nice taste. It’s flavour is not as strong as the other one though maybe it needs more chocolate.
Go check them out and try their product, you will surely love it.