Cricket flour is essentially roasted, ground up crickets. Crickets are very high in protein, (about 60%) minerals and vitamins. We therefore add the cricket flour to our energy bars, and sell it loose in bags so you can use them in your own recipes. We believe cricket flour is a protein source we will see a lot more of in future, especially as it is very sustainable, and tastes great.
The feed of the crickets is really important to ensure a great flavour. We use organic roasted cricket flour from crickets that have been fed a diet of organic nuts, seeds and fruits, so the flavour is a bit like hazelnuts or buckwheat.
Per 100g, cricket flour has around 60g protein, 8g carbs, 21g fat and 8g fibre.
The Cacao, Raspberry and Coffee Crobars contain nuts, and the Peanut bar contains peanuts.
Crobar and cricket flour are completely gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, soy-free and GMO free.
Crickets are arthopods, just like shrimps, and some people who are allergic to shrimps have also shown allergic reactions to insects. Until more studies are done, it is safest to not consume insects if you know you are allergic to shellfish/ crustaceans.
Once ready to harvest toward the end of their lifecycle (about 6 weeks), the crickets are cooled and then frozen which essentially mimics the natural process of hibernation (diapause) in nature.