Review: Crobar – by Noms by Naomi I was really interested to try Crobar by Gathr Foods, because they contain an ingredient I’d never tried before and is pretty alien to the food that we eat in the UK… it’s a particularly sustainable and ethical source of protein which the company calls “the tasty, nutritious and sustainable protein source of the future”. So don’t freak out when you hear that these bars contain CRICKET FLOUR. And scroll down for a bonus recipe using cricket flour! The perfect library escapism fuel.I’m usually pretty up for trying any kind of unusual food but was slightly apprehensive to try Crobar. But eating insects is actually surprisingly common in many human diets around the world – many cultures in Latin America, Africa and Asia eat insects regularly. What’s more, there [...]

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments


In case you haven’t noticed, there has been an increasing number of insects appearing on the shelves of health food stores recently – I’m not talking about the kind you want to squash, I’m talking about the kind you want to eat. I have been curious about the idea of eating insects for a long time – although our initial response tends to be one of disgust, think about it – we eat creatures like shrimps and crabs, and that’s not so different! So when Gathr foods offered to send me their new Crobar snack bars in their two new flavours, Coffee & Vanilla and Raspberry & Cacao, I was very excited to try them. What makes Crobars slightly more unusual compared to your average snack bar is that they [...]

October 29th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments


CROBAR - energy bars with a twist. One of the most unexpected, but defiantly fun, things about recipe creating and posting images of our delicious food on our web and social media sites is that we regularly get contacted by companies asking us to try their latest product. Which we can’t resist doing! But when CROBAR contacted us and asked if we’d try their energy bars made with cricket flour we were a little uncertain- it had to be our most unusual request yet! Here’s what arrived in the post just in time for 11’s… Raspberry, Cacao & Cricket Flour CROBAR and Coffee, Vanilla & Cricket Flour CROBAR So what did we think, well if we were honest we were expecting the pretty packaging to hide a tasteless bar, that [...]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments


We’ve all heard of cricket flour before right? When I received the email regarding trying out some Crobar* energy bars I was sceptical. It’s not something that I’d heard of before and to be quite frank it sounded a bit odd. Having said that, once I’d looked into it more I decided to give it a go.  My husband and I are always on the hunt for new things to try to stick to our healthier lifestyles so it would be silly to turn the opportunity away really. Here is how we got on and a little about the Crobar* bars and why you should try them too. BUT, IT’S MADE FROM CRICKET FLOUR? Yes, but it also boasts all of the following: protein rich soy-free dairy free gluten free [...]

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Gathr’s Crobar – by A Blackbird’s Epiphany

   There are many different raw fruit bars on the market these days, and while they're all delicious, they don't really offer anything new from one another, except perhaps the range of flavours. And while protein has been getting its foot in the door on these fruit bars, they're pretty much all provided through soya - a plant-based protein which isn't used as efficiently in the body as animal-based protein. Why? Because we are not plants; the proteins don't have the same structure.    And, while this might seem like a random little side-thought, it is relevant. I've been reading an irritating amount about 'flexitarian', which is really just a band-wagon term for 'I eat like a normal person'. I was talking to Seeg about this last month, and I [...]

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Brand New Crobars – by Rosie Burr

Once again I was sent gathr foods Crobars ! for those of you who haven’t yet had/heard of Crobars, they are a snack/energy bar containing crickets… thats right cricket being the insect !! When the new flavoured bars arrived I was excited to see how they would compare to the other flavours I had previously tried. So intentionally I set out to try one of these new Crobar flavors today and one tomorrow, hmmm that didn’t quite work out. First I tired the new Raspberry and Cocoa Cricket flour bar…. before I say anything else (wow this bar is yummy :D) I actually wanted to try this bar first as the other new flavoured bar is COFFEE and Vanilla (what with my love for coffee!) I thought I would save [...]

August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Edible insects. Is this our future? I’ve been trying cricket flour in a health bar – by Suzi Grant from Alternative Ageing

I have never been squeamish about trying unusual foods.  I was eating snails in garlic butter (l'escargots) in France at the age of 4, strange child!  But when I came across a brand new protein, health bar, that was not only wheat-free, dairy-free, but made from cricket flour, I got really excited about it. What could be better for the environment than getting into foods made from insects? After all, we're pretty adventurous when it comes to trying fried ants, crickets & other creepy crawlies in those night markets in countries like Thailand.  I even tried a bit of a fried tarantula in Cambodia! It tasted just like chicken.   The founder of Gathrfoods & Crobar, Christine Spliid, had her light bulb moment when she was also travelling around South East Asia and noticed [...]

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments


  Raspberry, Cacao & Cricket Flour* | Coffee, Vanilla & Cricket Flour* £7.99 for 4 Okay so you may remember a while back that I did a post on Crobar which is basically a healthy snack made with cricket flour and I know that's something a bit strange and hard to get your head around but when you did they really are nice! So when I found out that there's two new flavours I was eager to give them a try - if you want to find out all the details on Crobar you c an check out my old post here. Out of both of these flavours my favourite one has to be the Raspberry one but the Coffee one is a close second, out of all of the [...]

July 13th, 2016|Categories: Reviews, Uncategorised|0 Comments

EATS || CROBAR – by Kate- Louise

  I have recently discovered the delight that is the CROBAR. Think,your typical energy bar but made from cricket flour."CRICKETS" I hear you say...don't worry,there is no sign of little legs hanging out of these tasty bars. In fact you won't even notice any sign of critters in these delicious treats,they are made up of mainly fruits and nuts such as Dates,Sultanas,sunflower seeds,peanuts etc.I tend to pack these in my bag for a cheeky nibble throughout my day at work,they keep me full up until dinner time and the best thing's guilt free snacking. Stuck for healthy snacks throughout the day or you need something nutritious for your lunch box? Try these out HERE.

June 19th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Crobar review – Christina’s Ramblings

Hello, Before I start I just want to say I was sent these products by the company in exchange for my honest opinions of their products, my opinion has no way been influenced and is therefore 100% honest. So the wonderful people at gathrfoods were kind enough to let me try two of their unusual protein bars. The bars named Crobar are produced in the UK using only the best ingredients with many of them being organic. 'What makes them unusual compared to any other high protein bar' I hear you ask. Well the main ingredient is, what can we say? different? unusual? interesting? Crobar's are actually made up using... Cricket flour. Yes flour made from crickets. I can hear you saying 'surely that can't be safe' , 'we're not supposed [...]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Jetzt frisst er auch noch Insekten – Crobar von Gathrfoods unter der Lupe

Wer meinen vorletzten Eintrag gelesen hat weiß, dass der Postbote vor kurzem ein spannendes Paket von lieferte. Mitten drin ein für mich besonders spannendes Produkt: „Protein-Riegel“ bei denen das enthaltene Protein aus Grillen (engl. Cricket) gewonnen wurde. Kein Grund angewidert das Tab oder gar den Browser zu schließen! Insektenprotein könnte DAS Protein der Zukunft sein! (Mehr dazu weiter unten.) Den ersten Teil dieses #Testberichts habe ich übrigens im Kreißsaal vergangen Samstag getippt. Mir war sooo langweilig, also Zeit genutzt und die virtuelle Smartphone Tastatur gequält. Lesen könnt ihr es auf (*klick*) Hier nun also Teil zwei. Ausführlicher und mit brauchbaren Anschauungsmaterial. CROBAR von GATHRFOODS Geschmacksrichtung: Cacoa Über den Crobar und Gathrfoods Christine Spliid – die Erfinderin des Crobar – lernte auf ihren Reisen rund um den Globus schnell, [...]

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

Crobar Energy Bars – by Samantha Betteridge

I am turning into someone who loves trying new health foods. I won't ever be vegan or paleo, and I won't ever stop eating pizza or creme eggs, but for the most part, I love eating 'whole foods' or whatever other label you want to give it.. I recently came across Gathrfoods and saw that they had created the UK's first ever energy bar which uses cricket flour. And the be honest, my first thought was 'what the f*ck?!'. I mean, who really wants to eat Crickets? I was initially a little repulsed by the idea but then I did a little research and soon realised I wanted to try them. So why eat Crickets? Crickets are actually a really great alternative dietary protein, and unlike plants, do contain all [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments