Cricket Cuisine

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In the east, we know little crunchy and crawling critters are often eaten. Well, that cuisine is hopping this way and the new and upcoming trend is cricket flour. Yes…those summer night creatures are finding their way into protein bars here is the US. They offer an excellent source of protein (more than chicken) and an excellent source of calcium (more than milk) and they are high in iron (more than beef).

I ordered the sampler pack from Chapul which contains the Chaco Bar (Peanut Butter Chocolate), the Aztec Bar (Dark Chocolate Coffee Cayenne), and the Thai Bar (Coconut Ginger Lime). I sampled the Aztec and loved the slightly sweetness followed by just a kick of heat at the back of the throat. Joel and Aleyah both liked the Thai, but Aleyah’s favorite was the Chaco. Anna didn’t care for the only one she tried (the Chaco), but then again, she is my picky eater. And I did NOT tell them what was in them, although Aleyah figured it out on her third bar 🙂 They are a bit pricey (about $3 a bar after shipping), but they were worth the try, and I am hoping that the flour will be readily available soon so I can make my own. I did find that upon checkout, the promo code ‘CatchCarrigave me a 10% discount.

Curious as to what takes away the cricket flavor (because there isn’t one)? Here are the 100% all natural ingredients in Chapul’s Chaco Bar:

Organic Dates, Peanuts, Organic Raw Honey, Chapul Cricket Flour (Brown Cricket, Acheta Domestica), 100% Cocoa Powder, Oats, Flax Seed, Salt.

Be Adventurous!

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  1. I’m hearing more and more about people eating insects. I’m just not sure it’s something I want to try, on purpose.

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