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Million Dollar Ideas: This energy bar gets its kick from ... crickets
CNN Money ^ | July 23, 2013 | Parija Kavilanz

Posted on 01/07/2014 5:44:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Are edible insects the food of the future? One Salt Lake City-based company thinks so. Chapul Inc. has cooked up an energy bar with an eye-popping ingredient -- crickets.

Chapul Bars come in three flavors -- peanut butter, chocolate and Thai -- and sell for $2.99 to $3.59 each. They're made from natural ingredients such as dates, agave nectar, coconut, ginger, lime and dark chocolate. And all contain cricket flour.

"Most people don't know that crickets are a rich source of edible protein," said Patrick Crowley, 33, an environmentalist and Chapul's founder. And compared to cows and pigs, crickets are also a more environmentally-friendly source of protein, he said.

Cattle and pig farms, for instance, require a huge amount of animal feed and water. But crickets need very little water to live and eat mostly agricultural by-products, like corn husks and broccoli stalks. And crickets have a similar protein content as livestock, with less fat, according to Crowley. "So there's both an economic and environmental benefit to farming insects for protein," he said.

Still, there's no denying the obvious cringe factor. Although insect-based foods aren't unusual in many countries, they're still very much a novelty in America. But American consumers seem to be warming up to the idea, at least as far as Chapul in concerned....

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: baking; bugs; crickets; energybar; food; insects; utah
Which is what we'll be eating while the elites (the Obamas, Pelosi, the czars, etc.) are eating Kobi beef and heritage pork.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 5:44:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meh....new technology food. Don’t think I would try one until they work the bugs out.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:48:28 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not fond of noisy food.....


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:49:28 PM PST by G Larry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or perhaps bugs.

4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:50:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: N. Theknow

Will it put a jump in my step?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:52:33 PM PST by GraceG
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To: N. Theknow

Toss in a little Soylent Green and we are good to go.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:52:36 PM PST by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup.

But if you work real hard and show unwavering loyalty, you may be permitted to join the Global Outer Party. If allowed in, you will be eligible for occasional portions of meat. And air conditioning....on a rationed basis.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 5:54:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

crickets they taste like Wild Hickory nuts. Get a jump on the bars order early.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 5:55:26 PM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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...while the elites (the Obamas, Pelosi, the czars, etc.) are eating Kobi beef and heritage pork.

We can probably strike the heritage pork... as Muslims don't eat swine.

9 posted on 01/07/2014 5:56:33 PM PST by Rodamala (When in doubt, please note there is an implied </sarc> tag at the end of all posts.)
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Taqiyya: I’ve seen numerous pictures and articles where the Obamas were eating pork products.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 5:58:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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I can see it being sold as a snack item at a game of cricket.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 6:00:15 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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Jumpin’ Jehosophat?


12 posted on 01/07/2014 6:01:04 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To WASPS? Or at a sewing or spelling bee, perhaps? Or on the fly?


13 posted on 01/07/2014 6:01:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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Yep. Such plans and proposed policies give them a vain feeling of superiority.

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14 posted on 01/07/2014 6:05:31 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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Once the bugs are worked out, it could be sold to Frogs overseas. I’m sure they’ll hop to it in swarms.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 6:21:16 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll try it...but, I better not start rubbing my legs together.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 6:30:35 PM PST by moovova
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I like to make a little city out of mashed potatoes and gravy and then put some crickets in it. I pretend it’s a Japanese Godzilla movie. The last time, the crickets fought back with little jets and tanks. Clever little rascals.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 6:32:50 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Even I would draw the line at that. But I have eaten bugs of all kind on many occasions and will continue to do so. I’d like to try cricket flour. It might be a solution for people who can’t have gluten.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 7:00:17 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure they are fine if you filet them properly.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:05 PM PST by posterchild
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To: Redcitizen

Lol


20 posted on 01/07/2014 7:34:16 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014 the year of dead RINOs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crickets are roaches that hop.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 9:45:05 PM PST by heartwood
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Chapul Bars come in three flavors -- peanut butter, chocolate and Thai -- and sell for $2.99 to $3.59 each.

If it tastes good I will eat it, when it costs less than my Hershey Almond Bar. My Almond bar cost about 1 dollar. If I go to Sams it is less than a dollar.

22 posted on 01/07/2014 11:26:25 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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