Skip to comments.Million Dollar Ideas: This energy bar gets its kick from ... crickets
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....
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Meh....new technology food. Don’t think I would try one until they work the bugs out.
Not fond of noisy food.....
Or perhaps bugs.
Will it put a jump in my step?
Toss in a little Soylent Green and we are good to go.
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.
crickets they taste like Wild Hickory nuts. Get a jump on the bars order early.
We can probably strike the heritage pork... as Muslims don't eat swine.
Taqiyya: I’ve seen numerous pictures and articles where the Obamas were eating pork products.
I can see it being sold as a snack item at a game of cricket.
To WASPS? Or at a sewing or spelling bee, perhaps? Or on the fly?
Yep. Such plans and proposed policies give them a vain feeling of superiority.
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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.
I’ll try it...but, I better not start rubbing my legs together.
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.
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.
I’m sure they are fine if you filet them properly.
Crickets are roaches that hop.
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.
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