Culinary Crickets are Just Like Shrimp

“I approached EDIBL’s booth determined to eat a bug. I had made up my mind before going to the festival that I was finally going to do it. I walked up, introduced myself to Timothy Herbute, a sophomore at Stockton and the president of the schools EDIBL chapter, and declared my intention.”

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Eat More Cricket

“Enter the Chapul cricket bars, which I was thrilled to find at Natural Grocers this past weekend, for $2.99 each. I bought all three flavors and much to my office mates’ shared amusement, sampled them and invited others to join me.

Two folks did, two refused with mild disgust, and one weaseled out by saying, “Dude, I’ve got gum in my mouth.” But they couldn’t steal the new spring in my step (zing!) after I tasted the Thai Bar in particular, my favorite of the three flavors. The Aztec and Chaco are awesome, too, and I can guarantee that nobody in a blind tasting would ever realize they were eating a product that gets its 8 grams of protein via cricket flour. ”

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Would You Munch on a Tortilla Made Out of Crickets?

Big Cricket Farms is joining forces with Six Foods, an insect food start-up from Boston, to create a new breed of tortilla. The plan: to pulverize the crickets down to a powdery “flour.”  The final product will be “cricket chips,” or, as they might affectionately call them, “cricket chirps.”

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I Ate Bugs at an Australian Bug Shop

“Personally, I needed convincing: I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my adult life and until a week ago, I was pretty sure I’d never eat anything that was given birth to again. But after a bit of research, even the most militant plant eater would struggle to find an argument against eating insects.”

Courtesy of Munchies