I Ate a Cricket

I ate a cricket today. It looked like this:

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Last April, I backed a Kickstarter campaign for Chirps, chips made out of cricket flour. They were going to be high in protein and good for sustainability.

The delivery arrived this past weekend, and they even included an extra bag of chips since they delivered about 6 months later than their projected date (a very nice touch).

I have to say, they were worth the wait. I’ve tried two flavors so far–original and barbecue–and both are excellent. Neither taste like insects. I suspect a big part of this has to do with the heavy dose of poppy seeds in the chips. I really like poppy seeds, so I have no problem with that.

Also, I really like that they’re high in protein, as I’m trying to cut back on other meat intake. Eating insects is way better for the environment than eating any other animal. They’re also gluten free and have 40% less fat than regular chips.

I must sound like I’m being paid to promote these chips! I’m really not. I’m just a backer who is proud to support the creation of something new and awesome.

If you’re curious about how the chips taste and you’re not within range of eating my chips, Chirps was nice to include a promo code for 20% off orders through their website: SOFLY20. I’d recommend the barbecue flavor (the original flavor is good for dipping in salsa, but it doesn’t have much inherent flavor other than poppy seeds).

What do you think? Would you like to see more foods made out of cricket flour? Have you ever eaten an insect?