The Cricket Saves the Day

IMG_4887I had a really busy morning today. I knew I needed to go to the grocery store before lunch due to my dwindling food supplies, so I kept trying to leave my home office. But every time I replied to the last time-sensitive e-mail, another would appear.

If I don’t 3 meals a day at regular times, I get migraines. So as the clock ticked to 12:00, then 12:15, then 12:30 and I still hadn’t left for the grocery store, I started to get worried.

But then I ate a cricket, and all was well.

You see, a while ago I backed a Kickstarter for the Jungle Bar, a granola bar made of chocolate, cranberry, and cricket flour. I’ve talked about eating insects on the blog before; I love the concept, and I think it’s going to be a big deal in the future.

I received my Jungle Bars a few weeks ago, but as soon as I did, I realized a slight problem: I never really eat granola bars. They’re good for snacks between meals if you don’t have access to other snacks, but I work from home–I have tons of snacks whenever I want them. And they’re good for traveling, but I don’t have many opportunities to travel anymore. So I thought they might just sit in my pantry for a while.

But then today happened, and I couldn’t have been happier to have a cricket flour granola bar to eat on my way to the grocery store. The protein is key–that’s what my body needs around that time of day–so it was the perfect munchie to tide me over until a late lunch.

Also, it didn’t hurt that it’s a tasty bar. It was only on the first bite that my taste buds registered something a little different; after that it was just a normal, delicious granola bar. I’d definitely recommend it.

Plus, it’s made in Iceland! How often do you get to eat things made in Iceland! Land of ice, crickets, and…land?

What’s your take on eating insects?

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