Cricket protein bar launches on Kickstarter — would you eat it?

Posted at 10:13 PM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 10:18:42-04

A London-based company is raising money via Kickstarter to launch a cricket protein bar, called the Crobar.

One of the flavors is “cocoa crunch.”

“Be a part of the next food trend. Insects!” said inventor Christine Spliid on the listing.

Spliid advertises the Crobar as an “all natural protein bar made with cricket flour.” The bars are high in protein and contain no sugar, gluten, grains, dairy or GMOs.

Why crickets? They require one-sixth the animal feed of beef and produce less carbon dioxide.

“Many, many people across the world already eat insects,” said University of Bonn Entomologist Christian Borgemeister on the Kickstarter page. “Insects are environmentally much more benign than the way we produce normal meat.”

So far, Spliid has raised about $5,000 of the $15,000 goal. The money will go towards producing their first two flavors.

If you had to eat bugs, which ones would you be willing to eat? Take the poll below:


Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk.