I have tasted a fruit & nut (and bug) bar with dates, honey, oats, almonds and cricket flour and am happy to say that it was like any other bar I’ve consumed in the past. There was no awful taste or smell and the texture was perfectly normal too.
Getting over the “ick” factor
Again, I realise most people find this thought unpleasant but lets face it, those of us who eat meat aren’t put off by the thought of eating that creature so why should insects be any different? If from a reputable company that has sourced the best quality produce & has undergone safety checks then personally I’d feel quite content consuming such food.
I feel there is a prejudgement about this which should really be given a chance before being discarded. If most people could be a little adventurous and keep in mind how many meats/organs of other creatures we consume (as well as the fact that there’s considerable nutrition in bugs) then this type of food would surely find a place in the market and as a regular in our diets in the near future without having to feel like you’re attempting a bush tucker trial.
Check out sensbar for more details on their lovely bars, my personal favourite was the pineapple and coconut energy bar. I’ve also gone into more detail about the bars in my sens bar post here
|Nourishing insect (cricket) based protein & energy bars|
NB. Carmine, the red food colouring, is made from insects which is already in many products & which you have probably consumed before at some point, moreover, many bugs are and have been used in certain parts of the world as delicacies.