Pass the Crickets, Please

Have you ever eaten crickets? Do you think you ever would?  I have to admit, I’ve never had them before…but I am certainly intrigued to give them a try them after learning about the new business venture of my good friend, Dan O’Neill. 

Dan has joined forces with former roommate and fellow co-founder, Pat Crowley, to launch a totally revolutionary food concept, Chapul, the “first cricket energy bar”. That’s right, their protein bars are made with a special flour comprised of baked crickets, which are ground into a fine powder.
Now, you may ask why you would go and eat crickets when there are lots of yummy proteins lining the shelves of your local grocery store. I wondered the same thing, and I was surprised to learn that crickets offer a ton of benefits that I was never aware of…like they’re packed with protein, and the farming of crickets is much more friendly to the environment than that of livestock. Also, can you believe that 80% of the world already consumes insects on a regular basis? Who knew!
Check out this video to learn more about Chapul and to catch a glimpse of Dan feeding protein bars to happy eaters at a recent event in LA. You can also help Dan and team get their business off the ground by contributing to their Kickstarter Campaign, which is accepting funding until July 3rd!
I made my contribution and now patiently await the arrival of my Chapul bars 
to see what this cricket business is all about. I will be sure to let you all know how they taste!
PS…More awesome Chapul mentions here and here


  1. I’m not easily imedpsser. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

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