I’ve been hearing a lot about cricket bars from various health and fitness blogs and podcasts recently, but one that particularly sticks out in my mind is the recent interview Dave Asprey did with Tim Ferriss on the BulletProof Radio podcast.
They didn’t say a whole lot about cricket flour bars, but a few interesting points Tim made were:
- Crickets are very minimally processed
- You grind up almost the entire bug, so there’s very little waste
- Cricket protein contains a complete amino acid profile
That podcast was still fresh in my mind when I came across these Chapul Cricket Bars at my local Natural Grocer, which prompted me to want to try them. There are three flavors, priced at $3 each so I picked up one of each flavor.
Chapul Bars Nutrition Info and Ingredients
I went over this stuff in the video, but I typed it up so that it’s easier for you to review.
- Calories – 190
- Total fat – 8 g
- Cholesterol – 0m g
- Sodium – 15 mg
- Total carb. – 28 g
- Sugars – 18 g
- Protein – 8
Ingredients: organic dates, almond butter, cashews, chapul cricket flour (brown cricket, acheta domestica), organic raw honey, organic coconut flakes, ginger, salt, sunflower oil, and lime oil.
- Calories – 150
- Total fat – 1 g
- Cholesterol – 0 mg
- Sodium – 123 mg
- Total carb– 36 g
- Sugars – 25 g
- Protein – 5 g
Ingredients: organic dates, cocoa, organic espresso roast coffee beans, chapul cricket flour (brown cricket, acheta domestica), and cayenne.
- Calories – 220
- Total fat – 8 g
- Cholesterol – 0
- Sodium – 75 mg
- Total carb– 27 g
- Sugars – 18g
- Protein – 8 g
Ingredients: organic dates, peanuts, organic raw honey, chapul cricket flour (brown cricket, acheta domestica), 100% cocoa powder, oats, and flaxseed
Would I Buy These Bars Again?
Hell yes I would!
These cricket bars are really good. I originally went into this taste-test thinking I wouldn’t buy Chapul energy bars again. I just wanted to try them because of the novelty of eating cricket bars, but now that I’ve tried them I would love to buy them more often, as long as my budget allows.
If you have a Natural Grocer near where you live, go grab a few of these cricket bars. Otherwise you can buy directly from Chapul.com or use their “find a retailer” page to find a local retailer who sells them.
Have you tried cricket bars yet? What did you think?