You would think that living a life of ultra running and being around The Pig would be plenty exciting. However, when shopping at my local MOM’s Organic Market I was bored enough to be looking through the energy bars. What did I find but a new cricket bar.
Cricket like the bug?
Yes, cricket like the bug. Turns out that cricket protein is a thing (who knew). Being a sucker for the odd, I thought I would buy one to try. Needless to say, if I was going to do such a thing, why not blog about it (because let’s face it, your opinion of my really can’t sink too much lower and I’m not sure crickets would do the trick in any case).
After looking at the available flavors, I decided that “Coconut, Ginger, Lime” was the way to go (“Cricket Intestines” just didn’t seem my speed (OK, that wasn’t a real flavor)).
Looking at the ingredients, the bar contained both Brown and Acheta Domestica crickets. I know you cricket aficionados are wondering which of the two types of crickets was predominant in the bar, and all I can tell you is that Brown is listed first so I guess there is more of that. I know I am disappointing the cricket aficionados out there, but all I can tell you is that the disappointment line when it comes to this blog starts WAY in the back).
So it was time to try the bar. I opened the package, looked at the dark brown bar and
Called The Pig to Try It
Hey, what is the good of having a pig around if you can’t call on him to try new food. I mean, he IS a pig (though for the record although he will eat anything, he’s a bit of a beer snob).
The Pig gave his squeal of approval (see what I did there) so it was my time to try it. So how did it taste?
Kind of Almondy with a slight ginger kick
It was OK, and I lived to tell the tale. Next time though I think I will try to get my amino acids and 200 calories some way else, though if somebody gave me a free bar I would certain eat one (or let my co-workers try it and tell them what was in it afterwards)