Eat Grub – Delicious Healthy Insect Snacks.
When the lovely people from Eat Grub approached me to review their insect snacks I have to confess I was just a little hesitant. While I do see myself as a food explorer and I’ve actually eaten powdered crickets, I wasn’t so sure about the idea of roasted cricket packs. But, the real value of these snacks is that they are ultra healthy – crickets contain all nine essential amino acids and are high in calcium and iron, with over 3 times the amount of protein compared with red meat or chicken. And, they don’t produce anything like the level of greenhouse gasses – 1g of greenhouse gasses per kilo of protein versus 2850g for beef and 300g for chicken. Finally, they need just a fraction of the land, water and feed compared to traditional livestock and can be farmed almost anywhere.
With a new range of cricket snacks now available in Sainsbury’s as well as online from the Eat Grub site, I thought it was time to try for myself.
Tiny crunchy morsels, the smoky BBQ flavour I was sent to try would be lovely with a glass of sparkling wine but also worked beautifully sprinkled on salad as a topper to add protein and texture. The roasted cricket packs also come in sweet chilli and lime and in peri-peri flavours – and I can see how perfectly they would work with a variety of salad and vegetable dishes. Eat Grub also have a range of energy bars – orange and red berries, blueberry and almond and cacao and coconut, which are enriched with crickets for protein and fibre and are also gluten, nut, dairy and soy free with no added sugar. The perfect power snack, let these cricket powder bars fuel your day.
Now, I am delighted that Eat Grub have agreed to offer a selection of their energy bars and roasted cricket packs as a prize for one lucky London-Unattached reader. You could win 3 cases of energy bars (1 of each flavour – orange and red berries, blueberry and almond, cacao and coconut) (12 bars per case) and nine of their roasted cricket packs (that’s three of each flavour – smoky BBQ, sweet chilli and lime, peri-peri).
All you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter through remembering to let me know in the comments below how you’d use your cricket snack pack. If you need some inspiration, just hop over (no pun intended) to the Eat Grub website at www.eatgrub.co.uk. For extra entries, just like on Facebook at /EatGrubOfficial and follow on Twitter at @eatgrubofficial.