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Would you eat this? Protein bar uses cricket flour

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The Crobar would use cricket powder as a source of protein. Photo: Kickstarter/Crobar The Crobar would use cricket powder as a source of protein. Photo: Kickstarter/Crobar
KHQ.com - The Crobar, a new protein bar made with insects, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance production. The bar's creator, marathon runner Christine Spliid, is trying to raise about $15,000 via the crowdsourcing site. It would be the first cricket protein bar sold in the UK.


The bars will use cricket flour -- or crickets ground into a fine powder -- in addition to nuts, dates, cocoa, seeds and other natural ingredients for flavoring. But why eat crickets? According to the website, crickets are a great source of protein and amino acids. Crickets also contain 9 times the magnesium of beef. 


Apparently the insect trend is already taking off. Other protein bars made with crickets are available stateside. The Exo bar also uses cricket flour.


What do you think? Would you eat powdered crickets?


For more information on the Crobar, click here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/781409241/crobar-all-natural-protein-bar-made-with-cricket-f

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