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Big News From the World of Insect Eating, October

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Big News From the World of Insect Eating, October

What happened in the world of insect eating in October? Insect meatballs score a win at the largest food trade fair, Finland legalizes farming and harvesting of insects for human consumption, and you can now grow edible insects at home with The Hive.

Insect meatballs named the most innovative product

At this year's Anuga, the world's largest food trade fair in Cologne, Germany, Micarna introduced “Pop-Bugs” which are meatballs made with cricket flour. The snack was selected by a panel of judges as among the most innovative new products on display, both for its ingredients and its taste.

Finland legalizes farming and harvesting of insects for human consumption

The Food Safety Authority Evira approved a change that allows certain insects to enter the human food chain. Finland will be only the fifth EU country – after the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark – to allow insects to be used in whole, or ground into powder and added to foods.

Raise edible insects at home with The Hive

A company called Livin Farms set out to make a counter top machine that raises live worms that can be harvested and eaten at home. The project raised $145,429 on Kickstarter in June 2017 and their product, The Hive, is nearly ready for shipping. Check them out!

Edible insect production forecasted to be 10x larger by 2023

Wendy Lu McGill, founder of Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch, commented in an article for University of Denver:

“Edible insect production is a growing industry. Insects as part of food products, particularly cricket powder as a nutritional ingredient in snack foods, is forecast to increase from $54 million annually to $523 million by 2023.”

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100 reviews
Delicious Proteins

I had the starter pack. I have to say, I really enjoyed it.
But lets go through it piece by piece.
Crackers: The crackers of all flavours were very good and crunchy. Only I found them a little bit too salty.
Protein bars (pleasure cricket): They were just perfect, I loved them.
Protein bars (serious): They were very good as well, but could be a little bit sweeter (but than they might not be serious anymore^^)
The protein powder tasted very good. I think it was sweeter than my usually used one(Huel), and did't feel to feed me as good, but still very nice.
The pasta were quite similar to other lentilles pasta, not very special.
I haven't tried the baking powder so far, but looking forward to use it for pancakes or so.


Product hasn't arrived yet but hopefully soon.


Excellent flavor and consistency

Chose this for it's sustainable source, because cricket farming is the way of the future. Very happy about taste and consistency.

Schon das 3. mal gekauft

Mein Lieblingsproteinpulver!
Schmeckt sehr schokoladig und süß. Perfekt für nach dem Training 🏋️‍♀️
Ich benutze es auch für Proteincookies und Muffins.

My new favorite

Super delicious, great texture and compatible for the stomach.

Echt empfehlenswert, löst sich super auf, hat einen guten Geschmack, und ist sehr verträglich (in der Regel kriege ich Magenbeschwerden bei den Molke Erzeugnissen, deswegen wollte ich nach Alternativen schauen, bei dem Proteinpulver habe ich jedoch keine pobleme)