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Cricket Farm Tour – What Does a Modern Cricket Farm Look Like?

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Cricket Farm Tour – What Does a Modern Cricket Farm Look Like?

We want to take you on a tour of our own farm that we set up in Thailand. We have been talking about it for a long time so it’s time you took a look inside. There’s a lot to learn about how cricket flour is made so let’s start right away with what our farm actually looks like inside.

Breeding room

The big room full of blue boxes you probably already saw in our pictures is the breeding room. This is where crickets live out most of their life. It’s where they feed, socialize, and eventually breed too.

Incubation room

When the eggs are laid, they are moved to the incubation room which is separate because the optimal conditions for incubation are slightly different. It requires a hotter and a more humid environment.

Hatching room

When the eggs are ready to begin hatching they are again moved to a different room because this process ideally needs a lot cooler temperatures.

Harvesting room

When crickets in the breeding room reach their optimal harvest age, they are taken into the harvesting room inside their blue boxes. That’s where we take “frass” out of the boxes. Frass is made up of excrements and exoskeletons that crickets shed throughout their life. It’s used as an organic fertilizer in plant farming. The crickets themselves are then cooled down to initiate their hibernation for the safest possible harvesting.

Washing room

Harvested crickets are then moved to the washing room where they go through a three-step process of washing and sterilization.

Drying room

Those wet crickets are then moved to a drying room. We have a hot-air-oven and a spray drier. Spray drying produces a very fine powder with a mild flavour that is lighter in colour. We use a powder from this drier for protein shakes because it’s soluble in water. The oven dried flour has more of a flavour and colour to it and it’s better suited for bars or crackers as it’s coarser and binds better to other ingredients.

Processing and storage rooms

The dried cricket matter is then frozen overnight to be ground, filtered, and analysed next day before it is vacuum packed to be shipped.

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Suprised by taste

I have bought a starter pack and haven't tested all the products yet.
But protein bar and "milk" shake are excellent. And my friends are also interested in and so it's handy to have discount coupons for them.

Perfect ingredients, natural taste

I love the ingredients of this bar, nothing artificial, nothing that makes me bloated. I like that it is not too sweet, but has a natural, earthy flavour. Makes me full for hours.

Great powedered protein!

This very comparable to the mainstream whey powders from a nutritional content perspective - at 20/25 protein per scoop and ~120/30 kkcal. The taste is super nice! Blended in ~250/300 ml of water its surprisingly thick and smooth, which i like very much. The only minus I can think of is that it takes a bit more "shaking" to blend fully and ensure there are no hard pieces - not a big deal.

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.

Hi,

Product hasn't arrived yet but hopefully soon.

Thanks