18/03/2016

Five Benefits Of Cricket Flour That May Change Your Perspective // Crobar Review*

Crobar Protein Energy Bars


Yes I know, what the hell is Cricket Flour? Well the name says all really these Protein Bars are made using Crickets.

Crobar was founded by Christine Spliid, Christine moved from her home country of Denmark to London, she had travelled to more than 40 different countries and was fascinated by the number of people who ate insects in South East Asia on a daily basis.
After learning the health benefits of eating insects,Christine wanted to explore more into introducing the delicacy back in the UK.
Christine sent me these bars to try out and see what I thought of them.



What Are The Benefits Of Eating Cricket Flour?


High quality protein
Animal sourced dietary protein is superior to that derived from plants. Unlike plants, animal protein contains all 9 essential amino acids


Iron
Crickets contain more than twice as much iron as spinach


Vitamin B12
10g crickets contain your daily dose of Vitamin B12


Fat
Crickets contain half the amount of fat than beef


Omega 3 & 6 ratio
Crickets have an omega 3 & 6 ratio of 1:2.2, which is better than that of hemp, soy and whey


Opening Crobar

Taking a bite of Peanut and Cricket Flour Crobar
(Trying the Peanut and Cricket Flour Crobar)

What did I think?

I found that these Crobar Energy Bars tasted very similar and had a texture that resembled a Nakd Cereal Bar. The only difference I found was that the Crobar Bars were richer and had a thicker consistency. There are two flavours, Peanut and Cricket Flour and Cocoa and Cricket Flour, I have to say that I definitely preferred the Cocoa bar just as this had a nicer taste and I felt that the Peanut bar was lacking something, also I could not taste Cricket at all(not that I know what Cricket tastes like).

Eating a Crobar



What Other People Thought?

I wanted to give an honest review and thought that asking other people to try the Cocoa Crobar bar would be the best way to do this.

It's nice, but has a strange after-taste. Luke.21.

 Tastes good, sharp but fruity. Connor.20.

Not quite nice enough, needs something maybe a little sweeter. Rob.46.

Nice but a little bitter. Mon.27. 

Beth didn't want to try the product but said the packaging was nice, everyone that did try the Crobar agreed that it would be nice for some more flavour options such as a milk or white chocolate and Matt who also didn't try the product said it would be nice if a flapjack recipe option was available.

How Is Cricket Flour/Crobar's Made? 

The Crickets are roasted at 110°C (230 °F) for two hours, before being ground into a fine flour. Each Bar contains about 32 crickets.
Crobar's are made in the UK by a manufacturer that specialises in making high quality, raw bars, most of the ingredients are organic. 
The Cricket Flour is sourced from a reputable cricket farmer based in Canada, all crickets are fed on an organic diet and are farmed and killed humanely.




Would you ever try these Crobar Energy Bars? If you have tried them what did you think? 
Have you ever eaten a Cricket before, or any other type of insect?

If you would like to try these for yourself you can here: Link.

Leave me a comment below and have a brilliant weekend my amazing readers.

50 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post,dear!
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  2. Wow, this is crazy! I'd never heard of cricket flour before, sounds so whacky to me but if they're a good source of nutrition then why the heck not! Great post - thanks so much too for your comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other via Bloglovin' so we can keep up with each others' posts?

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    1. I'm already following you on Bloglovin sweetie :) I hadn't heard of it in till I was sent these, you wouldn't think it was made out of insects.

      Meme xx

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  3. Cricket flour as in grounded crickets? I had no idea that this is used into energy flour, I thought eating crickets are only in certain parts of Asia. Definitely interesting.

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    1. Yes grounded crickets, it's amazing what we can make now days!

      Meme xx

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  4. this is insane haha not sure how i feel about eating crickets... having said that, they do seem to have some great benefits :)

    xo Sarah
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    1. I know what you mean, I was kind of scared to try them at first but they don't taste like crickets (or what I thought they might taste like) they honestly taste like a protein bar.

      Meme xx

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  5. I hadn't heard about this before, but it sounds strange even if it has all the amazing benefits. Awesome post!

    xo
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    1. It really does sound strange doesn't it but it didn't taste too strange :) Thank you so much.

      Meme xx

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  6. Wow...I'm not sure I could eat this...but it might be worth a try!
    xo, Lily
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    1. I felt the same way but they honestly taste fine, peanut one I didn't like in particular but the cocoa bar tasted just like a nakd bar.

      Meme xx

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  7. No matter how many benefits this bar has, I wouldn't be able to eat it! It'd feel kinda like a bush tucker trial on I'm a Celeb lol. Also, your eye makeup looks gorgeous :) x

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    1. Thank you so much I am trying to get better at my eye's so that's lovely to hear! I did feel that way a little but it tasted absolutely fine and nothing what I would think bugs would taste like. Thank you so much for commenting <3

      Meme xx

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  8. I could never eat these, I feel like it's too cruel on the crickets :(

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    1. But at least they have already been killed, I find it nothing worse than going in to pet shops and seeing the live bait.

      Meme xx

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    2. I hate that too but I just can't bring myself to feel like killing living beings is okay. That's my personal take on this.

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  9. Hi dear ! Yes I did cut my hair ! Thanks for the kind comment !
    Those really look delicious.
    xoxo,

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    1. I thought so, it looks really lovely :) They do don't they.

      Meme xx

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  10. The benefits are amazing, but eating crickets sounds weird. Then again, it`s just the perception..maybe I would eat it without knowing what it is and love it. That`s what my mum used to do when I was little,give me something that I would normally refuse and then say what it was:))

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    1. It's best to think that way I tried not to think that it was made from crickets and I just pretended it was a normal protein bar, they honestly don't taste like bugs they taste like an energy bar.

      Meme xx

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  11. This is definitely an interesting set of ingredients but the texture looks much the same as the naked bars!

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    1. It is so similar to the nakd bars, just not as many flavours hopefully they will bring out some more soon.

      Meme xx

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  12. I didn't even know these bars existed! They sound amazing but the thought of eating crickets still scares me a bit..

    X Marjolein
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    1. They're new that's why there are only two flavours currently, I know but they really don't taste bad at all.

      Meme xx

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    1. They are really good and so good for you!

      Meme xx

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  14. Okay, at first I was so sceptical about this whole concept but you've totally sold me! I've actually heard of crickets many of times from the likes of Bear Grylls and other nature/food programmes about how good they are and how much protein they pack contained to meats! I'm not sure if this is true but I've heard crickets pack more magnesium and protein than steak, which is pretty mind blowing ha,ha! I think these would definitely be worth trying as I like the Nakd bars too! x


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    1. Oh wow I knew they were good but not that good, I have always had a problem with Iron and Vitamin b12 so I am intrigued to eat these to help with these issues. You can't even taste cricket so I think people should give them a chance, because I think they would be pleasantly surprised.

      Meme xx

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  15. Yummy these bars look great
    xo
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  16. I've heard a lot about these but something inside me is just completely grossed out by the thought! Lol Is that just me?

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  17. Ohn darling, thanks a lot!!! Your opinion is always so important <3

    Wooow, seems to be an amazing products!!! I really want to taste :3

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  18. I received a few of these in a Degustabox but as a veggie they were kind of my worst nightmare so I didn't try them. My husband however loved them!

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  19. I love the idea behind these but I feel like for myself it'd be one of those things where I psychologically wouldn't be able to get past that fact that there's crickets in it. Then again, it it tastes really good...

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  20. this is a little weird but it looks delish. And healthy! :)

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  21. Oh gosh, I don't know about eating food with crickets in! I'd feel really odd but it's interesting to know about the benefits!

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  22. I'm oddly intrigued by these. Also I genuinely thought Luke 21 was a verse out of the bible till I realised it was a persons name and age. Although reading the bit before it would have probably helped.

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  23. I love these kind of bars! They're healty and perfect for my university days! xx

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  24. Oh totally my type of bar ! yum !! :)

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  25. Delicious snacks.
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  26. oh geez. I don't know if I could eat that. I am the fussiest eater ever, I don't eat most meats because I don't like the taste so I can't even see myself bringing that bar close to my lips lol! I have heard about the insanely great benefits in eating insects, not just for vitamins but in terms of environmental impact farming insects leaves little impact. It probably will be the way of the future for us anyway, the rate we're going at destroying our environment and all. Until then, I'll wait to try them though lol!

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  27. Great review! I want to try it!
    Hugs,
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  28. I've never tried this before, but I'm totally interested! I'll have to see if they have any near me!

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  29. looks delicious!<3
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  30. Sounds interesting, but personally I don't think that I'll be able to eat this, because eating insects sounds odd and awfully for myself.

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  31. Oh that's interesting and very different too, I can't imagine eating crickets, it's too much for me!

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  32. Just recently a friend of mine went to Mexico and brought back chocolate with crickets in it. It wasn't really that bad, actually! Haha :)

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  33. I don't mind cricket flour at all, it's such a great idea!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  34. They are delicious. :)
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