13th April 2016
Healthy snacks have become an increasingly popular choice as part of a balanced diet. First year students from the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management Foundation Degree at South Devon College have been exploring the latest health trend on offer.
UK based company Gathr are hoping to revolutionise the western perception of consuming insects for nutrition. Their ‘Crobar’ energy bars include cricket flour, a powder ground from roasted crickets, as an innovative source of protein. The bars are also free from dairy and gluten.
The students were excited to try the unique substitute and were happy to dive in despite the unusual ingredient. One student commented “I don’t mind that crickets are one of the main ingredients, I think the bars are really tasty and I could have one as part of my lunch every day.” Of the two options, Peanut & Cricket Flour was the preferred flavour over Cacao & Cricket Flour.
Following the taste session, discussion led to the sustainability of using alternative ingredients such as insects and the benefits of healthy fats and protein.
Overall, there were no objections to eating insects if it meant making a positive change toward a wholesome diet.