Are flavored crickets a sustainable future?

Vincent Vitale By on March 23, 2017

Aketta just launched new flavored crickets. The company says these flavored crickets are the future of sustainable food. The question is, can people get behind eating flavored crickets?

This video of people eating crickets during SXSW is amusing, but how many people would actually buy crickets?

That’s the question that needs to be answered.

They have some flavors that rival chips, these include

  • Texas BBQ
  • Southwest Chili
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • and my personal favorite Spicy Hot

Quotes from their website include.

“Our crickets are raised at our facility in Austin, Texas. They eat USDA certified organic feed and are processed in a gluten-free, certified organic kitchen.  They’re roasted to bring out their warm, earthy, nutty flavor. Then they’re packaged up as our whole roasted crickets or milled into our nutrient-packed cricket powder.

You can use Aketta the same way you would use chicken, fish, pork or beef. Sprinkle the roasted crickets on your salad or pizza. Use them as a taco filling. Mix them with your favorite herbs and spices and eat them as a snack. Add the cricket powder to your smoothie. Swap it out for 1/4 of the flour in your favorite baked goods. Stir it into soups and stews. Need more ideas? Check out our recipes below.

The world is changing; we have more people and fewer resources. At Aspire, we’re working to solve this problem by growing crickets as a farmed food source.
Why crickets? Because they’re very high in protein and important nutrients like iron and calcium. They’re much more sustainable to grow than cattle. And they’re tasty. Try our whole roasted crickets and 100% cricket flour to find out for yourself.

Why the name “Aketta?” Because no one eats “cow,” they eat beef. We wanted a word that makes you think of livestock, farmed in a safe, clean environment and raised solely as food for people. The name “Aketta” is derived from the type of cricket we grow: Acheta domesticus. When you eat Aketta, you’re getting the gold standard of crickets from the industry leader in edible insect products.”

Checkout their blog here.

Checkout their recipes here.

Checkout their parent company Aspire Food Group here.