Snack Spotlight: Exo Cacao Nut Protein Bar

November 7, 2014 No Comments » Add Consumer Insight
Snack Spotlight: Exo Cacao Nut Protein Bar

 

Made with cricket flour

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:
Almonds, Dates, Coconut, Honey, Cricket Flour (Acheta Domesticus), Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, Ground Flaxseeds, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt.

Contains peanuts and crickets.
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WHY INSECTS

Health
Insects are exceptionally nutritious. They are high in protein and low in saturated fats and sugars. They are a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids, and are also high in micronutrients such as iron, calcium and B-vitamins. Crickets, for example, contain substantially more iron than beef.

Sustainability
Insects have marginal environmental impact. They produce virtually no methane, reproduce extremely quickly, and require minimal feed, water and space.It is estimated that crickets are 20x more efficient to raise for protein than cattle. Read More

 

 

 

 

About the company:

They arrived in two shoebox-sized containers. And they were very, very loud. We wanted to find out if we could make a food product using insects that actually tasted good. Armed with Google research, a vague recipe for cricket flour, an oven, and a blender, it was time to walk the walk...

Gabi had created a basic protein bar recipe while on his own quest to make a snack both healthy and delicious, prompted by his frustration at the nutrition-taste tradeoff marring everything commercially available. The idea to add insects came when Greg, one of Gabi’s five college roommates, attended a conference at MIT on the breakdown of global systems that sparked a conversation about insects’ tremendous environmental benefits relative to other food sources. He intuitively understood that only by combining insects with something more familiar—protein bars, for example—could people here be convinced to eat them. Read More

 

 

Company: Exo, Inc.
Brand: Exo
Origin: USA
Category: Protein Bar
Packaging: 2.1 oz (60 g) x 12 bars per box
Claims: Gluten Free. No Soy. No Dairy
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Price: $36.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: exoprotein.com

 

 

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