WSJ– Mohammed Ashour, the chief executive of a Texas company called Aspire Food Group, thinks he has identified the subject of America’s next great culinary reversal. He believes the day is coming when the nation’s snacking masses will open their kitchen cabinets and reach for a $2.99 bag of insects—specifically whole-roasted crickets, which Aspire now manufactures in five flavors including Texas BBQ, sea salt & vinegar and sour cream & onion.
It remains to be seen whether Americans will set aside staples like popcorn, peanuts and energy bars for half-inch arthropods whose dead, black, beady eyes are staring back at them.
This recent nutritional development seems to be gaining momentum, and you can even buy cricket bars at your local Whole Foods market. In some cultures bugs are food, but i’m not sure how ready Americans are too embrace crunchy bug snacks. As we speak, a group of dickheads is undoubtedly making Texas BBQ, Cool Ranch, and Salt and Vinegar flavored crickets to try and trick us into eating bugs. These companies seem to justify their heinous snacks by touting their nutritional statistics, which I will admit are pretty legit. Whether you are intrigued or disgusted, seems like bags of bugs will soon hit every gas station and Safeway shelf if things keep going like this.
If you’re interested in trying these healthy cricket snacks (Unlikely), I have kindly enclosed a list of popular brands to help you get familiar with what is on the market.