July 23rd, 2013
04:15 PM ET
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Are edible insects the food of the future? One Salt Lake City-based company thinks so. Chapul Inc. has cooked up an energy bar with an eye-popping ingredient - crickets.

Chapul Bars come in three flavors - peanut butter, chocolate and Thai - and sell for $2.99 to $3.59 each. They're made from natural ingredients such as dates, agave nectar, coconut, ginger, lime and dark chocolate. And all contain cricket flour.

"Most people don't know that crickets are a rich source of edible protein," said Patrick Crowley, 33, an environmentalist and Chapul's founder. And compared to cows and pigs, crickets are also a more environmentally-friendly source of protein, he said.

Read - This energy bar gets its kick from ... crickets

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  1. NYC Fitness Events

    I know they are rich in protein, However i still don't want to eat them

    January 31, 2014 at 4:31 pm |
  2. michaelawanders

    I'd try it!

    July 23, 2013 at 7:20 pm |
  3. Mr Vic

    I would rather eat a hemorrhoid.

    July 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
    • Crikitz

      Those are served next door.

      July 24, 2013 at 6:55 am |
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