Launching nationwide is Crobar, a selection of healthfocussed, energy bars made with cricket flour. Crobar is the first food product to retail in the UK that uses insects as an ingredient and is set to revolutionise the health food market. Containing fruits, nuts and protein-rich cricket flour, the bars are a healthy source of vitamins, antioxidants and protein as well as being gluten, soy and dairy free. Crobar is the first product by UK company Gathr and is available in two delicious varieties; Cacao and Peanut and will come with a RRP £2.29 a bar. The products are now stocked at selected Whole Foods Market, Nutri Centre and other stores as well as online with more information at Gathrfoods.com.
Amidst the recent health implications linked to red meat and the sustainability issues around livestock farming, insects are becoming a more viable and accepted source of nutrition in Western culture and have long been a staple of diets across the world. Insects are already available to buy as food in the UK, but Gathr takes things one step further by using them as a key ingredient and incorporating them into everyday food.
Crobar by Gathr contains Cricket flour, a powder ground from roasted crickets and available in two delicious flavours.