To Eat or Not to Eat?
A few months ago I was approached by Jimini's, a company based in France, that specialise in healthy bars made of cricket flour. I know, I know what you are thinking, I am obsessed with eating insects but from research, I have found so much information about this new protein that I am very intrigued by it. I was asked by Jimini's to do a review piece in line with their brand launch and I was more than happy to oblige!
So cricket flour is an up and coming ingredient which is being used more and more in products. It is obviously a sustainable source of protein and effects the environment a hell of a lot less than other sources of protein, such as meat. As a side note, the population really needs to be more aware of their own meat consumption as it is becoming extremely high and this has many knock on effects to the environment which can be irreversible [rant over!]
So as I have mentioned, Jimini's started in France but has filtered through to the UK recently, with products in Planet Organic, Fortum and Mason as well as Selfridges! I was given four of the new health bars to sample in flavours; Banana and Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Fig, Apricot, Gioji and Chia and finally, Apple and Cinnamon. Firstly, I have to say I loved the design of these bars, the bright colours were really attractive! I also love the fact that theses bars are high in fibre as well as iron and protein.
So what did I think?
I found that the texture of the bar was not as I imagined as they were not as squishy or smooth. This might have put some people off but I actually really liked the 'chunky' and 'homemade' feel to these bars.
Along with the bars I was also given Fruity Curry Grasshoppers [I can almost hear the gasps], but unfortunately this was a bit too far for me. I am usually quite adventurous but I just couldn't try this particular product - even though I am sure they taste a lot better than they look!
*These were sample products provided by Jimini's but all opinions are my own