Monday, 17 October 2016




To Eat or Not to Eat? 

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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?

Even though it is hard to get out of your head that the product used cricket flour, I actually really enjoyed all of the flavours. I am partial to a health bar so these were great when I was on the go. I originally thought that I would prefer the non-chocolate flavours but I was completely wrong with the Banana and Dark Chocolate being my overall favourite. 

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. 

I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone that needs a pick me up half way through the day as it has a lot better ingredients in than half of the bars on the high street. I know this product is going to get some mixed reviews but trust me, give it a go!





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!

Charlotte x


*These were sample products provided by Jimini's but all opinions are my own

22 comments:

  1. these sound a bit strange with the flour! glad you liked them though :)

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    1. The crickets were a bit to far for me!!

      Charlotte x

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  2. Not sure these would be for me haha especially the grasshoppers!

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    1. Hahaha I felt so bad, but I just couldn't eat them!

      Charlotte xx

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  3. I'm pretty sure I'd take a step back if I saw grasshoppers in my kitchen as a snack! Buuuut curiosity just might get the best of me!

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    1. Hahaha curiosity did not get the better of me!

      Charlotte xx

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  4. Never heard of anything like this before but it's definitely an interesting concept! x

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    1. Thank you for reading Rasa!

      Charlotte x

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  5. Oh wow, this is probably a step too far for me - and you by the sound of it haha! I'm glad the bars went down well though :)

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    1. Thanks for reading Gabrielle ☺️

      Charlotte x

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  6. Wow I've never heard of anything like this before, definitely couldn't have done the grasshopper either! x
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    1. I know, I think it's an ingredient which is starting to be used more and more!

      Charlotte x

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  7. I'm not sure if I could stomach this knowing that it has cricket flour....it's definitely interesting.

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    1. I did think this initially but to be honest, it doesn't taste weird, just like a normal health bar!

      Charlotte x

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  8. Great post, cricket powder sounds interesting. I'm always up for trying new things xx

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  9. Gosh I don't know if I would of been brave enough to try any of these products. It's great you enjoyed them though and it's always important to eat healthy. It's great you got to try them and share yor experience! Have a great week, Katie xx

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    1. Hahaha thanks! Yes I really love finding new healthy products! Hope you have a lovely week too!

      Charlotte x

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  10. Cricket flour ... that's ... different hehe :) However I do like the sound of the banana and chocolate ones though ! I'd not heard of these before !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Thats the best bit about blogging, you find out about so many brands!

      Charlotte x

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  11. The grasshoppers, nope couldn't do that. Cricket flour does sound really interesting although I feel like my head just wouldn't stop thinking about the actual crickets.

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    1. It is hard too.. but honestly give it a try!!

      Charlotte x

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