IGA supermarkets have announced they will be the first chain of Australian supermarkets to stock edible crickets. The edible crickets, created by Grilo, have found a place on the retailers shelves due to customer demand for sustainable sources of protein.
“We are passionate about bringing our customers new and exciting products that they wouldn’t usually be able to find,” says the HG Retail Group. “For people looking to reduce their environmental impact while also meeting dietary needs edible crickets offer the perfect substitute.”
“Grilo Protein is one of these such products and we are proud to support this innovative and local company who is committed to supplying healthy, sustainable and future-conscious food that tastes great!” says Rob Outridge, IGA Owner, Maleny.
Although eating crickets when the hunger pangs hit is a relatively new and bizarre thing for Australian shoppers, it turns out that these little jumpers are mild in flavour, nutrient-dense, sustainable source of protein. The retailer claims that crickets have a mild, nutty flavour and can be incorporated into smoothies or meals.
Keen to try for yourself? The Byron Bay-based producer of crickets, Grilo, make cricket protein powders, cricket energy bars and – of course – packs of crunchy roasted crickets.
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