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How To Climb On A Dime

Post by  Guest Author May 19, 2017

HOW TO CLIMB ON A DIME by Mark Evans For many, climbing can be an expensive hobby. Climbing is a gear-intensive activity, requiring shoes, ropes, harnesses, gear, gym memberships, guide books, etc. And if you're anything like me, you probably don't have mountains of cash...

Eating Crickets in Moab

Post by  Cricket Jedi May 17, 2017

Eating insects is easy: start with crickets! Entomophagy: the practice of eating insects Utah was put on the map when our founder Pat Crowley pitched edible cricket flour as an alternative protein source. This disrupted previously well-defined relationships in the food industry. Eklecticafe in Moab quickly became one...

What Happens When Consumers See “cricket flour” On A Label?

Post by  Guest Author May 15, 2017

Cricket Flour on a Label? The Outcome Is Not What You Would Expect: What happens when Western food marketers blend novel food items, such as insect protein, with more commonly accepted ingredients? A recent study suggests that may be an effective strategy. Researchers from the...

The Anatomy of a Cricket Through the Eyes of a Storm Trooper. The Thorax.

Post by  Guest Author May 08, 2017

In part one of my Alaskan travel narrative,  “The Head and the vision,” I explained how being trapped in a tent led to comparing my trip with the anatomy of a cricket. In part two, I circle back to how this trip was planned. A...

Eating The New Chaco Cricket Bar In Every Environment

Post by  Guest Author May 03, 2017

Chaco Bar: Peanut Butter and Chocolate The reformulation of the Chaco Bar recipe best serves just about anyone interested in eating crickets or rather any complete protein energy food. At 220 calories, only 8 grams of sugar and now 10 grams of protein the Chaco...

Fatigue Among Women And Why Cricket Protein May Be Able To Help

Post by  Guest Author May 02, 2017
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Insect protein is a smart solution to iron deficiency I’ve been a holistic nutritionist for almost four years. I’ve worked with hundreds of women and most of their stories sound similar. They feel overworked because they have too much on their plate. They tell me...

An Introduction to the Anatomy of a Cricket   In April of 2017 four French men and two Americans put their heads together to live in a winter backcountry adventure close to the Canadian border, far enough from Haines Alaska to make a mother squeamish....

Can Vegetarians Eat Insects? Guest Author: Matt Park

Post by  Adam Whitten Mar 24, 2017

Mental Floss: A Story of How I Became a Vegetarian That Eats Bugs By: Matt Park I grew up skiing in Utah, my dad is an excellent and avid skier who taught me to ski at the age of two. I grew up with long,...

Our two year anniversary and moving forward

Post by  Pat Crowley Oct 09, 2014

Our two year anniversary and moving forward This month marks the 2-year anniversary of Chapul launching the ‘The Original Cricket Bar’ which is the United States’ first insect-based nutritional product using our signature cricket flour. Looking back, it is almost overwhelming to see how much...