If you like your snacks a little unusual, a lot sustainable and something that may help you put some muscle on in the gym, Small Giants Crackers may just be for you. These bite-sized savoury crackers are made with cricket flour – a super sustainable source of protein. The founders of the new brand-with-a-purpose say these revolutionary snacks are a great way to eat insects without the yuck-factor.
Ideal for healthy snacking at any time of day, Small Giant Crackers are made with 15% cricket flour which brings an umami taste, a protein punch and a boost of Vitamin B12. Other ingredients are 100% natural – extra virgin olive oil and wheat flour give fibre, texture and the distinctive crunchiness. Oven-baked to perfection, they are available in three tasty flavours Tomato & Oregano, Turmeric & Smoked Paprika and Rosemary & Thyme. The 40g packs are perfect for snacking, dipping, and sharing.
Crickets offer a viable sustainable source of protein as they require a fraction of the water, land, feed and energy required to produce the equivalent protein from other sources.
These are seriously healthy snacks to keep your body singing. With more than 20% protein content these crunchy snacks are a natural source of complete protein containing the whole spectrum of amino acids essential to human biology. The snacks contain twice as much protein as fat, are source of fibre and high in vitamin B12 which is crucial for a healthy immune system and brain. They are dairy-free and with no added sugar.
Small Giants was founded by Edoardo Imparto and Francesco Majno who discovered their love of insects while travelling in Thailand. They want to open people’s eyes and mouths to the benefits of insect-based snacking showing people the many benefits eating insects bring to the planet and our health.
Francesco says: “Small Giant Crackers are the best way to try insects for the first time… and fall in love with them! While people are starting to understand the reasons to include edible insects in their diet, they may be put off by the yuck-factor, but once people try our revolutionary snacks they love the taste and the taboo is broken!”
He continues: “As attitudes towards edible insects are changing, we want to bring excitement, innovation and new consumers to the savoury snacks market which has seen little change in recent years. We’ve created a planet-positive insect-enriched snack that tastes great and offers a genuine alternative to those wanting to cut their consumption of animal-based foods and find an alternative source of protein.”
Small Giants launched in October 2020 and is available online via their website.