As Seen On:
- Food Network's "Food Fortunes" (watch our segment here)
- BBC Radio 5 Live, ZAGAT, KEYE CBS, Austin American-Statesman
Driven by our shared passions for sustainability & healthy food, Crickers was founded in 2014 in our home kitchen in Austin, Texas. We make delicious, healthy, sustainable crackers and other snack foods with cricket flour. We use a blend of grain-free flours, super foods such as chia seeds and coconut oil, and delicious, nutty crickets that are raised on an organic, non-GMO diet for human consumption and milled into high protein flour. All of our products are paleo-friendly and free of gluten, dairy, soy, and GMOs.
We've been successfully selling our crackers online, but now we need your help so we can meet our growing demand, increase production and bring Crickers Crackers and other snack foods to stores near you!
Crickers Crackers come in 3 flavors:
- Classic Sea Salt
- Rosemary Garlic
- Everything (seedy and savory; like an everything bagel!)
Crickers Crackers have 2x the protein of the leading cracker brand, 1/2 the carbs, 2x the fiber, and are high in B vitamins, calcium, iron, & healthy omega-3 fats.
The health and environmental benefits of eating insects are extensive. For centuries, humans have consumed insects, the most abundant terrestrial life form excluding bacteria. Today, 80% of countries and 2.5 billion people eat over 1,500 species of insects regularly. The infrastructure is well developed for farming crickets. At Crickers, we work with a local cricket farm in Austin, TX where our crickets are fed a non-GMO, organic diet, and are then cleaned, dry roasted, and milled into a nutritious flour that we use for baking.
Crickets are HEALTHY:
Crickets provide an excellent protein source, 70 g in 1 cup, and contain all 9 essential amino acids. Crickets also contain healthy omega-3 fats and necessary vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamins B12 and B6.
Crickets are SUSTAINABLE:
Compared to traditional livestock, crickets require significantly less water, land, and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. To produce one pound of beef requires 2,000 gallons of water, 25 bags of feed, and 200 square meters of land. To produce one pound of crickets takes only 1 gallon of water, 2 bags of feed, and 15 square meters of land.
Crickets are DELICIOUS:
Crickets have a mild, nutty flavor that lends well to baking. They are becoming increasingly popular with respected chefs across the world.
We have perfected our recipe for delicious, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, GMO-free, paleo-friendly crackers, sampled and sold to hundreds of customers. Now, we are working with manufacturing plants to ready Crickers for the production line so we can meet our growing demand!
We need $30,000 to help us streamline our manufacturing process and bring Crickers to a store near you! This will cover the initial costs for:
- Production of Crickers Crackers
- Ingredient Costs
From our cricket flour crackers, cookies and other tasty treats in development, aprons, T-shirts, bug picnics, cooking classes, and fancy bug dinners prepared by some of Austin's most renowned chefs at local farms, we've got lots of great stuff in store for our backers!
All of your support, posts, shares, etc. mean the world to us! Thank you for believing in our product & mission, and for supporting the future of the planet and health of the food system. This IS the future of food! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Our goal is to make sure our production and delivery of Crickers products goes as smoothly as possible. While we have worked hard to ensure a smooth process without any big setbacks, we are committed to being transparent with our customers. Below are some potential setbacks:
Delays in Shipment: Although we have overestimated the amount of time it will take to deliver our product, there is a possibility of unforeseen supply chain or production issues.
Recipe Changes: We are committed to the health, taste, and integrity of our products, and can ensure that they will remain grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, & GMO-free. However, as we work to maximize taste, nutrition, and ease of production, slight recipe changes could occur. We will keep our customers informed if such changes occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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