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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.

Leah Jones & Megan McDonald, Co-Founders of Crickers
Leah Jones & Megan McDonald, Co-Founders of Crickers

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 Cracker Varieties
Crickers Cracker Varieties

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.

Crickers Classic Sea Salt Crackers
Crickers Classic Sea Salt Crackers

Why Crickets?

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.

Cricket flour is mixed with other nutritious ingredients to form Crickers dough!
Cricket flour is mixed with other nutritious ingredients to form Crickers dough!

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.

Health Benefits of Eating Crickets vs. Traditional Livestock
Health Benefits of Eating Crickets vs. Traditional Livestock

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.

Benefits of Cricket Production vs. Traditional Livestock
Benefits of Cricket Production vs. Traditional Livestock

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.

Crickers Crackers go great with your favorite spreads and cheeses!
Crickers Crackers go great with your favorite spreads and cheeses!

 Our Progress

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!

Crickers Crackers
Crickers Crackers

Why $30,000?

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
  • Packaging
Crickers Crackers are currently produced in small, handmade batches!
Crickers Crackers are currently produced in small, handmade batches!

Our Rewards

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!

Crickers T-Shirts and Tanks!
Crickers T-Shirts and Tanks!

 THANK YOU!

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.

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    Crickers Sample Variety Pack -
    Try out all 3 of our flavors of Crackers!
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    Crickers Crew Neck T-Shirt or Crickers Unisex Tank Top (we'll e-mail you for size and color!)

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    Crickers Crackers or Crickers Cookies (Flavor of your choice)

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    **Special Edition Crickers Crop Top w/ Illustration Pattern**

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    Fun Bug Picnic w/ Us!

    Picnic will be held on a beautiful day at a park in Austin, TX, and will include tasty cricket dishes and other yummy snacks, including Crickers products. Fun beverages also included!

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    Crickers Crew Neck T-Shirt or Crickers Unisex Tank Top! -- AND -- Crickers Crackers (any flavor) or Crickers Cookies!

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    Crickers Variety Pack!

    All 3 flavors of Crickers Crackers OR 2 flavors of Crickers Crackers and 1 bag of Crickers Cookies!

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    Austin Entomophagy Pack!

    Pack will include 2 Crickers Crackers or Cookies of your choice, Aspire Food Group seasoned crickets, and Hopper granola!

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    One ticket to "Antonelli's Cheese & Crickers Experience"

    Come out for a cheese-y event at Antonelli's Cheese Shop co-hosted by us, that includes artisanal cheese pairings, tasty snacks, and Crickers Crackers. Antonelli's cheesemongers will talk you up about the cheeses, while we discuss our cricket flour crackers and other products. Great event to socialize and meet new friends! Limited to 40 people to ensure a social but comfortable atmosphere. Date of event will be determined by Antonelli's and Crickers based on availability.

    Located in Austin, TX.

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    Crickers Entire Product Line!

    All 3 flavors of Crickers Crackers & 1 bag of Crickers Cookies in a Crickers tote bag!

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    Two Tickets to a Multi-Course Gourmet Dinner feat. Edible Insect Dishes at La Condesa Austin!

    La Condesa put Austin on the insect eating map several years ago with their delicious, secret menu item cricket tacos. Come enjoy a multi-course dinner at one of Austin's most acclaimed restaurants featuring "chapulinas" (grasshoppers), an authentic component of Mexican cuisine, prepared in numerous creative ways by Chef Rick Lopez.

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    All Crickers Products & Swag!

    You get it all! All 3 flavors of Crickers Crackers, 1 bag of Crickers Cookies, 1 surprise cricket flour product, Crickers apron or choice of 2 shirts or tank tops in a Crickers tote bag!

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    Help Decide Our New Cracker Flavor + All Crickers Products & Swag!

    You get it all! All 3 flavors of Crickers Crackers, 1 bag of Crickers Cookies, 1 surprise cricket flour product, Crickers apron or choice of 2 shirts or tank tops in a Crickers tote bag! Plus, you get a deciding vote for the next flavor of crackers!

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    Multi-Course Bug Dinner Prepared in Your Home for Up to 10 People by the Crickers Team!

    We'll prepare you and up to 9 of your friends a delicious bug dinner in your home!

    If outside of Texas, travel rates will apply.

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    Austin Weekend Getaway!

    Discover Austin and the emerging entomophagy (bug eating), food, & live music scene!

    We'll accommodate you for a weekend at an authentic Austin stay and treat you to all of our favorite things this great city has to offer!

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