As an insect-eating enthusiast, I’m always keen to try new products and to share them with friends. For that reason, I was excited to try the new SENS bars, which are made using cricket flour.
I received four different flavoured bars in the post: two protein bars and two energy bars. They were professionally packaged and attractive looking and came with a couple of cool stickers.
Here are some key facts about the bars:
- The crickets in Sens bars are dried and milled, making them into a flour that is not visible in the finished bar
- Each protein bar contains about 132 crickets, and each energy bar contains about 55
- The bars have a shelf life of 9 months and don’t need refrigerating
SENS Energy Bars
Dark chocolate and orange
Pineapple and coconut
Sens protein bars
Peanut butter and cinnamon
dark chocolate and sesame
- They are portable and don’t need to be refrigerated
- They are easy to share
- They are recognisable food products, with detailed nutritional information
- They don’t need cooking or heating
- Each bar is quite high in calories (204 – 321), so would suit those with active lifestyles, who need an energy or protein boost
The motivation behind Sens is to make insect eating the new normal. They say their products help people to increase their protein intake without adding too much sugar or carbs. The benefit of using insect ingredients is due to their sustainability and cruelty-free farming. Since the bars are high in protein and energy, they are aimed at those who need to snack on-the-go, before or after a workout, or during a hectic day at work.
I asked Sens about their future plans and they said they hope to start selling bars at fitness centres in the future, as well as considering new products, such as bread enriched with cricket flour.
You can find out more about Sens bar and try some yourself by visiting https://www.sensbar.com/en/shop-now A sample pack containing all four flavours will cost £9.99, and is shipped to addresses in the EU free of charge. Individual bars can be purchased from £2.14 per protein bar and £1.70 per energy bar. Sens hope to begin selling bars at fitness centre in the future.