A couple of months back, Essento launched Insect Tuesday. We already have Veggie Thursday, and some people eat fish on Friday.

Now eating insects once is a good start, if you’ve already tasted bugs, that’s great. But if you want to have a real impact, you’d have to eat insects more regularly and not just “for fun”. That’s why Essento launched Insect Tuesday, they want people to understand that bugs are a real alternative and possibly very beneficial for the planet.

Even if you don’t stick to it, it’s worth trying, once a week really isn’t much, considering I’m doing it every day, and eating insects is also a great way to launch a conversation!

Insect Fruit Bar

I would have cooked a nice meal, but I’m actually purging my bugs at home so they’ll be ready to eat in a couple of day. Plus, considering I’m going to talk about Essento, why not eat one of Essento’s products? The Insect Bar.

Here are the ingredients:

Dates (20%), apples (20%), raisins, crickets (Acheta domesticus)(10%), cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), figs (10%), lemon juice, natural aroma, antioxidant: sulphite.

Containing only fruits and insects, what could go wrong?

Essento Insect Bar

One bite, that’s all it took. I’m definitely convinced, it tastes just like a cloud of angels.

More seriously though, it tastes like a fruit bar, and once again, I can’t say I can feel the insects, you just benefit from their nutritional value without knowing they are there. I actually started with a smallish bite to get the taste, but gobbled the rest in a mouthful because it was amazing.

Essento Logo

I would gladly write a whole paragraph about Essento, but you have a 12-minute podcast instead, and I don’t want to pressure you, but… listen to it! You can open it at the top of the article. Plus, this article is going to be super long with the text transcript, so just put the podcast in the background and enjoy.

No time to waste: rating time. On a scale from 1 to 10:

  • Essento’s Insect Bar is the first to score 10/10. I would probably have rated the scorpions as high too, but it was my first day, so I couldn’t, it’s been 8 now and this insect bar is delicious. If I have anything to say, it would be: make it bigger! On the defence of all the other products I tasted, I like sugary stuff the most.

If this is the first article you’re reading, I’ll ask you to go back to the main article by clicking here, to find out loads of other cool bug related food during this challenge.

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Text Transcript:

There is just so little time, and so much to do, I’ll be doing the text transcript next week I promise. Along with the one for my previous podcast with The Bug Chef. I haven’t forgotten, it’s a work in progress.

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