Our professions and activities raise many questions, debates and reactions. Below are answers to questions that are regularly asked.
Are you looking for super nutritious foods? Or hyper ecological? Or originals? Who makes sense? Delicious? Crispy? Products locally? With a strong philosophy and principles (circular economy, urban agriculture, organic, etc …)? Our crickets combine all these qualities into one product. The future is now!
Our crickets are cooked with love and smoked with beech wood.
To find the same amount of protein as in a steak of 100 grams, it is necessary to consume 35g of dried crickets, the equivalent of one of our bags of crickets.
The dried cricket is 3 times richer in protein than meat, and it contains:
All Little Food crickets are fed with organic agricultural residues. The preparations we make are also made exclusively with BIO ingredients. We are controlled by Certisys for these elements. However, there is still no BIO legislation for insects in Europe. We work on it!
Despite the fact that we feed our crickets with gluten-free foods, it is possible to find traces of gluten in crickets.
For some, they have a nutty taste, for others chicken, popcorn or bacon (smoked crickets). What is certain is that they are delicious! In terms of look, crickets are often compared to shrimps.
We use scalding, a quick and painless method to respect the well-being of the animal. Being cold-blooded animals, insects are very sensitive to any temperature difference. Scalding consists of immersing them in boiling water. Given their size and their decentralized nervous system, they kill them instantly.
After a 10-day incubation, the eggs of the crickets hatch. Small babies are placed directly on their food, in their pens, warm. They grow up with their peers and have as much water and food as they want. Crickets are cavernicolous and like to hide in shelters. Our intercalated egg boxes mimic their natural habitat and make them feel at home. The good health of our crickets, their peaceful behavior and the fact that they can have a natural behavior (reproduction, social life, …) convince us that they have a happy life.
Our crickets are fed with agricultural residues, namely residues of pressing of oil of linseed and sunflower as well as its, all the BIO. There is no waste, because the circular economy is one of our priorities.
By using only co-products, we reduce the competition on farmland between crops for animal feed and those for humans, thus entering a logic of circular economy.
In addition to its exceptional nutritional qualities, the cricket will bring “crunch” to your preparations. You can incorporate it in the last step of a recipe or keep your crickets on the table and sprinkle your dishes. In wok, in salad, as crouton, in your panini, your quiches or in crumble and enrobed in chocolate the limit is only your imagination.
Our eggplant-crickets tapenade can be spread on toast or sandwiches. It is also a good base to enhance your pasta and sauces. Crickers are a healthy and natural solution for everyday hunger pangs. They can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a protein snack before or after physical training. Made from natural ingredients and superfoods, they’ll give your cravings the extra vitamins and protein you deserve. As well enjoy!