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Why cricket protein?
We simply use cricket protein as a new gut-friendly superfood, boosting your typical staple with protein, essential amino acids and fibre, while low in sugar and no additives. Our European vertically farmed crickets are simply frozen, dried and ground into a protein powder.
Can I taste the crickets? What does cricket taste like?
The cricket protein that we use comes from an European farm and is used as a superfood ingredient that blends perfectly with our products and has no influence on their flavour or texture. The protein powder by itself has a mild, nutty, pleasant smell and a savoury, umami taste making a nutty and biscuity flavour.
Where are the crickets from? Where are they harvested?
Our crickets are vertically farmed in the EU. The biggest cricket farms are in Asia but as a sustainable business, we wanted to focus on local suppliers to avoid transportation pollution. We promote vertical farming as part of our business to reduce land, C02, methane and water utilisation for animal-based protein (vs. intense livestock farming).
What does vertical farming mean?
Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers - it's a way of taking the controlled environment of a modern commercial greenhouse to the next level.
By stacking crops vertically on shelves or tall pillars, vertical farming allows approximately 10x the yield for a given land area. The farm will recreate natural environments to promote efficient farming.
What do the crickets eat?
It depends on the farm and/or the environment they are in. Our crickets are fed wholewheat cereals and a blend of veggies (broccoli, lettuce and carrots).
How many crickets in one pack?
One pack of our product weighs 25 grams. That means that each pack has 2g of cricket powder which equals 24 crickets.
How are the crickets killed?
Crickets are frozen so they enter a state of unconsciousness called diapause. This is a natural process that occurs in insects when it gets cold; it is a form of hibernation. This is used to ensure that the insects do not experience any pain or suffering when they are killed (i.e. temperature continuing to drop).
How long is the cricket reproduction cycle vs cattle? How long do crickets live before they are killed?
The life cycle of the house cricket (Acheta domesticus) takes about 40 to 45 days from egg to adulthood and the complete life cycle takes around 2 to 3 months (this is when they are killed). An adult cricket female can lay up to about 100 eggs per day and lay upwards of 3000 eggs in a lifetime. Crickets live approximately 2-3 months before they are killed. Most cows have a calf a year and have their last when they are about 10 years of age. Also they are killed at 2.5 years of age.
How much protein is in one serving?
There is 5-5.5g of protein per serving in our puffs.
1 bag = 1 serving (25g)
Can I be allergic to crickets?
People who are allergic to molluscs and crustaceans or dust mites may have an allergic reaction to crickets.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Puffs: Our packaging is fully recyclable. Check instructions on the pack.
E-commerce: Our e-com packaging is made from 100% recycled plastics. Our mailers give plastics already in circulation a second life, a better alternative to single-use plastic mailers. They are also recyclable at soft-plastic collection points.
What ingredients are puffs made of?
Check the exact ingredient list for each flavour but the main ingredients of our puffs are lentil, corn and rice flours and cricket protein. For the flavouring, we add sunflower oil & natural seasoning.
Where do the products and ingredients come from?
Our products (and all our ingredients) are made in Europe to keep them as local & low on emissions as possible.
How should I eat them? How many servings can I have in one day?
Just enjoy them as you would any snack! There is 5-5.5g protein per serving (25g) so the quantity is up to you!
Is Saved organic?
68% of our product is organic. Organic certifications are not yet given to cricket farming practices.
Are the puffs vegan/vegetarian?
No, insect protein is still animal protein although it is the most sustainable animal protein out there. It is up to you as a vegan or vegetarian if you are OK with eating insects! :)
Are the puffs gluten free?
Yes! Our puffs are indeed gluten free.
Is it safe to eat if pregnant?
For food safety concerning cricket powder, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) considers that no safety concerns arise from the history of the use of house crickets (acheta domesticus). EFSA concludes that it is safe to have cricket protein.
Are crickets kosher?
According to some interpretations of Leviticus, crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, and katydids are indeed kosher, as they have jointed legs and hop on the ground.
[20 ‘All the [f] winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. 21 Yet these you may eat among all the [g] winged insects that walk on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to jump on the earth. 22 These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, the devastating locust in its kinds, the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds. 23 But all other [h] winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.]
Are crickets halal?
Crickets are Haram. However, locusts and grasshoppers are Halal to consume.
How long do the puffs last and how should I store them?
Please look at Best Before Date and storage instructions on the pack.
Why are your puffs more expensive than "regular" crisps?
We are a small startup (launched in early 2023) which means the quantities we are currently buying from our suppliers are small and expensive. Once we start growing, we will benefit from economies of scale (i.e. the more you buy, the cheaper it gets).
Cricket protein is still a pricy protein alternative compared to other ones. 1KG of cricket protein costs ~£30 vs. ~£10 for pea protein isolate. With more demand for cricket protein, the price will eventually come down.
Shipping, Delivery & Orders
How much is shipping?
Free for orders above £30 (UK only)
Standard shipping (2-4 days) starting from £3.49.
Express starting from £3.99
At check out, you’ll have the choice between Evri and Royal Mail.
Minimum 18 units per box.
For EU shipping £14.99 and the rest of the world starting from £28.00
Is next day shipping available?
Yes, please select express 'next day' delivery.
Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, we also deliver worldwide. Please see international shipping prices above.
Can I change my shipping address?
Yes by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org