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The wave of the future

I've been putting Crik in my oatmeal and mixing with yogurt/condiments to ma me my own protein bars for snacks.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Ted! If you have any recipes you want to share, shoot us an email!
Crik Choc and Vanilla

Chocolate tastes great. Always have loved the vanilla.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Jim!
Sweet Vanilla Crik

I am enjoying the cricket powder as a breakfast pre-workout smoothie. It sustains me for many hours, yet leaves me feeling light, as if I'm not having to work to digest. I would recommend it. Thumbs up!

Thanks for the review Dorian! The lightness after having a cricket shake is what make me really get behind this stuff before I started the company and was just experimenting at home. Thanks again!
Love it!

I'm so excited to be sharing my love of this protein powder. Very delicious and satisfying.

Thanks for the review!!!
Worth The Try

I have tried dozens of protein powders over the years, as I'm sure most of the other customers have. I was intrigued by its very nature and it was on sale, so I bought some. I got the chocolate and the flavor is very good. It does have metallic notes, which surprised me since insects have different blood than mammals, but I guess blood is blood. Don't let that put you off. If you have tried any other protein powder, you know it can cause bowel distress, and you know how bad it can get. With Crik, there was absolutely no bowel distress whatsoever. NONE. I had ordered some Huel a month before getting Crik, and let me tell you, it got to the point that I could no longer function in public. I thought a body had to be dead to produce that kind of stench. Nothing like that happened with Crik. That being said, there is a whole section on this website about how easy, cheap, and sustainable farming crickets is. If that's the case, I'm curious as to why this stuff is so expensive. That statement is a bit rhetorical because I understand overhead and profit margin, but still. $60 for 20 servings feels steep, and like I mentioned up top, the only reason I bought some was because it was on sale. If not for that, I would give it five stars. Hopefully, wider sales will eventually bring the price down.

Hi Daena, Thanks for leaving such an in-depth review! To answer your question about price, while cricket farming is very sustainable from a resources point of view, it is definitely NOT cheap. This is mainly because of scale. Cricket farming is tiny when compared to other areas of farming like beef, dairy, plants. There are only a handful of small private farms that reliably grow crickets, but since we started about 3 years ago we've already seen a huge drop in prices. As the popularity of crickets grow, we can put in larger orders and get even better pricing... but for now on a per/serving basis we are right around and in many cases cheaper than other premium protein powders such as grass-fed whey and even many hemp proteins.
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I was raised in a small town just north of Winnipeg, Canada playing sports throughout my whole life.

100m and high jump were the school sports I played to be able to skip classes to go practice or compete. However my real passion was football, and I played that pretty much from 11 years old till I was 20 before getting a job that put me out of town all the time. 

That's when I got into lifting weights and learning about nutrition & diet. I was always a skinny kid growing up; but once focused, and armed with a bit of knowledge I was able to grow from 165 lbs to 195 lbs in under 6 months while ending up with a lower bodyfat %.

Over the years I continued to learn more, constantly tweaking my routines, and testing new diets. Pretty much thought I had it all figured out. 

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After finally getting a position at work where I didn't have to travel anymore, I joined a softball team with my friends.

It was great to be back playing team sports again.... Until halfway through the season when I badly strained both my hamstrings simultaneously.

That made me stop to re-evaluate how I looked at fitness. 

Sure it was great having a bunch of muscle and looking good, but if I couldn't sprint without injuring myself, what was the good of it?!

This led me down a more functional path— vs. the more bodybuilding-focused workouts I had been doing.  

The side effect was that I worked out less, and started enjoying the gym more by mixing things up.

There was even a period where I experimented hitting the weights only 1hr/wk for 8 months.

When I went back to my old routine to see how my strength compared. Turns out there was no difference in my overall strength. 

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This was working so well that it only made sense to start approaching my diet this way too, so I started to look at what diets and foods were most functional.

For about 9 months I was pretty strictly paleo, and didn't take any supplements or vitamins at all.  This left me extremely lean without loosing any strength, but at this point I was only weight training.

Then my cousin got me to start training Jiu-Jitsu and I totally fell in love with it.

But after a month I started getting really fatigued. My body just didn't seem to be able to keep up with the demand of weights plus hours of BJJ every week.

That's when I decided to start adding some basic grains and protein powder back into my diet. My energy was completely restored as well as I felt, and looked better than ever.

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This funtional approach started to reach beyond to include things like the impact my decisions my food choices had on things like animal welfare and the environment.

That's why when I first read about the benefits of eating crickets. I was blown away and had to start using them. 

They are an infinitely better bang for your buck.

Another great benefit was that I could slam a whole double serving of my cricket protein powder and still go to Jiu-Jitsu and roll for 2hr with no burping or bloating whatsoever. 

 

Below I go into the more business side of what let me to start Crik

 

How It All Started

After spending 9 years at a job I didn't particularly enjoy, it was time for a change before it was too late to completely change paths.

I wasn't completely sure of what route I wanted to go, but had been spending the past couple years experiment with different types of websites and learning a bit about online business when a friend experienced in eCommerce offered to mentor me.

The only catch was he lived in Spain.

I sold the house, quit my job, got rid of everything else that didn't fit in my backpack and moved to Barcelona. It was unbelievable how much I was able to learn in a short time. 

8 months in, it was time to step it up a notch and start something I could be proud of. 

It had to be something environmentally friendly / sustainable. 

We came up with a few ideas but nothing that really got me excited until one day I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an article about cricket protein.

At first I thought it was weird but was curious and clicked the article anyway.

Within two paragraphs I was sold. 

Nutrient Dense, Sustainable, Ethical.... How were we not already putting insect protein in everything?!

I had to start incorporating it into my diet somehow.

Since I took whey protein shakes every day after my workouts, and figured since the crickets came ground up in a powder, surely someone was already making a protein powder out of them... Turns out, no one was.

It took until I exhausted Google in search of a protein powder to buy that it dawned on me that this was going to be the new business.

Right then, I turned around and erased all the projects off my white board and wrote CRICKET PROTEIN POWDER across the top and that's how it all started.

I go into more detail in the the article Why I Started a Cricket Protein Company.

 

Well, that about cover's it. 

I created Crik because I wanted this product to exist for many reasons, and the timing was perfect to dive in and start.

Our products are made — a little selfishy — for myself because they are things I use every single day.

This means you can rest assured that we use the highest quality ingredients possible and are always reashearching and testing new wasy to improve our products. 

I stand behind this 100% with our Money Back Guarantee.

 

Check out the Crik blog for more information that covers everything from crickets to curing your stiff back while working at a desk or driving all day.

 

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- Founder, Alex Drysdale

 

 

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