25 Aug Critter Bitters: Want To Try Protein-Rich Bugs in Your Diet? Start With Cocktails
Fair warning: This feature may be hard to swallow!
Insects can be a viable solution to the world’s food shortage problem. They are a source of protein that require a fraction of the land, water, and feed as compared with livestock. Two billion people around the world already eat insects. Critter Bitters say that for those of us who don’t, the barrier is often a psychological one.
So designers Lucy Knops and Julia Plevin, co-founders of Critter Bitters are trying to take the”ick factor” out of entomophagy, one cocktail at a time. They think people tend to be more adventurous when it comes to their cocktail and slowly but surely we may be onto building our own – insect-eating culture. Critter Bitters are handcrafted cocktail bitters, made with toasted crickets. Currently they have four featured flavours: Vanilla, cacao, toasted almond, and pure cricket.
So drinking cocktails (from bugs) might just save the world.
Why we love Critter Bitters: Cocktails is probably the best way to introduce bugs into your diet, so we applaud your ingenuity, Critter Bitters!
Globally Spotted by: Babou Olengha-Aaby