If crowdfunding has anything to do with it, exercise fanatics may soon bug out over a new snack.
Crobar, a new protein bar launched on Kickstarter last week by marathon runner Christine Spliid, is an all-natural bar promises nine essential amino acids, 10 grams of protein and three times the iron and five times the magnesium of beef.
The catch? It's made with crickets. (Tweet this)
The crowdfunding project has already reached a third of its $15,000 goal. If funded, Crobar would become the first cricket bar to be sold in the UK, according to Mashable.
The bar is made from cricket flour, nuts, seeds and dates. Spliid, an entrepreneur, says the crickets were only fed fruits and vegetables, to give them a nuttier taste, and the brand will be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and free of GMOs.
Adventurous eaters with a shellfish allergy should be careful of cricket-laced food. Crickets are arthropods, just like shrimp, crab and lobster, and could cause an allergic reaction.