Eat Crawlers is New Zealand's first and largest Edible Insect & Cricket flour manufacturer and supplier and was founded in 2013 by Daniel Craig and Matthew Genefaas. The business was sold to Louise Burnie in June 2020. Our ranges include Cricket Flour, Chocolate Coated Insects, Lightly Salted & Seasoned insects and our Insect Lollipops.
All of our insects are raised for human consumption and are sourced from sustainable, ethical and reputable farms throughout Asia and are prepared with care, here in New Zealand.
Why insects you ask? Healthy living and clean eating are fast becoming definitive trends in peoples day to day lifestyle. Paleo eating, raw food diets and vegan-ism, are all common topics in daily banter, but how many people have told you that they maintain their protein and B1 levels by eating crickets, locusts and grasshoppers? With the farming of animal products responsible for 26% of our water foot-print and 18% of greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide, and the world population estimated to be around 9.5 billion by 2050, it’s crucial that we find a more effective and sustainable methods of farming natural protein. 'Eat Crawlers' Cricket Flour is definitely the gateway bug with up to 68.8% protein per 100g, its a great start to introducing more Sustainable Protein into your diet. For example, cows require 2100 liters of water per kg to produce 1kg of protein, crickets only require 1 liter per kg. Also cows require 10,000kg of feed to produce 1kg of protein, whereas crickets only require 1.7kg.
Social Responsibility - we are dedicated to sharing our profits with the global community. We joined 1% for the Planet in 2020 which means that 1% of our turnover is donated to environmentally focused charities. We have strong views on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and we love hearing about other businesses implementing their own CSR programs. Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.
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