GROW Tasting

On May 12th, 2012 Joey and friends represented InFoods at GROW where the California Aquaponic Design Institute was hosting a demo. Community members, kids and adults alike all tried the InFoods spread, which included oatmeal cranberry cricket cookies, whole cricket snacks and delicious fruit leather.

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Madrona League Competition

On May 4th, 2012 the InFoods team traveled up to Seattle to show off their products and compete in the 2012 Madrona League Business Plan Competition.

Products included fruit leather, whole cricket snacks and energy bars

People loved it!!!

And we won!

Hub SoMa Tasting

On April 21, we took the InFoods tasting road-show to the Hub SoMa where folks tasted whole cricket snacks, energy bars, gluten-free gingersnap cookies, and chocolate-covered date/walnut/cricket treats.

New Resource Bank Tasting

With the fruit leather and other insect-protein products in tow, we began the tasting circuit. First stop, New Resource Bank for its Earth Day celebration on April 20, 2012:

It was fascinating to observe who tried the treats and who wasn’t into it. We received rave reviews on the whole-cricket snacks, the energy bars and the fruit leather.  Overall, they loved it!

Fruit Leather

By mid-April we were prototyping fruit leather combos. We took ingredients like these:

And turned them into delicious, protein-fortified fruit leather!

InFoods Video(s)

About this time we made a video. Thank you to Liz Riley for the editing work!

Short version with outtakes:

Long version (5mins):

The Processing Process

Hi Everyone!

After a short hiatus, it’s time to update the blog! Woo-hoo!

Back on March 31/April 1 we spent the weekend in the commercial kitchen at Canyon School – processing the crickets into a dry insect-protein-powder. Here are some shots from the process.

And voila! we have protein powder that’s 100% dry crickets: 65% protein by mass, high in fiber and high in calcium!