Would You Eat an Energy Bar Made of Crickets?

Aug 21, 2014

Wake up, make yourself some coffee … and eat an energy bar made out of crickets?

One Austin company is betting that you'll change your habits, just as long as you don't mind eating bugs. John Tucker is the owner of Hopper Foods, which makes a protein-rich, gluten-free energy bar made out of cricket flour. 

Hopper Bars come in three flavors.
Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman/KUT

The company's Kickstarter campaign, which ends tomorrow, has already surpassed its $30,000 goal to ramp up production of the bars. 

Tucker joined Texas Standard host David Brown – samples in hand – to talk about what goes into making cricket bars – and how he's going to convince you to try one. Listen to the interview in the player above. 

So would you be willing to eat a Hopper bar? Let us know by tweeting Texas Standard or leaving a comment below. 

Texas Standard host David Brown tries a Hopper Bar
Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman / KUT