As the newest addition to the POPSUGAR Fitness team, I've been seeing a lot of surprising new products for the first time, from foods to supplements to fitness gear, but the single most jarring thing I've encountered so far has been — wait for it — a protein bar.
A package showed up on my desk with tape reading, "Crickets are delicious," and inside, to my horror, I found five flavors of protein bars, each of them with CRICKETS as the core ingredient.
I'm by no means a picky eater, but the concept of consuming an insect absolutely disgusted me. To be honest, it still might. But when your senior editing team
forces strongly encourages you to try something, you try it. Or . . . you host a blind taste test in your office and invite all of your colleagues to try "special new protein bars" (colleagues, now you know the truth, and I understand if you never forgive me).
The result? They really just taste like protein bars. Some people liked them, and some people didn't. Read on to see what the deal is with these bug-fueled bars.