About Bug Bazaar

The Bug Bazaar Story

In September 2018, we wanted to offer edible insects for sale and founded Bǚg Bazaar webshop to become an international bazaar for edible insects, insect products, and insect protein powders. We also sell so-called "decorative insects", ie insects that are not officially allowed to be sold as food in the EU even though they have been produced as edible insects for humans.

Bǚg Bazaar is owned by Crickets Online Oy. Today, Crickets Online Oy's main brand is Party Bugs. Party Bugs was launched at trade fairs in Germany in January and February 2020 where it received a lot of attention and praise from international distributors in particular for its superior flavors, stunning packaging, cheerful image, and consumer-friendly prices. We warmly recommend trying Party Bugs yourself!

In 2018 the newly founded company Crickets Online Oy and Muurahaiskauppa brand co-operated which resulted in Muurahaiskaupan BBQ-crickets. That product, which was developed and 100% financed by Crickets Online Oy, was sold in dozens of shops and restaurants in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Muurahaiskaupan BBQ-crickets was Finland's first flavored edible insect snack made of whole insects. After the launch of Muurahaiskaupan BBQ-crickets, Crickets Online Oy has concentrated on its spearhead brand, Party Bugs.

There are many healthy reasons to eat bugs.

Edible insects are rich in nutrients. The house cricket contains plenty of protein, iron, creatine, calcium, magnesium, zinc. They also have the same fatty acid division of the omega-3 and omega-6 like fish has.

Did you know that in grasshoppers, there are five times more antioxidants than in oranges?

With its high B12 vitamin content and its healthy nourishment composition, insect food is highly recommended for balancing otherwise mostly vegetarian diets.

The chitin to be obtained from the insect food and its breakdown products, chitooligosaccharides, and chitosan operate like fiber and lower the cholesterol of the blood. They also have antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. It has also been stated that chitin and its breakdown products will prevent the growth of most harmful intestines bacteria.

As insects lose about 75% of their weight as the water evaporates during the roasting/drying, they are a real power food.

Insects are a real superfood!

Also, nature loves insectivores!

Insect food can help us in keeping the food system within environmental limits. To get a kilogram of beef one needs 12 times more feed, 15 times more room, and 22 000 times more water than growing a kilogram of insects. The insects offer a new a lasting, ethical, and delicious way to produce the proteins which are necessary to all of us.

What is entomophagy?

Entomophagy, which describes the practice of eating insects by humans, has long traditions and has always been around. Ancient Romans and Greeks luxuriated with insects and the French still crunch grasshoppers between wine glasses. Cockchafers were considered a delicacy in France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, and Valakia long until the 20th century. We all eat at least half a kilo of insects every year hidden inside and as a part of our regular food.

Join the 2 billion people who already eat insects as a part of their daily diet!

Insect consumption is prevalent in 80% of the world, and 2 billion people feast with edible insects. Their insect food recipes are waiting for you!

Start your gourmet trip to the insect food wonderland and buy the highest quality insects from Bǚg Bazaar. And don’t forget our insect powders for cooking and baking!

We have edible crickets for sale and much more!

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