Price 3,95 €
The sale of Salmiakkisirkka (Salty Licorice Crickets) as food has so far been discontinued in contravention of Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on flavorings and certain food ingredients with flavoring properties for use in and on foods.
At the time of the entry into force of the Flavoring Regulation, the use of salmiak was restricted to known food categories, and, as early as in 2008, the inclusion of insect food as a food category was not even considered by EU legislators. EU Flavoring Regulation 1334/2008 stipulated that no salmiak should be added to foods for which the use of salmon is not regulated. For this reason, the combination of the legally marketed roasted insects and the legally marketed salty licorice powder results in a product that cannot be sold legally as food in the EU.
However, Salmiakkisirkka is not a must eat and can also be enjoyed as an eye dish, for example on a plate or beautifully set in a dessert cup. We do not want to deprive our customers of the opportunity to enjoy Salmiakkisirkka as eye food, so we decided to continue selling the product officially as a home decoration instead of food.
Finland, crickets and salty licorice (salmiak). Bug Bazaar could not resist the temptation to put them together and make this strange and exotic delicacy which only can be invented in Finland!
A crunchy cricket snack with salty licorice (salmiak) was invented by Bug Bazaar for the Finnish Kosmos Festival 2018 and tested at Salty Licorice Festival 2018 in Helsinki. Salmiakkisirkka was available on this page and Salty Licorice Festival 2019 in Helsinki where it was a huge success. Unfortunately, the product appeared to be an illegal product as of the meat products only red meat, chicken and fish are allowed to be flavored with salmiak but edible insects are not.
Bǚg Bazaar’s own brands are now again compliant with the EU insect food regulations taking effect on the 1st of January 2020!
Edible insects are rich in nutrients. The house insects contain plenty of protein, iron, creatine, calcium, magnesium, zinc in addition to which there is the fish’s type of omega fatty acid division between the omega-3 and omega-6.
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.
Our crickets are 100% traceable and they are grown delicious in the natural heat of Thailand, the home of the most delicious insect food in the world.
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 lasting, ethical and delicious way to produce the proteins which are necessary to all of us.
Shipping costs for international orders are high and we want to offer the best possible service to our customers. In case your order weighs one kilogram or more, you should directly contact our customer service. In that way, we can manually tailor your order and plan the best shipping method for your needs!
Ingredients: Roasted crickets (acheta domesticus), licorice extract, sugar, ammonium chloride, rice flour, salt.
Farmed in Thailand. Packed and flavored in Finland.
Our crickets come by sea from Thailand where they grow in tropical 35 degrees Celsius heat which is optimal for crickets. As a result, the carbon footprint of our crickets is much smaller than with insects produced in the heated production facilities of the Northern Hemisphere.
Our cricket farmer follows The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain.
Insects may cause an allergic reaction to those who are allergic to, for example, dust mites or shrimp. Food allergens are proteins. Sensitization to insect proteins is possible, just like to any other food proteins. The proteins that insects contain are similar to the proteins of e.g. crustaceans and mollusks. Thus persons who are allergic to prawns, for example, may have an allergic reaction from insect food. Insects may contain traces of gluten.
Ingrediens: Hussyrsor (95%; acheta domesticus), lakritsextrakt, socker, ammoniumklorid 2,3%, rismjöl, salt. Näringsinnehåll (100g): Energi 1751 kJ/407 kcal (, varav från fett 132 kcal), fett 14,4 g (, varav mättade fettsyror 5,2 g), kolhydrater 16,6 g (, varav sockerarter 7,6 g), fiber 1,4 g, protein 54,3 g, salt 2,2g, ammoniumklorid 2,3%. Ursprungsland: Thailand. Förpacknings- och kryddningsland: Finland. Importör: Bugisphere Oy, Fredrikinkatu 64 B 22, 00100 HELSINKI.
Man kan vara allergisk mot insektmat. Matallergenerna är proteiner. Man kan bli allergisk mot insektproteiner på samma sätt som mot andra proteiner i maten. Proteinerna i insekter är jämförbara med proteinerna i t.ex. skaldjur och blötdjur. Därför kan en person som är allergisk mot t.ex. räkor få en allergisk reaktion av insektmat.