To compliment the launch of our silkworm powder snack Bella Pupa we have been nominated for the Aspirin Social Innovation Award. Please support our mission to bring insect protein with the world by voting HERE
Bugsolutely Cricket Pasta is something completely new: a sustainable superfood containing 20% cricket flour. This unique innovation is at the top of the fast-growing market of bug-based products.
Nutritional values are exceptional and include high levels of protein, non-dairy calcium, iron, vitamin B12 and Omega fatty acids. According to chefs and customers it is not just healthy but also delicious.
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Insects are the next big thing in food. Do not believe the “yuck” factor will stop this industry. For example, take a look at processed food products: most people do not seem to have a problem! This is an opportunity you may want to consider. Have a look at all our documentation and certificate here.
our new product
Bugsolutely China just launched Bella Pupa, the ‘world’s first’ snack product made with silkworm powder. Silkworms are used to create silk, but they are usually used as feed for animals after silk is reeled from their cocoons. However, with edible insect products such as cricket powder rising in popularity, Bugsolutely aimed to create a snack which utilised the 500,000 tonnes of silkworms produced every year in China. Bella Pupa is made with 20% silkworm powder, enough to have very good nutritional properties.
It’s also yummy!
For optimal taste, Bugsolutely engaged MILL, a premium food design company, in a disciplined design process of consumer research. Four rounds of trials involving 48 prototypes and tasting by consumer panels were conducted. R&D lead to delicious flavors like the Original one and the hot Angry Sichuan.
We cooked it with squids, garlic, chive, kampot green pepper and green lime juice. It was absolutely delicious, my friends loved it! We’ll try it with other recipes soon.
I liked how it looked like whole wheat pasta and that it had a slightly different texture (softer) than regular flour pasta.
I sautéed a portion with olive oil & tomato sauce and topped with parmesan: the pasta absorbed the sauce very well, and it was very rich, delicious. Then I had a a portion with olive oil and tomato sauce, chili, spices & black olives and it was perfect as well. My wife and kids ate all of it, and they said they would eat it again.
Because of the nutty taste I paired it with a cream and mushroom sauce. It worked great. The pasta has a slight earthy effect that matches the mushroom taste perfectly. Apart from the nutritional properties, this pasta is simply good
The noodles tasted mild, with nothing weird going on, and had the proper firm, smooth texture, with no crunch unless prepared al dente. The insect content added intrigue.
The cricket pasta is delicious! I made it with tomato sauce last night, went down a treat.