Adventures with Aketta, Tales of Eating Crickets

Our blog features our personal experiences with using Aketta crickets and cricket powder, along with stories from others who have tried our products for a variety of reasons, from health to performance to sustainability!

Interested in other topics? Shoot me a line at blog@aspirefg.com and we will try to address these in future blog posts!

People Eating Crickets

This video is a compilation of people eating Aketta crickets for the first time at various events. Paleo FX, Crossfit Games, Earth Day Texas, SXSW, etc.
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Endurance athlete Sonny on eating crickets for a week

Aketta Brand Ambassador Sonny Hong was invited to use Aketta crickets in his meals every day for a week. He grew up in Korea where eating insects was a normal part of life. Fast forward to being a dad, business owner and endurance athlete, he was fascinated to learn about the rising trend for edible insects in the U.S.
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Aketta cricket protein fuels explorer Sean Burch!

Explorer and Extreme adventurer Sean Burch is fueling his latest trek to Nepal with Aketta cricket protein! Learn more about Sean's mission in Nepal and why he chose Aspire as his sponsor.
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Emma Moore

Developer and designer Emma Moore talks to us about channeling Anthony Bourdain and why we shouldn't be afraid to try insects.
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Jason - Chef and cricket farmer

Aspire's own cricket farmer and trained chef, Jason Hayes, is doing a series of blog posts about his experiences raising crickets and preparing them as food. This first post is about Jason's introduction to eating insects, and how he became curious to learn more.
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Racing Maah Daah Hey 100 on Cricket Fuel

Aketta digital content creator Heidi Volpe is also an avid cyclist who races mountain bikes. In this post she talks about her experience fueling up with Aketta crickets for the Maah Daah Hey 100, the "baddest race in the raddest place", and sharing them post race at Dakota Cyclery.
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Robyn Shapiro - Seek Food

We talked with Robyn Shapiro, founder of Seek Food. She produces delicious snack bites made with cricket flour and an interesting mix of seeds and spices.
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Fish trades beef jerky for Aketta Crickets!

We chatted up Fish, a graphic designer and gastronaut from Brea, CA about his tasting experience with our Aketta crickets.
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Larry Fuller

We had a great chat with Larry Fuller, Larry is in charge of placing CEO and executives for the farm supply industry. Here's what he had to share about edible insects.
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Patrick Barrett

We caught up with Patrick Barrett after his mountain bike race at the US Cup Series in Bonelli Park. Who doesn't think roasted crickets are a perfect recovery food?
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Katherine Ryan

Trainer and competitive athlete Katherine Ryan of WinBurn Studios talks to us about how to recover smart with Aketta.
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Sonny Hong - Sunny Side Up

We chatted with long distance runner Sonny Hong who is also a vegetarian about his childhood memories of eating bugs!
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Efrain C. Barragan - Clif Family Winery

We got a chance to catch up with our friend from Clif Winery about Aketta, edible insects and future food trends.
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Nathaniel Parker

A conversation with surfer and anesthesiologist Nathaniel Parker about his first time trying Aketta crickets.
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