Welcome To Our Cricket Flour Website
Cricket Flours LLC was founded in 2014 to provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of protein and nutrition for the world’s expanding population. Each of our cricket flour, roasted crickets, and cricket protein powder products provides enhanced protein and nutrition that are less processed than competing protein sources. While many articles talk about cricket protein as a NEW food ingredient, it is more of a rediscovery of something our ancestors already knew for a readily available protein and food source.
Our company is based here in the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon, and from the beginning we knew we wanted to source our crickets as local as we could. So we established relationships directly with cricket farms that raise crickets for human consumption. All of our product lines use cricket flour and roasted crickets raised here in North America to reduce our own carbon footprint from shipping them from overseas and also to support the new edible insect industry growing here. Cricket Flours was first founded after our founder Charles Wilson was diagnosed with food allergies and sensitivities and needed ingredients that fit his diet. After searching through alternative plant proteins and other ingredients, Charles found that crickets offered a great way to get the protein and nutrition he was looking for. Crickets can also be milled into a cricket flour or cricket powder that can be used for shakes, smoothies, baked goods, or even as a snack with the roasted crickets.
About Our Cricket Flours Founder
Charles B. Wilson
Charles B. Wilson is the founder of Cricket Flours and is dedicated to bringing Cricket Flours products to the consumer markets. Charles first launched the idea in 2013 after years of experimenting with different alternative proteins and ingredients due to his family’s dietary and allergy restrictions. Charles recently published the 2nd Edition of his “Cricket Flour Cookbook: All Cricket, No BULL…” with the release of our successful Kickstarter for the Cricket Brownie Mix.
Did you know? Charles Wilson is an animal enthusiast, avid swimmer, and has been struck by lightning.