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I’m always looking for nutritious and tasty treats for Barli and Tiki–but, at the same time, I’d like to help minimize the impact that they, like our entire family, have on the environment. Recently I learned about Jiminy’s cricket dog treats–yes, you read that right.
Jiminy’s, a fun play on Jiminy Cricket, are wholesome dog treats made with cricket protein. The cricket protein (powdered in the mix…these treats don’t look any different than other dog treats) means they contain the value of a superfood and the protein of a meat treat but in a far more sustainable form.
Crickets are an incredibly sustainable protein source, using exponentially less land, water and feed than traditional protein. In addition, crickets emit far fewer greenhouse gases like methane. Compared pound for pound with beef, crickets feature a fantastic nutrition profile with more protein, higher iron and fiber, and lower in fat. Finally, cricket protein is humane, the crickets live most of their natural life in the environment they love.— Jiminy’s
Why Crickets Instead of Beef or Chicken?
According to the company, “Jiminy’s is determined to change the way dogs get their nutrition by replacing animal protein with cricket protein. Jiminy’s sees crickets as a healthy, sustainable and humane alternative to grazing cattle and other meat sources, which require far more resources to produce protein and emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. Crickets are also incredibly high in protein, great for building muscle, high in omegas, and high in fiber and other nutrients.”
“At Jiminy’s, we are dedicated to taking care of our planet and ensuring our furry little friends consume good, wholesome, nutritious foods,” said Anne Carlson, the company’s founder and CEO.
“We feel inspired and proud to be reducing the ‘carbon pawprint’ by embracing new protein alternatives that ensure the health of our dogs and create sustainable habits.”
Cricket Cookies and Cricket Dog Treats
Jiminy’s offers multiple flavors in the original cricket cookies:
- Original Cricket Cookie with Peanut Butter, Crickets, Flax Seed, Lentils and Blueberries
- Original Cricket Cookie with Crickets, Lentils, Pumpkin, Flax Seed and Peanut Butter
- Original Cricket Cookie with Crickets, Sweet Potato, Lentils, Flax Seed, Peanut Butter, Apples
…and in the new CHEWY dog treats that Barli and Tiki tried:
- Chewy Cricket Treat with Sweet Potato, Peas, Oats and Crickets
- Chewy Cricket Treat with Pumpkin, Carrot, Oats and Crickets
We have received Jiminy’s treats for review.