We’re barking about… Bug Bakes

Packet of Bug Bakes dog treats

When it comes to saving the planet, eating insects is said to be the way forward. The idea may not appeal to everyone, but the majority of dogs aren’t fussy!

Experts believe that pets consume around 20% of the world’s meat and fish. And while insects are becoming more common dog food ingredients, Bug Bakes are the UK’s first treats to use them as a sustainable protein source.

Seeing as Ernie is a dedicated carnivore, I decided to see what he made of the treats. In short, he loved them!

Ernie tries Bug Bakes

Bug Bakes are made using human-grade cricket flour and every pack is handmade in the UK. At only three calories per treat, they’re far healthier than many shop-bought options and are also vet and Defra-approved.

The organic treats are said to be much better for the planet, too. Did you know, for example, that crickets need 12 times less feed and 2,000 times less water to provide as much protein as beef? They also produce 100 times less greenhouse gas than cows.

From my point of view, I was pleased to find that instead of pulling insects out of the bag, the organic treats looked like any others – they were small hexagonal biscuits. It was also good to see that in line with the brand’s eco-friendly message, the packaging was fully compostable.

What Bug Bakes dog treats look like

Currently, you can get a trial bag of Bug Bakes for free – just pay £1.95 for postage. A small bag of 55 treats will normally set you back £3 while a large bag (containing 220 treats) costs £9. For every pack sold, the Bug Bakes team will donate 5p to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

To place your order or to find out more, visit the Bug Bakes website. Alternatively, follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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