Grasshoppers – Chapulines are one of Mexico’s most emblematic edible insects and have been part of the local Southern Mexican diet for centuries. Today they play an important role in the local gastronomy, society and economy of Oaxaca as well as other Southern states in Mexico
The Plain flavor is the favorite choice among chefs and restaurant owners as they can build their very own recipes from it!
The Merci Mercado grasshoppers / chapulines are completely dehydrated (not fried), giving them a delicious "crunchy taste" that makes them irresistible.
Aside from being delicious, our grasshoppers / chapulines are an excellent source of protein with a light “carbon footprint.” We take pride in knowing that our grasshoppers / chapulines bring a health benefit for you and our planet.
Try them as a stand-alone snack, with your favorite Mexican dishes (such as guacamole, tacos, salsas, quesadillas, enchiladas, etc.), or add a Mexican touch to any dish (pizza, salads, etc.). Why not trying them on your favorite desserts (chocolate, ice cream)? That hint of lime juice is irresistible!
This gourmet food product has met the ENTOTRUST quality and sustainability standards.
ENTOTRUST is an independent, European organization, certifying the quality of food and beverage products that contain edible insects. The ENTOTRUST seal is assigned only to those products and producers who pass their strict requirements.
What does it mean for you?
-Our products are certified to be safe for human consumption and sustainable.
-The insect protein content in our products has been lab tested and origin verified.
-This Merci Mercado product has been lab tested for absence of any pathogen or unsuitable chemicals.
-Our production facilities have been assessed for very high hygiene and sustainability standards.