I probably rushed too much in the beginning but there is still a mental gross factor when it comes to putting the whole roasted crickets in your mouth. Cutting it and putting it in nutty cereal or rice helps a bit, but still. The smell/taste is not exactly great but it's edible, the same thing with the powder, the only issue is the actual act of crunching on a cricket. Yes, I know it's cultural and mental, I am working through that -- but I still feel like being honest and letting people know my experiences. Buying just the powder is probably way better than the roasted crickets... at least for beginners. Right now I will look for ways to ground the whole crickets to resemble the powder as to not waste my purchase. In the end, though, I don't actually regret buying crickets, I only regret getting this combo to start off with.
One last thing, this infographic:
says that cricket is a way better source of protein, amino acids, omega-3, and B12 than steak or broccoli. This *is* true, it's just that they are using the entire 100g bag as the serving size. Given the unfamiliar and mediocre taste, it's more realistic to expect something less than 100g of cricket per day. Even if you only eat 20g daily though, alongside everything else you eat, it is perfectly fine, especially in B12.
Thanks for the product, next time I'll just get a large cricket powder instead for a deal.