Us vs Crickets

Manna 1lb Bag
Better TasteBetter NutritionBetter Price



6x less sodium than cricket, natural sunflower seed taste.



15% more protein per serving, 12 vitamins & minerals.



We’re $20 cheaper per lb than most cricket proteins.

Protein Powder


This is a nutritional tidal wave.

I have been searching for a better protein source for shakes for YEARS. I’ve tried whey, goat whey, sprouted brown rice, sprouted pea, egg white, cricket, yada yada yada. I finally found my perfect source!

— Craig F.

Protein Powder

There is no comparison.

Manna’s darkling beetle is the perfect edible insect. It tastes better, is easier to farm, and more sustainable.

Manna is better for you,  your wallet, and Earth.

Manna 1lb Bag

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  • Is Manna really that much cheaper than cricket powder?

    Yes. Much cheaper. Here’s how much other insect proteins cost:

    • Chapul Cricket Flour Protein: $45 per lb
    • Entomo Farms Cricket Powder: $38.49 per lb
    • Entomo Farms Organic Cricket Powder: $47.50 per lb
    • Entomo Farms Mealworm Powder: $50 per lb
    • Exo Pure Cricket Powder: $39 per lb

    Don’t forget to add shipping! For a lb of protein, shipping will average out to around $8 if you were to buy your bug protein from any of these companies.

    At Manna if you subscribe we ship for free. That’s a huge savings to you.

  • How can you be so much cheaper than other insect proteins?

    Exo Protein, Entomo, and Chapul sell cricket protein powder. Manna is made of darkling beetle powder. Darklings are measurably easier to farm than cricket, making it more cost effective than any other bug flour.

    Also, we provide free shipping for subscribers. That’s a pretty huge savings, but we think it’s important to get the most sustainable bug flour on the market into your hands.

  • Why is Manna the best insect flour?

    Cricket flour is the most prolific insect protein powder on the market, but it’s certainly not the best. Why? Because commercial cricket powders (like Exo Pure Cricket Powder, Entomo Cricket Protein Powder, and Chapul Cricket Flour Protein) are naturally salty and they’re not always as sustainable as they claim to be.

    Manna tastes great. Darklings have a natural, nutty taste—we often compare it to sunflower seeds. Part of the reason that darkling protein tastes so good compared to cricket protein is that Manna contains 6x less sodium per serving than our competitors. For example, 30g of Exo Pure Cricket Powder contains 120mg of sodium. Manna has just 20mg.

    Of course the big reason that Manna is the best bug protein is its nutritional value. Comparing Manna Protein to Exo Protein (cricket powder), Manna has:

    • 3g more protein per serving
    • 25% more Branch Chain Amino Acids per serving
    • Half the cholesterol per serving
    • 6x less sodium per serving
    • 2x the biotin per serving
    • Manna also contains Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Selenium. Cricket powder doesn’t contain any of that.
  • How is Manna more sustainable than cricket flour?

    Crickets don’t make great farm animals. They are antisocial and will even cannibalize one another. “How do I get my crickets to stop eating each other” is one of the first results regarding cricket farming.

    Darklings are happiest clustered together in warm, dark places. We provide them an optimal environment for happiness and health. They are the perfect micro-cattle, and combined with our technologies, efficient protein producers. They require less feed, water, and labor than cricket—it’s as simple as that.

    Eating cricket powder is fine, but eating Manna Protein is best.

  • Is shipping really free for subscribers?

    Yes. Manna will change the world for the better, and we want to get you to start eating it. That means that insect protein needs to be accessible, and so we’re eating the cost of shipping to help you get the best bug protein on the market.

  • Does Manna taste better than cricket flour?

    Manna is the best tasting insect protein on the market. One of the main reasons that Manna tastes so much better than cricket protein powder is that Manna contains 6x less sodium. Also, while cricket powder has a bitter, earthy taste, Manna tastes like sunflower seeds. We have heard from many customers that their cricket flour from companies like Entomo, Exo Protein, and Chapul tasted very chalky—that won’t happen with Manna, and it works great in almost any recipe.

  • What do you feed your beetles?

    Our insect protein powder is derived from darkling beetles that we feed a proprietary mix of bran and vegetable. Our product does not come into any kind of contact with peanuts or soy.

  • How can I use insect protein powder?

    Most people use insect powder in their smoothies or shakes. It’s an easy way to integrate quality, delicious insect protein into a diet.

    And, while cricket powder is quite bitter because it contains more than 6x the sodium in Manna, our protein tastes amazing and complements savory and sweet foods. That’s why so many people also choose Manna Sustainable Insect Flour to bake with.