S’pore company offers tom yum cricket & mealworm snacks following SFA approval for edible insects

Insectyumz has edible cricket & mealworm snacks for sale in Singapore

On Monday (8 July), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) announced the approval of 16 insect species for consumption in the country.

SFA approves 16 species of insects for consumption in S’pore, including crickets & worms

Seizing this opportunity, Mr Javier Yip, founder of the logistics company Declarators, launched a business to import insects from China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

His new venture, Insectyumz, offers edible bugs in the form of snacks and protein powder.

At the moment, there are four products listed on its website, all priced at S$5 per pack.

singapore company cricket snacks

Source: Insectyumz – Insect Food Pte Ltd on Facebook

First, there’s the ‘original flavor’ crickets that’s made with real crickets in the brand’s “signature flavor”. There’s also mealworm snacks available in this flavour.

For those craving a spicy kick, the company offers cricket snacks with tom yum seasoning.

Additionally, there is cricket powder that’s supposedly packed with protein.

Founder fell in love with insects after trying them in the 90s

According to Insectyumz’s website, the company was launched in July 2024 following the SFA’s approval of edible insects for human consumption.

It proudly positions itself as the “first and largest importer and supplier” of insect-based food products in Singapore.

The website assures consumers that its edible insects are farmed and processed in compliance with local regulations.

They’re also approved by both the Singapore Customs and the SFA as “very safe for human consumption”.

Mr Yip said he fell in love with eating insects after trying them at Tampines Mall in the 1990s.

singapore company cricket snacks

Source: Insectyumz – Insect Food Pte Ltd on Facebook

Speaking to The Straits Times, Mr Yip shared his hope for the insect snacks to be a hit among younger folks.

In a Facebook post on Monday (8 July), Insectyumz noted that “the approval of edible insects for human consumption represents a significant step towards sustainable food sources and alternative protein options”.

While the website is already up, its products will only be ready in about a week’s time.

Insect snacks in Singapore

Source: Insect Food

Besides the official online store, they will also be available at these locations:

  • Shopping platforms such as Shopee and Lazada
  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars including House of Seafood and more
  • Supermarkets such as NTUC and Sheng Siong
  • Retail stores such as 7-11, Cheers, and petrol stations

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Featured image adapted from Insectyumz – Insect Food Pte Ltd on Facebook.

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