Three female Harvard grads (Rose Wang, Laura D’Asaro, and Meryl Natow) currently living in San Francisco are behind Chirps, a line of snack chips made with cricket flour. They got their start in the snack business after launching a Kickstarter campaign in 2014, where they raised $70k for their high protein chip. Chirps are also made with corn, beans and chia seeds. Compared to regular potato chips, Chirps has three-times the protein, half the fat. They’re pitching their Chirps chips on Shark Tank (January 27). Chirps will be eager to hear what billionaire investor Mark Cuban has to say; he invested in Chapul Cricket Bars in 2014.
Chirps are available in three flavors: Sea Salt, BBQ, and Cheddar. A 3-pack of 5 oz. bags of Chirps sells for $14.99. Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.