Alums who do cool things: Gabi Lewis ’13, Greg Sewitz ’13, and a lot of crickets


To the best of our knowledge, none of the crickets graduated from Brown.

“Once people take the first bite, the barrier is overcome, so it’s all about getting people to take that first bite.”  – Greg Sewitz.

Gabi Lewis ’13 and Greg Sewitz ’13 — now of New York Times fame — are co-founders of the food startup Exo, which makes protein bars with cricket flour. With equal parts of both skepticism and curiosity in tow, BlogDH took a field trip to Brooklyn to interview them on crickets and what it’s like to be a real adult.

entomophagy 101

It turns out that crickets are one of the most nutritious bugs out there, and they don’t taste terrible either. But before you get too grossed out, remember that it could be worse: two of the most protein-rich bugs are actually the dung beetle and the cockroach (although eating cockroaches does sound like a cheaper and more reliable solution to your insect infestation).

Gabi and Greg walked us through all the benefits of eating these crunchy critters. Crickets are:

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