Jimini's is a French brand of food products made from edible insects. The company (SAS Entoma) and the brand were created in 2012 by Clément Scellier and Bastien Rabastens.
Jimini's offers various products, such as natural or flavored whole insects, energy bars, powdered insects and pasta. These products are based on locusts (Locusta Migratoria), crickets (Acheta Domestica), molitor mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor) and buffalo (Alphitobius Diaperinus). The company began by marketing whole insects to the snack market and then developed its business by creating a range of powdered insect-based protein and energy bars. Jimini's then created a range of three-protein granolas, as well as a range of powdered insect pastes. The company is also working in collaboration with INRA and AgroParisTech on the development of Insteak, a meat and vegetable burger substitute made from texturized insect protein.
These products are intended for the European market. The insects, sourced from farmers in the Netherlands, are processed at the production plant in Vaux-le-Pénil (France).
The company is one of the first French players to democratize the consumption of edible insects, marketing its snack insects in department stores such as La Grande Epicerie de Paris du Bon Marché, Galeries Lafayette or BHV, and delicatessens.
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