Welcome to Grilo - Organic Cricket Superfood Protein Powder
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Hello!

We are Grilo and we are here
to make a change for a better world.

An awareness moment brought us a vision:

Be the change for a better world.

A world where people come together and share

in creating a more sustainable future

– for ourselves as well as our planet.

A place where profit doesn’t come before values and ethics.

And that assigned our mission:

Inspire people to eat crickets.

A healthy and more sustainable protein source
to reduce the impact on our planet.

And we are just getting started.

Join the food revolution!

#eatcrickets

For us it means bringing forth
the most sustainable protein in the world:

insects!

What does Grilo mean?

Grilo means “cricket” in Portuguese. It also means good luck in some countries.

According to the dictionary, a cricket is a brown or black insect that makes short, loud noises by rubbing its wings together.

But for us it means much more than that.

We believe crickets are the food of the future.

Why are insects the food of the future?

With almost 1 billion people already suffering from hunger, it’s time to start looking for a more efficient and sustainable way to produce enough protein.

The world population increases by 70 million people every year. By the year 2050, in order to support feed all of us, food production will have to almost double.

And that’s where insects come in. Cricket’s ecological footprint is far smaller than any other traditional protein source.

They need far less water and feed to produce the same amount of protein, emit lower levels of greenhouse gases and don’t need as much space to be raised as livestock as they can be farmed vertically. They have been called the most sustainable protein on earth.

The story behind Grilo

In 2013 we all moved to Byron Bay looking for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, in a place where we could fulfill our passions: about healthy foods, sports and nature.

Our love of sports triggered the search for a clean, high protein source to boost everyday meals and smoothies after surfing, running and training. Disappointed with the social and environmental impact caused by most of the protein sources available on the market, we decided it was time to look for alternatives.

After a long journey of discovery we discovered the most amazing superfood: Crickets!

Crickets are sustainable, taste delicious and are unbelievably healthy!

We couldn’t keep the secret to ourselves though. So we joined forces, used our chef and creative talents to create a range of unique products and are on a mission to convince you and the entire world to start eating bugs! Join us and be part of this food revolution!

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Lucas Becker

Sales Director

Lucas is a very enthusiastic team leader and also responsible for Grilo’s supply chain. His passion about health foods and sustainability brought him into the edible insects world. He is a surf lover, world traveller and trains Brazilian Jiu-jitsu with Pedro to keep strengthening his mind and focus. Lucas believes that balance is the secret for a happy life.

Favourite Grilo Recipe:
Raw Chocolate Cheesecake

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Camila Meyer

Graphic Designer

Camila is our talented graphic and web designer, responsible for all Grilo’s creative materials and graphics. Camila loves going out for a cuppa (she ALWAYS brings her own cup!) and spends her time between beach walks, working at her home office and practicing yoga.

Favourite Grilo Recipe:
Sweet Potato Ganache Cake

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Pedro Silva

Creative Chef

Pedro is our talented chef. He is the one who creates our yummy Grilo recipes and inspires people to have a healthy life style. For many years, he felt the need for an organic, clean and complete protein powder to boost his post-training smoothies and meals. Pedro coaches BJJ and loves going surfing around Byron Bay.

Favourite Grilo Recipe:
Orange and Almond Cake

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Martina Meyer

Marketing

Martina does a bit of everything at Grilo’s marketing area, but her favourite task is to look after our customers. Martina enjoys exercising and being outdoors walking in the nature. She can be seeing early in the morning running around the Lighthouse with her friends of the Byron Bay Runners Club.

Favourite Grilo Recipe:
Dragon Fruit Banana Shake

Sustainable choices

At Grilo we are eco-friendly consumers and we try to avoid plastic and excessive packaging when we go shopping. This was important to us when developing our own range of products too. We strive to be as sustainable as possible in every aspect of our business.

We choose to pack Grilo Protein in biodegradable material, and our labels are simply uncoated paper – with zero plastic – to reduce environmental impact once the package is discarded. Join us and be the change you want to see in the world!