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BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT

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$18.18

(Plus GST for Australian customers.)

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES are the human-grade treat that's complete and balanced AND boosts health.

Made with Australian cricket protein and 17 other all natural food ingredients, BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES make complete and balanced treats, that can also be used as a meal replacement.

Simply add water, mix, roll and bake, and in less than 30 mins, you'll have handmade cricket bikkies!

THE GUILT-FREE, SUPERFOOD TREAT

The no-meat, high protein, complete and balanced treat, you can feed GUILT-FREE! 

EASY TO MAKE

ADD WATER & MIX

Pre-heat the oven to 130 degrees C.
Put the mix in a bowl, and then add up to 2 tablespoons of water per 50 grams (so 4 in total for the 100 gram pack). It won't look like enough, but trust us, it will be. (If in a humid environment eg Queensland, add a little less.) Mix together well.

ROLL FLAT OR IN SHAPES

You have a choice of bikkie to make. If you do the super-fast method (aka Amanda's lazy method), then you'll pop the ball of dough onto a baking paper sheet, put another sheet on top and then roll flat with a rolling pin or bottle. Make it quite flat, sort of like cardboard thickness, then score lengthwise and crosswise. If making a thicker bikkie style, pop into a silicon mat OR make it about 3mm thick, and cut into shapes. (Still use the baking paper if using the cookie cutter though.)

BAKE

Lift the baking paper onto a tray (or lift the silicon mat) and pop into the oven. Cook for at least 20 mins, and then review. If you'd like them to be a little less cakey, cook them for a bit longer - anything up to 40 mins, OR less time at 150 mins. Then cool on a rack. 

EASY FLAT BIKKIES

Rolled super-flat and scored before baking. 

BLISS BALLS

Made in a silicon mat.

BIKKIE SHAPES

Make a little thicker and cut with cookie cutter. 

HOW TO MAKE CRIKKIES VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

Cricket meal, sweet potato powder, apple powder, carrot powder, beef bone broth, organic pumpkin powder, bone meal powder, organic wheat grass, sunflower oil, kale, organic nettle powder, iodised salt, organic chicory powder, probiotic (bacillus coagulans), nutritional yeast , green lipped mussel, cod liver oil, kelp powder.

Allergen Information: People who have a SHELLFISH allergy should not eat edible insects. You can have a similar reaction. 

RESEARCH ON INSECT PROTEIN

Research into insects (and in particular crickets) as an alternative protein source for dogs and cats, found that the protein content and amino acid score of house crickets were higher than that of poultry meal (significantly higher for AA) and similar to that of fish meal. However, the in vitro N digestibility was higher compared both.

Bosch, Guido, et al. "Protein quality of insects as potential ingredients for dog and cat foods." Journal of nutritional science 3 (2014).

HINTS

Don't add too much water. If in a humid environment, add less water. Still use the baking paper even if using the cookie cutter.
If it's too cakey, pop it in the oven for a bit longer. You can't destroy it. (Other than burn it!)
Store in an airtight container for no longer than a week. 

Also, if you mainly use your treats for training, out and about, these can be crumbly. If carting the treats around in a 'food pouch' consider making the slightly thicker versions.

CALORIES

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES are a concentrated form of energy. There'll be about 3500 kcal/kg...which means that if feeding CRIKKIES, you'd feed 3/4 of the typical amount of a lean beef meal OR half the amount of a chicken meal. Put another way (for those with scales) a 100 gram pack of baked CRIKKIES will equate to about 200 grams of a raw lean beef (and bestie balancer) meal. It will equate to about 260 grams of a raw chicken (and bestie balancer) meal.

COOKIE SHAPES

One of our testers bought these bikkie shapes from Woolies for about $3.50... 

OUR HUMAN-GRADE, POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS

AUSTRALIAN CRICKET MEAL

Not only an environmentally sustainable, digestible protein, this Australian cricket meal is also rich in calcium, iron,  B12 and B2 vitamins and has three times the amount of omega 3 as salmon.

3 AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOODS

Australian sea kelp, hand-harvested on the Australian coast, is a potent source of iodine.

It combines with kale and wheatgrass, which is packed with chlorophyll (as is imported nettle), vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as minerals zinc, iron, selenium, and manganese.

5 FRUIT AND VEG

Apple, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin and kale: together, these Australian-sourced fruit and veg make a powerful mix. The orange veg are rich in betacarotene, a precursor of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant. Kale is also rich in betacarotene as well as lutein, and other vitamins and minerals. Apple is a good source of vitamins and dietary fibre.

NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that's a also a complete protein - containing the 10 amino acids that dogs need. It's also packed with B-vitamins, including B12 (typically only found in meat),  has an abundance of trace minerals and the powerful antioxidants glutathione and selenomethionine. It also contains the carbs beta-glucan and alpha-mannan, that boost the immune system.

PRE- AND PROBIOTICS

Prebiotics, in the form of chicory root, high in inulin and a natural prebiotic, supports the growth of probiotics, a group of 'friendly' bacteria that help with gut health and in turn, immune system health. The BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES includes live spores of B. coagulans MTCC 5856 strain at a strength of 1.47 billion CFU per 5 grams of mix.

GREEN LIPPED MUSSEL

Green lipped mussel from NZ contains glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine and chondroitin, as well as zinc, and magnesium, all beneficial for good joint health. In addition, green lipped mussel along with cod liver oil, provides omega-3 fatty acids

COD LIVER OIL

The cod liver oil we use, is made from wild caught, sustainably sourced Norwegian Arctic cod. This cod liver oil is rich in omega-3s, including EPA and DHA, which support heart, brain, vision, and joint health, as well as vitamins A and D.  

MCHA BONE MEAL

MCHA (or Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite) bone meal is extracted from Australian certified BSE-free, pasture-fed cattle. It's a natural bone replacement that provides the proper calcium and phosphorus balance.

BEEF BONE BROTH

Beef bones from Australian cattle are boiled under high pressure for more than six hours to extract all the nutrients; the broth is then dried using innovative low temperature processing. They're packed with trace minerals and a great taste!

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12/12/2019
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Bente D.
Australia Australia

Fantastic new product with an interesting main protein source

I thoroughly enjoyed CRIKKIES as training treats. My dogs really loved it. I think it is a unique alternative to the usual beef / chicken treats, which my dogs really enjoyed. I also loved the idea, that I can bake my own cookies., and next time I'll use my new purchased Snoopy cookie cutters.

Bente Dubnitzki verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Bente! So glad they (and you) enjoyed them!

12/04/2019
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Rusty
Australia Australia

Bake yo crickies

I love my bake yo cricket treats .♡

Rusty verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/04/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Oh, that is priceless...

12/03/2019
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Ann L.
Australia Australia

A guilt-free treats that I'm excited about .

I'm happy to announce that we were chosen to be testers for this product. I have a fussy little one and I am excited to say that he loves his bake yo cricket treats. And they are quite tasty if I should say so myself. I have a habit of tasting a tiny bit of what I give my little boy except for Raw meat of course.. what an amazing guilt-free product. And you have the privilege of making it yourself.. I recommend this amazing products to every pet parent, you will love yourself for it. Knowing that you are feeding an amazing complete and balanced healthy treat to your fur babies is an amazing feeling.

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Ann for being an early tester and for your great feedback. We're super-thrilled you and your little one love them! (And thanks for that special line...you know which one!)

12/03/2019
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Lauren
Australia Australia

We Love Crikkies!!

Love Love Love!! My 3 fur babies thought Christmas had come early when I began making these Crikkies over the weekend. Not to mention how pleased they were when they all got to take turns in licking the bowl This product is such a great idea, especially for us Raw Feeders that are extremely conscious about what we feed our pups. The ingredient list is so interesting and so well thought out. I never knew Crickets were so nutritious!! They are also SUPER EASY to make, even for a novice cook like myself Thanks again Bestie for making yet another fantastic, highly palatable and healthy product for our beloved fur babies.

Lauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREATLauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Lauren - it was a bit of an experiment to begin with but I'm thrilled that you and your pack love them. (And thanks for being an early tester!)

12/03/2019
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Lindsay
Australia Australia

Crikkies

We were one of the lucky ones to test out the Bake-Yo-Crikkies. I am a raw feeder so I am all about making my own treats and knowing EXACTLY what my babies are getting! Full of only the best ingredients you know you are feeding high quality treats, you can also have some fun with them if you are feeling like getting yo bake on I wasn’t aware of Cricket Powder being a ‘thing’ and how beneficial it actually is - we will be including it more in our diets that’s for sure! Thanks again Bestie another great product!

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks heaps for this - and for taking the time to test and give us your insights. Much appreciated!

11/13/2019
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Sian W.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Milly

Seems good

Easy process to order. I wasn't sure if my dog (kelpie x staffy) was going to like this stuff but she seems to; she even likes licking the bowl I've mixed it in so that's good. To soon to see any health benefits but it all sounds good to me. I must admit it does make it easier giving her raw / home cooked food and knowing that if I add bestie to it then she's getting all the vitamins and minerals she needs.

11/13/2019
Bestie Kitchen

That's excellent news! Thanks so much for your feedback, and do let us know how Milly progresses. (Glad it's making your life easier too.)

11/05/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Jax & Meea

Good product

Seems like a great product. Dog’s love it. Very responsive service.

11/05/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks! We're thrilled that Jax & Meea love it.

10/06/2019
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Mary T.
Australia Australia

My 3 little dogs just

My 3 little dogs just love Bestie will definitely keep ordering Thank You

10/06/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Mary! We're so glad they like it!

09/24/2019
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Lauren
  • What's your dog's name? Gatsby, Rosie + Diva

Super thrilled!!

We REALLY love your product! I have 3 dogs, all of which I raw feed. My issue is that I am not always on top of making bone broth, the veggie mix and all the extra little additions that help boost their diet for every meal. So far though.. 1 of my frenchies has an autoimmune disorder and has been suffering from hotspots pretty badly on and off for the past year. Since being on Bestie (2 months) .. he hasn’t had anymore hotspots!! So we are absolutely amazed!! Our 2nd Frenchie was an ex breeding rescue and came to us 2yrs ago on a kibble diet and a really bad stomach (projectile yellowish diarrhoea for weeks) We switched her to raw and it got better, but didn’t fix it. Again, since being on Bestie, we have noticed she never has runny **** left on her butt, which she did quite frequently prior to Bestie!! And our 3rd dog is a 13yr old Staffy x Ridgeback and thankfully she never really gets sick. But we’ve noticed she seems to have more energy and mobility than before?! So all in all, we are super thrilled with your product. Dogs seem to LOVE the flavour too. The only thing I would like to see changed is a larger bag size. As having 3 dogs I’d like to be able to buy in bulk and save a bit of money. Thanks so much!!

Lauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
09/24/2019
Bestie Kitchen

They are adorable, and I'm super-thrilled that you are too! Excellent news. And standby for the 1kg pack...out soon, promise.

09/19/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Jessie and Molly jack russels

Great product

I love the smell and power is easy to mix.My two girls love it to and look for more.l feel comfortable useing the product because of all the good ingredients .

09/19/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you! That is so good to hear. Thrilled that Jessie and Molly love it.

09/16/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Our dogs names are Tara and Benny

Bestie's Kitchen for two dogs

We have given our 2 dogs Bestie's kitchen with turkey mince, chicken mince and beef mince, they love it and they lick the bowls clean.

09/16/2019
Bestie Kitchen

So glad that Tara and Benny love bestie! Thank you for your feedback.

09/12/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia

Great product!

We purchased Bestie when it first came out and have been feeding it to our three little dogs since then. The dogs love it. I think it is great because you have the goodness of raw feeding without the worry of whether or not you are providing your dog with a balanced meal. Paws up from us!

09/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

So glad to hear it works for them - and you! Thank you.

09/12/2019
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Angie D.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Oscar and Millie

Vet happy with dogs weight loss

We’ve been feeding Bestie to our dogs for almost 3 months. They just love it mixed into their raw mince (beef, roo, chicken) and since swapping them over from dried kibble their poos are well formed but soft - not like rocks. A recent vet check showed their weight was down by 10% which made us happy, as they were both overweight.

Angie D. verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
09/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks Angie - thrilled at the result. (And vet thumbs up!)

09/10/2019
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Anonymous
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Thor

Easy balancer

Fantastic support and very easy to use.

09/10/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Glad to hear it's a hit. Thank you!

09/02/2019
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Denese R.
  • What's your dog's name? Bisbee

So easy. A no brainer. And no worry.

It’s so easy. The instructions are clear. I know exactly how much supplement to give Bisbee. I sprinkle it in his food and he slurps it up. He’s a very picky eater with a touchy stomach. He didn’t even sniff twice with this. Just inhaled it as if it was the same old stuff. I love it because even though I’ve been making his food from day one, I’ve known he probably wasn’t getting enough “nutrition.” With Bestie, I don’t have to worry anymore.

Denese R. verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
09/02/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thrilled to have made life a little easier Denese and super glad Bisbee loves it.

08/31/2019
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Liz F.
Australia Australia
  • What's your dog's name? Tilly and Jaspar

Happy Dogs

Both my dogs sit impatiently whilst I quickly get their food organized. So easy to prepare. They can't wait to eat their bestie meal. I have tried putting other supplements with their meals before but they have never liked them. Now I can feed them a raw diet with confidence knowing all their needs are being met. Thank you so much Amanda.

Liz F. verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
09/02/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks heaps for this Liz! So glad to know that you and Tilly and Jaspar are happy with bestie.