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We have collected your feedback about our first Essento Burgers and Balls for one and a half years. After evaluating all your inputs, we have developed, tested and tasted new recipes. The results were super delicious!

We proudly present these two new organic members of our product family:

Essento Bio Burger & Essento Bio Balls

Our new Essento Bio Burger and Essento Bio Balls are organic, full of healthy nutrients and high protein. They contain, as you already know from us, all-natural and honest ingredients only. Key ingredient for our delicacies are organic Tenebrio (mealworm) from our breeding partner Ensectable in Endingen in Switzerland.

From Monday 4 March 2019 on, you find the new Essento Bio Burger and Essento Bio Balls in selected Coop stores in Switzerland.

We have increased the quality of the ingredients AND at the same time were able to lower the prices. Instead of CHF 8.95, you can buy the Bio Burger for CHF 8.70 and our Bio Balls for CHF 7.80.

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Healthy and delicious burger love

You can enjoy the new Essento Bio Burger without a bad conscience, thanks to:

30% Swiss organic Tenebrio mixed with spelt, bulgur and vegetables. Our burger patty is high protein and contains healthy fibres and nutrients. These include iron, zinc and potassium – minerals that everybody needs to function well.

Essento Bio Insect Burger - Good for you

We prefer the Essento Bio Burger fresh from a barbeque grill in between a whole grain bun with a bit of cress and a yogurt sauce. How about you? Show it to us – post a picture from your Essento Bio Burger creation online and tag us:

Facebook @essento

Instagram @essentofood

Strong like Popeye

To develop a new product and to experiment with different ingredients is a lot of fun. So, it happened that we created three different versions of our Essento Bio Balls in the end, which share one characteristic: they are incredibly delicious!

So, we decided to serve you our three creations depending on the season: Essento Bio Balls with Spinach, Essento Bio Balls with Turmeric and Essento Bio Balls with Beetroot.

At first, we are going to serve you our high-protein Essento Bio Balls with Spinach. Enjoy the insect-spinach-power for a strong-like-Popeye start into spring. Combine your tasty balls with fresh spinach leaves, onions, a bit of yogurt sauce and wrap it into a roasted pita bread. Yammmy!

Does this make your mouth-watering?

You find our organic products here

Swiss made – food from your neighbourhood

Our Essento Bio Burger and Essento Bio Balls are hand-made by us in Zurich. Thereby, we push for a closed resource cycle as good as possible.

We obtain our main ingredient from the farm Ensectable, which is certified by Bio Suisse and is located in Argovia. Peek behind the curtains and join a visiting day at Ensectable.

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What’s next?

In order to enjoy your Essento Bio Burger and Essento Bio Balls as soon as possible, follow these four steps:

1. Find in our Shop-Finder your closest Coop store.

2. Hit the road towards this store and find our product in the refrigerated section.

3. Back at home, pan-fry your burger and balls with a bit of oil in a frying pan until they have a golden-brown colour.

4. Enjoy!

4.1 Write us, how you like our new Essento Bio Burger and Essento Bio Balls Or link us on Facebook @essento and Instagram @essentofood.

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