WHAT: In anticipation of TBS’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, the network is partnering with EXO for the first and only time to distribute “Bug Bars” at Comic-Con® International via vending machines. Created by EXO, which is owned by Aspire Food Group, these one-of-a-kind protein bars are made out of cricket protein powder. Fans just enter their email address into the vending machines to receive a bar in addition to a special piece of Snowpiercer content.
WHEN: Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21
WHERE: TBS’s Snowpiercer Booth 4215 in the Comic-Con® Exhibit Hall
ABOUT: In the series, the Snowpiercer train carries the remnants of humanity around the world after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. While the front of the train enjoys the luxuries of first class, the Tailies huddled in the back of the train survive on daily rations of bars, which are made out of bugs. These bars at Comic-Con® offer a taste of the story, but with a flavor one would expect from the front of the train.
*Allergy Warning: please note cricket products may trigger crustacean and shellfish allergies and contain peanuts, almonds and coconuts.
From Mohammed Ashour, Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group: “It’s a thrill for me, as co-founder and CEO of a company dedicated to normalizing the consumption of insects in the western world, to have this chance for so many to taste a part of the Snowpiercer story I’m such a fan of while hopefully joining the two billion people who already consider insects a normal cuisine. Our Snowpiercer cricket bars have a solid texture and ingredients like peanuts and strawberries so the taste is more familiar while you’re trying something new. I wouldn’t typically consider a custom product partnership, but the alignment of Snowpiercer with Aspire’s own path of radical technology solutions to the real-world challenges of food insecurity and climate change made for a perfect partnership.”
Snowpiercer will also have a panel on Saturday, July 20 featuring stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, LenaHall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Mansonfrom 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, produced by Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series, which has been renewed for a season two, will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.
About Aspire Food Group:
Aspire Food Group is a leading, award winning enterprise developing the most advanced edible insect farming technology in the world. Aspire leverages the unrivaled environmental sustainability of insect protein as a basis to address global food security and food sustainability. Aspire’s fully-automated, patent-pending and modular technology can be scaled to any size in any geography, allowing for the efficient farming of insect protein anywhere. Born out of the 2013 Hult Prize competition, Aspire was conceived after five MBA students from McGill University competed with over 10,000 teams from around the world to win the first prize of $1 million in seed capital.