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24 Lbs Chubby Freeze Dried Mealworms

A lot of other sellers of dried mealworms describe their mealworms as freeze dried when they are not. The vast majority of the mealworms for sale in the US are microwave dried but are described as freeze dried to either mislead customers or just because the sellers are uneducated in how the mealworms are dried or the differences in the 2 methods. In general freeze dried mealworms are a lot more expensive as the process of freeze drying costs a lot more and takes longer and there are not many producers doing it. It is very easy to tell the difference between freeze dried and microwave dried mealworms, microwave dried look hollow in the middle whereas freeze dried are almost solid and are a lot yellower in colour, please see our comparison pictures.

Freeze drying is a relatively modern process and is done by placing the mealworms on large racks inside a vacuum chamber before lowering the temperature to below freezing , and then slowly raising it again. The water in the food transforms from a solid state to a gas, thereby maintaining the food's structure and preserving its all important nutrients. The main benefits of freeze drying over microwave drying are:

  • A longer Shelf Life due to lower moisture content.
  • Freeze drying keeps the nutritional value as close to live mealworms as possible - the process keeps the food in a state of suspended animation and so once re-hydrated the mealworms are as fresh and nutritious as they were when they were frozen.
  • They are a lot quicker and easier to re-hydrate than microwave dried mealworms and look more lifelike. Re-hydrating them in just cold water for a few minutes is enough.
  • If you really don't like live mealworms but prefer to feed them to your animals then freeze dried really are the next best thing.

Give freeze dried a go and let us know what you think by leaving a product review.

Why Chubby?

Here at Chubby Mealworms we work closely with our trusted suppliers to ensure that our dried mealworms are of the highest quality. As a team, our aim is to provide 100% customer satisfaction which is why we are the number one supplier of dried mealworms. If you want to learn more about where we source our mealworms read here


24Lbs of Freeze Dried Mealworms come boxed containing 12x high quality resealable bags to keep your mealworms fresh.

Typical Analysis

Just 100% natural Freeze Dried Mealworms

Typical Analysis - Protein 52%, Fat 30%, Fiber 3.7%, Moisture Max 2%, Ash 4%, Calcium 38.06 mg/100g.

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3214 reviews

First time with all my orders that my bag had a big slit in it

Chubby Dried Mealworms are the BEST !

My chickens love all Chubby mealworms products and so do I but for different reasons. They love the taste & added protein. While I love the price, ease of delivery, free shipping and the difference in my ladies egg production.

Love Them Worms!

Thus saith my multitude of pretty blue birds. I caught about 6 of them on the mealworm feeder at one time; meanwhile, daddy was taking some back to feed either mamma or maybe it was the babies that had hatched very quietly and discreetly (as blue birds are always behaving) during the night. Third brood this season, and they all tell me they love them Chubby Mealworms! Um, so does the family of FIVE racoons that sneak into the night and take the mealworm pole down quite frequently!

River Shrimp

Good product my fish love it!

Great Value

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