Delicious. I mean…it’s candy. Healthy, gluten-free candy.
Hmm? What’s that? Review’s too short? Well, alright
then…I’ll do some more reviewing…
If you’re someone who exercises a good amount like me,
chances are you’d have come across those energy chews you can buy at the
counter at sports shops. Honey Stinger’s smoothie chews are pretty much the
same concept. They’re chewy, not too sweet, and easy to consume. In addition to
the fruity flavors, the chews are mixed with honey which is a nice little
touch. Honestly, these smoothie chews are suitable for any occasion. You can
eat a couple after a workout and refill your electrolyte capacity or you can
eat a few when you feel like eating something sweet. They’re tasty either way.
Avocado Crisps by Hippie Snacks are crunchy bites made from
real avocado. Ingredients are plant-based and is non-GMO and gluten-free. This
review will be based on the Sea Salt (Left) flavor and Guacamole (Right) flavor.
When it comes to the Sea Salt flavor, the word that comes to
my mind is “OK”. The texture is nice and crispy, but the flavor is…underwhelming.
The avocado mash is mixed with pumpkin seeds and the taste of those ingredients
come through nicely. But I could barely taste the sea salt. The Sea Salt flavor
is relatively bland, so I do recommend eating them with some sort of dip or
The Guacamole flavor is definitely the pick of the two. The
texture is pretty much identical, but the flavor is much, much better. You can
taste the sourness or tanginess from the guacamole, and dare I say, has a
slight spicy aftertaste as well. I think the guac and avocado crisp is a
fantastic combo. If you want to try these for yourself, I recommend trying the
If you’ve ever had the Ferrero Rocher classic confectionery
creation before, GFBs are made with pretty much he same concept. There are of
course, some differences. For one, GFBs are high in nutritious value. Some of
its headline features include vegan-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free,
and is also a source of protein and fibre. There is a total of eight flavors of
GFBs. This review will be on ‘Dark Chocolate Almond’ (Left) and ‘Dark Chocolate
Peanut Butter’ (Right).
Let’s start with ‘Dark Chocolate Almond’. This variation is
covered with a layer of almond chips and its taste is prominent in your first
few bites. Once you get to the chewy dark chocolate mix in the interior, that’s
when the flavors begin to mix. There is a good amount of cocoa powder and there
is a slight bitter after-taste. This product does contain organic cane sugar
but honestly, the sweetness isn’t all that noticeable.
‘Dark Chocolate Almond’ flavor is good, but if I’m going to choose
between the two I’m reviewing, I have to take ‘Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter’.
The peanut butter is genius. Instead of almonds, the batter is coated with
peanuts, and the interior batter itself is a fantastic, nicely balanced mix of
peanut butter and dark chocolate. Again, the sweetness is kept at a minimal.
My preference for ‘Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter’
should not take away from ‘Dark Chocolate Almond’. Both flavors are very good
if you feel the need to cure an itchy stomach! All in all, Gluten Free Bites
are highly recommended.
In the genealogical tree of baked goods, Nairn’s Gluten Free
Flatbreads is more closely related to the Cracker family than the Flatbread
family. So…it’s a strange choice to call these cracking delights ‘flatbreads’
if you ask me. Anyway, let’s get to the review, shall we?
Brought to the shores of Canada from our British friends
across the pond, Nairn’s Gluten Free Flatbreads are crispy, fibre-rich,
vegetarian friendly snacks made with gluten free wholegrain oats. There are
three flavors of Nairn’s Gluten Free Flatbreads available on the market:
Original, Rosemary & Sea Salt and Caramelised Onion. This review is based
on the latter two.
Both flavors I’ve tried are nice and crispy, and I am not
exaggerating when I say that they are comparable to regular crackers on the
market. Just like regular crackers, this product shines best when eaten with
something else. Nairn’s Gluten Free Flatbreads are like blank canvases that
allows you mix and match different flavors and different textures. You can
combine them with cheese, sour cream, salad and even meats. They are a
fantastic snack to make for yourself or someone else. I also noticed that the
flatbreads maintain its crispiness after the packet had been opened. I had a
packet opened for a day and the flatbreads were just as crispy. So there’s
absolutely no need to stuff your face from fear of turning stale!
If there is a negative about this product, it is this: I
would say that both flavors are not great when eaten by itself. While the flavors
are there, it is on the mild side. But honestly, I am nitpicking at this point.
If you do decide to buy Nairn’s Gluten Free Flatbreads which I highly
recommend, do yourself a favor by eating them with something else!
I love chocolate chips, but then again, who doesn’t? Made
Good’s soft baked mini chocolate chips combine dark chocolate chips with a
cookie base made from nutritious organic ingredients. It is gluten-free,
nut-free and vegan friendly.
So how does it taste? Just like chocolate chips. I would say
that it is less sweet than the regular variations you can find on the market,
but it does not differ all that much in terms of taste. The big difference
comes in texture. Since these guys are soft-baked, expect these cookies to be
more chewy than crunchy. The cookies are bite-sized and come in neat packets
suitable to pack for road trips, lunch breaks, mid-class snacks or whatever
else you think you’ll need a little food to get by.
The only qualm I have with this product is the price. Retail
price for the 5-pack box is around CAD$5 which I find to be on the pricey side
for a snack I could easily finish in a day or two. But other than that, I’d say
it’s a very good product all round. It’s obvious that Made Good clearly
cares about their consumers and set out to make the best tasting chocolate
chips with the best nutritional value.