Little Lentils by Three Farmers is roasted lentils tossed with sea salt. The
lentils are grown and made in Canada where the source can be traced by a code
on Three Famers’ website. The nut and peanut free and gluten product is an
lentil is crunchy and somewhat tastes like sunflower seeds. It is lightly
salted so it would be a great addition to salads. It is a great snack after
exercises because it contains high plant protein. However, I wouldn’t recommend
snacking it alone because the salt would make you feel quite thirsty.
Cacao Granola by One Degree Organic Foods is lightly sweetened oat and quinoa clustered
with cacao. The granola is resourced responsibly from farmers using 100%
organic and gluten-free ingredients. You can track the sources of the
ingredients and see the farmers and producers of each ingredient using the
6-digit code on the back of the package.
is crunchy and has the texture of normal granola. It is only lightly sweetened
enough to cover the bitterness of cacao. The cacao bonds the granola nicely
into small bite size. I would recommend eating them either as snacks or add
them into plain yogurts.
A couple of weeks ago, I tried and reviewed a couple of
flavors of avocado crisps from Hippie Snacks. I liked the avocado crisps (the
Guacamole flavor in particular), but does Hippie Snacks’ method of creating
fruit & veggie-based crisps work out this time round?
I’m glad to say that the cauliflower crisps live up to their
avocado cousins. The ranch flavor comes through nicely and mixes well with the “roastyness”
of the cauliflower crisp. They are crunchy and will definitely compliment well
with any sort of flavored dips you may have lying about. Despite the ranch
flavor, the crisps are not sour at all which may come as a nice surprise or
disappointment. Hippie Snack’s ranch flavored cauliflower crisps is a great
snack to try.
The appearance of these rolls readily lends itself to toilet
humor, but hey, you should never judge a book by its cover, right? Promise’s
Gluten Free Brioche Chocolate Chip Rolls are gluten free, dairy free,
vegetarian friendly and high in fibre content.
Alright, so the appearance is hilarious, but how’s the
content? Well…it’s okay. The texture is puffy and oddly firm in comparison to
other rolls I’m used to. Despite the chocolate chips, the rolls tasted bland
and dry. The choco chips were mild in terms of sweetness and weren’t crunchy in
the slightest. To be clear, this product is not terrible; my roommate and I
finished the whole pack in a single evening, and he found the rolls to be quite
tasty. But for me, on the whole, Promise’s Brioche Chocolate Chip Rolls are underwhelming.
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.
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.