Avocado Bravado

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 spread.

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 Guacamole flavor.

GFB are the BFG (Best Frickin’ Goodies):

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.

MadeGood Soft Baked Mini Cookies Chocolate Chip – Chip off the old block

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.