Nairn’s Gluten Free Flatbreads – Cracking Stuff!

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!

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.