Crunchy Little Lentils by Three Farmers

Crunchy 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 allergy-friendly snack.

The roasted 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.

Quinoa Cacao Granola by One Degree Organic Foods

Quinoa 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.

The granola 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.

First Avocado, now Cauliflower

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.

A Half-Baked Promise

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 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.