It's not every day that I come across a product that fits in to both of the following categories; 'Good For You' and 'Delicious'. Usually when I change my diet to eat more healthily, I find healthy products do not taste as good as their naughty counterparts out there ~ the ones loaded with sugar, salt and fat. But anyone who has a sweet tooth and loves naughty food would feel that way too.
I know that whole grains are very good for you and are part of a healthy diet, so when I try to eat healthier, one of the options I look out for are whole grain products. I came across a bag of Pagen Krisprolls Wholegrain as I scanned the crackers aisle in Asda and thought I might as well give them a try. After all, they couldn't be any worse (from my own taste buds point of view) than other whole grain products I had tried in the past. The 225g bag cost me £1.05 which I thought was good value for this kind of product as the bag contains quite a few pieces. It showed a picture of two of the Krisprolls on the front, caked in salad and some kind of spread.
I took them home and opened the bag up to find out whether yet again my taste buds would feel disappointed or if for once in their lives, they would find something they would actually like the taste of. Luckily on this occasion, it was the latter. I smelt the bag and it had an aroma of a packet of digestive biscuits. I knew not to believe they would actually taste this way though. I took a bite in to one and it crumbled and crunched and I wondered whether it would pull a filling out. They have a crunchy, grainy, crispy texture which reminds me of French toast, although they are actually Swedish toast. They are slow roasted to create an abundance of flavour and they certainly taste that way.
I have to say, they were actually very tasty and delicious! They look like mini baguettes that have been sliced in half and you can smother them in an array of delicious toppings, such as; meat slices and cheese, or dip them in to all sorts of tasty little dips. It suggests on the packet about baking them in the oven for a minute to give them an oven roasted taste.
One idea I've just thought of that I've not experimented with, is, to top them with grated cheese and/or pepperoni slices and I expect they would make a crispy, crunchy pizza style snack...mmmm.
Apparently (according to the packet) in Sweden, they like to crumble them over their early morning yoghurts. This suggestion doesn't appeal to me because my tastebuds can not comprehend having a savoury snack with something sweet.
I took the above suggestion and made it in to my own, by trying to sprinkle it over my salad. I think next time I will use a pestle and mortar as it was quite painful trying to break it up in my fingers and sprinkle it as the edges are quite hard and sharp (that should come with a health warning lol). But the tiny fragments that did manage to sprinkle over my salad actually made my salad (I used lettuce, tomato, chicken and cucumber) that one step tastier. They go quite well with chicken. I've also dipped them in to soups or broken them up in to small pieces and hid them in the soup. It just makes a lovely companion for the soup and gives you that added healthiness, not to mention that it fills you up more.
Each Krisproll is approximately 13g and contains; 51 calories, 0.8g of sugar, 0.8g of fat, 0.3g of saturated fat, 0.2g of salt and 1.1g of fibre. So judging by that information, these are indeed quite healthy for you. Although I think the healthiest part of them is that they contain whole grains.
I would certainly recommend these to anyone who is trying to introduce more whole grains in to their life. I'm sure your taste buds will love them. I mean if mine can than anyone's can :)
I love bread but of late I have been looking for alternative options simply for a change. I spotted these in Asda costing 80p a bag and quite liked the sound of them so I grabbed me and my flatmate a bag to try!
The bag these come in is light yellow and brown in colour, like a waxed paper bag and on the front we are shown the Krisprolls with a couple of different toppings on them and told that they are From Sweden With Love, Krisprolls 'Wholegrain' The weight of the Krisprolls is stated which is 225g and there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown. Other information on the bag ioncludes being told a bit a bout the them and ideas on what to top them with are given, there is a full nutrtional chart displayed along with ingredients and allergy advice being given and contact details for Pagen (the manufacturer of the product) are listed.
The Krisprolls are actually meant to be Swedish toast and to me they look like a section of baguette, sliced down the middle. Light brown and rough textured to the upside of them these really do look lightly toasted and are obviously wholemeal.
Made from wholegrain cracked wheat along with a few other things these are toasted bread, crunchy throughout and a little bit hard however they contain a very light taste of sugar and are well seasoned too and in my opinion very moreish indeed.
The texture is great with these, they stay fresh for ages as they're already crispy/crunchy when you get them, they look great being a nice generous size each and I love the flavour of this bread!
Ideal for dipping in soup or topping with soft cheese and things these are yummy. You get about 20 in a bag the size I am reviewing and are filling and healthy. I love em why not try them with your posh prawn cocktail on Christmas day for a slight Swedish twist!
Nutritional Information Per 13g Krisproll:
Available in all good supermarkets etc at about 80p a bag.