Product Type: Ryvita Snacks
Newest Review: ... the nutritional information. All the packaging can be recycled which I love. The Ryvita Cracker The cracker itself is about four by two i... more
Ryvita Fruit Crunch
Member Name: MollyWH
Ryvita Fruit Crunch
Advantages: Healthy, tasty, good value for money
Disadvantages: I do think that they benefit from margerine / butter
I am off on holiday in September and need to get my body in shape so I won't look too scary in a bikini. For this reason, I have decided to try and start eating healthily to ensure I have enough time to lose weight by then. While browsing my local Morrison's the other day, I came across these Ryvita's which as far as I know are fairly new to the range.
The packaging for this product is slightly different from all the other packets of Ryvita because it comes in a cardboard box rather than just the paper type wrapping that the standard Ryvita's come in. However, inside the box they still have the paper wrapping which is useful for keeping the crackers fresh. The box gives all the necessary information such as ingredients and contact details and also the nutritional information. All the packaging can be recycled which I love.
The Ryvita Cracker
The cracker itself is about four by two inches and looks very similar to the Ryvita original crackers. The one main difference being that one side of the cracker is smooth and the other side is rough as it is coated with seeds and bits of fruit. Each cracker contains 57 calories, 1g of fat, 3.5 g of sugar, 0.1g of saturates, 1.7g of fibre and just a trace of salt. This Ryvita cracker contains whole grain rye, currants, whole grain wheat flour, brown sugar, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, whole grain oat flakes and honey so as you can see, they are quite different from the normal Ryvita.
I bought these from my local Morrison's where they cost £1.35 and I guess there are around 20 crackers in the packet. They are slightly more expensive than the Ryvita original crackers but I think they are worth the extra money.
I was actually very pleasantly surprised by this product. Normally Ryvita are ok but I wouldn't exactly describe them as something I enjoy eating. However, these I actually did enjoy eating. The Ryvita cracker is very crunchy, there are plenty of seeds and currants on the slice which adds to the texture and breaks up the crunchiness. I like the fact that the currants add an amount of sweetness to the cracker while still ensuring it remains a healthy snack. It states on the packet that this product is perfect for dunking in tea - to be honest, I didn't really like the sound of that but I did feel that the cracker would need something i.e. a slither of some low fat margarine to moisten the cracker a bit.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone making an attempt at healthy living. I find that because of the fruit content, they satisfy my sweet cravings while still being an exceptionally healthy snack. Personally I have not tried eating the crackers dry as I think they may be a little too dry but even with a small amount of low fat margarine; they are still a healthy snack. I think that they are good value for money and are certainly much more appealing than the other original Ryvitas.
Summary: Crunchy Fruit??