I have never tried the standard Ryvita crispbreads for a couple of reasons. Firstly they are made of the grain rye and I really didn't enjoy rye bread when I tried it. Secondly it is just the look of them. They look like pieces of cardboard really. However a friend of mine who is on a perpetual diet has been singing the praises of these little Ryvita mini snacks. She insisted I would like them because she does and she doesn't like ordinary Ryvita. I did take a cautious nibble of one she offered to me. To my surprise I enjoyed it.
Next time I was out looking for a snack I decided to go the healthy way and have a packet myself. Mine came from Wilko and cost 45p for a 24g pack. The minis are little rectangles of flavoured Ryvita. Because the flavouring is sprinkled on top it is colourful not that beige cardboard look of a standard Ryvita piece. The flavour of sweet chilli is satisfying to me but the chilli is pretty mild. It is more of an aftertaste with a general sweetish savoury taste upon first bite.
I used to think Ryvita would be crumbly but I didn't find that. The reddish flavouring on the cracker did remain on my fingertips a bit but that was minor.
The best bit of Ryvita minis for me was that the small packet was so filling. Much more so than crisps. This is probably the wholegrain Rye content.
The product is vegetarian and contains 95kcal per pack. I recommend it to anyone trying to give up crisps or over snacking because it will help you feel full.
To be honest, I don't like Ryvita, as I think that they are so bland and just tasteless; to me they taste how I would imagine cardboard to taste. However, as many of you will know, I am currently doing the Weight Watchers' diet and so I am always on the lookout for low fat foods. So when I came across these in the cupboard at home, I decided to try them; as I had run out of my Weight Watchers' crisps.
The Ryvita Mini Chilli's come in a multi-pack of six. There are approximately 20 Ryvita Mini's per bag. Each Mini is a square-ish bite sized shape. They are a brown-y cardboard colour and lightly dusted with an orange-y powder (which I'm guessing is the chilli.)
I would describe the taste as being spicy whilst at the same time a little sweet. There is quite a bit of a kick in the chilli - it does leave my tongue tingling just a little bit, although not half as much as Walker's Chilli Sensations. So I would say that if you don't really like really spicy foods, but don't mind a little bit of spice, then you may like to try these. They are definitely much more flavoursome that I had expected them to be. They have a dry, slightly rough texture, and have a good amount of 'crunch' to them.
I was surprised to discover that I actually really like these Ryvita Minis. They are very light, yet at the same time they are quite filling. I am not sure how I would get on with other flavours as I imagine them to be blend, but as Chilli is quite a strong flavour, I don't think that these are too bland at all. In fact I really like them, and the chilli is full of flavour.
I would definitely recommend them, especially if like me, you are on a low fat diet. Plus I feel I am being 'good' when I have these as they are full of wholegrain goodness, compared to when I have a greasy packet of crisps. They are a good snack and fill you up until your next meal.
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It seems that everything I actually enjoy eating (mostly sweet stuff and junk food) is jam-packed with calories and all sorts of worrying fatty ingredients so whilst browsing the aisles at my local Tesco, I spotted these Ryvita mini's in sweet chilli flavour. I'm a big lover of just plain Ryvita and Ryvita is obviously well-known for it's low fat content, this little snack has just 3% fat! Perfect for anyone who is dieting. These Ryvita mini's come in a variety of flavours, including: cream cheese and chive; salt and vinegar; mature cheddar and onion and of course, sweet chilli. I have yet to try the other flavours but will do in the near future. Being a lover of spicy food, these ones were for me but they aren't too spicy, don't worry! They are more of a tomato flavour. You can pick up a packet of these for 48p at any supermarket, which if you don't like them it isn't a huge fortune to part with, is it?
The packaging was what first attracted me to but these. The packet is similar in quality to a standard packet of crisps you would find. Attractively, the packet is a very bright, tomato red all over with ironically a very huge 'Minis' title on the front, as well as a picture of assorted chillis and the actual Ryvita snack. The packaging is certainly eye-catching and stands out on any supermarket shelf. In weight, the product is 30g and contains around 20 of these mini treats inside a single packet.
So, what are these Ryvita Minis? Obviously, they are minature sized Ryvitas. If you don't know what Ryvitas are they are basically like a grainy, savory cracker and they go perfectly with a layer of butter spread on top, but that's probably not the serving suggestion if your dieting. The mini cracker itself is about half an inch in size, kind of cute looking actually and in colour it is a slightly burnt orange shade from all the chilli flavouring and seasoning. They are small, and perfectly bitesized snacks. The packaging is also quite small, about 5 inches, and can easily fit into lunchboxes or handbags for on the go. Idealy, they are suitable to eat for lunch at work or college and you can even eat them with a salad or a dip. These Ryvita mini's are very versatile.
Significantly, a packet of these healthy treats has just 101 calories (5% of your daily reccomended intake.) And they contain a minuscule 0.8% fat. Finally, there is something on the market that is not only delicious in taste but low in fat! The fibre content of these is high too, which benefits your digestive system and avoids constipation.
The taste is fresh, sweet and slightly spicy. They are moorish and flavoursome aswell. Also, the texture is crumbly, the size of these mini Ryvitas make them not too harsh on your teeth and are easy to chew.
Overall, a very filling snack. Ideal for lunch, when I've ever eaten these before they have kept me full until dinner time. Amazingly, they manage to satisfy my cravings and best of all they are healthy! A very recommendable snack for anyone on a diet or just in need of a sweet and spicy snack. A great product from Ryvita! 5 stars.
I recently tried the Cream Cheese and Chive flavour of the Ryvita Minis range and I really enjoyed them so much and found them of a very good quality and I was sent some money off vouchers from Ryvita and decided I would like to use them and try this flavour and another flavour Salt and Vinegar.
They are available in single packets and in multi packs of 6 in each pack and in the multi pack they are 24g and in each bag there are around 10 rectangle shaped mini Ryvita biscuits around half an inch by 1 inch and they have a crunchy texture when eaten and there are 2 thin biscuits with a tiny amount of chilli paste and they have a small amount of with Chilli powder sprinkled over them for extra taste, and the chilli is not too hot as I first imagined it would taste, these are absolutely delicious and they are very filling and I ate some the minute I came home from the shops as I was feeling a little hungry and they filled me until my main meal of the day and the texture of them while eating them is not too hard on the teeth and they are very easy to chew because of the size of them.
The biscuits are made with wholegrain and they are only 3% fat, which is very good if on a diet or trying to maintain weight as I am at the moment and I must say these really are very filling for the amount in the bag, I would actually say the amount is perfect.
Per 24g bag they contain only 80 calories, 0.6g of fat, and 2.9g of fibre and I think the fibre content is very good too as the recommended amount of fibre per day is between 18g and 30g and so 2.9g for this pack is a good amount for the daily amount and they are very healthy too.
The chilli is very tasty sandwiched between the biscuits and I think it is a really good looking snack and I tried the Cheese and Chives and I cannot really choose which ones I prefer the most as they are both as good tasting and the quality is a very good one and these are available in 3 different varieties of flavours, this one, Cheese and Chive and Salt and Vinegar and the price of a multi pack is around £1.85 and I bought the Cheese and Chive one on special offer for only £1 and so it is good to buy them while on offer as it can save you lots of money and they are then almost half the price.
These are sweet Chilli but the sweetness in them and the Chilli is not too strong or sweet in fact they are just a perfect combination of the 2 in my opinion.
The bag is small enough to fit into a handbag or shopping bag for when you are outdoors and I like to carry a snack sometimes, especially when I am trying to lose a few pounds and these little snacks fill me until my meal time and my hubby has tried these ones and he absolutely loves them and although he is not on a diet or losing weight, he has taken a packet in his lunch box to work today as he loves them that much.
Ryvita products are not just for people who are on a diet, they are for a healthier way of lifestyle and with less fat and calorie content for a little snack in between meals.
I absolutely love the texture and taste of these and I highly recommend them for anyone to try them as they are very good quality and a very good value for money price and a change from crisps in my opinion.
They are available individually priced at around 48p from most supermarkets but I love them so much I will continue to buy the multi packs and save some money as they are so enjoyable and a superb snack in my opinion.
I give them 5 stars.
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Mmmmm I love crisps! But, rather annoyingly, and like most yummy things, they are unhealthy. So while rummaging around in the supermarket for a crispy snack I spotted these and thought it would be worth giving something healthier a try for a change.
The pack I bought was slightly different to that pictured - the whole bag was bright red and eye-catching with big letters, a nice red chilli and a pic of the snack inside. The bag is 30g and contains 101 calories (5 percent of an adult's guideline daily amount), 5% of your daily amount of salt and a mere 0.8g fat (1 percent of your daily guideline amount). I think the low fat content is a great selling point for these snacks.
So what's inside? Well, unsurprisingly, they do look like tiny ryvitas - they are kinda small and cute looking. They are also a slightly orange colour from the spices.
The texture is crunchy yet crumbly (as the crumbs all over my desk will prove) and the taste is actually pretty good - quite sweet and spicy and not too different from the Walkers Thai Sweet Chilli crisps. I would not recommend these to anyone who hates spicy foods, as they definitely have a chilli kick to them - we're not talking vindaloo levels of course, but there is certainly a little bit of heat!
If you are really craving crisps then these aren't ideal as they don't have that satisfying greasy potato thing going on - the main ingredient is wholegrain rye flour and I think you can taste the wholegrain. This isn't altogether a bad thing, and the snacks do 'feel' healthier than scoffing a pack of crisps - and the snack contains 15 percent of your recommended daily fibre intake too.
Overall I was really impressed with this snack. They tasted pretty good and, considering the low fat and calorie content, packed quite a flavoursome punch! I guess the main difference to normal crisps is the texture and the thickness and, although I would definitely buy these again, if I was reeeeeally craving crisps I may give them a miss.
I think these are usually around 50p, but I bought two packs for 80p.
Munch munch munch munch munch..........I should probably start by admitting that I am actually eating a pack of these while writing this. I know, it may be absurdly early in the morning , but I have been at work for hours already :( and needed a little snack to keep me going lol!! So if I seem to trail off in places....its only because I have lost myself in the deliciousness!!
Yes Ryvita minis are in fact delicious!!! Who would have thought it eh, those boring and bland ryvita's could be turned into something yummy and very very tasty!!
If you have read any of my other reviews you may have noticed that I am permanently on a diet and am constantly on the look out for healthy alternatives to my favourite snacks.
I love love love crisps. If allowed to I could eat my way through quite a few packs during the day. Obviously this isn't great for you, although I do buy lighter brands of crisps and I do still eat them I know that it s not great to have them everyday.
Enter ryvita mini's!!! They have all the tastiness, crunchyness and snack-ability that crisps so but they are much healtier.
They are exactly what they say on the packet...they are miniature ryvita crisp breads. This means they are wholegrain snacks made from rye. This is good for the heart and the digestion as its full of fibre. The pack is only 101 calories, which is about the same as a low fat crisp, but they have much more wholegrain goodness in them. There is only 0.1g of saturated fat in the pack as well, so these really are much healthier.
More impotantly however they have a fantastic flavour. The one thing I have noticed about low fat crisps is that they can be less flavoursome than the originals. These however, and in particular the sweet chilli flavour, are packed full of chilli flavouring that set the tastebuds tingling. They really do have a bit of a kick to them!!!
So whether you are trying to eat healthy, or just want a tasty snack , these are great for both and will be a permanent addition to my weekly shop from now on!!!!
The only reason I have given them 4 stars, is because they are slightly more expensive than crisps and you can't buy them in a multipack...yet anyway, fingers crossed ryvita will realise the error of their ways!!!
I was in Sainsbury's, standing by the crisps and other snacks, looking for something to munch on the bus journey home. I spotted these, a packet of Sweet Chilli Flavour Ryvita Minis, and I was intrigued. I love the sweet chilli flavouring on most foods but I don't like Ryvita. As they were only 39p for a 30g pack (which was cheaper than some of the other less-healthy snacks I was considering), I thought I'd give them a try.
They claim to be good for you because they only 3% fat and are full of "wholegrain goodness" although if you're allergic to rye, barley or soya then you'll need to steer clear of them. The allergy advice also warns that they may contain milk, sesame seeds and wheat.
They are suitable for vegetarians and, from reading the ingredients, they seem suitable for vegans too.
When I opened the pack I was greeted by a smell that wasn't very appetising, a sort of stale but herby smell. And they look like normal Ryvita which always reminds me a bit of wood chip! However these have a hint of red colouring and have little green flecks on them.
So my first impressions weren't great but their taste definitely changed my mind! They have that kick of sweet chilli flavouring and you get that tingling sensation in the aftertaste that you get with most spicy foods. It's not an unpleasant tingle either, unless you don't like spiciness. I found the flavouring really masked the usual bland taste of plain Ryvita and if you don't like normal Ryvita then I recommend you give these ones a try.
As for their texture, it's the expected dry crunchiness but they're not so dry that you end up too thirsty after eating a pack.
I found that my fingers hardly got messy while eating these so they're a good snack to eat while you're working although you do get a few dry crumbs.
My one complaint is that they're quite more-ish which isn't very good for a 'diet' snack because I'm sure I could work my way through a couple of packs at a time!
I'll definitely buy these again but I'll limit myself to buying one pack at a time to prevent scoffing!
Note: The packaging has now changed so the picture on DooYoo is incorrect. They now have a plain, bright-red plastic packet with a small picture of someone holding a Ryvita Mini in their fingers.
Wholegrain rye flour (72%), sweet chilli flavour (flavouring with malt vinegar from barley, herbs and spices), dried glucose syrup, rye flour, trehalose*, vegetable oil, salt, emulsifier: soya lecithin.
*Trehalose is a source of glucose.
of which sugars 3.9g
of which saturates 0.1g
Sodium (equivalent of salt) 0.3g
I adore any kind of ryvitas. Whether they be sweet slices or the regular ones I can usually be found chomping on one or two! I'm an addict of them that so when I saw these in a snack bag I couldn't resist buying them to try out and I was so excited to try them!
Bright red plastic square packet and on there front there is a picture of one of the Ryvitas and then I'm told they are 'Honest Goodness' Ryvita Minis 'Kick' Of Sweet Chilli Flavour and that they contain 3% fat and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on the bottom of the packet. On the back of the packet I'm told a bit about the product, nutritional information, ingredients and allergy advice is given, contact details for The Ryvita company are given, I'm told how to store the product, the best before date is displayed along with the size (30g) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice looking, high quality packet this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Packet....
The substantial mini wholegrain snack, with a full-on sweet chilli kick. Did we mention that Ryvita minis are only 3% fat? We have to keep reminding you because they taste too good to be only 3% fat.
Our aim it to source 100% British Rye (but sometimes we just can't squeeze enough out of the harvest thanks to the good old British weather). We buy as much as we can from our British farmers and bring it to Ryvita in Poole, Dorset where it is milled and baked.
Full of wholegrain goodness and high in fibre, Ryvita minis are a simple way to making it that touch easier to be that little bit healthier. Wherever, whenever. You can with Ryvita.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Delicious! The bag is full of mini ryvitas! So if your not at all familiar with them they are small oblong brown knobbled biscuits that are airy and hard all at the same time. They have a lovely sweet but savoury smell to them and are dry to the touch (I.E no seasoning comes off on your hands).
Taste wise well they are fairly dry, chewy and crunchy with a nice kick of sweet chilli flavouring to each and every one of them equally. Not too hot (or sweet) or anything they have a nice malty, wholegrain taste to them and really are a filling a gap snack suitable to eat on the go!
Rye, Barley, Soya and may contain Milk, Sesame Seeds and Wheat.
Nutritional Information Per Pack....
Energy: 101 Kcal
of which is sugars: 3.9g
of which is saturates: 0.1g
Equivalent as salt: 0.3g
I paid 43p for my bag in Sainsbury's.