Product Type: Ryvita Snacks
Newest Review: ... £1.29 at Tesco. ===My Opinion=== Most people know the original Ryvita crispbreads which have been around for over seventy y... more
A tasty, nutritious product
Member Name: cerys82
Advantages: Nice roasted seed taste, not high
Disadvantages: None, but may be too dry for some people
Please note that this is now in different packaging to that shown - it is now green.
Ryvita now have a number of different varieties rather than the traditional (some might say bland) variety not just as crispbreads but as other varieties of savoury snacks.
This variety retails at around £1.15 for 250g, however you do see it on offer from time to time.
Ryvita tends to market itself as a good product for those watching their weight. The calorie count of this product is 37 per slice with 0.6g fat, it also says that it is high in fibre and is a source of iron.
The product comes in packaging which firstly appears to be paper but is quite glossy and plastic. You open the pack by pulling and separating the ends. This should not tear the packaging (it is surprisingly hardy), rather it will provide a bit of give so that you can easily wrap it all back up again. It is recommended that you move them all to an airtight container, however I have not found this necessary if I am eating them over the course of a week as long as I wrap it back up the best I can.
This multi-grain variety is a particular favourite of mine. Each crispbread slice contains 37 calories. Both sides of the crispbread are covered in toasted seeds, which I think is the best way of cooking seeds as it really brings out their flavour - the topside in larger seeds and the base in smaller ones. I find it hard to decipher which is which so I will just list the ingredients as described on the packet - wholegrain rye flour, buckwheat, linseeds, kibbled soya, sesame seeds, kibbled rye and salt.
I have to say that the taste is really nice, a definite improvement on the original flavour. The seeds add a nice nutty, almost roasted type taste to it. This makes it just a bit more satisfying than normal. In fact, I would argue that the taste is good enough that you could even enjoy the breads as savoury snacks without any topping, I know I do! That said they do work just as well with topping, in particular I like to eat these with chickpeas because the seeds really complement the pulse content. By saying that they work with toppings I also mean that the flavour that is there does not overpower whatever you put on top.
The texture of the bread itself is firm, it snaps when you bite it, but the smaller particles within can be quite crumbly which means you do need a plate when eating. When you reach the end of the packet there is also bound to be some seed debris, but this is quite tasty actually. I think that for the price it represents quite good value for money because they are not the type of things that you binge on because they are quite dry. Their 'snappy' texture means that you can have them for dipping sticks as well as traditionally laying toppings across them.
In conclusion, I really like this product - it represents a really good option for snacking etc when you are bit peckish, and something a bit more substantial at lunchtime when teamed with appropriate toppings etc. I like to try and keep some at my desk when hunger pangs strike, and I have to be honest as a surprisingly satisfying and tasty snack with a low calorie content, I think that they work.
Summary: Something to keep around to stop from snacking....