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
Ryvita Multi-Grain Crispbread
Author Name: daisylee3
Advantages: Filling, healthy, tasty, versatile, affordable
Disadvantages: Smell quite cardboardy in my opinion
Ryvita is something that I buy regulary as it's such a quick, versatile and reasonably healthy snack. It's also pretty filling so it's handy when I'm in a rush and need to grab something quick and simple to eat as it's a lower calorie and healthier option to say a piece of toast or a packet of crisps! It's also a great thing to have when I'm not hungry and can't face cooking as I will happily tuck into a few of these with a nice salad. I've found that ryvita comes in handy mainly during the evening when I'm watching telly or relaxing with my boyfriend and get the urge to munch on something - this is versatile enough to never get boring and I have a number of favourite toppings including hummous and peanut butter. For slightly less health conscious people, it'd probably taste amazing with cream cheese and nutella too!
Ryvita is a crispbread which is available in a variety of flavours including black pepper, sweet onion, sweet chilli and so on - there's an impressive range of flavours and something for everyone. Most of the flavours are savoury although there's also a 'fruit crunch' flavour available. There's also a plain version available along with 'thins' which is basically thinner strips of the crispbread rather than the usual rectangular shaped ones. My favourite flavour which is the one that I am reviewing is the multi-grain version. I like this one because it's very versatile and it's nice and simple. This is simply a wholegrain crispbread topped with toasted seeds and grains. Some of the seeds in the ingredients include brown linseeds and sesame seeds. Other ingredients include buckwheat, salt and wholegrain rye flour.
Ryvita has no weird, chemical-sounding ingredients in it and it is free from additives such as artificial colours and artificial preservatives. It's high in fibre, low in saturated fat and is described by the manufacturers as a British favourite which is 'light & airy with a distinctive crispy crunch'. Ryvita is suitable for vegeterians and it is made by milling and baking wholegrain British rye flour. A 250 gram pack of ryvita retails at around £1.20-£1.30 and it can be purchased from a majority of shops such as corner shops, supermarkets and so on - even Amazon sell it in bulk! I usually buy it from Tesco as I do my grocery shopping at Tesco. I pay £1.29 which I think is a reasonable price considering a pack will last me for atleast a week.
The packaging is simple and recogniseable. The crispbreads simply come in a green packet made of a thick material which is a cross between plastic and paper. The branding is pretty good with the product name in large red writing along with a brief product description and of course a large photograh of one of the crispbreads piled high with a yummy looking topping. Nutritional information, manufacturer contact details and ingredients can be found on the back of the packet. The packaging does need to be cut open and it is not re-sealable which is a minor disadvantage, and I reccomend putting them in a air-tight container once the pack is open to kee them fresh and ensure that they don't lose their crispy texture.
The ryvita's themselves are rectangular shaped and brown in colour with the generous amount of seeds visible on one side of the crispbread, while the other side is smooth. The texture is quite gritty without making it sound unpleasant! Taste wise, the crispbread alone is quite tasty. The nutty flavour of the seeds is easily noticeable and the pleasant bready wholegrain type taste is prominant. One of my friends doesn't like ryvita because she thinks they're salty tasting, but I totally disagree and they don't taste salty or unpleasant to me in the slightest. On their own, ryvita can be a little drying which is why I usually add a topping such as hummous or cottage cheese - there are lots of topping choices. Smell wise, these smell a little cardboardy in my opinion but despite this, the smell is pretty pleasant.
I find that four ryvitas along with the topping of my choice leaves me feeling full and satisfied, so ryvita is a substantial snack and suprisingly filling considering one ryvita contains just 41 calories! They are also high in fibre and contain protein so the nutritional values are really good in my opinion. Overall, I really highly reccomend ryvita crispbreads. They are a really healthy, low calorie and versatile snack and although they are low in calories I personally find that they are really filling as well as tasty. I give the ryvita multigrain crispbreads 5/5 and really reccomend them!