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I'm always keen to try and eat a healthy balanced diet, with lunchtime meals during the week posing a bit of a problem as I have to prepare something rather basic that I can eat in my lunch break at work. I have started keeping a stash of Ryvitas on my desk as they come in handy for a quick bite, and the ones I've had most recently are these Ryvita Original Crispbreads. A 250g packet cost me 99p from Tesco which I feel is a very reasonable price.
Product description: "Wholegrain rye crispbread.
+ Low fat.
+ High fibre.
+ No artificial colours or preservatives."
Ryvitas come in a basic plastic wrapper which does not have a resealable section, but they do seem to keep well even without being moved into another secure container. These original flavour crispbread slices have a rough appearance with a pitted top layer that is covered in an annoying dusty substance. I prefer to add my toppings onto this side of the crispbread so that it minimises the fallout. When I have tried eating them plain without any topping, the dust goes absolutely everywhere and makes a right old mess. The taste of the crispbreads is very plain but this makes them a versatile base so you can try a variety of different toppings. They have a nice light and crispy texture.
The picture given on the packaging recommends to try topping your crispbread with "fresh tomato, mozzarella, basil and black pepper" which seems like a nice healthy option and would suit vegetarians as well. I usually prefer to accompany my Ryvitas with some sort of spread to balance out the dryness. Some options that I frequently enjoy include: houmous, cream cheese with smoked salmon, peanut butter. The packaging also provided several serving suggestions for sweet toppings such as cream cheese with strawberries, although I'm not convinced that I want to give this a try and prefer to have a less healthy but more tasty dessert to balance it out!
They are a healthy option for lunchtime or snacking, and I usually find that I will eat three of them in one serving to make sure that they have a filling effect. They are a good source of fibre as well as being low in sugar, fat and salt. Overall I would recommend these Ryvita crispbreads, as they are light yet filling and provide a versatile base that you can top with whatever takes your fancy.
Typical nutritional values per slice (approx 12g):
Energy - 168kj - 35kcal
Protein - 0.9g
Carbohydrates - 6.7g - of which sugars - 0.3g
Fat - 0.2g - of which saturates - trace
Fibre - 1.7g
Sodium - 0.02g - equivalent as salt - 0.05g
Ingredients: Wholegrain Rye Flour (97%), Rye Flour, Salt
According to Wikipedia 'until 2009 was manufactured by The Ryvita Company. The company was founded in Birmingham in 1930 and is today a subsidiary of Associated British Foods. In 1925 the Ryvita company was established, with a bakery set up in Birmingham two years later, producing one of the first packaged goods in the bakery field'.
Red/orange plastic paper wrapped pack.
Has a serving suggestion of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and black pepper.
Each slice is 35 calories and 0.5 grams of salt.
Made with 97% wholegrain rye flour and also rye flour and slat.
Low fat and high fibre.
No artificial colours or preservatives.
More serving suggestions available on their website.
Has 'The Princes Countryside Fund logo and by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
British rye is milled and baked in Poole, Dorset.
Made with British rye from British farmers (weather and harvesting permitting).
Suitable for Vegetarians.
===Other Ryvita Crispbread Flavours===
Cracked Black Pepper
Sunflower Seed and Oats
Pumpkin Seed and Oats
Hint of Chilli
===Other Ryvita Items===
This has been around in its original form since the 1930s and I often had this at home as a child. Recently I have been trying to eat a healthier diet so bought some of these crispbreads to use for snacks. I know lots of people buy then for the purposes of losing weight but I have nevEr bothered to diet in that way but sometimes it is nice to have a snack that is also healthy.
These crispbreads are crispy and oblong and have two different sides - ones has large holes in it and the other is just sort of uneven. This is so you can choose which side to put your filing or butter. Personally I always use the smooth side as I do not want to eat too much butter for health reasons (my father on the other hand would always have used the side with the holes for his butter). There are many different and adventurous ways to use Rybvita crispbreads but personally I like to just have them in the plain old fashioned way. As a snack I will have four, with a thin layer of butter, and either with some sliced cheese or else with some marmite. They are a filing snack with some tea. they are even quite tasty just on their own with some butter and a cuppa.
These crispbreads have a nice savoury sort of taste and are a much better snack than sugared biscuits.
There are other varieties of crispbread now produced by Ryvita but these are quite a bit more expensive than the ordinary original version so I have not tried those yet.
If you want to try out new recipes and ways of eating Ryvita check out their website which has many different recipes.
Also on their website and mentioned on the packet is an offer to buy either an insulated lunch bag or a cute tin to keep your Ryvitas in. The lunch bag is £4.99 and the tins (in red or white) are £4.49 - both with free postage.
===Would I Recommend?===
~~The Purchase ~~
I recently bought some lovely Ryvita original crispbread after developing a bit of an aversion to bread. So I had been looking for an alternative to replace my daily sandwich and the gluten free breads out there are somewhat expensive and tasteless to say the least. I chanced upon these original Ryvita's as I was browsing the biscuits and cracker aisle of my local supermarket and as I have not had these in years thought will give them a re-try.
So lunchtime I loaded them up with butter and slices of thin cucumber and have to say I was not disappointed with the taste and quality of these lovely crackers. Although light and crispy they still seem to retain a good deal of flavour and they are not so thin as to be unsatisfactory in dealing with hunger pangs.
~~The Big Eat~~
They are still filling enough to replace the mighty sandwich (in my opinion). Although I chose to have a light topping you can of course load them up with any kind of topping; which includes not just savoury toppings. The manufacturers are currently advocating you try them with 'cream cheese, sliced strawberries, crumbled digestives and chocolate shavings' (yes altogether!) not my taste but hey-ho sounds good for a summer picnic and certainly not a topping I would have immediately thought of. My usual topping is something light like Philadelphia, or mozzarella or just plain butter. That is the beauty of these lovely crackers, you can have them in the cupboard and as long as you have some butter in the fridge you can run up a cheap and low fat snack. There is no worry about what is the sell by date do I have to use it up in the next 2 days! (like bread) , the packet I have has a use has it gone too dry what shall I have on it have I got anything in make up a lunch.
~~ Alternatives ~~
I have to add that I recently in a very hasty visit to Lidl's I purchased their own brand version of the these Ryvitas thinking what could be the difference ? Oh how wrong I was, the cheaper brand was like trying to eat cardboard with butter on the top. So it was no comparision to these Ryvita originals. Looking at the original's I noticed they have more puffiness to the centre and I can only assume this is what helps give it its superior flavour and crunch.
~~ Costs and calories ~~
They come in a 250 gram pack and there is plenty of crackers in there to last a good few days for lunches and snacks (I normally have 3 for lunch). As for the price, it is a price crunching £1 per pack in Asda.
In addition to these points, each slice holds only 10 calories, and the ingredients are just wholegrain rye flour and salt. They are low in fat and high in fibre with no artificial colours or preservatives.
Ryvia also have a website you can go to dedicated for getting inspiration for toppings also - www.ryvita.co.uk so if your ever stuck for ideas you can always google that and get some possibly inventive topping ideas.
All in all I am so glad I chanced upon these lovelies as in my opinion I give it a great
5 stars ***** for price and taste.
As part of my battle to eat more healthy and lose that little bit of excess weight I'm carrying (only 7lb's to go) I decided to buy myself some Ryvita. I always remember as a small child, mum having Original Ryvita in the cupboard which I always thought resembled some form of pitted cardboard, but I'm always up for giving things a try and if I don't like them, bottom line, I don't buy them again.
***what is Ryvita***
Ryvita comes in a variety of different Rye crisp breads and baked wheat cracker breads coupled with Ryvita mini snacks and Ryvita thins and are basically wholegrain crackers which are high in fibre and low in everything else...very nutritious and a good healthy option for people who are on a diet or even if you're just looking for a light tasty snack.
***About Ryvita Original***
The Ryvita variety I have at the moment is the Ryvita Original Crisp bread which is quite simple containing only Wholegrain Rye flour, Rye flour and salt....you can't really get much more basic than that. The packaging confirms that this product is suitable for people who wish to avoid; MSG, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Milk, Egg, Yeast, Crustacean, Fish, S02 & sulphides, Celery, Mustard and GMO. The product is also suitable for vegetarians.
Ryvita Original Crisp breads are basically small rectangular crackers that are oatmeal coloured and don't really resemble cardboard. They are very crispy and dry, especially if you choose to eat them without any form of spread, or topping, and I wouldn't recommend you eat them without an accompaniment.
The main thing I like about Ryvita is how versatile they are, you can eat them with pretty much anything....dollop on some low fat cream cheese with some thinly sliced cucumber or celery and enjoy a healthy tasty lunchtime snack, or...pop some broken up Ryvita into your lunchtime soup or salad to act as crispy croutons, or alternatively you could just dip the crisp bread in your soup...they're even tasty just nice and simply buttered.
A single slice of Ryvita original contains a mere 32 calories. Sugars, fats and saturated fats are all present at less than 1% of your GDA.
***My thoughts and opinion***
At only 32 calories per crisp bread, it really is amazing how filling this actually is...and a packet really does go a long way. I estimate that you get around 25 crackers in a pack, and at only 0.87p a pack, that's set to last a good couple of weeks at least. I know most people may not find this the most taste bud tantalising snack in the world, but it's healthy, it's nutritious, and I personally like the taste, and it's allowing me to be a little more creative with my lunch. If you're looking for something that's not quite as high in calories as bread then I definitely recommend that you give Ryvita a try.
Ryvita Original is a crispbread which is made from wholegrain rye - and it is infact 97% wholegrain rye, which just a touch of flour and salt. Because it is wholegrain, the rye has not been overly processed to the extent that it is of no nutritional value - and most importantly it retains fiber which we all need more of in our diets. A packet of Ryvita Original that weighs 250 g costs 88p from Tesco's.
I eat Ryvita Original several times a week but I cannot honestly sit here and say that I love Ryvita. I don't. It does undoubtedly taste not disimilar to cardboard, as does the whole Ryvita range for that matter. The texture is very dry and although I wouldn't say they were flavourless, they are not something you could eat and say that it has a pleasant flavour. If anything I would say the flavour was very bland with slightly wheaty and nutty undertones. I would certainly never eat one without a topping as basically I might as well go and eat the covers of the Yellow Pages!
So, why do I eat Ryvita if I believe the taste is like cardboard? Basically because I can eat it on my diet and because if you smother it in a delicious topping you can almost mask the taste of the Ryvita and it simply provides a structure to the snack. I like the crispiness that Ryvita provides - and the fact that no matter what you cover it in, it does not go soggy or loose any of its crunch.
From a nutritional perspective, Ryvita is pretty good. Each Ryvita contains:
I have a few favourite toppings to go on Ryvita Original, but at the moment my favourite is tuna mayo. Basically, get a tin of tuna, mix it with a little chopped onion, a chopped tomato, some chopped cucumber and then bind it together in low-fat mayo - and it is delicious. Alternatively, its good with low-fat hummous with some cucumber and low fat Philadephia Spread.
Overall, I would recommend Ryvita only if you're watching the calories because there are more tasty crackers out there!
Whenever I offer anyone a Ryvita they usually say one of two things, either Oh yes please, great I am on a diet, or no thanks I am not dieting at the moment. Ryvita is often associated with dieting, but it is actually a great healthy crisp bread that can form part of anybody's diet.
I have been eating Ryvita ever since I can remember and have always stuck to Ryvita Original but over the years they have created many more different types of Ryvita. There are now pumpkin & oats, cracked black pepper, dark rye, multigrain, sunflower seeds & oats, fruit crunch and more.
Ryvita is a wholegrain crispbread that uses natural ingredients, made with wholegrain rye and is high in fibre, they are incredibly crunchy and make a great alternative to bread or crackers.
I suppose serious dieters might eat them on their own, but I prefer to use toppings with mine. They are nice with spread cheese on top, or indeed cheddar cheese, other toppings can include spread meats, or pate, cottage cheese, feta cheese and chopped olives or mozzarella cheese with tomato and hummus.
Once opened Ryvita tend to go soft and lose their crunch if not stored properly in an airtight container. I have solved this problem by buying one of the Ryvita exclusive storage tins which can be found on their website www.ryvita.co.uk. These are cute little tins that look great in the kitchen; they come in various bright colours, red, purple, yellow or green and have Ryvita written on the centre of the tin. These can be ordered directly from their website for £3.99 including postage and packaging.
Ryvita original can be found in most supermarkets and food stores, they contain 32 calories, trace fats and trace saturates per crispbread and are currently 80p per 250g at Tesco. Tesco also do a great range of the other varieties I mentioned above some of which are slightly higher in price and the nutritional information will vary depending on the variety.
I am always looking to change my diet and lose a few pounds when I am about to prepare for a running event. I always find that changing my diet is the key way. The trick is to eat often but somehow reduce calories. This is where ryvita has a great roll. Low calories and they supress hunger too.
Ryvita Original are available in most supermarkets. I usually buy mine from tesco which will set you back about 70p for 250g which equates to 20 crispbread biscuits. I have seen them on offer at near on 50p at certain times of the year
Ryvita are made from wholegrain rye which is very low in calories 32 Kcal per crispbread. You can onsume them throughout the day by adding almost any type of spread, I prefer to add cottage cheese just to ensure my calorie consumption remains low. If yo are having these for your main meal at lunch I would advise having a tin of soup or smething simular aswell just to ensure complete nutrition for your body.
The crispbread are brown in colour and very crunchy, for a snack I will usually consume about 3 - 4 and I find that this will satisfy my hunger for at least a couple of hours. They really are great for a healthy and low calorie diet plan.
I love the texture of Ryvita as they have lots of ridges in them and this is perfect for collecting up little dollops of spread to ensure each bite is extra delicious and mouth watering.
You can also buy many other types of ryvita styles such as with sesame sees etc. I prefer the original because you know it will be plain and simple.
The packaging is a thin type paper which when open the biscuits ryvita would need to be put in a container to ensure they could be kept for use without becoming soft.
I really do think this is a grea product and worth giving a try.
Well done ryvita!
I'm trying to be a bit healthier lately so I've started to eat Ryvita for my lunches. I used to eat them quite a bit a few years ago but gradually went off them although I do still like them every now and then.
The Ryvita originals are a crispbread made from wholegrain rye. Each rectangular slice is quite thin and really crispy and has quite a rough and bumpy texture.
These are a very dry snack and I could never eat them by themselves as I'd need about a litre of water to wash one down with! By itself it would probably taste a bit like eating sandpaper to be honest! But adding something extra on top makes them a lot more moist, tasty and easy to eat. They go really well with anything that's either sweet or savoury so the extra ingredient that you decide to put on top can be whatever you want. I prefer to eat these as a savoury snack though and they literally go with anything. My favourite thing is to spread some peanut butter or cream cheese on mine and this makes it a lot less dry as well as being a lot better in taste.
These are really good for you as they contain lots of iron and fibre and are made from natural ingredients so they're the perfect thing to have for a light and healthy lunch.
A pack of these which contains around 15 crispbreads costs about 80p which I think is really good value.
Whenever I decide to start eating these for a change it usually lasts for a few days and then I get bored of them, but they are a tasty and very healthy snack to eat every now and then.
I am trying to lose a few pounds for the summer and I love Ryvita as I find them a nice alternative to bread, and I am trying to only eat 2 slices of bread per day and eat these instead.
They are a nice wholegrain crisp bread and they are nice and crunchy and taste very nice, they used to be always used as part of peoples calorie controlled diets but these days more people are just eating them as part of a snack and I sometimes eat them in between meals for that purpose to keep my going until my main meal time.
They come in a shiny paper wrapper with a tear open side opening, inside there are around 28 to 30 rectangle shaped crisp breads, they are a light biscuit colour hard baked biscuit with little circular holes on one side and flat with a swirly pattern on the other.
For a 250g packet they were priced at only 80p from Tesco recently and they can be found in all supermarkets.
They are high in fibre and a good source of iron for a healthy diet and are good for the digestive system, and the manufacturer buy as much as possible from our British farmers and it is then milled and baked there to give an excellent quality product.
Each crisp bread contains 32 calories, 0.9g protein, 6.7g carbohydrate,0.2g fat, and 1.7g of fibre.
The texture is crispy and also very crunchy and they can be topped with cream cheese, cottage cheese, tomatoes or any of your favourite toppings and I sometimes eat them with a little scrambled egg and cress and they taste absolutely delicious.
They are best stored in a dry place to stay nice and fresh or placed into a plastic tub with a lid and they are ideal to take as a packed lunch or a picnic and I always wrap mine in foil and place them in a container if I am going on a picnic as they then do not break.
They fill me up perfectly and although I am missing my bread at the moment and eating these more they do satisfy me and it is a change from bread sometimes.
I recommend these for anyone to give them a try and you do not have to be on a diet to enjoy them but they will help as part of a calorie controlled diet.
They also come in different varieties and one being a dark rye and a few more and I have tried the dark ones and they are just as delicious but I have not tried any of the others as yet but I am sure they will be just as nice as the original.
I give them a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.
Now lets just start this review with me saying I love my food. I truly love food with a passion. The only trouble, is I have noticed that since turning 30, food does tend to love me back a bit too much. as when consumed it loves to cuddle me around my hips. Despite loving all things naughty I have decided to make a concious effort to eat a more healthy diet.
Now if you had told skinny me when I was in my twenties, that I would be buying Ryvita in my thirties I would have called you mad. As far as I was concerned this was 'devil food' Who in their right minds would want to eat cardboard!!
However when shopping the other day, with my healthy concious head on. I noticed a packet of ryvita staring at me from the supermarket shelf. In a moment of madness I picked it up and placed it in my trolley. Conforming to the fact that I had turned into another cardboard eating woman!
When returning home, I decided to sample my new found purchase. Ryvita I read is a crispbread made from original wholegrain and rye. I have to admit this was hardly filling me with the same anticipation as a cream cake. However I was pleased to read on the bright red outer packaging that each ryvita contains a very modest 32 calories. It is also very high in fibre and a great source of iron.
When opening the packaging I was most dismayed to find that the crispbread did indeed look like slices of cardboard. There was nothing remotely appetising in their appearance. Infact I did contemplate scrapping the whole idea and wolfing down a pie instead. But no I was strong and decided that I must go through with this in order to keep my baywatch figure. (No giggling in the back please!)
I picked up one slice of this crispbread and gave it a little smell. I have to say it smelt quite similar to fish food. This was simply going from bad to worse. I thought now I know why the girls on the ryvita advert is so skinny, because she would rather starve than eat anymore than one of these slices of cardboard a day!!
However, despite all the negatives, I still decided to go through with the consuming of this crispbread. This had more to do with the fact that I had naff all else in the cupboard than me having a large amount of will power. I smothered a slice of this ryvita crispbread with cream cheese spread and took a bite.
Without wanting to sound corny I have to say I thought it was really delicious, It was really tasty and the dark wheaty flavour of the crispbread balanced really well with the slight sharpness of the cheese. I also found the texture of the crispbreads to be much better than I had anticipated. They are certainly not chewy as I had predicted, infact they are very crunchy and full of oaty flavour.
I have now become a ryvita convert. I have had ryvita for lunch a lot this week. I have tried it with cheese spread, ham and pineapple, tuna and sweetcorn and each one has been delicious. They are great for lunch as they are quite filling and I have found I am not thinking of the vending machine down the corridor at all in the afternoons.
I really would recommend this ryvita crackerbread to anyone. Even if you are not trying to cut down or improve your diet. I have totally changed my opinion of this brand and will certainly be purchasing another packet when this one is empty.
Ryvita Original Crisp Bread.........
I used to think these looked and tasted horrible when I was little and Mum would buy them for her to eat at lunch times. Now I am older and slowly turning into my Mum I buy them on a regular basis and thoroughly enjoy them.
They are a handy thing to always have in the cupboard as they are perfect if you are feeling peckish or indeed after something quick and easy for lunch. Another bonus is that they only have 32 calories per slice and 0.2 grams of fat. So not only are they quick and easy they are also rather healthy.
They have to have something spread on them however as they are very dry and need something to give them a bit of added flavour and taste. I like the fact that they are very crunchy although this can often make them seem dry and a drink is a must when eating them.
The overall taste is nice although without any topping a little bit bland. I think a good score of 4 out of 5 stars is deserved here as they are low in fat and cost under £1 for a packet that will last for a good amount of lunch times.
A low fat low cost product that can be topped with a multitude of things and well worth having in any cupboard!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Ryvita Original are made by The Ryvita Co. and available in most supermarkets. I paid 69p for 250g from my local Sainsburys and this gives around 20 crackers which are 32 calories each and contain just 0.3g sugar and 0.2g fat which is only slightly more fat than a Ryvita Crackerbread and it just feels quite a bit more substantial.
The crackers are crispy as they are made from wholegrain rye and they are the perfect alternative to bread for those who are trying to watch their calorie intake or just fancy something a bit crunchier than the usual soft bread. Admittedly two crackers together aren't as filling as a sandwich but they still have this lovely crunchy taste to them that make them just delicious when covered with a thin spread of butter and peanut butter. Make sure that the ingredients you spread on these are soft otherwise you will break the Ryvita in to lots of little pieces which can be quite frustrating, especially if you only have a side plate to make them up on as I often do!
I eat these fairly regularly and these are very tasty with any toppings that would normally be placed inside a sandwich or on toast (apart from beans I guess!). I enjoy them mainly with ham/Marmite & butter/peanut butter and because they are just 32 calories eat I can easily eat 4-6 without even feeling guilty but then I often forget about the amount of calories in my toppings as what you don't think about can't really hurt you!
I love everything about these crackers and can't find a single thing to fault about them. There are lots for my money and they're enjoyable for me at any time of the day including breakfast time and since I started to purchase these again I am eating far less bread than I used to and I have even dropped another couple of pounds.
I love the texture of Ryvita as they have lots of ridges in them and this is perfect for collecting up little dollops of spread to ensure each bite is extra delicious and mouth watering.
The thick paper style packaging has been changed several times since the photograph that Dooyoo have and they are now a red/purple kind of colour with a picture of a thin Ryvita and someone holding it on the picture (about to eat it I assume!).
I would definitely recommend these and for the price I paid I wouldn't hesitate to buy another box when I start to run low. I am rating Ryvita Original 4/5 as they're great if a little unfilling in small quantities.
The wonderful original ryvita, I always resort to these whenever I am on a health kick, whenever I look in the mirror and think oh my god you need to sort yourself out my girl, and fast.
I have been eating these since I was in my teens and I have never found them to be awful, they are fairly filling, depending on how many you have and what topping you put on them.
I don't find that they are like cardboard like others suggest, but that might have something to do with the topping I always seem to use, (I should give them to my 2 year old son to verify the cardboard taste as he has a penchant for kitchen rolls and pizza boxes-but that's another story).
****The Ryvita Itself****
There is a statement written on the side of the packaging which says that the ryvita is a true british favourite....really crispy, crunchy and a great way to boost your wholegrains and that all important fibre intake. The serving suggestion on the packet is basically a dollop of whatever, which means you can give anything a go.
The good old traditional ryvita, is the original crisp bread, made from wholegrain rye flour (97%), rye flour and salt. The packaging also states that it contains rye, and may contain sesame seeds and soya.
The nutritional information per slice is as follows,
They contain 32 cal,
6.7g carbohydrate with 0.3g being sugar,
0.2g of fat,
1.7g of fibre,
a trace of sodium
and 0.26mg of iron.
On the back of the packaging it gives you a idea of a regular topping and what the calorie content would be, so it says if you top with 20g of low fat cream cheese and 3g of watercress, the calorie content will be 59 calories. And it gives you the added insight that if you cut back on the dollop you will intake fewer calories, I think that we could all work this part out for ourselves. It also states that the humble ryvita is high in fibre and a source of iron.
****The Ryvita and Me****
As I have said, I often turn to my friend ryvita in times of over indulgence, when I take a look at myself and think its time to eat better. This epiphany happened to me last Thursday, it generally happens at least every couple of months, so the original ryvita is a part of my family now. I always have the same topping, give or take a slight change now and then, my preferred topping is a thin layer or margarine, a medium layer of marmite and two or three small slices of cheese ( I would recommend seriously strong cheddar-extremely delicious). Sometimes I will use a light cream cheese but its not the same.
I have tried cream cheese and cucumber once before, but I did not appreciate the taste or the slightly soogy ryvita, hence why I only tried it the once.
I normally have between four and six ryvitas at lunchtime, this all depends on how much I am enjoying them, when you have had them everyday for a week, the amount starts to dwindle, I started with 6 and I am now down to 4.
I must admit though, I do enjoy them, on there own yes they are very plain, but they are not nasty, add just butter and they are fine, add marmite and they are rather nice, and add a sneaky piece of cheese and heaven on a crisp bread. (I feel I need to get out more and experience different food).
I find that they are fairly filling especially if you have six, although four is adequate, they are a good substitute for a sandwich, the variation of toppings that you can put on this are endless, although some regular sandwich fillings might not work so well, you will just have to give it a go and experiment, who knows you might come up with a very unique snack.
The ryvita is really crispy, it is really crunchy and it is a great way to boost your wholegrains and that all important fibre intake, the statement is true, i find all of these points to be the case. Well for me anyway, although it may seem boring to begin with, once you add the topping it is actually a very appetising snack.
Out of all my reviews I've done I have never really 'slated' a product until now. I find these absolutely disgusting and boring. This is my own personal view though (like you'd expect), others will find this crispbread really satisfying. These crackers (for better a word) or pieces of cardboard (how I'd describe them) are way down on my list of crackers, if ever I have to buy them at the supermarket.
Firstly I must admit I am not a huge cracker fan, so my review may be slightly one sided, but I am entitled to one, and here it goes.
The first time I tried these was about 20 years ago when I was on a diet. At the time I tried them with cheese and salad, and also pate etc. The topping were nice but biting through the cracker gave a taste that I can only describe as all bran. But this time without milk. I guess it is this that 'boosts your wholegrains and that all important fibre'. Apparently the vast majority of the rye (ryvita) comes from farmers in the UK, which I guess is one positive thing.
Each slice is reported to have 32 calories, which is why a lot of people have them on a diet. They also only contain 0.3g of sugars and 0.2g of fat in each slice. Fibre is 1.7g and salt 0.05g.
You might ask why I'm reviewing a product, that I knew I detested 20 years ago. Well my wife is to blame for that one. She has been hinting for some time that I should lose some weight. Now her hints are becoming a bit more blatant. But after trying to give me this for lunch one day last week,I don't think she'll try this trick again. The ducks enjoyed it though when we went for a walk with the kids on Sunday.
No offence Ryvita, but I don't think we'll meet again!!
A dark, relatively thick, rye cracker with a rich savoury flavour. It is satisfyingly crunchy, quite low in calories, and the ideal thing to eat as a snack between meals because it is surprisingly filling. The Ryvita rye cracker is a good vehicle for many kinds of toppings but, whilst I know people who enjoy it with jam and other sweet toppings, for me it is in its element with savoury toppings. Personally, I am paricularly keen on eating them with a strong cheddar cheese with tomato or grapes to provide a little bit of moisture, or with a smoked fish pate. I only have two criticisms of these crackers: firstly, they are a bit thick and incredibly crunchy, and as such are not really suitable for any one with tooth or jaw problems; secondly, they are resolutely dry and slightly saw dusty in texture if you do not have a drink to hand or something with some moisture in it with them. Personally, I find that an influential disadvantage and have recently changed to a thinner rye cracker which isn't quite so challenging.