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According to Wikipedia 'until 2009 was manufactured by The Ryvita Company. The company was founded in Birmingham in 1930.
Packaging very similar to the original Ryvita.
Comes in a waxed sort of plastic wrapper in a mustard yellow colour.
Ryvita Sesame Crispbread.
One slice = 37 calories and 1.8 grams of fibre.
Long shelf life.
By Appointment to Queen Elizabeth II and the Princes Fund.
250 grams (approximately 25 slices).
Wholegrain rye crispbread - suitable for Vegetarians.
Contains no artificial colours or preservatives.
Low in fat and high in fibre.
===Other Ryvita Crispbread Flavours===
Cracked Black Pepper
Sunflower Seed and Oats
Pumpkin Seed and Oats
Hint of Chilli
===Other Ryvita Items===
This is the first of the flavoured Ryvitas that I have tried as I normally just buy the Original version.
These flavours with added extras are more expensive - compare £1.29 to 99p.
I was not sure what to expect with these crispbreads but now I like them better than the Originals.
These crispbreads are the same size and basic structure as the original ones. One side is more just rippled while the other side has larger indentations. These crackers are slightly darker than the originals and the side with the large indentations is covered with a good layer of sesame seeds - more than I had expected as I had assumed they would just be scattered here and there - but they virtually cover the whole cracker.
The texture is better in my opinion than the originals - being 'shorter' and more crispier - I have been eating them with just a thin layer of butter and they are delicious. Much more healthy as a snack with a cuppa than biscuits or a packet of crisps.
Eating the two side by side the sesame crackers are more flavoursome than the originals and I am now converted. I had put off buying the flavoured crispbreads because of the cost but now they are so much nicer I shall be trying the whole range.
The packet and website give you recipe ideas but I am happy just eating them as they are or with some cheese. They taste good enough to eat on their own with just a little butter or spread.
The packaging and website are advertising special Ryvita tins to keep your crackers in which I shall have to buy - they are available in red or white and cost £4.49 - with free postage.
===Would I Recommend?===
Wholegrain Rye Flour, Sesame Seeds (12%), Salt.
Made with 96g of Wholegrain Rye Flour per 100g.
I started buying Ryvita about 2 years ago, I had tried them previously but only on the odd occasion. I like eating crackers and cheese and thought this may be a healthy alternative for lunch during the week.
A 250g packet of Ryvita sesame costs £1.19 from my local Waitrose. Each cracker contains only 34 calories but also has plenty of fibre - 8% RDA to be exact. The product claims to be healthy with ingredients of wholegrain rye flour, sesame seeds and salt. I think it is good value for money as the packet usually lasts me all week - being 5 working days.
I generally have a low fat cream cheese to spread on the crackers but sometimes I do treat myself to pate. On the odd occasion I do eat the crackers as they are but to honest they are not that nice without anything else. They can be a bit dry and tasteless, like all crackers. The sesame seed flavour definitely comes through in the taste though and there is a hint of salt, which I quite like in food.
It's a great all rounder product and there are plenty of different toppings that you can put on the crackers to keep a balanced diet. The crackers themselves are quite filling. I eat around 4 crackers at lunch (12 noon) and that generally will keep my hunger at bay until around 5pm.
Each cracker is crunchy and crisp. The packet is a kind of waxed paper so the crackers stay fresh all week and never lose their crunch. However the packet, is not re-sealable so you have to fold the packet down as best you can. I more often then not use tape to keep it folded down.
I would recommend this product to anyone who enjoys crackers and are trying to maintain a healthy diet.
When I started the Slimfast diet I researched exactly what kind of snacks I could have whilst I was on the diet. I didnt want to keep buying the Silmfast brand snacks so I wrote a long list of all the things I was allowed to have and Ryvita was one of the things that I could actually eat. I think you were allowed any of the Ryvita range but me and my mom decided to buy the Sesame Seed flavour as that seemed to look the nicest - to me anyway. I have to admit I have never been a fan of any Ryvita flavour Ive tried they just tend to taste dry and crunchy to me but as Id never tried this flavour before I decided to give it a go. And Im thankful I did because this product will remain a constant in my kitchen for some time to come!
Obviously those values are just for the Ryvita itself and not for any toppings you choose to add on the top - but just dont add any deep fried goods and you should be fine!
This product is also very high in fibre and a great source of iron while being low in fat so great for dieters and they make a pretty yummy snack as well.
On the Slimfast plan you are allowed one of these crispbread with two teaspoons of peanut butter on the top which believe me tastes so much nicer than it sounds. The two flavours mix so well together as this bread as quite a nutty taste to it already and it is a lot sweeter than you might expect. This crispbread is a little bit dry so I dont think I could eat it without a topping and trust me there are so many toppings you can choose from. Thats another great thing about this product - how versatile they are because you can eat these with just about anything you fancy, both sweet and savoury depending on your taste.
A few differnt toppings you could try (and ones Ill be trying in the very near future!):
Peanut Butter (YUMMY!)
Banana, Honey & A Sprinkle Of Nuts
Marmite & Soft Cheese
Hummous & Red Pepper
Mozzarella & Tomato Topped With Basil
And thats just a few suggestions that I found but basically you can top it with whatever you like. If you want more suggestions have a look at the Ryvita website.
Overall I fully recommend these whether your on a diet or not because they are so yummy and really good for you at the same time. I think everyone will like these as they are so versatile so they will be great for the whole family everyone in my house loves them and they are a fussy lot.
A packet of this Ryvita flavour will cost you around £2.50 and you can buy it in all the supermarkets so it is widely available. Highly recommended.
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