***** Yum! *****
As a child I remember my mother eating Ryvita crispbreads whenever she was on a diet. To be honest, they weren't very appealing particularly topped with cottage cheese which I loathe. For years I've been under the misapprehension that they were a Scandinavian import. So I am somewhat embarrassed to have only just discovered that Ryvita is a good old British firm established in 1925!
***** Ryvita thins. *****
According to their website, it wasn't until the 1980's that Ryviuta started to produce more than just two types of Crispbread. They really seem to have caught up in recent years offering a some really interesting crispbreads and a range of other products including Ryvita thins. Ryvita thins are crisp wheat and rye flatbreads and they come in a variety of flavours and sizes including multispeed. The come on 125g packets and I guess there are about 20 in a packet.
***** INGREDIENTS: Wheat Flour, Mixed Seeds (24%) (Hemp Seed, Brown Linseed, Golden Linseed, Millet Seed), Wholegrain Rye Flour (8%), (sustainable) Palm Oil, Salt. This product contains certified sustainable palm oil.
***** Nutritional value per slice: 37 Calories, 0.2g Sugars, 0.9g Fat, 0.2g Saturates, 0.15g Salt
***** The taste. *****
I think they are really delicious. They have a satisfying crisp bite and I love the seeds although they do go everywhere! They are the ideal accompaniment for a dip and you can get a good scoop full with these thins.
***** Available at most supermarkets for around 1.89 GBP.
The product is made by Ryvita whom I'm sure many of you will have heard of as they are well known for selling a large range of healthy products such as crackers and crisp breads. The product I am reviewing is called Ryvita Thins and they were voted product of the year 2012. I have actually purchased this product before it won product of the year, so I knew before then that they were a great product. The thins are flatbreads which are then covered in multi seeds. The thins are perfect for sharing and are high in fibre. The thins currently come in three different flavours including Multi-Seed, Sweet Chilli, Cheddar and Cracked Black Pepper. The multi-seed one's appealed to me as I love seedy things such as bread with seeds in, etc. I also though that they looked a bit more appetising compared to the other one's, due to the seeds on to the top of the flatbread. I actually purchased the thins to take to work with me for my lunch instead of buying sandwiches from the shop all the time. I also purchased some Houmous dip to go with the flatbreads; how-ever they do suggest Guacamole dip as well as Houmous.
The box of flatbreads cost me £1.89 from my local Sainsburys store. It doesn't state how many flatbreads you get in the box, how-ever it does state 125g. You can also purchase these from other Supermarkets from the same price.
Each thin contains the following:
* Calories - 37 (2% RDA)
* Sugars 0.2g (<1% RDA)
* Fat - 0.9g (1% RDA)
* Saturates - 0.2g (1% RDA)
* Fibre - 0.9g (4% RDA)
* Salt - 0.15g (3% RDA)
Contains: Wheat and Gluten.
May Contain: Milk
Suitable for vegetarians.
The thins come in a cardboard box which is quite colourful in colour. On the front of the box is a picture of the flat-bread with the end dipped into a small bowl of dip. It states the nutritional information on the front. On the back you will find a list of ingredients, detailed nutritional information and details about the product winning Product of the year 2012. When you open the main box, you will pull out a clear plastic tray in which the flatbreads are in. I could clearly see that some of the flatbreads were a little broken as some were shorter than others. The thins are the length of the plastic tray and they sit in here nicely on their side lined up next to each other. I took out one of the flatbreads and inspected it. The flatbread felt crispy and quite firm. There was a nice helping of different seeds sprinkled over the whole top length of the flat bread. The thins smelt very seedy, rather than anything else. I dipped the thin into the houmous and then bit the end off into my mouth. The flatbread was crunchy as I bit into it and it didn't fall apart which I thought would happen when I bit into it. The texture was very crisp and I could feel the texture of the seeds in my mouth which crunched a little when I bit into them. The thin tasted delicious with the dip as it didn't make the flatbread taste or seem dry. I continued to eat the rest of the flatbread and after I had finished that one I then ate another.
I ate about 3-4 of these and then decided that, that was enough for me and I didn't want to eat anymore and feel too bloated. Believe it or not 3-4 of these with some of the Houmous dip was enough for me for my lunch along with a piece of fruit. This sounds like a very boring lunch, how-ever it was really tasty and it made such a lovely change to having the same sandwiches all the time. In terms of value I don't think they are bad value at all as they are really tasty and a good quality product. I would definitely buy these again and highly recommend them to others as a snack watching a movie or for a catch up with friends. As these were so tasty, I will also consider trying the other flavours in this range too.
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These cost me over £2 for 13, loosely packed, and most of the seeds had fallen off in the box. Although they taste alright,they dont seem very practical to me at all. Won't be buying them again.
RYVITA THINS [MULTISEED]
I bought these ryvitas at Booths for 89p for a packet of 125 grams. They are super slim ryvitas that are full of seeds and are very crisp to eat , i bought these as an alternative to bread or normal size ryvitas, which contain more calories.
A very tasty sweet savoury flatbread full of flavour yet light, but filling and are so palatable that i would eat them with almost anything. These are my favourites and i will definately be buying some more.
This product comes in an orangey mustard box with a picture of the multiseed bread on the front. the box can be reclosed at the top and comes in a handy plastic container inside.
This box of thins contain wheat and rye and are suitable also for vegetarians. I think a whole range of age groups will be happy to try them, allthough they may not be suitable for toddlers. I also think they will go down very well at parties and all different occasions and will be liked by a lot of people as they are full of goodness and quality and so incrediably versatile.
Each slice weighs 9.5 grams and contains :-
1.5 GRAMS OF PROTEIN
5.7 GRAMS CARBOHYDRATES OF WHICH 0.2 GRAMS SUGAR
FAT 0.9 GRAMS OF WHICH SATURATES 0.2 GRAMS
FIBRE 0.9 GRAMS
SODIUM 0.06 GRAMS SALT 0.2 GRAMS
ryvita thins also come in cracked black pepper flavour.
MY OVERALL OPINION
I think on the market at the moment it would be hard to beat this snack in this category.my opinion is that they will attract a lot of attention and sell very well. For this product i will give full marks 5/5.
==Ryvita Multi Seed Thins==
I am a big Ryvita fan and although a lot of people see them as dry and tasteless slices of cardboard I think with this new product from the Ryvita range most people would change their minds.
==Price and Availability==
At the moment a box of these new Ryvita Multi Seed Thins costs a lower special offer price of £1. I think the usual price is around £1.50p so there is quite a bit of saving there and because I like them so much I have literally stocked up the cupboards!
I have seen them for sale in my local Co-Op store too but these were not on special offer but I would think that they are now going to be sold in most places and easy to obtain. The price even when off the special offer is still fairly reasonable compared with most of the other Ryvita range and also other brands who sell similar flat bread type products.
==What is it?==
The Ryvita Thin is basically a flat bread which is made from wheat and rye and topped with a mix of different seeds. They are of a similar size to a small 15cm ruler although slightly wider but the same thickness. It has an overall light brown golden colour and the seeds that are on top of the flat bread are multi coloured and in abundance.
The packaging that the box comes in is not overly impressive. There is a cardboard outer box which houses a plastic inner tray covered in cellophane. You have to open both the box and then the cellophane before getting to the Ryvita Thins but it is not really designed to keep the product fresh and crunchy. The plastic tray inside is not easily recycled but overall the packaging is pretty standard. All the information that one would need is on the outer box and this gives all the nutritional information and contact details for Ryvita.
The box describes the Thins as "suitable for any snacking occasion, whether you're watching a movie, catching up with friends or a bit peckish at your desk". The front of the box shows the thins being dipped into guacamole and this is exactly what I did when first trying these and I found it most enjoyable.
The taste and texture of these Ryvita Thins is really nice and nothing at all like any of the other products from Ryvita. They are light and crunchy and the thinness of them really makes them easy to eat and not overly dry as the original Ryvita can be. The different types of seeds on the top are wonderful and really add together to make for a really good taste. The seeds are a mix of Hemp Seed, Brown Linseed, golden Linseed and Millet Seed and all of them taste really good together.
They do however like to get stuck between the teeth so you do have to be prepared! I find I can eat them without any spread or dip as they are delicious just to nibble on plain but as I said earlier dipped in guacamole or indeed a salsa dip I think would be nice too. The fact that they are low in calories and fat is also an added bonus for me.
Per slice these Ryvita Thins are only 37 calories and 0.2 grams of saturated fat so considering they are so yummy it is hard to believe. Of course depending on what you dip them in or spread on them this can alter dramatically. I do however find them perfect to eat straight from the box and are perfect for when sat at work or watching the telly. I could eat the whole box and not really feel guilty although I may well feel a little bloated as they do fill me up after eating a few.
Overall I think these Ryvita Thins are really tasty and as I say I have stocked up on them at the bargain price of £1. There are a lot in the box so they are well worth the price paid and perfect for those watching their weight!
A 5 out of 5 star rating. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Low fat and great taste!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Ryvita Thins Multiseed
Description: Manufacturer: Ryvita / Type: Biscuits
Mrs Assasin has decided that as Christmas is fast approaching, we need to be eating healthily in anticipation of the excess that always seems to happen. These were bought from our local supermarket and we paid £1.76 for a 125g box (around 20 flatbreads).
These come in a yellow box and are sold along with the other items in the Ryvita range, they are more expensive though which is a shame. They are basically longer and thinner than normal Ryvita. They are covered in loads of different seeds and have a really good crispy texture, but don't fall apart when you bite into them.
Nutritional values are as follows (per cracker)
1.0g of fat
0.2 g salt
Ingredients are as follows;
Wheat Flour, Mixed seeds (24%) (Hemp Seed, Brown Linseed, Golden Linseed, Millet Seed), Wholegrain rye flour (8%), Palm Oil, Sea salt, Yeast.
These were surprisingly good. The seeds give them a nutty flavour and they are great for dipping, though remember to dip into something healthy or you lose the benefit! We had roasted pepper humous and it was delicious. If you are looking for something a little different to use with dips then these may be worth trying as they do taste good. It is a shame they are so expensive though but we will be buying them again.
One thing that I would change is the packaging, once you have opened the cellophane interior wrapper, you need to store them in an airtight tub to keep them fresh, it would be useful if they came in a resealable packet.
After having my first child and gaining a lot of weight I needed to go on a diet so while at a weight watchers meeting they mentioned the Ryvtia Thins.
Also being a great Fan of normal Rvita I thought d give these ago.
Orange box with like an eye shape cut out of the font so you can see the product.
Text on the packing - ryvita is in bold white text with a white back ground.
Then in Big bold Brown Text "Thins" is written across the box.
Underneath this there is description of what Thins is - Flat Bread Delicious crispy Cracker.
There is a picture of seeds to the right of he box and to the left of the box there is a picture of 2 Thins.
I found from picking up the box to getting it home all but 1 of the Thins had broken the packaging could do with a little padding to stop them from snapping.
*** Product it self***
Each Thin is approx 15cm long and about 5cm wide. There are very thin flat crackers. Covered in multi seed.
You get about 16 crackers per box.
I loved these with a little bit of butter on grated cheese and beetroot. Also nice for dipping in dips.
To have as a snack I found 3 was enough. I found they really filled that gap before a main meal.
I have also added these to a salad dish to and it was nice to have something different on my plate.
1.0g of fat
0.2 g salt
A very health option - unless you add something very unhealthy on top!
** what I thought**
I love these, very nice to eat, did find them little dry and needed something on them to not make them so dry.
Great as a in-between snack. And great for salads and dips.
Ryvita do other products in they range Ranging from many types of the original ryvita
Ryvita minis (salt and vinegar ones are lovely).
Great product, and one I always ad to my shopping trolley.
Littl Bit pricey for what you get. £2.59.
As a long-time consumer of Ryvita products, I've been very excited by the new additions to their ever expanding range. For so many years there were just the two varieties of crispbread: Original and Dark Rye. Now they've branched out into crackerbreads, mini Ryvitas, cereal bars, bagged snacks, sweet crispbreads and the newest addition, Ryvita Thins.
Ryvita Thins (at the time of writing!) come in two flavours: Cracked Black Pepper and Multiseed. This review is for the Multiseed variety. They're actually called a multi-seed flatbread rather than a crispbread.
I am a regular purchaser of Ryvita Sunflower crispbreads but happened to have a money off voucher for a packet of Ryvita Thins. I admit I probably wouldn't have bought them without the voucher but figured that if I didn't like them, I'd palm them off onto hubby as he eats everything.
They weren't hard to find, sitting at eye level on a shelf with all the other Ryvitas. They seemed quite expensive in comparison with the others in the Ryvita range and the voucher certainly helped.
On opening the box there is a clear plastic type tray sealed by clear cellophane packaging. All the Ryvitas are in the same packet so once you've opened it, you need to keep them in an airtight container to keep them crisp, unless you can't resist eating them all at once. They're not all that easy to extract though. You have to slide the whole tray out otherwise if you just try to extract one or two crackers, they end up breaking.
To look at, they're tall and thin, longer than the Ryvita crispbreads and about half the width with a lovely light golden colour. The top is generously sprinkled with an assortment of seeds including hemp, brown linseed, golden linseed and millet seed while the underside is smooth.
When you come to eat them they are surprisingly light and crunchy. Thankfully they're not the sort of cracker to break into a million pieces when you take a bite and they hold together really well. The seeds are the main flavour of these flatbreads, in particular, one seed which to me tastes like sesame seeds. I think it must be the linseeds as there aren't actually any sesame seeds on them. Whatever it is, the combination of seedy flavours and crisp crunchiness is so tasty that I know I'll be buying these again.
I gave some to one of my daughters one day for lunch to dip into her houmous. She shared one with her friend who liked it so much she wanted to know what it was so she could ask her mother to buy some. My daughter also raved about them when she got home, so it looks like these will be a lunch-time regular.
They're widely available in supermarkets for around £1.76 for a 125g box of 20-25 flatbreads.
Nutritional Information per Ryvita Thins is as follows:
Calories: 37; Protein: 1.5g; Carbohydrate 5.7g (of which sugars) 0.2g; Fat 0.9; Fibre 0.9g; Salt 0.2g
Wheat Flour, Mixed seeds (24%) (Hemp Seed, Brown Linseed, Golden Linseed, Millet Seed), Wholegrain rye flour (8%), Palm Oil, Sea salt, Yeast.