Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New gluten-free snacks!

When I went to do Yoga in Times Square last month, there were a lot of vendors handing out free samples of products. I sampled lots of SmartWater and the new VitaminWater flavor, e Coconut/Pineapple something. (It really wasn't that bad, and I don't like pineapple.) But what I really got excited about were crackers and chips from a company called Mediterranean Snacks. Why was I so excited? Aside from the fact that I got two free samples each of the lentil crackers and lentil chips, I was excited because these snacks are GLUTEN-FREE!

There are a variety of different flavors for both the chips and the crackers. The cracker flavor we tried was Cracked Pepper and the chips flavor was Sea Salt. I LOVE SEA SALT. Other flavors include Parmesan Garlic, Rosemary, Cucumber Dill, and Roasted Pepper.

The crackers are made with non-gmo ingredients, are gluten-free, are a good source of protein, and are low in fat. The chips are all-natural and gluten-free, a good source of fiber, and contain 70 percent less fat than regular potato chips. These products are made from lentils, garbanzo, and adzuki beans.

In addition to the Lentil Chips and Lentil Crackers, the company also makes gluten-free Veggie Chips, Veggie Straws, and HummuZ CrispZ (which are coming soon). If you want gluten, you can check out the company's Multi-Grain Chips and Wingers. You can find out more about all of these items at the Mediterranean Snacks website. The products are available at Whole Foods, Food Emporium, D'Agostino, Wegman's, King's, and Fairway stores.

These taste good and I like that they are healthier than traditional chips or other snacks. I have a feeling they will not be to everyone's taste. I was trying to think of something to compare them to, but I just couldn't come up with anything. So my advice, just go and try these, especially if you are on a gluten-free diet, if they sell them at a store near you!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Laurie,

    I work with Mediterranean Snacks and loved your post! We would love to send you some samples of our new product! Is there a way we can reach you via e-mail? You can contact me at