CRISSSSSSSSSSSSSPS! How’s that for a blog intro? Pretty good for 6.30am, eh? Am I right? Man, someone should pay me for this shizzle.
First of all, aren’t these gorgeous?
A brand new extension to the Gourmet Raw range, these crisps come in three flavours: Red Pepper, Spicy Thai and Beetroot.
They’re essentially sprouted buckwheat and flaxseed crackers, lovingly created with a whole barrage of flavoursome veggies, herbs and spices thrown in. First thing I noticed about these is the cuteness of the little squares. They’re remind me of Square crisps… Only ’cause they’re square, not because they taste like them.
Is it wrong that I love the cuteness of these squares so much? How can anyone be so delighted by the shape of a crisp? Note to self: acquire life. It’s just that these aren’t the big cumbersome pre-made flax crackers so readily available these days, they’re so cute but not tiny. Not wieldy or unwieldy. Just a nice size. And not too thick or too thin that they crumble in your hands either. Enough about the shape of the bloody crisps, Emma!
Let’s talk taste, baby!
These crisps are packing a punch of flavour like you wouldn’t believe. The first thing you notice when you open the lovely packets is the smell of the flavours literally bursting out. You can eat them straight out the pack but I decided to try them with a gorgeous dip of guacamole.
I noticed that I could really taste the flavours of these crisps. The veggie flavours that is. More often than not with flax crackers it’s the herb or spice you get bowled over by. Not so with these, I really tasted the red pepper, the beetroot and the carrot in the Thai. The flavours really come through without being overpowering. The Spicy Thai crisps were probably my favourite in terms of taste but I’m also a sucker for beetroot so loved the subtle earthy taste of those crisps.
If it makes any difference to you at all (and why wouldn’t it?) my mum also likes them very much. “They’re good” were her exact words. There you go, that’s my mum.
They’re great to chuck in your bag so you don’t get caught out and end up ordering something stupid like cake. All in all these are super handy when you can’t be arsed making your own crisps or don’t have your own dehydrator as yet. In saying that, even the crisps I used to make in my dehydrator never tasted as good as this.
It’s 40g per pack but I had about a third of each packet with my guac and was more than satisfied. And at £1.99 per pack they’re good value for money. Don’t forget you can also get your 10% discount by quoting the promotional code GR002 when buying online from the Gourmet Raw Website. This offer is only valid for sexy people.
Here are my friends Lisa and Declan trying them. I share. Because I’m nice. Three things to note before you watch this video. 1. It was dark in the tea shop and when I tried to ‘fix’ the darkness the video went super weird. So just pretend it’s a retro 60s on acid video. 2. There were a table of really loud people behind us. 3. I hate my voice.
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/