I had an opportunity to try some new-to-me snack crisps from Crunchmaster. These snack crackers are from their line of Kids' Crisps and come in two varieties - cheesy (okay, cheezy) and grammy, which are crispy thin graham crisps. Both flavors are oven-baked and are gluten and peanut free. While we don't know yet if our son will have to deal with food allergies I have several mama friends who battle allergies or gluten intolerance on a daily basis and are always on the lookout for convenient allergy and GF friendly snacks. So, I was more than willing to try these out and share them with all of you.
Here's a peek at the Nutrition Facts for both varieties, Grammy on the left, Cheezy on the right. You can also find more information and full ingredients list right here! I love that these have large serving sizes for only 120 calories.
I tried Cheezy Crisps first! The box tells me that these are peanut free, oven-baked, gluten free, made with real cheese, and made with 22 grams of whole grains.
Here's the back of the box, promising that the snacks contained within are full of lots of good stuff, not a lot of bad stuff, and bursting with real cheese flavor. Well, let's rip into this box and see if they live up to the hype, shall we?
The little cheesy crisp triangles tumbled out of the box. I got a mild hit of a cheesy aroma when I took a sniff. The cheese appears to be baked directly into the cracker and there's not excessive "cheese powder" on the outside, which makes me happy. No worry of extra cheesy fingers when eating them.
The crackers are extra thin and they have a nice crackly crisp when bitten into. They have a fresh, real cheese flavor - not powdery or artificial. It's a flavor I don't think I've tasted in any other packaged cheese crackers that I have tried. Double thumbs up for taste!
If you're looking for a tasty gluten-free snack then I can recommend giving these a try. The serving size is large, 60 small crackers for only 120 calories, so it's very satisfying as an afternoon snack. I don't really have any gripes about these - they've got a great texture, a great crunch, and a bold cheesy taste. Give 'em a whirl and tell me what you think!
The crackers are square and are quite a bit larger than the cheezy crisps, I'd say about double the size. When I cracked open the bag a fresh, raw cinnamon smell wafted out. There isn't much of a detectable "cinnamon sugar" powdery coating, leading me to believe that most of the flavor is baked right into/onto the cracker itself. Again, no messy fingers here!
Like the cheezy crisps, grammy crisps have a crispy crunch. The cinnamon flavor is more prominent than the sugar - the overall sweetness is very mild, in fact. Don't expect these to have a traditional graham cracker texture. As the name implies, these are most definitely have more of a chip-like crispyness than what you'd normally expect from a "graham".
These are yummy and satisfying all by themselves, but I found a way to make them into an even more delicious treat - dipping them into a hearty natural peanut butter! I know, no shocker there considering my obsession with nut butters and mine and Matt's love of smearing peanut butter on graham crackers, but I felt the combination deserved another mention. It's like a sweet version of chips and salsa!
I received samples of Kids' Crisps from Crunchmaster to review and share with all of you. I do not accept compensation or free product in return for a fully positive review. Remember my motto: if it sucks, I'll tell ya!