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I'm sure you know the feeling of wanting something you know is bad for you. Well my husband loves cheese and biscuits, including crackers and i hated the thought, (being on my diet) of not being able to enjoy them too.
I always allow enough calories to have a little treat so i thought i would have a sliver of cheese and one cracker :(
Off i went to Sainsbury's to buy the cheese, crackers and wine. Sorry if at this stage your mouths are watering too much. Well as I reached for the old faithful ,Jacobs crackers in the snacks dept, a green box caught my eye.
Rakusen's 99% fat free crackers with herb and onion. Never heard of it and it was 89p. I picked up the box to find how many calories each cracker had. Only 18 cals. I double checked because this seemed low as Jacobs are 36 cals per cracker. I put a packet in my trolley thinking anything is better than nothing.
I have to be honest that i was quite dubious about the contents. By the time i got home i had convinced myself that i was about to be eating dried out sandpaper with all the taste of a packet of dried herbs!!
Well i have to say i was more than pleasantly surprised. Inside the box is a well packaged plastic tray stacked with about 25 crackers. Each cracker is about half the depth of what we can call a normal cracker. I snapped one in half and it was quite brittle more like a water biscuit.
I then did the taste test. Yum. Immediately the tangy onion mixed with just the right amount of herbs is an excellent taste bud tantaliser. I began to look forward to my supper. I could allow my self 6 crackers, double the amount if they hadn't been so fat free a sliver of cheese and a glass of red wine.
I decided to really put the crackers to the test. How? Well my husband doesn't like to think i have given him any diet food. He hates diet drinks or those labeled low sugar and he certainly wouldn't be keen if he was presented with low calorie biscuits. I put the plastic tray on the table, without disclosing they were 99% fat free and also i Put out some Jacobs. Then i laid out the cheese. He helped himself and was really enthusiastic about these new crackers i had bought!
After supper i showed him the box and he couldn't believe they were low calorie crackers because they were so tasty. So they must have been good to pass that test i can assure you.
The reason they can be so low in fat states the company is because the only fat present is that which occurs naturally in the wheatflour.
I found they were very appetising and nourishing as i felt quite full. They had the lovely flavour too which enhanced the taste of the cheese. I am going to try them with pate and dips next time. and i don't even need to feel guilty...
Hope you enjoy the review and these crackers for yourself Regards to you all. Carrie x.