Crunchmaster Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers the true master of the gluten-free domain

Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers
Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers

Product: Crunchmaster Gluten-Free Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers – $3.79+

I admit it.  I was a huge skeptic of this flavor of Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers.  I mean, let’s face it…when it comes to choosing between the Original, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, and Toasted Onion…the last one I would reach for would be Toasted Onion.  Honestly.

That being said, I love the original, didn’t care for the Rosemary & Olive Oil, and I have yet to find the Roasted Garlic in a local store so I can try it.  That left the Toasted Onion.

And, as these things go…I was watching the expiration dates on my pantry goodies and eating them as they came up.  And it was time for the Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers from Crunchmaster to come to work with me as my afternoon snack.  I was skeptical.

So, when my 3:00 p.m. munchies struck, I hesitantly opened up my little container with a serving of the crackers inside popped one into my mouth.

HELLO FLAVOR!

It took me a moment to put my finger on it, but the taste reminded me of something I used to eat as a kid.  And then it hit me…Funyuns.  Seriously.  Aside from the awesome flavor, and the reminiscent childhood snack memories, these were outstanding.  No need for cheese, dip, salsa, or anything to dress it up.  Nope.  These pack enough flavor, enough crunch, enough of everything to dominate snack time on their own.  No condiment or topping needed.

Crunchmaster Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers are dusted with a Hawaiian style onion seasoning, giving this variety of cracker a hint of sweetness to it.  Ingredients are simple: Rice Flour, Sesame Seeds, Potato Starch, Quinoa Seeds, Safflower Oil, Toasted Onion Seasoning, Flax Seeds, Amaranth Seeds, and Tamari Soy Sauce Powder.  Recognize those ingredients?  I sure do.  And that is so comforting when it comes to purchasing something that is processed.  Knowing what is in your food is half the battle, for sure!

In addition to the all natural ingredients, Crunchmaster Toasted Onion Multi-Seed Crackers are 100% whole grain, low in saturated fat, certified gluten-free, cholesterol free, and contain no trans fat.  A serving (30 grams) will set you back a scant 140 calories and 5 grams of fat.  You will benefit from the 3 grams of protein and the low sodium in these crackers as well.  They are…fantastic.

If you are looking for a delicious cracker for an event, a snack, or to be included with part of a meal, Crunchmaster is the way to go.  Tired of plain crackers, then you have to try the Toasted Onion variety.  Honestly, these are my favorite of the Multi-Seed varieties on the market.  It doesn’t get much better than these in flavor, crunch, texture, and all-around awesomeness!

Congratulations, Crunchmaster!!  You’ve done it again!

Love at first cheesy bite with Schär Gluten-Free Cheese Bites

Schär Gluten-Free Cheese Bites
Schär Gluten-Free Cheese Bites

Product: Schär Gluten-Free Cheese Bites – $4.25+

Schär has most notably become one of my go-to companies for gluten-free products.  Why?  Because I have yet to really be disappointing by something that they have out on the market.  When it comes to that gluten-free “wow” factor, Schär constantly delivers, whether it is their par-baked bread products or pasta or otherwise.

As I am working my way through my gluten-free snack stock in my pantry, this week brought me to the small package I had of Schär Gluten-Free Cheese Bites.  Now…I can tell you right now, I loved these at first bite.  I had actually sampled a few at a Gluten-Free Expo back in February and it was honestly love at first bite.  First freakin’ bite.

But, that was awhile back and it had been a long time since my taste.  But there wasn’t any of that trepidation when I loaded up a serving (30g) for work on Friday.  I knew my afternoon snack would be enjoyed.  I remembered that much.

But when snack time rolled around, I remembered exactly why these were stocked in my pantry.  First of all, they were on sale one week.  I just hadn’t gotten to them yet as I work (in expiration date order) through my snacks.  Secondly…they are yummy!  Beyond yummy, actually.  They are a fantastic cheesy treat.

Forget Goldfish crackers (which are not gluten-free, so I have had to forget them anyway).  These take the taste above and beyond what those smiling snack crackers ever did.  Schär provides a gluten-free bite-size treat of cheese and powerful flavor.  What’s not to like?

These are love in cheese cracker form.  They actually remind me a lot of Ritz cheese crackers.  Buttery, cheesy goodness that you just pop into your mouth.  They have the right amount of saltiness to them to bring out the richness of the crackers.  And I find that these would be amazing as croutons in a tomato soup, or sprinkled with some olive oil and ranch dressing mix.  Yummy.  They could be used as croutons in a salad as well.  But my favorite way to eat them…straight out of the bag.

I let my co-worker, who is trying to learn more and taste gluten-free products to see how she likes them (most of them she doesn’t…but she is picky), try one and she loved them.  Honestly.  These are amazingly good.  I applaud Schär for this nutritious and delicious snack.  One serving is only 140 calories and 5 grams of fat.  Not bad for a cheese cracker at all.  And definitely not bad for an afternoon snack.

Schär…I hope you introduce more snack crackers like this one.  These are to be raved about…for life. And I intend to savor every bite-size morsel from the remainder of the bag.