Saturday, December 17, 2011

PRODUCT REVIEW: Flatout's Baked Flatbread Crisps

I had never heard of Flatout Flatbread products up until a couple months ago. The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in San Diego this year was where I had the opportunity to be familiar with Flatout Flatbread's line of tasty and nutritious products. With well over a thousand booths at the expo, it's hard to cover all of them or be even interested to stop at every booth. I made a post on Facebook that I was attending the conference/expo. My friend, Crister DelaCruz, sent me a message telling me that I should stop at her friend's booth. I'm glad she connected me to her friend, Nicole Simonds, who is a marketing director for Flatout. Thank you, Crister for connecting me to Nicole, and thank you Nicole for introducing to your product line!

The baked flatbread crisps are absolutely delicious! They come in very interesting shapes, which makes it more fun and enjoyable to eat for people of all ages. They have four varieties, which are garlic herb, multigrain, sea salt, and four cheddar. Except for the sea salt version, the other three flatbread crisps are made with 100% whole wheat flour. Therefore, the three flatbread crisp versions that are made with whole wheat flour have five grams of fiber for each serving consisting of 15 chips. That's a nice plus to have right there. What is also wonderful about these products is that they do not contain saturated or trans fats! However, like everything else, moderation in consumption is still the key. Snacks that are "crispy and crunchy", like chips and crackers, tend to be higher in sodium. Three of the products are high in sodium. The sea salt flatbread crisp is the lowest in sodium and actually comes really close to be considered low. If a label says, 140 mg of sodium or less per serving, then that indicates it is a low sodium food item.  The sea salt version comes in at 150 mg of sodium per serving, so that's reasonable for sodium content. Regardless, when you do eat these baked flatbread crisp and when consumed in moderation, you are feeding your body with something that is really good for you.

These flatbread crisps delicious by itself.  However, you can always add a healthy dip to it like hummus. These crisps make also a great accompaniment to soups.

Now if you have a soy allergy and depending on the degree of your allergy to soy, a have a little warning for you. The crisps also contain soy flour and soybean oil. However, some people with soy allergies may be able to tolerate this product just fine, especially consumed in smaller amounts.

Here in SoCal, they can be found at Albertsons, Stater Brothers, and Target. You can also purchase them online. Visit their website at Give Flatout Baked Flatbread Crisps a try today!

Disclosure: I was given free samples by the company. No monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.

Have you tried any of Flatout's other products? If so, which ones would you recommend.

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