Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sakata Japanese Rice Crackers

While living in Australia and New Zealand several years ago, I used to snack on Japanese Rice crackers. They were great.  Not only were they available in lots of tasty flavours with different brands to choose from, these crackers had around 6 - 10 calories each.

However, back in the UK, all that seemed to be available were rice cakes, which aren’t the same thing at all. I gave up searching in the end.

Then a few weeks ago, I decided to try again and found some in Waitrose. These rice crackers are called Sakata - 'tasty usu-yaki rice crackers …born in Sakata, Japan.'

They’re available in four flavours: Original, Classic Cheddar, Sour Cream and Chives and Sizzling Barbeque. I bought the Sour Cream and Chives and they’re were just as I remembered them. Light and crispy with lots of seasoning. And best of all, each cracker has just 8 calories.

Packets contain four rows of 13 rice crackers and you can eat an entire row for 105 calories. Sakata rice crackers are oven baked, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and low in saturated fat.

You can find them in the ‘Free from’ aisle in Waitrose as well as Ocado online. And some Sainsbury's stores stock them in the ‘savoury biscuits’ aisle.

Nutrition Information: per 25g (1 row of crackers): 103 calories, 1.8g protein, 20g carbohydrates, 0.8g sugars, 1.8g fat, 0.2g saturates, 0.2g fibre, 0.39g salt.


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