Thursday, 22 August 2019

Sainsbury's Apple & Cinnamon Rice Cakes Review

Sainsbury Apple & Cinnamon Rice CakesI discovered these rice cakes by accident while looking for breadsticks for my daughter. I used to buy apple rice cakes made by Mrs Crimble. But for some reason they stopped producing them. I wondered whether these would be similar.

Sainsbury’s Apple & Cinnamon Rice Cakes are described as ‘Apple and Cinnamon flavour cake with wholegrain brown rice, white rice, oat flakes and millet’. They’re gluten free and bags contains 4 packs of 2 rice cakes. Each rice cake has just 35 calories.

Although the picture on the front shows a rice cake topped with sliced apple, I prefer eating flavoured rice cakes just as they come.

Sainsbury Apple & Cinnamon Rice Cakes

They’re a decent size, and you get quite a lot for your 71 calories. They’re slightly sticky on the outside with a pleasant crunch when you bite into them. They apple flavour is most dominant, giving them a slightly sour taste which is nice if you don’t like a very sweet rice cake. I can’t really detect much cinnamon taste.

Sainsbury Apple & Cinnamon Rice Cakes

These rice cakes are handy if you’re not hungry for a full on meal, but just want a crunchy snack without eating something too energy dense. These are light and reasonably satisfying at the time of eating, but they won’t keep hunger pangs at bay for too long.

Although the sugar levels have an amber (medium level) traffic light, each pack of 2 rice cakes has less than half a teaspoon of sugar and this is provided by the apple as they don’t have any added sugar or sweeteners. So they are low in sugar, low fat and low salt.

The ingredients are simple with no nasties.

Unfortunately the packaging is not recyclable.

Gluten free / Flavouring from natural sources. Available in Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Wholegrain Brown Rice (49%), White Rice (28%), Concentrated Apple Juice (13%), Gluten Free Oat Flakes (4.5%), Millet (4.5%), Flavouring, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin; Ground Cinnamon.

Nutrition per pack of 2 rice cakes (18g):
71 Calories, 0.5g fat, 0.3g saturated fat, 14.9g carbs, 1.6g sugars, 0.5g fibre, 1.5g protein, less than 0.01g salt.

Related articles:

Mrs Crimbles Apply Flavour Rice Cakes:  see post 

Kalo Organic Belgian Chocolate Rice Cake Thins: see post

Clearspring Japanese Rice Cakes: see post 

Natures Store Mini Organic Chocolate Rice Cakes: see post

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