A world staple-rice-comes in many varieties. As a headline ingredient -several new products used versions of...with tempting results.
Rice Is Nice
|Lundberg-USDA Organic rice cake in plastic sleeves -are sold everywhere we shop. Now-their Grounded Snacks-are a smart (and tasty crispy)additions using some of the tons of rice grown on their farm lands. We tried one-the French Onion - a flavor in the line of USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Red Rice & Quinoa Tortilla Chips. FYI-tastes reminds of tangy sour cream onion dips....which makes sense given the ingredients. Eat straight outta the bag,..12 chips+140 calories. Certified Non-GMO|
|Lundberg also served up these more cracker, crackers USDA Organic Thin Stackers...in winning flavors-in boxes. Non-GMO, Kosher and gluten free...we think no dips, cheeses or added toppings needed-flavorful enough to eat alone.|
|our fav-Himalayan Sea Salt. Addictive.|
Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods Non GMO verified chips-which should be easily available now that they are part of the UTZ Quality Foods. ..has added Rice Bran oil...to their collection of finger lickin' delish-thin, crisp potato chips. Apparently rice bran oil-which we saw for sale in gallon jugs -at the Fancy Food Show-is less absorbed by foods- when frying in it...vs other oils like coconut, avocado, olive oil etc. Interesting. No flavor-imo imparted-it's mild tasting-and of course-these chips-like all they other Boulder Canyon chips selections-are heaven.
FYI-calorie counts are the same.
|Boulder Canyon Rice Bran Oil-multiple flavors-missing fragrant teriyaki ginger...which was our second fav...not overwhelming...crispy and authentic. Just like the name.|
|we wrote up Sonoma Brand's SMASHmallow 'gourmet' marshmallows-from the last show...this go round -they've put forth very tasty adult worthy versions of the a kids' retro fav--actually the first 'cake' dessert we ever made- from Rice Krispies and Kraft marshmallows... called SmashCrispy ™-launched in November 2017. |
Handy-packed in individual snack size-we'd say the mouth feel is the same-crispy chewy-gooey as the ones we made in our youth. Jump to the 21st century-SmashCrisps-deliver tempting ingredient combos like strawberry and cream (pictured), cinnamon churro and mint chocolate chip-with teeny tiny chocolate chips. Not big cooks...we'd just as soon skip the clean up-and buy these.
|THE brand we buy-SAN-J (USA friendly name for a Japanese company family founded in 1804!!!!)---are gluten-free, Non-GMO, gluten free rice crackers-with salty tamari sauce (a company signature)-in its crispy yummy baked brown rice crackers. Widely available.|
|Jayone is a South Korean company-founded in 2000-that has over 1000 products-including Sea's Gift seaweed and Jayone rice cracker snacks we've seen for sale at our local H-Mart, At the show we saw these thin crispy Roasted Black Rice cracker snacks-with almond and pumpkin seed as added flavor and texture. AND NO MSG. Really good...we're sure other groceries will pick these up.|
|New Zealand's Propolis and Manuka Honey...soothing-throat tickler cure- lemon honey lozenges are made with Organic Brown Rice Syrup. Widely available online---|
|A bunch of companies are serving up "RICED VEGGIES" including one of America's original CPG's name-Green Giant with their new Little Green Sprout's Organics -USDA Organic, gluten free-all veggies-no sauce. A great addition. Calorie saver and nutritional. FYI-Little Green Sprout-is a nostalgic play-as we found out- this brand mascot was introduced when the 'Jolly' Green Giant - commercials-by ad giant Leo Burnett- aired back in September 1972 (we got the 411 online). Of course now-Sprout has an Instagram account LOL.|