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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Snacking with Riceworks {Review & Giveaway}

I love to snack. I could snack before and after every meal of the day…and I’ll admit sometimes I have. However, it’s hard to find snacks that aren’t super high in calories, so I try to find snacks that are under 150 calories per serving, are tasty, are affordable and that I love. And lucky for me, I found Riceworks at BlogHer 11, and got to try a few samples. I’ll admit I’ve seen the products in stores before and thought they’d taste bad or like rice cakes.
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All images from Riceworks.com
Totally not the case! They’re flavorful, crunchy and just the right thickness. I know that seems weird, but I hate either really thin chips or really thick ones. These are right in the middle. I am obsessed with the Salsa Fresca variety because it has a lot of flavor. I’ve eaten them with sandwiches, tortilla soup or just as a snack and really like them. At 140 calories a serving it’s not the lowest calorie/sodium snack ever made and it’s not going to replace fruits/veggies as snacks, but it’s a great, tasty snack (in moderation).
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Each serving does have some whole grain brown rice in it, which I think is cool. There are some other benefits you can read about over on their website.  If you would like to try them right now, you can confess your snacking sins over on their Facebook page for a $1 off  coupon...OR You can enter to win 5 FREE BAGS (that’s so you can try 1 of each flavor) to ONE lucky reader below using Rafflecopter. Contest closes midnight on Thursday, and I’ll e-mail the winner on Friday. I’ll say that I live in the middle of nowhere and found them at our local Wal-Mart, so they should be easy to find. Good luck and happy snacking!




11 comments:

  1. ooh these look cool! I've never heard of them before. Hope I win!

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  2. Ooh these sound yummy! My favorite guilty snack is Oreos. I could eat a whole bag if I let myself (luckily it's never gotten to that point!)

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  3. And I'd have to say my favorite healthy snack is pita chips and hummus. Mmm, now I want some ;)

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  4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE rice works! I haven't had all of the flavors though...I think our local grocery stores only sell a few. Great snack for chip lovers who are trying to be healthier :)

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  5. I love milk chocolate. That would be a favorite guilty snack.

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  6. These sound yummy! I've been looking for a new snack!

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  7. See? I said that I would comment more often and then you go and have a contest for yummy bits. Now I feel like a sellout;)

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  8. Okay my favorite guilty snack is brownies, I can't get enough of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. And my favorite healthy snack is baby carrots with hummus, I love hummus and find its better dipping them with baby carrots then pita chips (though I love me some pita chips)

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  10. Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Please submit your blog here: http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ and once you receive our confirmation email you can post as many giveaways as you want. thanks, Josh

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Snacking with Riceworks {Review & Giveaway}

I love to snack. I could snack before and after every meal of the day…and I’ll admit sometimes I have. However, it’s hard to find snacks that aren’t super high in calories, so I try to find snacks that are under 150 calories per serving, are tasty, are affordable and that I love. And lucky for me, I found Riceworks at BlogHer 11, and got to try a few samples. I’ll admit I’ve seen the products in stores before and thought they’d taste bad or like rice cakes.
image
All images from Riceworks.com
Totally not the case! They’re flavorful, crunchy and just the right thickness. I know that seems weird, but I hate either really thin chips or really thick ones. These are right in the middle. I am obsessed with the Salsa Fresca variety because it has a lot of flavor. I’ve eaten them with sandwiches, tortilla soup or just as a snack and really like them. At 140 calories a serving it’s not the lowest calorie/sodium snack ever made and it’s not going to replace fruits/veggies as snacks, but it’s a great, tasty snack (in moderation).
image
Each serving does have some whole grain brown rice in it, which I think is cool. There are some other benefits you can read about over on their website.  If you would like to try them right now, you can confess your snacking sins over on their Facebook page for a $1 off  coupon...OR You can enter to win 5 FREE BAGS (that’s so you can try 1 of each flavor) to ONE lucky reader below using Rafflecopter. Contest closes midnight on Thursday, and I’ll e-mail the winner on Friday. I’ll say that I live in the middle of nowhere and found them at our local Wal-Mart, so they should be easy to find. Good luck and happy snacking!




11 comments :

  1. ooh these look cool! I've never heard of them before. Hope I win!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ooh these sound yummy! My favorite guilty snack is Oreos. I could eat a whole bag if I let myself (luckily it's never gotten to that point!)

    ReplyDelete
  3. And I'd have to say my favorite healthy snack is pita chips and hummus. Mmm, now I want some ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE rice works! I haven't had all of the flavors though...I think our local grocery stores only sell a few. Great snack for chip lovers who are trying to be healthier :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love milk chocolate. That would be a favorite guilty snack.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These sound yummy! I've been looking for a new snack!

    ReplyDelete
  7. See? I said that I would comment more often and then you go and have a contest for yummy bits. Now I feel like a sellout;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Okay my favorite guilty snack is brownies, I can't get enough of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. And my favorite healthy snack is baby carrots with hummus, I love hummus and find its better dipping them with baby carrots then pita chips (though I love me some pita chips)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Please submit your blog here: http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ and once you receive our confirmation email you can post as many giveaways as you want. thanks, Josh

    ReplyDelete