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Asian Gourmet Rice Crisps

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Asian Gourmet Rice CrispsI found these a few weeks ago at my local grocery store and I’ve been meaning to post them ever since.  They were in the Asian food section by the soy sauce. It was quite a surprise as I’ve been down that aisle many times and I never noticed them before. So I checked out the nutritional information and I was pleased to find that 4 crisps are only 120 calories.

I guess I now need to tell you whether or not I liked them. Well, that’s a good question.  I think I would like them if they weren’t the sweet and salty flavor. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the sweet and salty in the same bite. It’s like my taste buds get confused.

That being said, I like the light airy crunch and I LOVE the fact that they are only 30 calories a piece. Just prefect when you need a crunchy snack or something quick before dinner’s ready. But unless there is another flavor I can find, I don’t think I’ll be buying them again.

Has anyone else seen, heard or tried of them before?

Sorry I can’t find the company’s web site anywhere and they aren’t on Amazon so no link for this find. :~(




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    Dev

    February 27, 2008

    I haven’t seen these. My first initial reaction was that they looked yummy…..until you said they had the sweet/salty taste to them. But then again, I love kettle corn so I might like them.

    Red

    February 27, 2008

    Salty things always make me want to eat moremoremore. Just last night I ate some kettle chips and though “yuck, these are salt*munch*munch*munch”.

    No more kettle chips.

    BonnieR325

    February 27, 2008

    Roni,

    Look at this link http://shopuncleharrys.dukestores.duke.edu/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16_126&sort=20a&page=2.

    Wow! That seems like a really long link. I’m not very good at this, so I hope it works, but I found some spicy ones, and a bunch of other products from that same company…and others.

    Bonnie

    PhatMama

    February 28, 2008

    I found something very similar to them, but they were just a sweet flavor, they had a vanilla powder dusting. They really did have a good crisp airy bite. My son has every food allergy known to man so that’s how I initially found these, but unfortunately for him I polished them off.. :) I’ll see if I have any left because I think this brand had a website. They also had an asian BBQ flavor unless I’m mistaken, which is very possible.

    Kathy

    February 28, 2008

    Sweet and salty is one of my weaknesses and I would probably totally go for these. I also like the Wasabi peas that you find in the Oriental aisle. I throw a few in a salad once in awhile or mix a few in with dry cereal along with a few raisins to make a kinda Chex Mix thing.

    One of my favorite places to get lost is in the International foods aisle at the supermarket…it is full of fun things to try!

    Anonymous

    February 28, 2008

    I buy these all the time. Not this brand, but the product. The crisps do come in several flavors — sweet and salty (like you had), just salty, and a savory almost soy flavor. I buy them at the Japanese grocery store, and since I don’t speak Japanese, and the only english on the packages is the nutritional info, it’s completely random as to what flavor I’m getting. I like the plain salty ones the best and the savory ones are awful.

    Ashley

    February 29, 2008

    I’ll try to look for it when I go to the grocery, I like also sweet and salty taste.

    JoLynn Braley

    March 1, 2008

    Hi Roni,

    I’ve found some rice crackers at the health food store that I really like but I don’t usually buy them because of the cost, and because they are inspire me to overeat on them. (!)

    The only ingredient is brown rice, (no salt, no sugar, nothing else) which is perfect for me. They really are good. :)

    I often buy rice cakes that whose only ingred. is brown rice (no salt, nothing besides b. rice). These aren’t the same as the crackers, they’re rice cakes….I like the Meijer brand, they remind me of puffed rice cereal.

    I don’t eat them everyday since whole food is better, but they’re great for traveling and being on the go.

    GothGeek

    March 3, 2008

    If these are the ones I’m thinking of, they are sometimes called snow crackers or snow wafers. Salty, light rice wafers with a thin sweetish coating, right?

    Personally, I love them, but only one or two at a time. They have just enough of the “sweet and salty” to make me feel happy, but the flavor is bland enough that I don’t feel like eating the whole bag.

    The soy or teriyaki flavored ones are wonderful.

    Anonymous

    March 25, 2008

    The plain or wasabi ones are really good with a Laughing Cow Light spreadable cheese wedge. The savory ones average less than 10 calories per crisp and the cheese is 35 for the wedge. Great rich taste for not a lot of calories.

    Jacqueline

    June 17, 2008

    I live in Grenada and eat these crackers all the time. I put creamy peanut butter and apple butter on them and make a sandwich. I find they are much more filling this way. Im back for the summer in the US and cant find them anywhere. I have looked extensively online and just like everyone else cannot find any information except from Uncle Harry’s website for Duke University which is closed for the summer. If anyone could let me know where they have found the light and sweet ones I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you

    Michele

    April 18, 2012

    Oh. My. Goodness. I found these at a discount store this weekend for 50 cents a bag. I am in love! The salty and sweet is just enough of each to keep all my taste buds happy at once. I went back today and bought 10 bags. The cashier thought I was crazy, but you never know how long those discount things will be around and gluten free happiness is hard to come by that cheap! I took them in my purse to the movie theatre to avoid the temptation of popcorn.

    Jamie Sharp

    September 14, 2012

    I love these things! I put almond butter between two of them and make a perfect mid morning snack. I found them in a discount store for 99 cents a bag and I bought all of them. Addictive and terrific with chi tea :)