You may remember that in a recent blogpost, I told you about Ocado's new "free from" shop, packed with foodie treats and ingredients designed for everyone with special dietary requirements. Well, we're slowly working our way through all the lovely goodies they sent us and today's pick was Hipp Organic Little Nibbles Organic Apple & Blueberry Rice Cakes.
The Madhouse Mini-testers have tried these before - we reviewed the Carrot & Pumpkin Rice Cakes in a previous blogpost - but the Apple & Blueberry flavour was a new one for us to try. Juliette was immediately attracted by the pink colour although she had just as much fun playing with them as eating them to start with ... until she realised Pierre was quietly munching his way through the whole bag and got in quick before he ate the lot !
I tasted one and thought they tasted just like popcorn, with a delicate fruity sweetness coming through. They were crunchy and didn't have the "polystyrene" texture some grown-up rice cakes have that set my teeth on edge !
Each rice cake only contains 8 calories (100g of product - that's a whopping 50 rice cakes, and the whole big bag only weighs 40g - contains 397 calories). They are gluten-free, contain no added sugar, milk products or salt, are suitable for vegetarians and have no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.
They're great as a clean snack-on-the-go - you might get a few crumbs but no chocolatey or sticky fingers and they won't melt ! - and they're lunchbox-friendly.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £1.08 for 40g
for more information : http://www.ocado.com/webshop/getSearchProducts.do?clearTabs=yes&isFreshSearch=true&entry=hipp+rice+cakes
Disclosure : I received a "free from" Taster Box from Ocado in order to review their new Free-from shop.
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