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Crunch Time for Gluten-Free

Posted By foodgal On May 17, 2012 @ 5:25 am In General,New Products | 7 Comments

I’m not even gluten-intolerant, but when samples of Crunchmaster Multi-Seed and Multi-Grain Crackers landed in my mail, I became addicted to them.

Yes, they’re gluten-free, cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat.

But they are big on crunch.

The thin crackers are made from California brown rice flour, sesame seeds, potato starch, quinoa seeds, flax seeds, amaranth seeds, tamari soy sauce and safflower oil.

They taste almost like a sturdier, heartier Asian rice cracker. That’s not surprising when you learn that the method for making the crackers is based on the age-old Northern Japanese technique of baking rice crackers on open grills.

The crackers, by the Illinois company, are oven baked. The multi-seed ones come in four flavors: Original, Rosemary & Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, and Toasted Onion. The multi-grain ones come in three varieties: Sea Salt, White Cheddar, and Roasted Vegetable.

I’m partial to the simple Sea Salt one. Especially because at 120 calories for 16 crackers, they are a much more healthful option to potato chips when you’re hankering for something crisp and a tad salty.

A 4.5-ounce bag is about $3.50 at Safeway, Costco and Lucky stores.

Find a $1 coupon on the Crunchmaster Web site to taste for yourself.

More Gluten-Free to Try: Asian Box Cafe in Palo Alto

And: Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

Plus: Mani Brazilian Snack Rolls

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