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Jun 3, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com - christie sesame rice thinsCrunch crunch crunch. That’s the sound I occasionally want to hear when I want a snack. Sometimes, I want crunchy carrots (I love vegetables). Other times, I go for a healthy serving of almonds. Then, there are times I think about rice crackers. Remember, I like dips and rice crackers go really well with dips.

So, when I look at this box of Christie Sesame Rice Thins I wonder how they’ll taste. They were on sale so I picked them up. I know what rice crackers taste like. Who doesn’t? So…why not…except, does your brand of rice crackers include this ingredient?


Product Review: what ingredients are in the Christie Sesame Rice Thins?

These Christie Sesame Rice Thins are made with the following ingredients: rice flour, sesame seeds, vegetable oil, salt, beeswax.

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“Wait, hold up. Did I just read beeswax?”

Yes, you did.

So, I have to ask myself: how many other brands of rice crackers have I chomped in my life time with beeswax as an ingredient? What ingredients DO other brands use?

I have no idea. I have no clue but I’m pretty sure beeswax doesn’t show up on many of them or I would have noticed it ages ago. Then again, I’m sure other brands may also use other ingredients that equally surprise me. I have no idea what the beeswax would be used for but there it is on the ingredient list.


Taste Test: How do these Christie Sesame Rice Thins taste?

I think it’s safe that most of us know what a basic rice cracker tastes like. They have a certain sharp snap and crunch to them, unlike your average potato chip. So, rice crackers can be a pretty appealing snack to chomp on when you want something crunchy but don’t feel like chips.

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These Christie Sesame Rice Thins taste as you’d expect: they have that crunch, they have that snap and you can taste a hint of the sesame seeds.

If you eat 12 of these Christie Sesame Rice Thins (or 19 grams), you’ll end up eating 2% of your daily intake of fat, 4% sodium, 5% carbohydrates, and 2% iron. Compared to your average potato chip, these Christie Sesame Rice Thins certainly have a lot less fat and sodium (as if you didn’t already know that).

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I certainly don’t taste the beeswax but then again, I don’t know what beeswax is supposed to taste like when it’s mixed into a rice cracker. I honestly have no idea.


Verdict:

To buy or not to buy these Christie Sesame Rice Thins, that is not the question of today’s post. Nope.

Doing this product review of the Christie Sesame Rice Thins made me wonder about rice crackers in general. I took it for granted that rice crackers being what they are would probably be made of a few choice ingredients especially if you a basic flavour. I’m going to do a little digging just for curiosity sake to see what other brands put into their rice crackers.

p.s. these were not the rice crackers used in my hummus birthday cake. I was so busy enjoying my cake, I never did take a good look at the packaging. Let’s see what I find!

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