Amisa Rice Milk Chocolate rice cakes with and without coconut
and Biona rye bread with chia and flax
This product REALLY got us all chatting about the humble rice cake. What is it about a rice cake that is so good, and often so moreish? After all, it is only puffed up bits of rice stuck together to form a cake – in itself it is neither tasty or exciting. However it does have that texture that is so seductive. Crunchy yet chewy, and indescribably not crisp but not soggy. Like popcorn, we love rice cakes, but we don’t really know why…
Rice cakes are great vehicles for other ingredients such as hummus, guacamole, ham, cheese, bananas – scores more combinations out there waiting to be discovered – but they also work very well with chocolate on top. If you cannot eat gluten, a milk or dark chocolate covered rice cake can be a nice alternative to a chocolate biscuit. So if you can’t eat dairy either, then Amisa’s organic lactose free rice milk chocolate rice cakes might be just perfect for your tea time treat. They don’t contain a whole lot of cocoa – some vanilla and cocoa butter – yes, so they are not massively chocolatey, but are a great treat for kids (we tried them on some of our own - they went down very well...). And they are organic with a clean ingredients list too. These ones come just with rice milk chocolate on top, or augmented with dessicated coconut for extra pizzazzzz...
Available online and at various health food shops nationwide, the Amisa organic rice milk chocolate rice cakes cost approximately £1.69 for 100g.
Visually, a lovely light brown with little dark flecks, this rye bread, which is wheat free but NOT gluten free, is delicious. Rye breads have been around for a while, and Biona have been making one for a while, but this one has chia and flax seeds making it both luxurious to eat and extra healthy. Biona's organic rye bread with chia and flax seeds contains no added yeast or sugar - its ingredients are water, rye meal, flax and chia seeds, natural sourdough and salt. It is nice and substantial - would be a good thing to start the day on, perhaps as soldiers to a lightly boiled egg?
This altogether lovely product is available at health food stores and online and costs approximately £1.80 for 500g.