Rice cakes

I never used to be a fan of rice cakes. I used to find the texture weird, and they used to stick to the roof of my mouth a bit.

Then I discovered chocolate covered rice cakes and things changed. I quite often buy the dark chocolate ones from Waitrose (Itsu I think), and then I was offered the chance to review some Kallo ones.

2014-08-20 15.19.15First up, I had to try the chocolate orange ones, and they did not disappoint, being covered in little orange crunchy flecks.

2014-08-28 13.40.07They are so tasty! I love dark chocolate and orange together, what more is there to say? They are made with whole grain brown rice too.

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The quinoa and seeds ones were lovely too, although quite sweet tasting. They were covered in seeds, hence the before-topping photo.

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Topped with black bean spread and avocado- such a good snack.

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Of course they are always good covered in hummus, nut butter or nutella (my favourite- I can’t believe I don’t have a picture of this, although I am sure you can imagine what it looks like).

2014-08-23 16.19.06I didn’t try the yoghurt ones as I am not keen on yoghurt coated things- I took them into work and they looked pretty. You can see their whole range of rice cakes here– I like the sound of the blueberry and vanilla ones, and ordered some balsamic vinegar ones from ocado as I quite like savoury snacks like that, although to me they tasted a bit more like marmite (but I like marmite too).

They are more of a at-home snack as I find they do not last well in my bag, plus I think they generally need some sort of topping (apart from the chocolate coated ones) but I am a bit of a convert. I only wish I had a tin big enough for them- I have a ryvita tin but the big tubes of rice cakes don’t fit in it!

 Are you a rice cake fan? What would be your ideal flavour? Of course rather predictably I think that a chocolate peanut butter topping would go so well.

* I was sent some rice cakes in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

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20 thoughts on “Rice cakes

  1. I’ve never tried a chocolate coated one, but it does sound interesting! I have to admit, I’ve always liked rice cakes, despite many cries to “urgh you’re eating cardboard”. I like the salt and vinegar ones the best I think, but I’m happy with a salted rice cake with peanut butter on top (life is better with peanut butter!).

    • I have not tried marmite ones- I do like marmite but I don’t love it, plus it means it can’t really have any toppings.

  2. I love the Itsu rice cakes. I often have a couple mid-afternoon if I’m feeling the need to be perked up!
    I love the sound of the balsamic flavoured ones! I think my ideal topping would be hummus. You just can’t go wrong with hummus!

  3. I love rice cakes and eat them a lot for snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. One if my fav combos is plain rice cakes topped with butter, sliced boiled eggs, mushrooms and tomato sauce if course! I also love the chocolate ones but as if yet haven’t tried the new flavours : )

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