Is my snack becoming mainstream?
I love the salty crunch that can come with eating a handful of pretzels. Don’t even leave me alone with a box of Wheat Thins. Over the years I’ve found the perfect stand-in for that salty, crunch category I’m craving. I have blogged about these before, but I’ve got some big news!
In the past I went out of my way at times to purchase Somersaults. I could only find them at a couple local health food stores around town. Last year I was excited to see them offered as samples at the Hood to Coast Relay. In the back of my mind I was secretly hoping they would become more common.
Could it be? Are my beloved snack nuggets becoming mainstream? You can imagine my excitement when I recently discovered them sold at Target in single serving 6 packs. It’s cause for celebration at my house. I couldn’t help, but want to share the “big” news.
Why do I love them?
They offer the salty crunch I look for in a pretzel or Wheat Thin, but offer more than a basic carb serving. The satisfying wheat nugget has sunflower seeds as the main ingredient. Don’t be fooled that this is some sort of tasteless seedy cracker. The cinnamon crunch flavor offers a hint of sweet to satisfy a sweet tooth; while the pacific sea salt flavor offers that salty note that can taste so good after a salt depleting workout. Other great flavors like Santé Fe salsa and dutch cocoa are not sold at Target yet, but I’m thrilled to see two of their wonderful flavors are on the shelves.
I not only love the taste, but I very much enjoy seeing my 4 year old get excited to eat a serving of the sunflower based nuggets. They are not filled with a lot of hard to understand ingredients. Each serving of 14 nuggets is about 140-150 calories, 6-8 grams of fat from a quality source (sunflower seeds), 14-17 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. The cinnamon flavor has about 7 grams of sugar, but only 100mg sodium for a cracker, while the pacific sea salt creeps up with 260 mg of sodium, but only 1 gram of sugar. Both flavors serve as a source of iron and vitamin E.
All I can say is that my crunchy pretzels and beloved Wheat Thins now have competition.
* In case there was any doubt, this is not a paid review or advertisement. 🙂