Today's Chewsday Review features Real Foods Corn Thins (Multigrain). As you know from previous reviews, I’ve been critical of other crackers out there like these and these. I’m always suggesting rice or corn cakes as an alternative. But what’s actually in them, and are they an everyday choice? Let’s have a closer look…
🔹Maize (78%), sorghum (7%), brown rice (7%), buckwheat (5%), millet (2%), sunflower oil, sea salt
🔹Maize is just another word for corn and sorghum, buckwheat and millet are just other gluten free wholegrains.
🔹Common allergens include: sesame and soy
🔹Saturated fat and total fat content within healthy guidelines.
🔹The corn thins are a source of fibre with three cakes providing almost 10% of a young child’s daily fibre requirements.
🔹Sodium (salt) content is within healthy guidelines at 259mg/100g.
🔹The sugar content of 0.7g/100g is well and truly within guidelines.
🔹At $2 for the whole packet, they’re very cheap at 24c per serve or 8c per thin!
🔹They taste like popcorn! They also keep well in the pantry if you seal up the packaging after opening.
🔹The texture is quite firm and requires reasonable biting and chewing skills, so not appropriate for young bubs (like some of the more ‘bite and dissolve style crackers).
🔹They’re 72% carbohydrates, which definitely ISN’T a bad thing, but they’re not really going to fill kids up for long on their own.
🔹“With Corn Thins you get all the delicious taste of popcorn with none of the mess” Hear hear!
🔹”Corn Thins are both delicious and diet friendly” Oh dear, why does this dieting culture have to pop up everywhere. “Only 23 calories per slice” Hmmmm….
🔹Nutritionally these get a big Chewsday Review tick of approval from me. I also think they’re quite tasty. I would suggest adding some different toppings for a more fulfilling snack-think avocado, cheese slices, or peanut butter. You can read more about my review of spreads like these here.
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Dr Kyla Smith is a paediatric dietitian specialising in fussy eating, feeding difficulties and childhood nutrition. Lauren Pike is an occupational therapist working in fussy eating and feeding difficulties. They have a private practice called Mealtime Building Blocks in Perth, Western Australia. You can connect with Kyla and Lauren on their website and sign up for their newsletter, and the Facebook page or on the Instagram page. You can also email them.