With a delicious hint of rosemary, these chickpea cracker bites are fantastic dipped in hummus or snacked on solo.
TOP them with cheese, DIP them in hummus or EAT them solo! Whichever way you choose, enjoy these delicious crispy snacks guilt-free!
I had some left over dip just screaming my name out and I was dying to have it. I considered just using my fingers but thought I would be more healthier and opened the box. First off I was surprised to find two bags of the Cracker Bites inside. Secondly I was a little shocked at the small size of the crackers. I was expecting them to be a tad bigger than what they were but after eating them I take it back they are the perfect size.
The crackers themselves are yellow with black specks and honestly I was not expecting much from them taste wise. I covered the cracker in the dip and took a bite and loved it. Assuming it was just because of the dip I took one alone and was surprised that there was more flavour than I was expecting. It was very pleasant and had a couple of more and then continued with the dip. It was then my husband walked in the room and tried some and he was also raving about them saying the flavour was spot on.
We tried with camembert cheese and that is where the love affair ended. The two different tastes did not work together at all. This is not a cracker to be enjoyed with cheese - well camembert at least - have not tried with any other varieties.
The following night I brought home some Smokey Hummus with Garlic and Tahini and wow awesome this is a winning combination and I could not get enough of it. I can see why this combination is recommended. We were watching the finale of Australia Lego Masters so I had made a platter with Salted Chips, Hummus, Carrots. Onion Dip and these. I was not expecting for the girls to go for these first but they both did and both were saying how good they were which was a little surprising.
Going forward we have decided that we are no longer buying chips as a family but instead these. Even for school lunches. I am really surprised as to how, as a family they have embraced these crackers and would prefer them over the alternatives. You do not need many to feel satisfied. The snack size of them is perfect. They taste great alone or with dip and hummus and best of all they are healthier then chips. Can not recommend high enough - love them.
I was interested to see the family's reactions to these cracker bites. There seemed to be a division between those who thought the chickpea flavour came out strongly and those who said the bites had no taste at all. I thought this might be due to the ages of the different people, with younger children more likely to discern nuances in flavour, but the oldest and youngest family member both reported that they knew it was chickpea because it is unmistakeable. So much for that theory!
Whatever the flavour, however, the crackers were nice and crisp with a slightly chewy after-effect. We ate a couple each without any toppings or dips, and all thought they would be good served in place of potato crisps as a party snack. They are about the same thickness as kettle fries, but a great deal healthier as they are baked rather than deep fried.
Once we had all tasted the plain crackers, we tried them with an assortment of dips. The chickpea flavour was much less in evidence when they were combined with another ingredient. We matched them to a lemon and garlic hummus, which everyone thought was a good choice. The lemon flavour was quite strong so despite the double up of chickpeas we all found that the citrus was the dominant taste. We also spread mashed hardboiled eggs and finely chopped chives on the top of a few; this turned out to be everyone's favourite. Home-made egg sandwich spread is a special treat as I mash the egg and chives with mayonnaise, a large pinch of curry powder, butter, and garlic; the combination is then mixed until it is quite smooth and tasty. This topping stuck to the crackers so would be ideal as finger food.
Miss Nine took charge of the second packet and made a plateful of crudites for sharing. She put some spreadable cream cheese into a small bowl in the middle and then decorated the rest of the plate with sliced raw carrot, small pieces of cauliflower, sliced gherkins, halved cherry tomatoes, apple quarters, and plain crackers. We often make a platter like this to share when it is between meals and there are pop-up children to feed (because they cannot possibly wait until dinnertime to eat). That way, the hunger pangs are addressed but they are not filling up on junk food. The crackers were a welcome addition to the usual spread, and we had no qualms about including them since they were made from natural ingredients.
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