I first came across Eat Real Snacks in my office canteen. I hadn’t seen Hummus or Quinoa Chips before and was drawn in by the quirkiness of them. However they soon turned into an obsession and became my go to savoury snacks. I dread to think how much i’ve spent on Eat Real products over the last year!
In August 2017 Eat Real registered its entire range of vegan snacks with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. This makes their products easy to spot for those compassionate vegans looking for a savoury treat.
They’ve also recently launched two types of multipacks perfect for your work packed lunch or that of your childs.
The first multipack includes a mix of Lentil, Quinoa and Hummus Chips. They go perfectly alongside a sandwich or salad and for those that are calorie conscious they’re just 122 calories per individual bag.
The second multipack is simply Veggie Straws and just 99 calories a bag. Although they’re targeted at kids, i’ve been taking these to work. I’m still a kid at heart you know.
Here’s a bit more information on the vegan products that Eat Real offer.
Eat Real Snack Range
As you’ll see from the multipacks, Eat Real have a range of snacks including Quinoa Chips, Quinoa Puffs, Lentil Chips, Hummus Chips and Veggie Straws. They also come in a range of flavours, so you’ll never get bored.
The first Eat Real Snack I tried were the Hot and Spicy Quinoa Chips which I still adore. They’ve got a nice kick to them and the texture is similar to the wholegrain crisps that Marks and Spencer’s do, or Sunbites by Walkers Crisps. They’re a tad grainy but in a good way. I realise that that sounds really unappealing but I can’t think of a better way to describe that texture.
What flavours? They have a range of flavours including Chilli and Lime, Hot and Spicy, Plain, Sour Cream and Chive and Sundried Tomato and Garlic.
Hot and Spicy is my favourite as each chip is drenched in flavour, followed by the Chilli and Lime. I’d highly recommend these flavours.
The Quinoa Puffs remind me so much of Wotsits Crisps that my mum used to put in my lunch box when I was younger. They’ve got a lovely texture. You get that light crunch before the puff dissolves in your mouth. Yummy.
What flavours? They’ve got Jalapeño and Cheddar, White Cheddar, Kale White Cheddar and Kale, Jalapeño and Cheddar.
My favourite way to eat their Hummus Chips is by dipping them into…you guessed it…hummus. Because of their shell shape you can scoop up all kinds of dips. I also use them to scoop up my couscous salad at lunch They pair well with almost anything. You’ll find they have a subtle chickpea taste, but nothing overpowering.
What flavours? They’ve got Chilli and Lemon, Creamy Dill, Sea Salt (my favourite) and Tomato and Basil.
Like the Hummus Chips these are a great shape for scooping up some dip. People always ask me if these taste like lentils and my answer is…no, although I can’t quite put my finger on what they remind me of. Their texture is smoother than your standard crisps but they’ve got a crunch.
What flavours? They’ve got Chilli and Lemon, Sea Salt, Creamy Dill and Tomato and Basil.
Veggie Chips and Straws
These are made from kale tomato, spinach and potato. They have a subtle taste so don’t be put off by the idea of a spinach tasting crisp. The Veggie Chips have a similar texture to the Quinoa Chips and the Straws remind me of French Fries Crisps by Walkers.
I have to admit that i didn’t love these at first as i was expecting them to pack a punch. However i’ve learnt to like the subtle flavour and the straws have become incredibly moreish.
If you’re into organic products then you’re in luck as Eat Real have launched a new organic range. The organic range includes Hummus Chips, Lentil Chips and Veggie Straws. The former of which has 40% less fat than traditional potato crisps and the later two 30% less. Guilt free snacks for sure.
Where to buy Eat Real Snacks
Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Holland & Barretts amongst others sell Eat Real products. You can view a full list of their stockists here.
I still haven’t tried all their flavours but it’s safe to say that i’m hooked on Eat Real products. Thanks to Sarah at Leapfrog who sent me these products to try. They’ve been confirmed as a staple for my lunches on the go.
Have you tried any Eat Real Snacks? Which is your favourite?