My dad, being the supportive person that he is, is always presenting me with food products to try, and his latest find was Back to Nature Organic Saltine Crackers. Theses Saltines are made with organic ingredients and sprinkled with sea salt, plus they contain no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors,
Saltine crackers and soup just go hand in hand for me - one should not be eaten without the other ... although Saltines also make a great base for other things like tuna, and spicy cheeses like Pepper Jack, or Weight Watchers Jalapeno Cheese Wedges (Review). On their own, Back to Nature Organic Saltine Crackers taste like ... saltine crackers! It's crispy, but not much flavor to it other than being a little salty. Paired with soup (I had mine with Dr. McDougall's Garden Vegetable Low Sodium Soup), they do the job required, meaning provide a good sturdy base that doesn't get soggy too quickly, as well as a plain base for the soup and it's ingredients to shine.
Almost every day, my sweet tooth kicks in and I scour the kitchen for something to subdue my desires. Am I in the mood for a Healthy Choice Fudge Bar, a Deep Chocolate VitaTop or a handful of Orville Redenbacher's Caramel Mini Smart Cakes? Well, sometimes it's not what you are in the mood for, but what you actually have in your kitchen. That's when I discovered a box of Back to Nature Peanut Butter Crème Cookies my mom had purchased.
Back to Nature says, "Our Peanut Butter Creme Cookies are two tasty cookies with a tantalizing crunch. And the filling, a rich, delicious, peanut butter flavor so creamy, we promise it won't stick to the roof of your mouth." As with other Back to Nature products, these are made without hydrogenated oils, high fructose corny syrup and with no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
These cookies are sinfully delicious and though one serving is only 2 cookies, the luscious peanut butter flavor embodies every single bite. Each "sandwich" consists of 2 crispy, crunchy peanut butter cookies with a formed layer of dense and creamy all natural peanut butter smeared between. The crisp and the creme meld in your mouth for a luscious flavor sensation.
A 26 gram serving of Back to Nature Peanut Butter Creme Cookies (2 cookies) provides 120 calories, 8% of the daily value for total fat plus 5% of the DV for saturated fat, 3% of the DV for fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
At the $0.99 Cents store the other day I was delighted to find Back to Nature Crispy Oatmeal Cookies. I have seen them many times on the shelves of my neighborhood grocery store, but for some reason I hadn't tried these before - and I've tried many, many Back to Nature goodies.
Can you say delicious delights three times fast? You better learn how if you plan on eating these cookies. Most of the time, when you find an oatmeal cookie, you also find chewy raisins, but not with Back to Nature's variety. One bite into these crispy cookies relinquishes a subtly sweet, honey-like taste. The crunchy cookie snaps with each bite and turns into a smooth and sinful tasting mouthful. Though there are no gooey raisins dispersed throughout the batter, the raisins make a slight appearance in the form of raisin paste, which adds a hint of natural sweetness to the cookies.
A serving of 2 Back to Nature Crispy Oatmeal Cookies provides 120 calories, 8% off the daily value for total fat, no saturated fat, less than one gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein. The ingredient list is very basic, which is appreciated, but alas, Back to Nature uses unbleached enriched flour. The benefits of choosing these cookies over the average brand is the use of non-hydrogenated oils, no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup, plus the use of unrefined sugar, natural rolled oats, real honey and just a touch of cinnamon to finish it off.
I was browsing through the aisles of my local supermarket, looking for nothing in particular, when I spotted Back to Nature Poppy Thyme Crackers with a $0.99 price tag. What?! It was not a sale price or anything, so it must have been mis-priced because the other Back to Nature crackers were about $2.00 more. But, I figured that Back to Nature has never steered me wrong before (thanks Back to Nature Classic Rounds and Organic Stoneground Wheats), so it couldn't hurt to shell out $1.00 and give these crackers a try.
Immediately upon taking your first bite, the essence of herbs (specifically thyme) graces your taste buds - it's so refreshingly delicious. The cracker itself is sturdy and snaps when bitten into, yet turns into a flaky Ritz-like texture within your mouth. Every aspect of these crackers is truly delightful and I cannot adequately describe hw amazingly good these were.
A 29 gram serving of Back to Nature Poppy Thyme Crackers (17 crackers) provides 130 calories, 6% of the daily value for total fat (3% DV fr saturated fat), 11% of the DV for sodium, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
Graham Crackers rock my World, but the partially hydrgenated oils found in some brands like Honey Maid, have left me looking for other alternatives. I usually opt for an "all natural" alternative, and after discovering Annie's All Natural Honey Bunny Grahams, I also realized that my graham cracker fix" could come in lots of different forms - graham bunnies, and now graham cracker sticks courtesy of Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks.
The element that is most intriguing about Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks is that one serving is 14 sticks that are the length of a long ice cube (that means longer snacking time!). They taste exactly like a graham cracker should - sweet, but not too sweet, with a nice crunch and light honey after taste. Each stick has a thin layer of sugar over the top that does not add much to the mouth feel, but does add a special element to the appearance.
There are so many cereals on the supermarket aisles that I sometimes don't know what to choose. There are days when I stick to my favorites, like Fiber One Caramel Delight Cereal, and there are those times when I want to try something new - especially if I see it on sale. That's how I came to try Back to Nature Organic Apple Crisp Cereal (love the Target markdowns).
The high fiber flakes are thin and dense, which equals crispiness and a little snap. Combine that with oat clusters - there were a few big clusters that I had to tackle, but they are mostly small morsels of sweetened granola bits - and just enough dried apple slices, and your bowl will be screaming for milk. The dried apple slices come to life when hit with milk, making their presence known in each bite by upping the already prominent apple flavor profile. Even more, the dense, crunchy, hearty nature of this cereal stands strong within a bowl of milk (no sogginess here).