I HEART KEENWAH SNACKS – PRODUCT REVIEW
“i heart keenwah is a quinoa company. we’re changing the way people think about quinoa: we make it snackable!
looking for a snack that’s better-for-you and tasty? you’ve come to the right place. here at i heart keenwah we’re cooking up quinoa snacks with great flavors and simple ingredients. we make it easy for you to get quinoa, a super food, into your day-to-day routine. no cooking, no time: just grab, go, and crunch!”
If you’re looking for healthy, tasty snacks these are IT! The savory and airy Quinoa Puffs and sweet and crunchy Quinoa Clusters are dairy-free, gluten-free, non-gmo verified, organic, all natural and except for the cheddar puffs, they’re all vegan. Wow! How good is that?
The clusters “taste like an old-fashioned brittle or an Asian sesame snack – only made from quinoa.”
And I agree. I tried the Cashew Cranberry and the Peanut Butter Cacao flavors and found them crunchy as they promised, with just a hint of sweet, so that you’re not over-powered by it, as is often the case with sweet crunchy snacks. You can actually taste the cranberries and the dark chocolate. Because they don’t use flavor enhancers, like so many other snack foods contain, you get a feel-good feeling after eating them, which was refreshing to me.
“what is a quinoa puff?
it’s a new product we’re launching in early 2015. a spiff on a traditional cheese puff, only made of quinoa flour and totally gluten free!”
Although the Quinoa Puffs do indeed bring to mind the traditional cheese puff that we’re all familiar with, they don’t evaporate in your mouth the same way. In fact, there is just enough crunch, yet still airy, making you chew a little more while experiencing the distinct flavors of each puff the more you chew.
These puffs are not the type where guests will be popping a handful into their mouths all at once and fifteen seconds later going for another handful. That’s a plus. These puffs are meant to be savored. Accompanied by a glass of wine or a bottle of beer and it makes a perfect snack party!
One thing I noticed with all the snacks was that I didn’t have the urge to keep eating them till the bags were gone. In other words, they filled me up. It wasn’t until I went to I Heart Keenwah website and discovered that there’s a reason for that. All their snacks have a low glycemic index. Another plus!
My favorite of the puffs are the Sea Salt Truffle. The salt was perfect and the truffle flavor very distinct!
Don’t let the Sweet Chili fool you, it’s sweet, but still has a lot of heat!
The Herbs de Provence flavor tastes just like herbs. As with all the puffs, the longer you chew, the more the flavors emerge. The same is so with the salt and the sweet sensations in each.
If you want a softer salt experience, then go with the chili and herb flavors.
If I were entertaining, I’d put out a bowl of each and let my guests try them all. Each person will have their favorite.
Although some may think they’re expensive, I didn’t think so. At about $3.50 per bag of puffs and about $5.oo for a bag of clusters (they also sell smaller bags of clusters), and given that the ingredients are of the highest quality, and given that you won’t eat as much at one time as you would traditional snack foods, you actually save money – and you’re eating healthy, while enjoying every chew.
Thank you to I Heart Keenwah for the pleasure of trying these special quinoa snacks!
I encourage my viewers to experience the savory, sweet, salty, and crunch of these morsels of goodness.
They’re sold at many stores – see the store locator on their website. And you can buy online directly from their site!