Food Review: The Green Snack Co.

My apologies for being MIA for such a long time. I have some big news coming up, which I will share shortly but prep for that has kept me occupied.

Today I had to just sit down and pen down my thoughts on an amazing healthy snacking brand I came across and have been loving. I was sent some samples by the company, and was absolutely blown away!

Something About the Brand

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A brand quite different from what we are used to seeing in India, The Green Snack Co. is brand that focuses on healthy snacking.

When they say healthy, they mean healthy. Surprisingly they have crisps and puffs listed on their product list, how is hat healthy one would wonder but you have got to try it to believe it.

The brand completely focuses on building ones immunity, using the healthiest natural ingredients to prepare snacks that are not only healthy, but finally a healthy tasty snack.

They offer 3 main products –

  • Kale Crisps
  • Quinoa Puffs
  • 6 Grain Stix

Of course, there are multiple flavors available for each of these variants.

The amazing thing is that these amazing snacks are not fried.. and nor are they baked!! They are roasted to give the perfect crunchy texture and keep it as healthy as it can be!

The Products and My Experience

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Kale Crisps

The Kale Crisps are available in 3 variants:

  • Cheese & Onion
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Thai Sweet Chilli

I received the Cheese & Onion variant. I was firstly extremely amazed at the quality of these Crisps. The Crisp was dehydrated Kale coated with onion and cheese powder. Kale has amazing immunity boosting properties and is extremely rich in antioxidants, Calcium, Protein,  Vitamin A, C & K and Omega 3 & 6. Not easily available, kale is a little difficult to locate in the market and considering it a green, the shelf life ain’t too long.

The Green Snack Co. came up with a genius idea of dehydrating the kale leaves, so not only does it preserve the leaves for consumption but ensure that the goodness stays inside and can be eaten in the most delicious way possible.

Packaging:

Packaged in individual 30gm packets, they are convenient to travel with. The excellent addition to the packaging was a zip seal option so in case you don’t finish the pack you can seal in the goodness for the next snack time.

Ingredients:

Kale, Onion, Cheese Powder, Melon seeds, dehydrated garlic, salt, Cashew, Edible vegetable oil and black pepper.

These simple yet all natural ingredients ensure the end product is of the best quality.

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Price:

₹200 for 30gm

My Experience

I absolutely loved these! They were amazingly crisp yet light. It has the strong taste of Kale and the subtle flavoring of cheese and onion. It is a perfect balance. I personally felt the zip seal was a great idea as you really can’t eat too many of these. Though exceptionally delicious, you tend to feel satisfied with a little bit. Maybe the cheesey taste causes that salty overload, though it didn’t feel excessively salty or anything like that.

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The only deterrent I see for this snack option is the price. It is extremely steep but considering the ingredients and the unavailability of a super food like Kale, am sure people who are really passionate about their health will not mind shelling out for an amazing anytime snack.

Quinoa Puffs

These little cubes of goodness are absolutely amazing. They are available in 4 flavors:

  • Peppy Cheese
  • Zesty Kale
  • Saucy Salsa
  • Fiery Spice

I received 3 variants Zesty Kale, Saucy Salsa & Fiery Spice.

The Quinoa puffs are loaded with multiple super grains like Amarnath, Ragi & Soya along with Quinoa. Gluten & Cholesterol free, there are no added preservatives and are roasted not fried making it ideal for any health conscious person.

Packaging:

These are packaged in individual 50gm pouches but these don’t have a zip seal option. I guess this was well thought through as to be honest a 50gm pack is perfect for a one time snack.

Ingredients:

Quinoa, Maize, Rice, Edible Vegetable Oil, Dehydrated Potato, Soy, Amarnath, Ragi, Gram Dal and the specific flavorings based on the variant.

Price:

₹80 for 50gm

My Experience

These tiny puffs are crisp, light cubes which are well flavored based on the variant. The flavors are not over bearing though and the puffs were crisp and addictive.

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I personally found the saucy salsa variant a bit too sweet but loved the Fiery Spice and Zesty Kale. The Zesty Kale does have a different taste, of kale, which may not be appreciated by everyone.

6 Grain Stix

As the name suggested these snacks are in the form of sticks. Similar to the quinoa puffs, these aren’t fried or baked and are gluten free. Enriched with super grains, these tasty snacks help fight diabetes, build immunity, balance your sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, boost metabolism and slow down the aging process.

They are available in 3 flavours:

  • Cheesy Jalapeno
  • Tangy Pickle
  • Smokey BBQ
Packaging:

Packaged in individual 25gm packets, similar to the puffs, these serve as one time snacks.

Ingredients:

Maize, Oats, Ragi, Sorghum, Soya, Rice, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Specific flavoring, Spices and condiments, Anticaking agent (Silicon Dioxide) and Acidity Regulator (Malic Acid), Edible Vegetable Oil & Dehydrated Potato

Price:

₹35 for 25gm

My Experience

Personally, I love these stix! Looks like a common snack in the market but boy is this different. Super healthy, not baked or fried, these snacks are amazing on the palate. The flavors are amazing, the Smokey BBQ being my favorite. These are also quite reasonably priced amongst the product choices and so am sure it’s quite a favorite. Plan to stock up on these as my daughter loved them too.

Overall, I am mighty impressed that health is being consider when new companies lunch their products and the fact that people are getting more health conscious paves way for more such healthy options to come out to the market. They have stores all over but can be ordered online too.

Highly recommend taking the first step towards healthier eating by getting a bag of one of these for your evening snack.

You can order your green snacks here

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