On the road, I am always on the hunt for nourishing, flavorful and portable food options. One such discovery that has become a new travel buddy is Skratch’s crispy rice cakes. These lightweight, delicious snacks are not only a treat for the palate but also offer several nutritional benefits… and, let us be honest, lets you feel like a kid again.
Salted Maple + Mallow
One word – divine! The Salted Maple flavor is a harmonious blend of sweet and salty that sends your taste buds on an adventure of their own. The comforting taste of maple syrup perfectly complements the subtle saltiness, making it a versatile snack, perfect for any time of the day. It reminded me of a beautiful autumn morning in Vermont, savoring pancakes drenched in fresh maple syrup.
Nutritionally, it offers an excellent source of simple carbohydrates that provide a quick energy boost, making it an excellent choice for mid-hike cravings or a pre-workout snack.
Strawberry + Mallow
If summer had a flavor, it would taste like Skratch’s Strawberry crispy rice cake. Each bite delivers a refreshing burst of natural strawberry flavor, creating a delicate balance between sweetness and tartness. The frosting drizzle makes this sports fuel feel more like a treat than fuel.
In terms of nutrition, the natural sugars from the strawberries make this a great choice for quick energy replenishment. Strawberries are also a rich source of antioxidants and Vitamin C, adding a healthy touch to your snack time.
Chocolate + Mallow
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I was eager to try the Chocolate flavor, and it didn’t disappoint. It has a rich, velvety flavor that transports me right back to the chocolate plantations in Costa Rica. The combination of crunchy rice with the creaminess of the chocolate makes each bite an irresistible delight.
The Chocolate crispy rice cake provides a moderate amount of protein, helpful for muscle repair, especially if you’re engaging in physical activities during your travel. The cocoa used is also known for its heart-healthy flavonoids, making this snack both tasty and beneficial.
After much munching and pondering, my personal favorite is the Salted Maple. There’s something about the sweet and salty dance of flavors that I find incredibly satisfying. If only my mom would have made her crispy rice cakes like this when I was growing up! It’s like comfort food without the usual guilt.
From a nutritional standpoint, Skratch Crispy Rice Cakes are a traveler’s dream. They provide a decent balance of macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, and a bit of fat. They are easy to digest, provide quick energy, and cater to different dietary needs. Plus, they are convenient to carry, making them perfect for your travel adventures.
They are great for hikes with the kids too- They don’t need to know its healthy!
Skratch Crispy Rice Cakes can be purchased on their website and a variety of online stores. You can purchase single flavor packs or a variety pack that contains the above mentioned flavors. An eight pack retails for $17.95 and single bars are available for $2.45 each.