So, seeing as I seem to be in snack mode this week, I thought I’d stick in a cheeky review of one of my favourite products. I’ve always really loved seeds from a long way back when I discovered their astounding health benefit. Needless to say, I was quite excited when Munchy Seeds kindly sent me some of their Chilli Mix.
So what’s going down…
We’re talking a few apricot kernels along with succulent pumpkin and sunflower seeds, coated in a reddish, crispy-spice kick. Yum. I was a fan with my first mouthful, so they certainly passed the taste test. They’re not too spicy, and this comes from me with an average spice threshold (although I can’t say I know how to measure that accurately!).
The good stuff
Seeds are nothing but nutritionally ace:
- Full of the good fats we should be eating on a daily basis
- A source of zinc which is good for the immune system and your skin
- A little hot stuff (the chilli) to keep the metabolism revved
- Blood sugar snack perfect as a source of protein
Conveniently these seeds either come in a big tub or smaller packable snack sizes. I found these lasted 2-3 small portions, making them handy to carry around and wholly versatile for:
- Adding tasty protein to any other veg snack e.g. carrot sticks, celery etc.
- Sprinkling on salads
- Again adding protein to a predominately vegetable based soup
- Giving a kick to a bland sandwich
The slight boo
The apricot kernels, which provide an unusual sweet spicy taste, are unfortunately not part of the smaller sachet packs. I seem to like picking these out of the tub and saving them till last. I guess in a mini seed dessert style!
Munchy Seeds Chilli Mix aren’t as widely stocked as one would like – I usually pick up the snack sizes either in Nature’s Intent or Waitrose, but you can buy the bigger tubs in Tesco. If you turn out to be a big fan, I’d advise ordering online here.
I would recommend giving these a whirl if you like spicy as they’re a good all-round healthy choice. It’s always nice to find good sugar sensible snack options like this because as we know, choices can be a bit limited on the go.
Anyone tried these before or know any other good snacks to try?