Thursday, March 19, 2009

Review and a Giveaway: Grace Island Baked Cheese Crisps


When I first heard about this tasty sounding new product called Grace Island's Baked Cheese Crisps, I'll admit to having high hopes. Having lived through the whole "low-carb craze" era, where every manufacturer and his dog were pushing their products as low-carb. I'll also admit to being skeptical. Many of those products were not truly low-carb, and some of them were down right nasty tasting. (Nasty as in maybe a dog really did come up with the product.)
With these conflicting emotions fighting for precious, but rare, real estate in my brain, I took a bite of the Baby Swiss flavor. I immediately sold all remaining land to Hope and gave Skepticism it's eviction papers.

I. Am. In. Love.




Not only do these awesome little crisps taste great, but they are also all natural. Grace Island's Baked Cheese Crisps are gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, sugar-free, corn-free and contain no MSG. Does it get any better than that? To quote Kalista Johnston, owner of Grace Island Specialty Foods Inc. and creator of the snack, "The really exciting thing about my crisps is that they are not the usual low-carb new product 'frankenfood'. They are just plain old fresh, wholesome ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now..."



Kalista being a low-carber herself, she knows just what we are looking for. With this in mind she created a product that is healthy, packaged for portion control and easy to take along anywhere - no cooler required! Let me also add that these little bites of heaven are filling and available in 4 great flavors: Romano & Black Peppercorn; Parmesan & Italian Herb; Baby Swiss and Asagio. One serving carried me over for quite a long time.


Nutritional info for the Asagio flavor:

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Serving Size: 1 bag (29 g)
Servings Per Container: 3 bags

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 160
Calories from Fat: 120
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 200mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g

Ingredients:

Cheese (milk, cheese cultures, rennet, calcium chloride, salt), egg white, sesame seed, garlic, onion, salt, spices, natural flavor

Allergen Alert:
Contains: Milk, egg

Processed in a grain-free kitchen

To learn more about this amazing product be sure to check out her website at www.graceislandfoods.com.

Don't run off just yet though! I have a fun surprise for you. Kalista has agreed to give two of my readers a sample pack of Grace Island's Baked Cheese Crisps. To enter your name in the giveaway you'll need to participate in a little scavenger hunt. Here's how it works. Simply visit www.graceislandfoods.com and find the answers to the following questions:

1. What state does the Grace Island Specialty Foods, Inc. reside in?
2. What page do you use to submit recipes for inclusion on the website?
3. What is the catchy little saying you'll find on every page of the website?

Send your full name, mailing address and the answers to these questions to me at healthylowcarbliving@gmail.com by March 29th. Be sure to put CHEESE CRISPS GIVEAWAY in your subject line so I can be sure it won't end up in my spam filter. If you find all the correct answers your name will be entered in a random drawing on March 30th. I'll announce the winners here on my blog, so be sure you check back on March 30th!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your giveaways, they are so much fun.

Amy Dungan (Sparky's Girl) said...

Glad you enjoy them! :) Thanks for reading!