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Mmmm carbs. How could anyone not like carbohydrate-rich foods? I know I may not be a “pasta person”, but I do love bread!

For today’s review, it’s the Fig, Fennel & Flax Manna Bread from Manna Organics. I have tried a few of them in the past, and thought they were okay, but I’m always up for trying new flavors. I was provided this loaf from Manna Organics to try for free as well.

I opened up the package and saw a loaf covered in seeds- pumpkin, sunflower, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. Oddly enough, I didn’t see any flax seeds or figs (go figure). Anyway- I cut off a slice and divided it into 3. I was going to try it 3 ways..

Cold and plain- eaten this way, the bread was rather dry, bland, and had a slight poppyseed and rye bread flavor.

Then, I warmed up a piece in the microwave- this way was a bit better, as some of the fig flavor came out and made it lightly sweet, and I tasted more of the seeds as well.

The best method of the 3, was warming it up and putting a little bit of apple butter on it. Delicious! It was chewy and soft, and complemented the sweetness of the apple butter very well.

Overall, I’m giving it 3 stars. It was really only good with the apple butter on it, and I wish it had a stronger fig flavor. One thing I did like was that I didn’t detect much flaxseed flavor, a flavor I really don’t like as I  think it can taste fishy sometimes. But this bread has a lot to offer. It’s organic, and according to the package, is “Free from Added Sweeteners, Salt, Yeast or Oil“. A versatile bread!

1 2 oz. slice is 120 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite type of bread? I’m a fan of banana bread 🙂

26 Sep 2009, Comments (4)

Newman's Own Organics Hermits

Author: healthnuttxo

Aren’t Hermits those annoying crabs? Nope! Well, sort of, those are hermit crabs, but the Hermits I’m talking about aren’t “crabby” at all.
They come in 3 different flavors, Original, Cinnamon and Ginger. I tried the Cinnamon variety of the 3. They resemble fig newtons in a way, and are approximately the same size and shape. They have HUGE sugar crystals on the top, that almost look like granules of salt. When you  bite into them, oh wow, it is such a nice experience.  They are made with figs (not to be confused with Newman’s Own Organic Fig Newmans…to be reviewed on a later date!! 🙂  ), and had a deep, chewy consistency, which i hold the molasses, fig, and raisins responsible for. There was a nice “spice” to them, mainly from the cinnamon. They weren’t overpoweringly sweet, but just sweet enough. The perfect compliment would be a nice cold glass of milk or even tea if you wanted to have something with them. I really thought the sugar crystals on top added a nice touch, even a tiny bit of a crunch to the cookie. These were GOOD!

1 cookie is 80 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 17 carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

These would be perfect if they were whole wheat and had more fiber. But for now, I’ll take ’em as is!

Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Raisins, Organic Molasses, Organic Sugar, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Oats, Organic Figs, Raisin Paste, Cinnamon and other Spices, Leavening (Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Rice Bran Extract.

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