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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
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Friday, 28 June 2013

Starlite Crisy Taquitos - Product Review

Real Food Market had a new product in a couple weeks ago - Crispy Taquitos! These are not only gluten free but also vegan :D I was super excited to try them! While I don't eat too much packaged food - I'm always up to try a new treat!

These are made by Starlite Cuisine and their products are vegan, non-dairy, non-gmo, no transfat and no cholesterol. They also do some gluten free products  including the taquitos. The nutritional information provided by the website is as follows
Soy Taquitos - Meatless Chicken Style

Serv. Size: 1 pc (51g)
Servings:  8

Calories: 120
Calories from Fat:  35
Amount/Serving
% DV* 
Amount/Serving
% DV*  
 Total Fat
3.5g
5%      
Total Carb.
17g  
6% 
    Sat. Fat
0.5g
3%      
     Dietary Fiber
2g  
8% 
 Cholest.
0mg
0%      
     Sugars
1g  

 Sodium
160mg
7%      
 Protein
5g  

 Vitamin A   0%  •  Vitamin C   2%  •  Calcium   4%  •  Iron  6%
Ingredients: Corn Tortilla (White Corn, Water, Lime), Water, Texturized Soy Flour, Onion, Mushroom, Corn, Beans, Soy Flour, Cornstarch, Yeast Extract, Salt, Celery Seed, White Pepper, Natural Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Expeller Pressed Canola or Soybean Oil.WHEAT FREE, GLUTEN FREE

Not too many ingredients, nothing hard to pronounce and of course - non-gmo :)

Each package comes with 6 taquitos and they sell for $7.95 here in NL. Like any specialty gluten free product, they are slightly expensive - but if you feel like a treat - these are awesome. 

Texture wise, they are similar to regular taquitos, potentially a little crispier due to the corn shell, but the center was still soft and chewy. If someone gave me these and didn't tell me they were vegan, I probably wouldn't have noticed. The taste was great, and the spices added that nice Mexican flavour. It was awesome to have a finger food snack! 

If you are looking for a quick supper, or great snack item - I recommend these for sure!


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