Friday, June 13, 2014

Greenday Veggie Snacks: Okra, Onion, Pumpkin

I am a bit in love with my new little discovery at the international food mart in Itaewon, Seoul. The owner is from Pakistan and gets some of the oddest items mostly from the US, SE Asia, and the Middle East. Of course there's very little that I can eat because my diet is so limited, but my latest foray there unearthed some vegetable snack crackers imported from Thailand ... the brand, Greenday.

There were three flavors available: okra chips, onion chips, and pumpkin chips. With only two ingredients listed on the package (their respective vegetable and then 2% rice bran oil), I had to give them a try. Not sure if I'd label them as only 2% oil though as they left a greasy film on my fingers, but they certainly are a nice treat. The okra and onion chips are my favorites. I find them much more flavorful than the pumpkin chips, but then my tastebuds prefer salty and sour to sweet so that's no great surprise to me in the preference.

There's not much in a package (okra - 25g; onion - 15g; pumpkin - 30g) and they come off as a bit oily, but they certainly add a bit of interest to my rather strict diet. As a treat, might look these up again ... especially if I'm going on a picnic. Imagine the convenience of a picnic snack without me having to chop, chop, chop!!!