A while back, we received an email asking us if we would like to sample the new addition to the Raincoast Crisps product line. We were already quite familiar with these crisps, and being asked to sample a new flavor made us feel special, and all warm and fuzzy inside. ;) So, we accepted!
We promptly received two boxes of Cinnamon & Raisin Raincoast Crisps. Like the other Raincoast Crisps flavors, each crisp was jam-packed with seed-y/grain-y and fruity goodness.
an attempt to be like "most people"
When I found out that we were getting the new Cinnamon Raisin flavour, I was not too excited. I wasn't sure I was going to like the flavour: I only like cinnamon and raisin in small doses and I thought the combination was too common.
Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Ltd., the maker of Raincoast Crisps, recommends topping their crisps with cheeses, dips, and various other toppings. I guess most people do this for entertaining purposes.
There I was pretending to be like most people and laid out a mini-spread of the crisps with fresh mozzarella and some kalamata olives.
In reality, we never entertain with crackers (or crisps) and dips and such. So, while we do like Raincoast Crisps -- they are very good -- we don't usually have them on hand.
But, the other reason why we try not to keep Raincoast Crisps in the pantry?
Because that is what happens. It is not at all difficult for me to finish one box (or more) in one sitting! Bad, so bad!
The cinnamon flavour was not as pronounced as I had feared it to be, and there were enough nuts and seeds to keep the cracker interesting. I thought I would turn my nose up at the Cinnamon Raisin crisps. Instead, I started chomping away until there was none left!
For more information on Lesley Stowe's Raincoast Crisps, including the different variations/flavors available, visit their website. http://www.raincoastcrisps.com/