I cannot begin to tell you’ll how tired I was of eating out and eating unhealthy this past week. So when I got a call from Sinhaar, co-owner of Get Baked to try out their product line, I was all ready to decline him politely. Until he mentioned his products were a healthy, nutritional snacking range. And then I succumbed to temptation.
Two cousins operate out of their aunt’s Colaba kitchen, aiming to serve healthy treats as alternatives to the sugar and maida laden snacks we are used to. Their menu is limited to ‘crunch rocks’ and two types of cookies, all of which I tried.
Their chocolate chip cookies (Rs. 200/- for a pack of five), were buttery to taste, and interspersed with chocolate chip pieces. I really doubt how healthy it is, but they claim to use oat flour, almond flour, whole wheat flour, and organic brown sugar in all their cookies. So I’m sure they are healthier than the cookies bought off the counter, but if you’re planning to lose weight, snacking on them may not be ideal.
The Cranberry Almond Cookies (Rs. 350/- for a pack of ten) was definitely a healthier option, with huge chunks of almonds and sweet-sour cranberries. Again I could taste butter in the cookies, but these ones I’d definitely buy because of their novelty factor.
What I enjoyed out of their product line were the Crunch Rocks (Rs. 225/- for a 250 gms pack) available in different flavours. Crunch rocks are clusters of oats, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, bound together by maple syrup and honey. It reminded me of a hybrid between granola and a trail mix. The chocolate variant was interspersed with chocolate chips, again making me doubt the health quotient. But the maple one was delicious without being too sweet, perfectly coated, crunchy and cohesive. It’s also a pretty filling snack, and healthy because of all the ingredients it contains.
The market has recently been booming with healthy snacking alternatives. Get Baked is a pleasant and refreshing addition to that list. Now pass me that bowl of maple crunch rocks.
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