Skinny CrispsOne dull day, I wasted away time on Twitter scanning tweets. Hark! “Food” caught my eye. But that was only part of the story. The other part was “zie.”

“What’s this Foodzie site?” I visited Foodzie and found heaven, or at least one layer of it. I must’ve been off my meds because I subscribed to the newsletter. Like I need temptation! “On Foodzie you’ll find fabulous food and beverages made by small food companies. Many are foods you can’t find anywhere else. They’re all special in some way, whether handmade, following old family recipes, incorporating unique ingredients, etc.”

Thankfully, most of these products can only be ordered online rather than found in local stores. The foods appearing on the site may be made with lots of love and care, but that doesn’t mean my bod will thank them. I almost ordered healthy Holey Donuts, but the shipping was a huge turnoff. Thank you, high cost of shipping frozen food! I didn’t need them. I wanted to sample them every flavor, but not at those rates.

Then low carb crackers made the headlines in the latest edition of the Foodzie newsletter. !!!??!! I debated whether to order Skinny Crisps since they were almost $6 each and that didn’t even include shipping. Most crackers and snacks don’t cost me beyond $4.

The reviews drew me in. OK, OK … I ordered the Say Cheese, Chocolate Brownie Crisps and Cinnamon Crisps. Dumb move! Not only do the crackers dance on my tastebuds, but they also brought out the animal in me. I can stop at one chip… but I cannot stop at one, two or five crisps. Thank you for not being available in area stores, Skinny Crisps. You may be healthy crackers, but it’s not so healthy if I can’t stop after a few servings. Oh, and these are vegan, gluten free, soy free and egg free crackers! Also, they don’t contain hydrogenated oils.

Say Cheese leans toward tangy with its cheddar and bleu cheeses. They don’t taste like the cheddar brands you know — more like a combo of wheat (not for real, of course), tangy cheese and goodness. Cinnamon Crisps. Ohh… I think these are my favorites with their cinnamon sugar sweetness mixed with a wheat-like cracker and crunch. The Chocolate Brownie Crisps tastes like darkish semi-sweet chocolate crackers. Love ’em, but they have more calories — which is why cinnamon wins as my fave.

The crisps look a little burned in the photos, but they’re not. The back of the packages tell a neat story about their birth that begins with a princess born with sour tummy. By the way, these are available in some stores depending where you live. Just not the ones near me. (Whew! C’mon! I ate three bags in less than a week!)

As for the princess, you’ll have to get the crisps to see whether she lives happily ever after. Hint: The brothers Grimm obviously had no influence on the tale.

Note the Skinny Crisps serving sizes vary. While four crackers at 60 calories doesn’t sound bad, it’s too easy to eat four or more servings. Each bag has around 8 servings.

Say Cheese nutrition facts per serving size of 4 (four) crackers: 70 calories, 4.5g total fat, 0g sat fat, 180mg sodium, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars and 2g protein. Rate: 4/5

Cinnamon Crisps nutrition facts per serving size of 4 (four) crackers: 60 calories, 3.5g total fat, 0g sat fat, 100mg sodium, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars and 2g protein. Rate: 4.5/5

Chocolate Brownie Crisps nutrition facts per serving size of 3 (three) crackers: 80 calories, 4.5g total fat, 1g sat fat, 105mg sodium, 9g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars and 2g protein. Rate: 4/5