Sara Tane

One package just isn't enough!

Sara Tane
January 11, 2018

Avocado toast is life. I don’t care what that guy says about my spending habits, this is a breakfast, lunch, or dinner of champs, and I need to make sure that everybody knows this (although, I’m sure that you already do). I always make mine with a crispy fried egg carefully mounted atop the fresh lime juice-infused avocado mash, all of which is doused in flaky salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Boom. Genius. I know.

However, the vessel that I choose to eat my avo-egg pairing on is always such a tough decision (because life is hard!). Sometimes, I’ll do a piece of Ezekiel toast, because I’m feeling seedy and wholesome. If I’m in the mood for something a little less, we’ll say “granola,” I like to fry a piece of hearty sourdough in that same oil I used to fry the egg and call it a day. If I can’t find a loaf of bread, I’m not opposed to toasting a pita pocket and rocking out ~Mediterranean style~. I’ve even built this staple meal using a corn tortilla as a base, because I am a monster and firmly believe that anything can be a taco if you want it to be. And on days when I’m super fearful of any carbohydrate coming anywhere near me (IDK, sometimes it happens), I’ve been known to take a piece of lox and give it the royal avo + egg treatment (this is obviously a fork and knife situation, but a great one nonetheless).

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All of this to say, I’ve yet to find the perfect base for this go-to meal of mine. Ideally, I want something healthy, but if it’s going to sacrifice overall the flavor and toast-eating experience, then it’s just not for me. The Trader Joe’s new “crispbread” is the ultimate compromise. Not too airy and weightless like a rice cracker, yet not too dense or chewy like fitness bread, this thin, ultra-crunchy cracker proved to be just what my avocados and eggs were missing. Chock full of sunflower, sesame, and flax seeds, this gluten-free crisp is held together with oat flakes, rice bran and honey. The texture is firm enough that there is an audible “crunch” upon biting into your toast situation, but not so insanely crackly that it will shatter into a million pieces like a Nature Valley granola bar, thus causing your beautiful toast creation to crumble right before your very eyes.

What I soon learned after my first encounter with this “Crispbread” is that the possibilities do not stop at avocado toast. Perfect with hummus, cheese, fruit, or nuts, this could easily become your new, all-purpose entertaining cracker. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, it’s a great base for your favorite nut butter, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey. If you’re looking for a product that falls somewhere between a hearty loaf of bread and a dainty rice cake, this new Trader Joe’s food item has found a beautiful, happy medium of the two. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for breakfast, and this avocado toast isn’t going to make itself.

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