Fine Fettle Flats

Our Rating:

2 apples (out of 5)

Flavours available:

  • Red capsicum flat with cucumber yoghurt
  • Zucchini and almond flats with capsicum salsa
  • Sweetcorn and paprika flats with tomato salsa
  • Carrot and pepita flats with roasted onion hummus
  • Berry and almond
  • Apple and cinnamon
  • Beetroot and hazelnut
  • Tomato and basil
  • Spicy capsicum
  • Carrot and pepita
  • Sweet corn and paprika
  • Zucchini and almond
  • Pear and hazelnut (limited edition)

Ingredients:

Pear and hazelnut: Pear (70%), hazelnuts (11%), buckwheat, agave, linseed, spices

Tomato and basil: Tomato (42%), zucchini, linseed and sunflower seeds, water, garlic, agave, salt, basil (1%), spices

The Stats  (Tomato and basil)

 

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve 18g
Energy – kJ (calories) 1,420 (338) 256 (61)
Protein (g) 13.1 2.4

Fat

Total (g)

Saturated Fat (g)

 

25.7

2.2

 

4.6

0.4

Carbohydrate

Total (g)

Sugars (g)

 

6.7

6.3

 

1.2

1.1

Sodium (mg) 393 71

Nutrient Claims:

No added oil; Low salt; Made with real veg

The good news

  • Portable, good on the go size for fitting in lunchboxes
  • Portion controlled snack to avoid overeating
  • Short ingredient list – no preservatives or artificial additives
  • Made with real vegetables
  • Quite low in salt per serve

The not-so good news

  • A claim about low salt in tomato and basil flavour is not legitimized by guidelines (FSANZ)
  • Some contain nuts, not suitable for many schools
  • Unappealing texture – expected to be crunchy but quite rubbery/stale
  • Taste may not appeal to some people

Bottom Line:

With a wide range of flavours and an impressive ingredient list, Fine Fettle flats are a relatively smart choice for a mid-meal snack.  Despite this, the texture and taste were disappointing for this reviewer, and priced at $2.15 for a small single-serve packet, a piece of fruit or some unsalted nuts would be a more nutrient dense and inexpensive snack.

 

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