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I’ll be amazed if anyone here knows this product, it seems to be a German thing. Filinchen waffle crackers.
https://www.dpma.de/english/our_office/about_us/history/30ye...

These are whole wheat crackers BUT each cracker has so little mass, holding one feels like holding a feather. Much lighter than the WASA type cracker. The Filinchen cracker is about 3 inches wide and six inches long, great for spreads, meat, cheese, whatever you used to use crackers to support. But one cracker contains only 3.2 grams of carb.

So sometimes for example I’ll smear some cream cheese on one, or liverwurst, or place slices of meat on it, and only need one or two of these items to be satiated as a snack or appetizer. It’s a way to get the gustatory pleasure of crunching into a cracker, without much carb.

The taste is pleasant, though very mild - kind of like the taste of a waffle ice cream cone without any sweetness to it. The Filinchen isn’t supposed to be tasty, it’s job is to support other things that are tasty.

They even sell a low carb version with egg white in it - but costs quite a bit more. I just buy the regulars.
https://www.filinchen.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/filinche...

3 carbs well spent.
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3 carbs well spent.

Unless you're gluten intolerant, as I am--or have celiac disease.

=sheila
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3 carbs well spent.

Unless you're gluten intolerant, as I am--or have celiac disease.


I wonder if the same thing could be done with non-glutinous grains like rice? I’ve seen “shrimp crackers” in the store which are equally ultralight and I assume based on rice.
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I wonder if the same thing could be done with non-glutinous grains like rice? I’ve seen “shrimp crackers” in the store which are equally ultralight and I assume based on rice.

I try to avoid products made primarily from white rice, which is the usual form of rice when that's the substitute for wheat. White rice has no significant nutritional value, and is inflammatory--like white potatoes, white flour. I have no problem finding delicious gluten-free crackers with healthful ingredients, and some of them are also very low in carbs.

The problem when they're really delicious is that it's easy to eat more than one should!

=sheila
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I have no problem finding delicious gluten-free crackers with healthful ingredients, and some of them are also very low in carbs.

Interesting - Names/ingredients of the low carb ones?
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Two of the low-carb crackers that I particularly enjoy for both flavor and texture are the following.

Healing Home Foods makes several crackers, and my absolute favorite is the Kale Goji cracker. The ingredients are: Almond flour, *sprouted almonds, *dried goji berries, *ground flaxseed, gluten-free oat flour, *kale, nutritional yeast, *extra virgin olive oil, Himalayan crystal salt, *basil, *rosemary. (The asterisked ingredients are organic.) One serving is 130 calories, 7 g of carbs, and 5 g of protein

https://healinghomefoods.com/product/kale-goji/

The other brand is Fat Snax! (The ! is part of the name.) I like the Everything version. The ingredients are: Almond floure, egg white, butter, cream cheese, coconut flour, flaxseeds, water, sea salt, xanthan gum, aluminum-free baking powder, garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, rosemary. One serving (17 crackers) is 130 calories, 6 g carbs, 5 g protein.

https://fatsnax.com/products/crackers

=sheila
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