The Taste Test: Chia snacks

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 May, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 May, 2013, 11:13am

BioFair Palitos Chia Quinoa Snack

HK$35 for 100 grams, Just Green

A staple of the Aztecs, chia's high omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre content has prompted a revival.

Verdict: this snack of rice, quinoa and chia seeds had a texture and flavour akin to cardboard.






New York Superfoods Xpresso Chia Raw Energy Bites

HK$38 for 84 grams, Just Green

Each serving has 130 calories, eight grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, four grams of protein and 460mg of omega-3.

Verdict: dense and nutty, it crumbles easily and can be dry. Best polished off with a glug of water when seeking an energy hit.





Drink Chia Mango Tangerine

HK$35 for 237ml, Just Green

This drink adds a tinge of mango-tangerine flavour to the chia. Each bottle has 40 calories, and 880mg omega-3 and 100mg omega-9.

Verdict: an easy way to enjoy chia if you find dry seeds hard to swallow.