Somersaults are “baked goodness of sunflower seeds and toasted grains in a crunchy bite-sized nugget.” The size of these are no larger than the size of a quarter. Crunchy like a cracker, with whole sunflower seeds. I was surprised I like them so much.
Chez Cocoa: My favorite flavor of them all. Maybe because it is chocolate. The cocoa flavor is strong, a little sweet and a little salty makes these nuggets very savory. There are whole sunflower and sesame seeds in these cuties too. I think they add a great nutty flavor and texture to the product. The fat from the Somersaults come from the sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and a bit from the sunflower oil, so no worries. Those are great sources of monounsaturated fat and the seeds have polyunsaturated fat. One serving of about 15 nuggets (30g) has 150 calories, 3 WW, 6 grams of fat (0.5 g saturated), zero cholesterol, 140 milligram of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams or fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. So good, so good. I can imagine this going really well with a cup of coffee.
Salty Pepper: Salty, defiantly not sweet. The pepper flavor is subtle and not overwhelming. Lots of texture and whole sunflower seeds. Yummy, but different from the more chocolaty Chez Cocoa. One serving (30g) is 150 calories, 3 WW, 7 grams of fat (1 g saturated), 5 milligram of cholesterol, 260 milligram of sodium, 14 gram of carbohydrates, 3 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein. Something ice cold will be a perfect match for this flavor.
Somersaults are the creation of some Bay Area natural foodies disenchanted by unsatisfying snack options who wanted a healthier, tastier option for active adults. The result is a packet of crunchy nuggets baked with simple ingredients – sunflower seeds, spices and toasted grains – but with more protein and less fat than a handful of almonds. And the taste is as good as the three creatively-named flavors: S.S. Sea Salt, Chez Cocoa and Salty Pepper.
Here’s the scoop:
· Well-balanced, nourishing, all natural
· 150 calories / serving
· 6-7 g protein & 3g fiber
· No trans fats, nut free and baked in a facility that uses no nuts!
· 6 oz resealable pouch and a 2 oz grab-n-go
Somersault snacks is a really cute company. I love the packaging and cute graphics. Makes me want to eat the snack more because the packaging is so cute. I always seem to forget that the mascot is meant to be upside-down so I end up opening the bag the wrong way. They have a good crunch factor and the small size of them makes one serving seem to last longer. These little buggers are filling from the seeds and grains that contribute to 3 grams of fiber and 6-7 grams of protein. I appreciate the fact that these are not baked with tons of sugar and there is a decent amount of fiber and protein as far as snacking goes. Snacking doesn’t have to be empty calories. If vending machines had more snacks like these, life would be so much easier. They come in resealable 6 oz bags and smaller 2 oz pouches in S.S Sea Salt, Salty Pepper and Chez Cocoa. Want to try some Somersaults too? Visit their website and sign up for some. (Link located at bottom left hand corner.)
Retails: $1.79 (2 oz bag) online @ Somersault Snack Co
My Cost: Free
Calories: 150 to 160 per serving (30g)