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Offline Ziggy

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Nairn Crispy Bites
« on: 01 July 2014, 01:56:09 PM »
Bought these today - haven't tried them yet - look OK though - see pics below





p.s each bag is 23g   8)    8)    8)

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2014, 03:15:13 PM »
I bet they're nice but way too carby for me  :(
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2014, 06:40:03 PM »
13g CHO a bag.  The Tescos OB cheesy things (fake Quavers LOL) still come in at around 10g - but I wouldn't mind sharing a bag !
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2014, 07:54:01 PM »
23g per bag.  How big is a bag?  I'd have to bolus for that and mostly I can't be bothered to eat snacks if I have to bolus for em... mind you, it doesn't mean I don't lust after them occasionally  ;D
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2014, 09:40:03 PM »
12.8g carb per 23g bag, thanks Ziggy, I'll look out for them. where did you find them?
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #5 on: 01 July 2014, 09:58:37 PM »
Oops I should have stated 12.8 per 23g bag - thought the pictures were 1000 times better than my explanation lol.  Big blurb on the back about how slow release oats are etc.

I think I found them in Poundland Moby of all places - so you know how much they cost too.

I would say a bag would do for a few snacks, still haven't tried them out and just imagine that they are like mini Nairn oatcakes (other oatcakes are available).

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Ramapril 10mg, Omeprazole 20mg
Exercise - am running on a fairly regular basis - knees don't fail me now :)  and Diet (am a lacto ova vegetarian and am trying to stay low GI/GL)     Still on the Road To Find Out

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #6 on: 27 July 2014, 11:47:51 AM »
Tried them out and they are super thin oatmeal circles - about 2 cm diameter - ideal for dips!
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T2 Since 22-May-2008 - HbA1c Dec 2015 - 38 or 5.6.  Chol - 5.8
 

Ramapril 10mg, Omeprazole 20mg
Exercise - am running on a fairly regular basis - knees don't fail me now :)  and Diet (am a lacto ova vegetarian and am trying to stay low GI/GL)     Still on the Road To Find Out

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #7 on: 27 July 2014, 08:39:17 PM »
I havent managed to find any yet.
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #8 on: 28 July 2014, 09:31:06 AM »
Thanks Ziggy for posting about your find!  I love Nairn oatmeal crackers and would love to try these.  Would probably last me a couple of snacks or I could manage the bag for supper before bed instead of my occasional toast. 

Will look out for them but if anyone else finds them in other places let us know please  :)
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #9 on: 30 July 2014, 11:43:21 AM »
Solved the mystery!

Nairns are calling them 'Snackers' now not 'Oaty Bakes' & most supermarkets are stocking them.

http://www.nairns-oatcakes.com/snackers-cheese

I think I'll probably stick to the low carb parmesan crackers or zero carb pork scratchings. I found a fantastic make of pork scratchings (I had to order them online) they're called Halen Mon Awfully Posh pork crackling. They're lovely & crispy without any hard ones that'll break your teeth. Unfortunately my acid reflux doesn't like them so I don't eat them very often  :(
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #10 on: 30 July 2014, 02:32:51 PM »
Where on line do you get the pork scratchings Q?

I love them, but find that the tiny bags you get in the supermarket are sooo expensive and some aren't as good as they should be i.e. hard bits.
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #11 on: 30 July 2014, 03:34:57 PM »
I got them from Amazon, link below:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Halen-Mon-Sea-Salt-Crackling/dp/B006GACUYC/ref=pd_sim_grocery_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1QT3NYQYAN1DXYH8VZAM

I ordered 2 lots to get the free postage & they arrived in 2 separate boxes, very posh  ;)
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Candesarten Cilexetil 4mg Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic to Levemir.

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #12 on: 30 July 2014, 06:11:58 PM »
Cheers Quantum will look out for these  :)
Diagnosed:
familial hyperlipidaemia & angina - 1995
type 2 diabetes - 2005

Meds:
40mg pravastatin & 75mg aspirin
various cardiovascular medication
2 x 500mg metformin (reduced from 4 x 500mg in May 2011)

HbA1C:
'06 - 6.9; '07 - 7.6; '09 - 6.7; '10 - 6.0; '11 - 5.8; '12 - 6.2; Nov 2012 5.9

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #13 on: 30 July 2014, 07:59:21 PM »
Blooming heck!  They're expensive! 

FWIW I just googled "Pork Scratching recipes" and came up with this one http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/aug/23/homemade-pork-scratchings-picnic-family and this one http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/29/nigel-slater-classic-pork-scratchings
plus a plethora of others!  Morrisons sell pork skin, ready scored (but it's easy to score your own) for about 90p for a pack of about 4 large pieces which would make tons of scratchings.

Rather than the oven method, I might think about frying strips.  We have a tiny little deep fat fryer usually only called into service for salt and pepper squid or courgettes lightly battered and served with Tzatsiki.
Patti


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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Nairn Crispy Bites
« Reply #14 on: 30 July 2014, 11:08:20 PM »
They are expensive but I think they compare well to those sold in supermarkets/pubs which are full of hard ones that break your teeth.  :)

Incidentally the price has gone up since I bought them in May, I paid £17.50 for 16 bags which works out @ £1.09 per 40g bag. I bought them as emergency snacks for while we were away, I don't eat them regularly as my acid reflux gets it's knickers in a twist if I eat them too often.  ::)

I have tried quite a few other 'makes' but end up having to spit them out as I can't risk breaking my already fragile teeth. These 'Posh' ones never have any hard ones in them.  :) I've just remembered how I found them, I googled what are the best pork scratchings & found a whole website devoted to them LOL.

I'd be very interested in the home cooked ones, let us know how you get on.
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Candesarten Cilexetil 4mg Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic to Levemir.