Since everyone is so curious about my “chewy pitas” from yesterday, I figured I would do a product review/introduction. I accidentally bought these pitas at my local market the other day – the packaging is very similar to the normal pitas, so I just grabbed it and realized my mistake when I got home.
I was pleasantly surprised. These are made by a company called “Middle East Baking Co.”, and I think it’s a local company based out of Burlingame, CA. I can’t find much info about them online.
Product: Carb Watch Whole Wheat Pita (pack of 5, $2.89)
Ingredients: Water, whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, soy flour, oat fiber, pea fiber, guar gum, fresh yeast, salt, fumaric acid and mono-diglycerides.
Nutritionals (per 1/2 pita): 35 calories, 1 gram fat, 6 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams protein.
These pitas are really delicious. They have a wonderful chew that I have never experienced before. They’re a little bit stretchy when you pull them apart. My favorite way to eat them is with peanut butter (actually this is the only way I’ve eaten them…). I do not eat the serving size – I eat at least 1 of these at a time, and usually 2. I bought a bunch more bags of them today because I like them a lot.
If you can find these, definitely try them out. The only place that I’ve seen them is at Milk Pail in Mountain View, CA. Let me know if you find them elsewhere.
What’s your favorite way to eat a pita?