Review: “Carb Watch” Pitas

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?

19 Comments on Review: “Carb Watch” Pitas

  1. Yasmin
    22 March, 2009 at 5:50 pm (8 years ago)

    There’s so many ways to use pita. Besides as sandwiches, my favorite is to toast in the oven a few minutes and crumble them into fake “croutons”. I add them to a salad of garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

  2. Hangry Pants
    22 March, 2009 at 5:51 pm (8 years ago)

    The chewy stretch is a creature of the low carb, yes?

    Favorite way to enjoy a pita is dunked in hummus!

  3. Pearl
    22 March, 2009 at 6:06 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for featuring the pitas that you serendipitously discovered and now enjoy!

  4. coco
    22 March, 2009 at 6:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I’d love to try the chewy pita bread. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to find these! 🙁 I’ll need to send an email to them to ask them to sell in the east cost too!

  5. Anna
    22 March, 2009 at 6:10 pm (8 years ago)

    i’ll take my pita heated and filled with hummus, please!

  6. Jennifer
    22 March, 2009 at 6:12 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve found the Middle East Baking Co. pita bread at Safeway markets here in Berkeley!

    After having tried some other brands (Thomas, Sahara), I like Middle East’s the best, I think. I agree that they’re chewy and super tasty. I’ve never seen the Carb Watch kind though! I’ll have to keep an eye out for those. I like to buy their whole wheat miniature pitas; they’re just the right size for lunch. 🙂

  7. VeggieGirl
    22 March, 2009 at 6:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Glad you liked the pita after all!!

  8. Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    22 March, 2009 at 6:14 pm (8 years ago)

    omgosh, 35 cals per 1/2 pita! thats amazing! My favorite way to eat a pita is with hummus, cucumbers, and kalamata olives.

  9. Sharon
    22 March, 2009 at 6:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, those sound awesome!!!

  10. Jenny
    22 March, 2009 at 8:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Ooo those sound yummy! I think peanut butter and jelly is great on pitas, and then there’s always the hummus and veggies route! 🙂

  11. Caroline
    22 March, 2009 at 9:38 pm (8 years ago)

    I LOVE pita bread! I really like to use it as a pizza crust, but I also use them for makeshift fajitas every now and then.

  12. Helen's Journey
    23 March, 2009 at 3:11 am (8 years ago)

    I haven’t had pittas in a while, my grocery store has run out. I love making pitta pizzas.

  13. K
    23 March, 2009 at 7:42 am (8 years ago)

    Those sound good! Nice find 🙂

  14. fitforfree
    23 March, 2009 at 7:47 am (8 years ago)

    Hummus + pita is definitely my fave 🙂 Impressively short ingredient list!

  15. Lara
    24 March, 2009 at 4:04 pm (8 years ago)

    These looks like a great product. I wonder if they sell them in the Sac area. I really like the ingredients list, and I love that chewy texture you decribed!

  16. Jenni
    25 March, 2009 at 9:24 am (8 years ago)

    those pitas sound great! too bad i’m on the east coast… i like my pitas with hummus or AB&J 🙂

  17. Jude
    30 March, 2009 at 10:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Sounds interesting. 6 grams of carbs don’t sound bad at all and I prefer my pitas really chewy.

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