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Does anyone still eat rice cakes?

ipsedixit | Nov 30, 201109:25 AM

And, if so, why?

Just curious, not meant to be derogatory or anything.

But I remember about 15 or so years ago when they were all the rage amongst dieters because they were supposedly low in calories. and low or fat free.

But nowadays with the rage being low carb, high protein, are rice cakes still popular?

And even if you aren't dieting, are rice cakes tasty enough to stand on its own merits?

Well, let's see.

Taste. Sure, I think some of those flavored ones like bbq or sea salt might be a decent facsimile of potato chips, but after a few discs can you really ignore that faux Styrofoam mouthfeel?

Texture. Styrofoam. 'Nuff said.

Nutrition. Major fail. Hopefully we've all moved beyond the point where empty calories can somehow be justified simply because those calories are "fat free".

Convenience. Yeah, I suppose they are convenient ... as coasters.

Which brings me back to my original question ... does anyone still eat rice cakes? And, if so, why?

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