By Assunta Ng
Zero calories, no fat, no sugar, low sodium, all natural, and meatless are the key words in many of the food labels at Veggie Fest, which took place last Sunday, March 24 at the Seattle Center. I munched and munched so much at the fest that I must have sampled at least 50 snacks. Some of them were palatable and others were yucky. I don’t care if they are healthy or not, they should think about taste first to appeal to eaters.
My favorite snacks are:
1. Creamy peanut butter
I sneaked out at least 10 small dips of peanut butter. It’s made of coconut oil and peanuts. Yes, I love to eat peanut butter, but only without bread.
2. Banana chips
Asian countries produce sweet dried bananas. I like banana chips, with sugar or salt.
3. Almond and olive oil dip
I couldn’t get my hands off the plate for this new product.
4. Almond milk popsicle
I was not the only one. There were long lines begging for this snack.
My less preferred snacks are unmodified seaweed and the faux meat (made of tofu) and veggie burgers. They might be healthy, but for me to chew on those tasteless, rough imitations is quite daunting. It would immediately change my mind of becoming a vegetarian. (end)
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