Let’s face it, we all love to snack. I, myself am a savoury snacker and will often chose salty treats like chips, cheese and crackers, salami, several tacos or an extra large meat lovers pizza over anything sweet when a snack attack strikes. I was recently introduced to this new line of snack crackers Bruschette Maretti. It’s described as “gourmet bites” of everyone’s favourite Italian appetizer (bruschetta) but in snack-form. They contacted me and asked how I would incorporate these tasty snacks into my daily life as a Montréal food blogger while showcasing my city at the same time. I was up for the challenge and for 12 weeks my job as a ninja was compromised for people heard my coming from a block away as I toted a crinkly bag of crackers everywhere I went!
New to Canada, Maretti has been the bee’s knees in Europe for quite a while. These bruschette are awesome savoury snacks that I found myself enjoying everywhere I went. These crackers are twice oven baked and contain no hydrogenated fats, no GMOs, no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and are vegetarian friendly! Maretti’s Bruschette comes in three awesome flavours: pizza, tomatoes, olives and oregano, and mixed vegetables. The pizza was by far my favourite one – cheesy and delicious. The tomatoes, olives and oregano were flavourful, zesty and almost fruity and the mixed vegetables were sweet and savoury.
You may have seen them out in force this summer, the Maretti mobile was present at a bunch of festivals handing out sample bags of their tasty snacks.
If you follow me on social media then you would have seen that I’ve been documenting my experience with the Maretti Bruschette the entire summer; from putting them to the ultimate taste test with my niece, to forgoing my typical snacks as I watched my nephew’s hockey tryouts, bringing them in for my students to try during one of my dumpling making classes…
…to making a charcuterie board for dinner one day then having the picture make the front page of Reddit, so that was kind of nice.
Eating healthy in my downtime helps me dine out as much as I do. Believe it or not, salads are a part of my meal regimen and I’ve recently started topping them with crushed @snack_maretti bruschette to make the s…s…salad experience more bearable. Shredded romain, tomatoes, cucumber, mixed beans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, pickled onions, can of tuna for protein, and balsamic vinaigrette. (Not pictured: 3 slices of meat lovers pizza) 🍃♻️🌽🌿🍅🐟😂😍🍕🍕🍕✌️ #Sponsored #SnackMaretti #montreal #salad #eatclean
I even started to incorporate them into my meal planning as well outside of this campaign. It was pretty easy since the crackers themselves are really tasty. It’s hard to believe that something this tastes this good is actually so low in calories – compared to your other favourite crispy snacks.
Check out my #SnackMaretti posts on Facebook, Twitter Instagram for descriptions of each of my photos.
For more info concerning the Maretti line of Bruschette products including nutritional facts and retailers in Montreal check out their website.
A big thanks to Maretti for putting me up to the challenge and introducing me to a healthier and lighter savoury snack alternative!
They are tasty! Of course you could make your own, with a baguette or ficelle, olive oil, spices, grated cheese, but that would take time. The classic way to enjoy bruschette is as a tray of hors d’oeuvres with chopped RIPE tomatoes, garlic, herbs, olives etc, there is a variety with a homemade pâté of chicken livers – I’ve done that with duck livers – no, not foie gras, the duck livers you might find at your Asian butcher’s… But of course they are also good in green salads, and you can use up the inevitable broken pieces that way.
Bruschetta was originally a way of using dried-out bread, rubbed with garlic, covered with olive oil. But many variations have been invented, often using up bits and pieces to make a tasty snack for l’apéro.
There are still very good ripe Italian tomatoes at Jean-Talon market.
That’s what I ended up doing, emptying the crushed bits at the bottom of the bag on top of my salads!
Had a sample package of Bruschette Maretti Italian Style Gourmet Bites, (Mixed vegetables) and have not been able to find them locally in Powell, Wyoming USA. They were delicious. can you help me locate a local vendor. thank you.