No my blog friends, this post is not of the fruit variety. Instead, I am sharing what may very well be my foodie and/or culinary find of the year! Now, a little background on me might help: I have never been fond of wraps, unless it was a fried corn tortilla strategically shaped to hold heavily spiced meat, cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, all at once. In fact, I'm not what you would call a big sandwich girl. Being of Asian descent and heritage, I gravitate towards entrees you eat with rice. Not to mention my unhealthy obsession with red meat. All that being said, I report that I am a convert, and have joined the ranks of millions who enjoy wraps, thanks to my stumbling upon Damascus Bakery's Whole Wheat Roll-Ups during my most recent Costco trip. I'll admit that at first glance I was very skeptical...I tend to be of anything that says whole-wheat. My hubby suggested we try it, since he himself is a fan of the wrap. And at the price of $4.59 for a package of 12 wraps, I figured it was worth a shot. I could not have been more surprised at how much I would love it! The first thing that hits you is that delicious fresh-baked-bread aroma. Then when you take it out, you realize how thick and soft it is. It doesn't have the dry and somewhat 'cardboard' texture or taste of other whole-wheat wraps I've tried, and because it's thick it does hold up to large amounts of filling. For you health-conscious folks out there, or others like me in the midst of undergoing a 'lifestyle-change,' you will absolutely LOVE the nutrition label:
With only 10 Net carbs (to get the total NET CARB, subtract the amount of dietary fiber from total carbohydrate), and 14 grams of whole grain per serving, it's a great alternative to the other calorie-and-fat-laden breads out there. I compared it to another name-brand tortilla wrap at the grocery store, and I was a bit blown away! This other brand had almost twice the calories, twice the fat, and almost twice the carb content. And I promise, the folks at Damascus Bakery did not pay me to post this (although I know it sounds like such an advert!)..I'm merely a busy mom on her way to hopefully getting in shape, shedding a few pounds, and introducing healthier foods to my family. Enjoy!