Review from an Amazon Sucker: Paleo Wraps

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..We tried Paleo Wraps.

Gonna’ see if I can get this brain braining again, (Thanks, Rachel at www.doilooksick.com for that nice colorful phrase.)  beginning with an unbiased, uncompensated, simple review of a new product we tried this morning. I stumbled across “Paleo Wraps” as I was purchasing coconut milk from Amazon the other day.  Amazon sucker I am.  That’s the phrase they use to reel you in, “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…”

What Are Paleo Wraps (Coconut Wraps)?

I wish they would have chosen another name.  Hypoallergenic Wraps.  One-Ingredient Wraps.  Simple Wraps.  “Don’t You Miss Wraps” Wraps.  “Look, I Have A Wrap, Too” Wraps.  “My Wrap’s Healthier Than Your Wrap” Wraps.

They are simply thin, papery wraps made out of coconut, coconut water, and coconut oil.  That’s it.  So they’re vegan.  They’re Paleo.  They’re real food for whoever eats real food.  All organic.  All GMO-free.

They measure about 8 inches by 8 inches, and they are thin.  Even thinner than a French crepe and not as pliable–but still pliable enough.  Maybe almost a little leathery?  They have a mild coconut flavor and a mild sweetness.  With the contents of our wrap, I liked it.

They have a total carbohydrate count of 6 grams, and a net carbohydrate count of 4 grams.  Seventy calories per wrap.  Five total fat grams with 4 grams of that being saturated.  One gram of protein.

Only seven wraps come in one package.  They cost $9.99 on Amazon.  Pretty pricey for that thin little wrap.  Luckily, they don’t spoil and can be kept for 9 months at room temperature.

How Did They Perform?

We used the wraps this morning for bacon and spinach wraps.  I was a bit disappointed to see that several of the wraps Gluten free wraphad broken across the top and began to fret that they wouldn’t roll but would instead crumble and break.  My fear was unfounded.  Despite their thinness, they rolled very nicely.  After loading in three slices of bacon, about 1/4 cup of raw spinach, some mayo, and some sliced cherry tomatoes, I rolled the wrap, making sure to start with the broken end.  The wrap rolled just fine and did not fall apart at all in the hands of my children.  They gave me smiles and a huge thumbs up.  Breakfast can be a challenging part of the day, and this made it simple and fun.

On the first wrap, because of my fear of “crumbling”, I nuked the wrap for 10 seconds.  The next wrap, I decided to not “nuke” it.  Heating the wrap made no difference whatsoever in the utility of the wrap, although I read you can fry them up and make them crisp for something like an egg roll.  Or top them and throw them in the oven to broil.  Or throw in a toaster oven.

My take on my wrap with bacon, spinach, and mustard:  “Gee.  It is nice to be eating with my hands again.  I feel so American when I eat with my hands.  Wow.  Nothing is falling out with each bite.  This is good.  Mmmm.  The texture of the wrap provides some resistance so my teeth know that something is there.  I like that.  And it’s not really chewy or soft or gooey or crunchy.  It’s just a nice bite through the wrap and I’m on my way.  There is a hint of sweetness that’s not so bad with my bacon and spinach.”  I ate through two of them, and then I stopped.  As with any bread product, I could have handled the whole pack.

Trying out Paleo WrapsWill I Buy These Again?

Yes.  I can see us using them about 2-4 times a year.  The kids really liked having a wrap.  If they cost less, I would use them much more frequently, I believe.  It would be nice to have them be no more than one dollar per wrap.  Also, if they were available on the store shelf rather than through mail-order.  I am a bit wary about ordering them again on-line because the top 1/8th of each of them was broken straight across.  Luckily, not down the middle or something!  That would have been grounds  for a return.  But I never return anything.  If it makes it into the walls of my house, it has a new home.  These would be great for school lunches.  These are not good for me because I want to eat them all.  Luckily, my husband was skipping breakfast or we would not have had enough to go around at about two per person.

Have you ever tried these?   How do you do with coconut products?  How do your kids do with coconut products?  Do you ever leave Amazon with more than your shopping list?

41 thoughts on “Review from an Amazon Sucker: Paleo Wraps

  1. myjourneythrume

    I have a minor Amazon addiction. One click is dangerous!! It’s a lifesaver for finding random food ingredients that my fussy body demands! If I only I could tolerate coconut then I could try these wraps! Glad to see your brain is back braining 😉

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hello! We got the Amazon Prime, and so I just love Amazon! Free-shipping. Fast shipping. Coconut is a treat for me due to it’s leading to some minor issues. If I just keep it on the low amount side…(when the cow jumps over the moon.) Ha! Ha! “First brain” is coming around here as the “second-brain” decides to get slower and slower. (If you know what I mean.) Stay well!

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  2. Jackie

    I love these! I notice if I leave the hot food on it for a minute or so, it softens a bit. I think it may be the moisture? Mine didn’t arrive cracked. You should write the company and maybe you’ll get lucky and they’ll just mail you more. I can’t do tons of coconut flesh or I get backed up, (I can easily handle coconut creme or butter once a day, just not coconut every meal) but I can eat coconut oil to my hearts content. I wish I was ambitious enough to try and make these in my dehydrator, but I’m not, so they remain a rare treat.

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      I should write the company, at least to let them know. I, too, try to keep coconut to a lower level. However, I find the milk and oil also give me a really mild headache and feeling like I need a little nap–which passes after about 4 hours. But I do so love the flavor and things I can make with them. I never even stopped to think that I maybe could make something like this in my dehydrator! Maybe this summer when the days are longer and the sunshine brings energy, I could try! Thanks for the lead!

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  3. FitMomPam

    $10 bucks for 7! Wow! I am so glad that you reviewed them. I see them on other blogs I follow but honestly with all the paid endorsements it’s tough to figure out what is true and what is an ad. There are recipes for them, I believe I have one from one of my paleo cookbooks. I think I filed it under “too much work for something I am not willing to put work in for”. Ha ha. I have been using Nori seaweed wraps. They are about $5 for 10 sheets, but my kids won’t touch them. We all are suckers for amazon!

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Yeah, pretty steep! But a fun treat for us. I don’t know about any “too much work for something I am not willing to put work in for” recipes!!! No time or energy for those! I have not tried the Nori seaweed wraps. I have one kid who loves “seaweed” so it might be a good thing for her, my husband, and I. On Amazon? I’ll check it out!

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  4. IrishMum

    My boys would love these, though at that price they would only get them for Christmas! I really miss bread and wraps, and a quick bite to eat instead of cooking for every meal.

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      My sister told me they carry them at her local supermarket! I’m waiting to hear back from her how much they cost there! It was a really fun treat! One to pull out when they’re really feeling deprived for some reason.

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      1. Vness

        I tried some the other week here in Australia, seems yummy enough. Although it was another brand, I think it was these guys http://www.jimalie.com.au. They offer coconut wraps but looks like they have a bit more ingredients. I’m gluten free so its a win win regardless!

  5. All Seasons Cyclist

    Thanks for the review! I saw this item on Amazon.com a few weeks ago and wondered how they were. Being a Caveman at heart, I enjoy eating with my hands. By the way, there is a great book on making Paleo wraps (“Cave Wraps: 40 Fast & Easy Paleo Recipes for The Best Damn Wraps Ever”). The “wrap” is sometimes a piece of sliced turkey or ham — other times it is just Romaine lettuce. I love the book and have probably made at least 20 of the wraps (they are pretty easy to make).

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hey, thanks for the book rec! We eat a lot of “roll-ups” and wraps. Kids love ’em. They’ll really love that book title, too. (Wink. “Yes, sweetie. I know. He shouldn’t have used that word. He’s a caveman. He is still developing his vocabulary. Just give him time.” LOL! Being a parent is great!) I’m sure next time I’m on Amazon, that book will automatically pop up just because I bought these wraps!

      These Paleo Wraps would be great for a lunch box for sure for kids. For us, it was such a great deviation from what we normally do. I make coconut crepes, and my daughter said those were better than these–but that’s not fair because the coconut crepes are usually filled with sweetened bananas! Happy riding to you! You got to be loving all of this snow and wind!

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    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      I do three things, depending on what kind of day we’re having! I make my own traditionally for the kids (I don’t do so hot with eggs yet myself). I make my own using avocado and olive oil–really good: Egg-Free Mayonnaise. Or I use Spectrum’s brand (but it uses canola oil, so it is not ideal). By the way, again, great job on your run!

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  6. rebecca2000

    I’ve never heard of them but they sound interesting. I just started to put some amazon advertising on my blog today. But I don’t think it is going to work because I don’t know what people would actually buy and I have to pick the product. If they click on it and then buy I get a commission (but what’s the likelihood of that unless they tell me beforehand they’re going to buy something).

    I only mention that because this post would be perfect for that. I wonder if you could do it and make money. I think I’m going to stay broke. 😉

    x,
    Becca

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      1. rebecca2000

        Sure I can. The next link I put up I will ;). I ‘ve heard it’s good for all sorts of things like shaving your legs and your hair… plus cooking of course. I buy from amazon on the time so if you end up doing the same thing, let me know and I’ll buy through your links.

      2. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

        Ok. Our internet and cable is down. It is painful to use this ipad or my phone to do anything except read– I will be over to buy the coconut milk AND the oil you mentioned and add a comment. You mooch. Like you didn’t know I would use coconut oil! :-). (Joking)

      1. andthreetogo

        I sure hope wonderful products like this will decrease in price because everyone eats more healthy food.
        We are actually on the bus right now on our way to phuket!

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      They’re made in the Philippines! My sister found them for $6.99–which brings them to a dollar a wrap. So if I can get my store to order them in for me, I think we could add them to the repertoire!

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