Categories: Kettle Foods

And here is…. another tasty chip review!

I reviewed some tasty nut butters I was sent by Kettle Brand, and now it’s time to review the Aged White Cheddar and Hickory Honey Barbeque Chips I was also generously sent by Kettle Foods. 

According to the website, these chips have “ 65 percent less fat than regular chips, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of fat, and only 120 calories per serving”. They are all natural, gluten free, and come in 5 flavors. I was sent the Aged White Cheddar and Hickory Honey Barbeque to try, and I was quite excited. Two of my favorite flavorings, white cheddar and honey barbeque, these had  to be good! 🙂

I tried the Aged White Cheddar first. They were round and flat in shape, and had a nice CRUNCH to them. They were slightly salty, with a yummy potato taste. Not greasy, which I liked, and had just a hint of sweetness. The white cheddar cheese flavor was actually quite good- not too strong, but just right. What I did notice is that some chips had a LOT of white cheddar flavor, while others were more mild/plain. Nonetheless, I loved the crunch of these chips, adn they went perfect with my lunch. I also like that they were low in fat, have 2 grams of fiber per serving, and the sodium count was only 170mg per serving, which isn’t too high in my opinion for chips. 4 stars

Hickory Honey Barbeque-yummy! I love barbeque flavored snacks, and this one is certainly going to be added to my list of favorites. Just the right amount of tang with a hint of sweetness. I really liked the salty taste, and the mix of sweet  honey flavor with the savory tomato and oniony flavors. Really good!   I also like how each chip had a nice coating of flavor, and wasn’t greasy. 4 1/2 stars

Aged White Cheddar-1 oz (about 20 chips) is 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower oil, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses
(pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, enzymes), whey, salt, cultured buttermilk, natural butter flavors, sugar, natural cheese flavors (maltodextrin, yeast extract), onion powder, cultured whey, lactic acid, garlic powder, citric acid.

Hickory Honey Barbeque- 1 oz (about 20 chips) is 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 21 carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower oil, honey powder (cane
sugar, honey), salt, onion powder, tomato powder, paprika, yeast extract, torula yeast, chili peppers, garlic powder, citric acid, paprika extract, natural hickory smoke flavor (maltodextrin, natural hickory smoke flavor).
13 Jun 2010, Comments (4)

Kettle Foods Hazelnut Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Time for a …..nut butter review! My favorite! 🙂

But, not just ANY nut butter- hazelnut butter! I’ve had plenty of peanut butter in my life, along with cashew and almond butter, but never hazelnut butter. So, I was excited when Kettle Foods sent me a jar of Hazelnut Butter to try. I mean, I like hazelnuts- I’ll admit, I normally leave them last to eat when there is mixed nuts available (usually the order goes pecans, cashews, almonds, and then peanuts/macadamia nuts/hazel nuts), but I certainly don’t mind them 🙂

So, I opened up the jar, and actually was a bit taken aback at first- there was a LOT of oil on top! Which means it required some stirring to get it to a better consistency- I spent a few minutes or so. Which means, if you have one of those super-cool nut butter “stirrers” that you attach to the top of the jar- I reccommend  using it! That way, it’s easy stirring for you, and none of the oil will spill. I also reccommend refrigerating this nut butter before eating it. I left it in the fridge for a few days, and while it wasn’t super stiff like I’m used to, it had a thicker consistency and was more workable. However, this consistency was PERFECT for drizzling! Those of you who love to drizzle peanut butter or almond butter on your oatmeal, toast, etc., this one will be PERFECT for doing  so!

Anyway- onto the taste. Honestly, it reminded me of those Ferrero Rocher candies my mom used to buy for holidays, although not as sweet and without the chocolatey flavor. It wasn’t salty, and just a tad sweet. It just tasted very fresh and had a very clean hazelnut flavor. Creamy and smooth- it was actually quite good. Different, but good. I’ll be honest, I was tempted to add cocoa powder & a little bit of sweetener to make it taste like the Nutella brand spread! Can you imagine? 🙂

Overally, this spread gets 4 stars. It certainly was unique and not quite like anything I have had before, but delicious and refreshing. However, I prefer my nut butters to have a little more thickness to them, (so it’s easier to eat straight from the jar of course!) and one serving provides only 4 grams of protein as compared to other nut butters that are a bit higher. But, if you like hazelnuts, I highly reccomend this nut butter! I also did a review of Kettle Brand’s cashew butter, which you can see here.

1 oz (28g) is 180 calories, 17 grams of fat, 5 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

Dry Roasted Hazelnuts.

18 Feb 2010, Comments (5)

Kettle Foods Cashew Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Did that say, Cashew Butter? Because it really should have said Cashew Better (I have lame jokes, but oh well.  😛 )

Seriously. I have had my share of bad nut butters in the past. In fact, I remember buying a cashew butter a few years ago. I went to the store with my mom, and I remember being SO excited when I spotted some cashew butter. Obviously, peanut butter has my heart, but my favorite 2 nuts are pecans and cashews (hey- how come they don’t have pecan butter??). So, I came home with the jar, took a big spoonful of it, and YUCK. It was horrible! Pasty, no flavor, and just wrong wrong wrong.

But then- Kettle Foods sent me a jar of their Cashew Butter. I was skeptical, hesistant even. Would this taste the same? I dipped my knife in after stirring it up a bit, and…

YUMMY! It was so creamy and really tasted like someone took fresh, buttery cashews and grounded them up into this nut butter. It tasted like it had salt-but there was NON added!! Honestly, you don’t miss it a bit! It has a sweet aftertaste to it as well.  I was perfectly content with the combination of spoon + jar +Lisa’s mouth= one happy camper!

Overall, this nut butter is really excellent. It gets 4 1/2 stars in my book. Honestly, if you can’t have peanut butter for whatever reason , and are looking for alternatives, look no further than Kettle Food’s Cashew Butter!

1 oz (about 2 Tbs) is 160 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.

Cashews, Sunflower and/or Safflower oil. (I always love the foods that taste awesome with the short ingredient list- connection, perhaps? 🙂 )

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