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The lovely folks over at Snyder of Berlin sent me a package of some yummy potato chips! I will be honest, I am not a HUGE chip eater…not because I don’t find them delicious, but because I would rather eat a snack that will fill me up. However, BBQ flavored chips happen to be my favorite, so I certainly could not pass these up!

Naturally...I tried the Honey Bar-B-Q first 🙂

These were a sweet BBQ flavor! The honey here definitely was a star. They were crunchy, yet crispy, sweet yet middle salty, and overall just delicious. These are almost a perfect BBQ chip for me. If you prefer sweeter over spicier or saltier BBQ chips, you will definitely enjoy these. I had to give the rest of the bag to my dad…couldn’t stop taking handfuls from the bag!! (and this is why I don’t buy chips often! 😉 ) These babies are also gluten free. 4 1/2 stars
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Next up, the Vlasic Dill Pickle flavored chips!

To be fair, I do not really like pickles. I pick them off my cheeseburgers, and I refuse them at diners. I think you are either a pickle person, or you are not, and I would consider myself not a pickle person.

However…despite my apprehension, I can appreciate the flavor of these chips. My whole family was a bit weirded out too. My dad first refused to try any, my brother thought they would be too weird,  but my mom decided to be the guinea pig and try them first. She loved them! Dad went up next…he loved them! My brother tried some…walked away…and came back for more. I guess you could say they were a hit!

I was not super fond of them, but again, they were a favorite with 3 other pickle people 🙂

The vinegar flavor I found a bit strong, as it had a bit of a sour feel. They tasted almost identical to a Vlasic pickle. They were salty, crispy and crunchy. I will admit they grew on me, and I had more than I had expected (curse you, chips!!! Evil deliciousness!!!). Both of my parents decided it would be awesome on a sandwich instead of a pickle…like a deli type of sandwich. Combining my personal feelings with my family, I will give these 4 stars for a pickle person, 3 for a non pickle person.

 

The nutritional information is listed below. Overall, I think these are worth a try!

 

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27 Jan 2011, Comments (0)

Arico Cassava Chips Ginger on Fire

Author: Healthnuttxo

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I wasn’t sure what to expect of these chips. I saw the words “on Fire” which sounded like they’d be spicy, and “Ginger”, so I thought there would be a rather pungent, distinct flavor.  According to the bag, these were “Gluten Free”, “Dairy Free” and had “Twice the Fiber of Leading Brand Potato Chips”. Hmm… they sounded good!

I opened the bag to avery strong ginger smell,  I was scared to taste these. Once I did, the were a lot better than I expected! Crunchy chips, at first some saltiness happens, then there is just a tinge of sweetness, followed by a basic potato chip taste-with the exception of the burning sensation that ginger can provide. These are pretty good! I loved the mild sweetness they had to them, and the satisfying crunch.

Overall, pretty good chips! I can picture them going just perfect with a sandwich for lunch. A downside is that they are kind of high in saturated fat (3 grams), but on the plus side, the sodium isn’t too bad with 150 mg. 3 1/2 stars

1 oz is 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

What’s your favorite flavor of chips? I happen to be partial to sour cream & onion or sweet barbeque!  : )


I was provided these chips to try for free from Arico Natural Foods Company.


10 Jul 2010, Comments (1)

Popchips Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips

Author: Healthnuttxo

*Before the review begins, don’t forget about the Giveaway!* Enter for a chance to win a CUTE stuffed Beanie Puffin, courtesy of Barbara’s Bakery!* 🙂

I’ve had and reviewed some Popchips before- they are a tasty, healthier option when it comes to potato chips in my opinion. My favorites that they have are the Cheddar, Barbeque, and Sour Cream & Onion. What’s great about these chips is that they are relatively low in fat, but still VERY tasty, as well as being all natural.

As an addition to the flavors I have already reviewed, Popchips also generously sent me the Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips.  These sound awesome to me. I’m not normally a cheese person, but one of the cheese I do enjoy is Parmesan. Something about the salty and delicious flavor it provides makes it truly enjoyable for me.

So today I “popped” open a bag of Parmesan Garlic Popchips (ha-ha) with my lunch as I was in the mood for something savory and crunchy. What I love about these 100 calorie bags is they really are the perfect portion for me. Great as an addition to lunch, or even as a light snack. Plus, you actually get a decent amount in each bag! I tried one of the chips, and, Woo!  I DEFINITELY tasted the parmesan and garlic! Two very strong flavors that went so well together. I don’t think I have ever eaten a chip with these kinds of flavors put together. The parmesan was nice and salty and tasted great with the zesty garlic. These chips were also lightly coated with what I believe was little specks of parsley. I really enjoyed these, but I do recommend having a drink nearby! They went great with my lunch, and a nice ice cold glass of iced tea. Yum!

Overall, Popchips do not disappoint. These get 4 1/2 stars in my eyes, and are some seriously tasty chips. I honestly considered going to the store after lunch to get more, so I could eat them later on in the week! 🙂

1 bag (23 grams) is 100 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 16 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of protein.

Natural Potato Ingredients (potatoe flour, potato starch), Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Seasoning (maltodextrin, roasted garlic powder [garlic powder, sunflower oil, salt, corn starch, sugar, dextrose, natural flavor] salt, natural parmesan cheese flavor, natural flavors [includes salt, autolyzed yeast extract, arabic gum, natural flavor] crystalline fructose, modified food starch, olive oil, parsley), Rice Flour, Salt, Soy Lecithin (processing aid).

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