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Boulder Canyon Potato Chips: New Packaging + Flavors

This post is sponsored by Boulder Canyon Foods.

About Boulder Canyon:

Boulder Canyon is proud to be among the natural food innovators who strongly believe in using real food ingredients to make better snacks. In 1994, two brothers, Don and Jay Poore, had an idea for a better mouse trap.  In this case, it was a potato chip that would fly in the face of convention to prove that consumers would be willing to pay a little more for an extraordinary snacking experience. Today, we have over 30 unique better-for-you snacks with fewer, better and minimally processed ingredients. We make these with unique oils to fit your taste and health preferences. Next time you’re in your local grocery or natural foods store, pick up a bag of Boulder Canyon snacks and flip it over. On the ingredient list, you will most often find three, maybe four ingredients. For instance, “Potatoes, Avocado Oil, Sea Salt,” is all there is to find within our Avocado Oil Canyon Cut™ chips, but we’d wager a bet that it’s a snack experience unlike any you’ve had before.

My Experience:

the rad team at Boulder Canyon is on a mission (+with fresh new packaging) to inspire you to FOLLOW YOUR PATH.
i mean, if this doesn’t align with how my life has gone, iuno what does. FER SHER i have taken the path less traveled (at times with small amounts of logic and heaps of resistance from others) in my life. which reminds me of a fave quote: “if you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. your own path you make with every step you take. that’s why it’s your path.” -Joseph Campbell
Boulder Canyon is a brand I value for their commitment to non-GMO ingredients, sickkk flavors and usage of clean oil choices (not inflammatory in nature like canola or soybean oil)
they sent me 9 different flavors to try! the Buffalo Ranch and Malt Vinegar (both pictured) are the two i’m most excited about.
with all of the paleo meals we prepare at home, I’m always craving a crunch, and that’s what these chips satisfy for me. The flavor, the texture after entire mouthfeel make me feel like I’m splurging; but with clean ingredients, there’s no guilt.
checkity check them out over at their Instagram page for more deets on their freshie fresh new line up!
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SuperEats Non-GMO Kale & Chia Chips Review

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SuperEats Kale Chips

Overall Rating: 3.5 STARS

About SuperEats:

“We (Aaron & Charlie; nice to meet you!) have always liked snacking. When Aaron’s dad had a very close call after getting blind-sided with heart disease, his father wisely started focusing more on healthy eating. This hit close to home and we followed suit. It was a wake up call and was time to put our snacking habits under the microscope as well. We were eating healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners but we still ate unhealthy snacks; in particular chips. Why? Because chips are delicious and there were NO healthy options. Chips have the perfect texture, flavor and crunch. So why hadn’t anyone made a truly healthy one?

We set out to create a chip packed with nutritional value and amazing taste. That is a rare combination in snacks these days. We needed the perfect texture, a chip strong enough to dip, amazing taste, and nutrition that you can see. We decided to start with kale and chia seeds to ensure there were no empty calories. After a lot of research and development, this healthy green chip is what we came up with! (Aaron’s dad is now in good health and munching on our chips regularly.)

So you want to know more about SuperEats…

They Are Tastier than Junk Food.

Snacking was a hobby for us.  We wanted to be healthy – but carrot sticks and dehydrated kale just weren’t doing it for us. We liked chips. Our chefs spent many sleepless nights perfecting the SuperEats recipe for a Kale + Chia chip to win over the most critical, demanding, junk food-eating taste testers.

We Achieved the Healthy Snack Bucket List.

We like to know what is in our food and we don’t want ingredients that were invented in a laboratory.  That is why all SuperEats foods are natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, paleo-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, etc. You get the point.

SuperEats are Packed with the Good Stuff.

We were sick of simply avoiding the bad stuff in our snacking, so we created a chip that not only avoids the bad stuff, but actually gives your body what it needs. Our chips are stuffed with the antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins of kale, along with the fiber, protein, energy and Omega-3 fatty acids of chia. Your body will thank you for eating our chips. Perfect compliment to any meal or stand great alone.

We hope you like our chips and please feel free to reach out to us! We’d love to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Aaron & Charlie, Co-Founders.”

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My Thoughts:

These chips are super tasty super eats (hehe). They really taste delicious and could easily replace mine and anyone else’s over-processed, junk-filled chip habit. Each of these flavors (sea salt, cheddar, chili lime, tomato basil) are uniquely delicious, respectively. Even the subtle flavor of the sea salt chips is hearty and pleasant enough to consume by themselves. I enjoyed the cheddar flavor the best out of these 4 flavors.

These kale & chia chips are the perfect healthy pairing to go along with hummus, or other nutrient dense dips. They also make the perfect on the go snack that you can keep in your locker, purse, backpack, car or lunchbox. Unlike generic potato chips, these chips will actually provide you with nutrients while tackling your craving for something salty and crunchy. Also, they are in a category of their own in regards to chips. They aren’t leafy, seasoned, baked kale leaves and they aren’t potato chips. They are a hybrid of the two, if you will. I love the idea!

As always, organic ingredients in regards to food & skin care is what I strive for. The ingredients in SuperEats chips are non-gmo, but they aren’t organic. This makes them a big step up from a bag of your typical big-box brand of chips (not naming names), but they aren’t as good (in regards to quality) as they could be. I look forward to the day SuperEats utilizes organic ingredients. I’d come back for more–many times over!

Food Should Taste Good Chips Review

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Food Should Taste Good

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About Food Should Taste Good:

“Founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, real ingredients, and sophisticated flavor – the qualities he is most passionate about in food.

With a name that speaks for itself, Food Should Taste Good® chips are made from high quality ingredients. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher.  Plus, many varieties are certified vegan.

Food Should Taste Good® chips are available nationally at conventional grocers and natural food markets.

Are your chips non-GMO?

We use ingredients made without the use of genetic engineering (GMOs) in all of our products and have recently updated our packaging to reflect this commitment. For further assurance, we have also enrolled all of our products in the Non-GMO Project and are working on verification. We’re proud to announce that Multigrain, Sweet Potato, Olive, Blue Corn, The Works!, Toasted Sesame, Harvest Pumpkin, Falafel, and Original Kettle Cooked Sweet Potato have all been verified by the Non-GMO Project. To learn more, head over to our website: www.foodshouldtastegood.com/about-fstg/non-gmo-commitment.

Sweet Potato Chips

About:

“A hint of cane sugar enhances the natural nuttiness of the sweet potato in a chip that is a riff on a classic baked sweet potato. Try the chips with a fresh fruit salsa.

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Cane Sugar, Sweet Potatoes, Sea Salt.”

Kettle Corn

About:

“A new twist on a carnival classic, try this sweet and salty combination.

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Toasted Corn Germ, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt.”

Blue Corn

About:

“Nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn create a robust yet versatile chip to be enjoyed alone or paired with a fresh dip.

Ingredients:

Organic Blue Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Brown Rice Flour, Flax Seeds, Cane Sugar, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sea Salt, Quinoa, Rosemary Extract.” 

Chocolate

About:

“Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa offer a sweet balance that pairs perfectly with our chip’s natural corn flavor. They are great for anytime snacking and are delicious in a creative dessert – try crumbling them over ice cream!

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Powder (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Dextrose), Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract.” 

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My Thoughts:

Delicious and unique, these chips were a treat to try for my taste buds. The chocolate and kettle corn flavors were my favorite. After thoroughly going through their website, I realized that Food Should Taste Good makes gobs of different kinds of chips! I only tried four of them. There are a ton more–so there’s likely a flavor to suit anyone.

Quality-wise, as you can see from these ingredient lists, these chips are not tops. They are indeed non-gmo, but only one of these flavors contains an ingredient that is listed as organic. Non-GMO is a step in the right direction, but especially when it comes to products that have corn as the main ingredient (one of the most heavily pesticide coated produce item), I make sure to buy organic as much as possible.

I appreciate the diversity of this brand, but don’t see myself looking to them for my organic, go-to chip. I will say, if you walk into your local grocery store and scrutinize their chip section, they are merely all GMO-ridden (unless you are in a natural health food store). Since Food Should Taste Good does not use GMO ingredients, they are above average, but will not be a staple in my pantry until they take another step up the ladder to include mostly organic ingredients.

Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips Review

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Dang Coconut Chips

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

About Dang Foods:

Our Dang Story

Dang is named after my mother, who grew up eating food from some of the best chefs in the world: Bangkok’s street vendors. One day, she passed on her recipe for Thai Lettuce Wraps just like she used to have as a college student. I found myself involuntarily snacking on one of the ingredients – Toasted Coconut. It had a strong, sweet aroma and a very satisfying crunch. I immediately called my family, who have been importing goods to the US for more than 30 years, and with that, our company was born.

Dang’s motto is “Dang, that’s good!” We are forging ahead fast, bringing you unconventional culinary delights from around the globe. We’d love to hear from you – visit our Contact page and drop a line!

Here at Dang, we value the 4 Fs and 3 Cs:

Family – We are a family company, and as such we support each other to the fullest.
Friends – We treat our partners and customers as we would treat our friends…with respect.
Fun – We’re happy and we know it!
Food – We live to eat and we love to share what we eat.
Culture – We’re aware of those things that are ingrained by one’s upbringing and value the richness of diversity that exists in this wonderful world.
Community – We think community is the best way to live a fulfilling life on this earth so we strive to create beautiful communities and give back to our community.
Creativity – We’re into trying new things. We take risks, we experiment, we prototype and iterate…and we’ll continue to do so always and forever.

What Are Dang Coconut Chips?

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • No Cholesterol
  • Good Source of Fiber
  • High in Lauric Acid

Made from the nutrient-packed copra, or meat of the coconut, our toasted coconut chips are a delicious snack that provides loads of energy. The meat is sliced out of mature coconuts then gently toasted until golden brown with a dash of sugar and salt. The toasting process brings out the natural sweetness of the coconut meat and turns it from white to golden brown. Professional tasters detect notes of vanilla, yogurt and pear. What do you taste?

Since copra is high in fiber, you don’t have to eat a lot to feel full…a few handfuls and you’ll be good to go. We think toasted coconut chips are the perfect snack because they satisfy your snack cravings quickly and give you a boost of energy.

Many cultures around the world have been subsisting on coconuts for generations, and rightfully so. This miracle tree nut has so many uses, it might just be the most versatile crop plant in the world. The husks can be burned to produce electricity, the juice is delicious, light and packed with electrolytes, and the meat can be eaten raw for a snack, pressed into coconut milk, or toasted for a truly special experience.

While great on their own, toasted coconut chips can be used to enhance other foods. Try them with:

  • Ice Cream
  • Salads
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix
  • Cakes and Cookies
  • Cereal
  • Baked Goods.”

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My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of all things coconut. Food, skin care, etc. If it’s coconut, I almost always enjoy it. It’s not a bad affinity to have, as coconuts contain healthy fats and are very nutritionally dense.

These Dang Coconut Chips (I have to be honest, it didn’t occur to me that “Dang” was a name at first–I just thought they were dang cool!) are the first of their kind that I’ve seen. There are all kinds of coconut flour, coconut flakes, coconut shreds on the market, but not many (if any–I don’t know of any that I’ve tried) that are toasted coconut chips. They are essentially wide strips of coconut that are toasted to a golden brown color. They are such a great little healthy snack to have on hand when hunger strikes. These bags fit perfectly in my purse.

Taste-wise, these chips are absolutely dangerous! In other words, I could eat the whole bag in the blink of an eye. They are so incredibly tasty and satisfying. I ate them mostly by the handful, but also loved them sprinkled on top of my morning smoothie, as they add a little sweet, nutty crunch.

Dang Coconut Chips are naturally gluten free and are also non-gmo. Organic is my standard for things that are staples in my pantry, therefore, I wouldn’t regularly buy these again until they noted that they used organic coconuts for their chips.

These chips get my very highest taste rating, but I see room for improvement by way of using coconuts that are organically grown. The label on the mini sample of lip balm does indicate that Dang uses organic coconut oil in their concoction–awesome!