Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Simply 7 produces three types of chips – Lentil Chips (present), Hummus Chips (reviews coming soon), and Pomegranate Chips (recently reviewed). So far, we are most impressed by the Lentil Chips. Their taste, style, texture and flavor selection just seem to jive better than the rest. Believe it or not, these were not the first lentil chips that we have tasted. In fact, these aren’t even the first dill flavored lentil chips that we have tasted, however they are definitely the best.
Upon first opening this bag, thoughts of deep fried fair treats came racing through our minds. Are those french fries? Or, mini donuts? Huh? There was just something about the combination of lentil flour and oil that triggered notions of those rich, flavorful foods in our opinion. However, as soon as the chips touched our tongues, the herb-y dill zapped us back into snack reality. These chips had a lovely level of seasoning to them, and truly hit the flavor profiles on the head. The flavors even evoked memories of the late Kettle Brand Dill & Sour Cream Potato Chips – our #2 dill flavored chip of all-time – which of course was not a bad thing.
According to Simply 7’s website, these Creamy Dill Lentil Chips were: “modeled after tzatziki, a Mediterranean yogurt-based dip, the Creamy Dill flavor adds the zesty taste of dill and a slight hint of cucumber to the lentil flavor. You will notice a cool and refreshing quality that you would expect to find in a dip.” We couldn’t have said it any better.
As for the lentil chips themselves, they are a light, and crunchy vehicle for great seasoning. We’re not quite sure if we can actually taste the lentils, but any chip that smells like fried foods, is fine by us.
For another, albeit similar, take on these Creamy Dill Lentil Chips check out Junk Food Guy.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips provided to Chip Review by Simply 7 for review
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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