Rating: ©-1/2 chips (return to sender)
Alright, we realize that these may be a bit of a stretch for us, as we do not normally review fruit “chips”, but when we saw these particular ones, and they were chile lime flavored, we thought, ‘what the heck?’ Let’s give them a bite!
Unfortunately, bad idea!! We should have just left them alone there on the super market shelf, waiting for that special someone who somehow happens to be allergic to both potatoes and corn, eager to snatch them up.
Honestly, we find it very difficult to describe these “chips” with any amount of positive enthusiasm. The chips do have zero fat, they are 100% baked, with no preservatives, gluten free, made of non GMO, and all natural ingredients. However, all of those characteristics seem to also come with no richness, or depth, or savoriness, or (good) flavor, and certainly no satisfaction. While we can always appreciate it when a chip company tries their best to supply us with a healthy alternative to the deliciously unhealthy world of fried chips, we also feel that they need to provide us with something that tastes good as well!!!
At first bite Bare Fruit’s Apple Chips seem crunchy, that is if you go right at them with your teeth, but as soon as any form of moisture comes into contact with the chip, they become as soggy, and chewy, as any dehydrated piece of fruit. Think: fruit leather! The seasoning blend sprinkled sparsely over these chips had only the slightest chile flavor, with a tiny bit of heat, and a touch of citric-lime-sour zip. When it came down to it, the only thing that we really tasted from the moment the chips hit our taste buds was APPLE. Apple-y apple-ness to the extreme!!
In our books, these really aren’t chips. These are more like what you give your toddler when all they ever want to eat are fatty and salty chips (our childhood), and you hope that these may possibly be similar enough to trick them into believing they are enjoying a crunchy snack. We appreciate the effort.
All that being said, Chip Review does believe each that each and every chip deserves a fair assessment, so we ask that you give these a shot for yourself, and let us know what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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