Rating: ©-3/4 chips (return to sender)
OK, we tried. We tried our hardest to Swim against the tide as Ocean’s Halo tells us to on the back of their packaging; but, in the end, and truth be told, these Seaweed Chips simply had us backstroking – with the tide, in the opposite direct, as fast as we could!!!
Are you a fan of “fishy” flavored things? Do you crave those flavors of the ocean floor? Were you raised in a house on the coast, each morning waking to the scent of that cool ocean breeze? If your answer to any of those questions is NO, then may we suggest you tread the flavor waters lightly before diving into a bag of these seaweed chips!
We are not fans of these chips (as you can probably tell by our rating of them). But, we do really appreciate what Ocean’s Halo has given us here. As far as we know, these are one of a kind! A completely unique chip on the market these days is an impressive feat. They obviously do use seaweed in their chips, and it is quite amazing just how much sea flavor the chips retain even after the cooking process. And lastly, seaweed is a plentiful, healthy and underutilized, and we value Ocean’s Halo’s attempt to deliver it to us in a new medium. Unfortunately, in our opinion, not one we ever want to try again!
As for the Korean BBQ seasoning, well, we can’t really taste it from behind the potent chip flavor. We could recognize some of those common Korean ingredients like soy, garlic, tamari and vinegar, but they all seemed muddled, and minor compared to the seaweed flavor that lingered in our throats for quite some time after eating these chips.
So, once again, if you crave a big glass of sea water in the morning, or if you have hopes and dreams of marrying a mermaid and enjoying a seaweed side salad every night at your dinner table at the bottom of the sea – then these chips are for you! If not, give them a try anyways and let us know what you think, maybe we are way off here (probably not, but maybe…).
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Whole Foods; Hinsdale, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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