Rating: ©©-3/4 chips (tolerable)
When we first spotted these chips on the grocery store shelf, we remember thinking, oh wow, another really unique and likely delicious chip from the Flamous brand! Can’t wait to give these a whirl!! Well, after a little bit of attempted research, that eventually ended with zero results regarding these chips (as if they do not exist…), we were starting to re-think our initial thoughts. Seriously, you can head over to Flamous’ official website by following the link below, and nowhere on their site does it mention these chips?!
First, the good. Flamous’ sprouted multigrain chips are are deliciously crunchy and hearty, but not as texturally grainy as other sprouted chips. There were plenty of different seeds and grains scattered throughout the body of the chips, but for one reason or another, those tiny seeds never translated to any crunchy textural chip difference.
As for the rosemary and thyme flavor, we really do not get either of those delicious herbs. While we do recognize the use of some combination of herb mix, this blend just doesn’t really jive with itself, or these chips, and certainly does not permeate rosemary and thyme! The odd herb mixture surely included rosemary and thyme but not enough of either to allow them to standout. To top it off, herbs typically need to compliment something else in a dish. They are there to brighten, or accent, usually something richer. Which is why we always see herbs paired with food like butter, or cheese, or meats. What we, and these chips really needed, was some rich level of fat to combat the herb-y onslaught, and definitely some more salt. Some tasters felt like the seasoning tasted a bit like pizza seasoning (the herb mix must include some oregano).
In the end, most of us who tasted these chips stopped eating them after only two or three. Maybe what these chips needed was some hummus or some other rich dip to help cut the herb mix, and deliver that fatty mouth feel that is typically provided by the chips themselves. Either way, we are perfectly fine sticking with our favorite Flamous chips!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at Big Lots; Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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