Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
We don’t like to spread rumors around here but from what we’ve heard it was most likely Eve who convinced Adam to first taste the Butternut Squash Tortilla Chips in the Garden of Eatin’. Luckily for Adam, and the rest of mankind, they were delightful!
For the most part, we have always been quite impressed with Garden of Eatin’ chips. Fairly unique flavors, high quality ingredients, and most importantly, delicious chips! That being said, we don’t very often think about the brand, or even purchase their chips (that is unless we spot some new flavor). Wonder why that is? Maybe it is the fact that we do not shop at Whole Foods, or Fruitful Yield, very often (pretty sure only the so called “healthy” grocery stores carry Garden of Eatin’)? Or, is it simply the fact that while their chips are really good, they don’t have any of those really, really great ones that have us coming back for more?!
These butternut squash flavored corn tortillas do a fine job of straddling the line between being a sweet and savory chip. Very similar to some other pumpkin flavored tortilla chips that we’ve reviewed in the past, but with an even more subtle hand on their seasoning, resulting in more savory tortilla chips.
The tortilla chips have a light tan colored hue, and a medium thickness to them. Their crunch is sufficiently sturdy, with a good grainy mouth texture. The chips exude a light sweetness from the inclusion of sugar, that helps to emphasize the naturally sweet butternut squash flavor. A light sprinkling of onion powder and salt helps to balance out that sweetness, and keep the chips away from the realm of being called dessert chips.
We quite liked them, and would certainly chomp them again if given the chance.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at Whole Foods; Willowbrook, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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