RATING: Vintage Italia – Rosemary Pasta Chips

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Chips discovered at Mariano’s; Westchester, Illinois

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RATING: Vintage Italia – Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Chips

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Vintage Italia - Garlic Olive Oil Pasta Chips

 

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REVIEW: Vintage Italia – Spicy Tomato Herb Pasta Chips

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Vintage Italia - Spicy Tomato Herb Pasta Chips

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We must admit, these chips instantly caught our eyes as we walked through Milwaukee’s delectable in-door Public Market, and we’re fairly certain that we did a double take before believing what our eyes were seeing.  According to the back of Vintage Italia’s bag, the idea of Pasta Chips was “…born in the hills of Tuscany at a small, authentic Osteria, where food comes alive with the passion associated with Italy. It was here I was served fresh pasta dough drizzled with olive oil, topped with a few salt crystals. Everything was gently baked. I was in LOVE. As soon as I tasted this unique chip, I wanted to share with each one of you. SO simple but so good! This was the perfect chip.”

Well, those Tuscan Italian pasta “chips” mentioned above, really do sound amazing, and who knows, they could even be the “perfect” chip; but the fact of the matter is, most of us will never get the chance to taste them, and decide that for ourselves, but if Vintage Italia’s Pasta Chips are a spitting image of those chips, than we would have to disagree with the sentiment that they are the “perfect” chips.

The Pasta Chips are surprisingly light, crispy and very easy to crunch on!  That being said, actually referring to these as chips may be a bit of a stretch.  We would describe them more like crispy crackers, or thin, crispy pitas.

The chips are most definitely not shy with the seasoning.  The spicy tomato herb blend seems a little…uhh…mundane?  Or, unoriginal.  Spicy tomato herb flavor kind of sounds interesting, but lets just call them what they really are, slightly spicy pizza flavored pasta chips.  First, the always stereotypical “herb” seasoning blend hit our pallets.  The most familiar, and prominent, of those herbs being Italian parsley.  Next, loads of savory tomato powder, with a heavy dosage of salt, and good amounts of garlic and onion all collide to attack our taste buds.  Finally, at the tail end, the promised “spicy” aspect creeps up the backs of our throats with a slow dull burn.

These aren’t our favorite flavor of Vintage Italia Pasta Chips, but they aren’t bad by any means.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Discovered at Milwaukee Public Market; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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REVIEW: Vintage Italia – Alfredo Pasta Chips

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Pasta, what? Chips, huh?

Pasta Chips?!?  Well…OK!

We must admit, these chips instantly caught our eyes as we walked through Milwaukee’s delectable in-door Public Market, and we’re fairly certain that we did a double take before believing what our eyes were seeing.  According to the back of Vintage Italia’s bag, the idea of Pasta Chips was “…born in the hills of Tuscany at a small, authentic Osteria, where food comes alive with the passion associated with Italy. It was here I was served fresh pasta dough drizzled with olive oil, topped with a few salt crystals. Everything was gently baked. I was in LOVE. As soon as I tasted this unique chip, I wanted to share with each one of you. SO simple but so good! This was the perfect chip.”

Low and behold, these Alfredo Pasta Chips are surprisingly light, crispy and extremely eatable!  When we first imagined what these pasta chips would taste like we’re fairly certain that we were envisioning chomping down on some Alfredo seasoned, raw pasta noodles.  Luckily for us, we couldn’t have been more wrong.  However, that being said, actually referring to these as chips may be a bit of a stretch.  We would describe the pasta chips as more like crispy crackers, or thin pita chips.

Neither do we agree with labeling these pasta chips as simply Alfredo flavored.  It simply does not do them any accurate flavor justice.  They taste much, much more like a rich, tangy and creamy garlic cheese bread!  The pasta chips encompass layers and layers of flavors – cheeses, pungent garlic, sweet onion, fresh parsley – all of those typical Italian staples!  Tasty, tasty!

Bravo Vintage Italia!  Truly unique new addition to the chip world!

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