Rating: ©©©© chips (lip-smacking)
Believe it or not, these are not the first cranberry flavored chips that we have crossed paths with. That being said, they most definitely are the best tasting ones!! A deliciously sweet, and sour, and fruity, cranberry combination!
We just love it when we stumble upon one of those rare surprises that make us smile with enjoyment after just one chip!! Not necessarily because we’ve just tasted the greatest chips, or even something revolutionary, but simply because when we weren’t really expecting to enjoy then, let alone like them very much! A little special something, what more can we ask for?!?
Immediately upon crunching down on Way Better Snacks rustic tortilla chips, a bright, tangy-sour cranberry essence reveals itself. The “punkin” aspect was definitely present in the orange hued color of the chips, along with providing a subtle, complimentary, background pumpkin essence. To round it all out, the chips were salted very, very well!
Probably the most surprising aspect of these chips (even more unusual than the unique cranberry and pumpkin combo), was the fact that the chips were not very sweet at all. We weren’t necessarily thinking that the chips were going to be so sweet to be called dessert chips, but we were thinking that they were going to have an underlying sweetness. Great flavor. The chips deliver on a fresh, cranberry, fruity essence. In fact, there was so much fruity essence that we suspected that there may be other fruits involved, and wouldn’t you know it, one quick glance to the ingredients list showed that there was raspberries included in the recipe! Definitely the first chips we’ve tried with raspberries among the ingredients.
As for the chips themselves, what the heck are sprouted grains? According to Way Better Snacks website: “…seeds, grains and beans play an important role in a healthy diet, but their nutrients can be increased multifold through the process of germination. Germination releases enzymes specifically designed to start the seed on its way to becoming a plant, which in turn consolidate nutrients. Sprouted foods are high in fiber, helps neutralize and remove waste from the body, and some (like our Broccoli and Diakon Radish Seeds) even contain anticancer substances.” Sounds good to us.
These multigrain tortilla chips are definitely some of the most uniquely textural chips we can think of, and we’ve encountered quite a few. They remind us of some other chips with unique textures, such as Lundberg’s Mojave Jalapeno Multigrain Chips, Wild Riceworks Sea Salt and Black Sesame Gourmet Wildrice Crisps, and Real McCoy’s Sweet & Spicy Rice Chips. They have a great, seedy-rustic mouth-feel and crunch to them. We love how we can see the seeds and grains scattered throughout the body of the chips, and we love the unique shape to these ones – it sort of reminds us of a swaying flag.
The chips are probably not for everyone, even among our group there were some detractors, but if you are looking for some fresh and original chips, then these would be for you!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chips discovered at TJMaxx; Chicago, Illinois
Simply Sprouted Official Website
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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