I was out n about the other day getting some things in the supermarket when my missus called and asked me to grab some chips for her. I’m not a big chip guy unless I find something a bit different than the usual brands. I’m always on the lookout for something new and improved and of course it has to fit into the healthy category. As I wandered down the chip aisle where, btw, there seems to be endless amounts of chips available, I was hoping to something that would catch my eye.
I know health food stores carry a nice selection of organic and ‘healthy’ chips but I was curious to see if the regular grocery was catching on. To my delight my neighborhood Pavillions had these,
R.W. Garcia chips, although they were on the outskirts of all the other chips and on the bottom shelves but hey–it’s a start, right? Initial reaction; I thought the name ‘Veggie’ stood out loud and clear, mainly because herself’s a veggie. This bag had: Spinach & Garlic, Red Beet & Onion, Carrot, Tomato & Sesame. Pretty interesting combos for chips! They have a bunch of different types as well like Thai, Spicy Flaxseed and Multi grain. So far so good.
Of course then, I turned over the bag to check out the nutrition facts and more importantly, the ingredients (remember my lesson on how to read labels?) Made with Organic ingredients (I like), no trans fats (I like), Wheat & Gluten free (an unexpected bonus), Always Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms, a super bonus especially after seeing FOOD, Inc.) I was well happy with what I saw so I decided to give them a go.
A couple days later we made an Artichoke, Goat’s cheese and Basil Hummus, which these chips were meant to dive right into. As for their taste, they were actually really good, very flavourful without the greasy fingers. Not sure I could taste each respective flavour in this mix and maybe that’s because they’ve taken on each others flavours but they were good nonetheless. What would have made them above good for me would be if they were baked instead of fried. As I said, they weren’t oily or greasy but I think the word ‘baked’ written on the front label would definitely hit the non-fried sector like me. Just my opinion!
Other than that my missus loves them and that’s good enough for me. Be sure to check out their website as they’ve got some great things going on with their company. Good on ’em! The Healthy Irishman approves.