Anyways... Did you know that every year Americans consume about 140 lb. of potatoes per person! Most of those pounds come in the form of the potato chip (well, not mine-mine come directly from mashed potatoes!)
There are so many varieties of chips though! Tortilla, corn, multi-grain, bean (yes-crazy I know!). The chip world has expanded into a chip galaxy! There are so many flavors and textures and colors! Thankfully, many chip companies are switching out cooking methods and ingredients to create a healthier snacking option
Like the two I recently was able to sample. And today we're going to do a little side-by-side comparison review on these two very different, but very yummy chip companies!
~Beanfields - Bean & Rice tortilla chips
~Boulder Canyon Natural Foods - Potato Chips
My brother and I thoroughly enjoyed the unique texture that accompanied these chips!
My friends having a late night sampling party of the Boulder Canyon chips while watching some F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!
Yes... this would be my humble 8 foot x 5 foot home for the next few months!
You're jealous aren't you?
The verdict? Both chips were amazing! Different-yes... but both were very tasty.
So let's go over the 'Big Three' for each, shall we? (I think we shall!)
Beanfields: Great! I loved how many different flavors there were! Such as, Nacho (my bro's fav!), Pico de Gallo, Sea Salt (my favorite!), Sea Salt & Pepper (my mom's favorite), and all-natural
As you can see there is something for everyone!
Boulder Canyon: The two kinds my friends and I sampled were the Canyon Cut- Sour Cream & Chives and Canyon Cut-All-Natural. Don't be fooled by the name though-these did have salt-a lot in our opinions! But we loved it.... we are all self-proclaimed salt-addicts! The Sour Cream & Chive had a good, deep flavor that we all loved as well!
4/5 - only because they were a little greasy from all the salt/flavor topping...
Beanfields: A little different they weren't as crispy as I would have expected from a chip-but they were stiff, if that makes any sense? It's not as if they were soggy-I just think they are thicker than most chips and therefore more on the hard than crispy side.
4/5 - may come off slightly too un-crispy for some?
Boulder Canyon: Great! I loved the wavy cut of their signature "Canyon Cut" chips. There are other texture variety though if you don't like wavy chips-like Kettle Cooked for instance
Just take a look for yourself...
|Complete Protein: 4 grams in every serving, as much as a 4 oz. glass of milk.|
|Fiber: 4 grams in every serving, the same as a ½ cup serving of raisin bran. And you get both soluble and insoluble fiber, which aids digestion. The fiber also helps you feel fuller longer.|
|Allergen Specific: Beanfields is free of every one of the FDA's eight most common ingredients that trigger food allergies.|
|Minerals our bodies need, including potassium and magnesium.|
|Half the saturated fat and one third less sodium than most corn tortilla chips.|
Not too shabby eh??
Boulder did a pretty good job themselves...
- All Natural Ingredients
- Zero Trans Fat
- Zero Cholesterol
- Low Saturated Fats*
- Consistent Quality
- Great Taste
- Gluten Free (where indicated)
5/5 as well!
Boulder Canyon: 4/5
Both these chips were a great substitute from many other varieties that have high levels of saturated fat, un-natural ingredients and trans fat!
For more info on both of these snacks check out: