Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chip Comparison Review

Chips.... oh chips... They could very well be blamed for a good deal of this countries obesity epidemic... (I know the chips really aren't at fault and we need to exercise will power and all that... but still!)

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.

Gluten Free
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 Canyon:
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!

Beanfields: 4/5
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:

1 comment:

  1. I love chips! Especially kettle cooked. I'm a new follower! Have a great week!


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