Need a new crispy, crunchy snackalicious alternative to greasy potato chips? ...well then - you my friends are in the right place!
I was blessed to receive a sample of Beanitos chips to review - and boy oh boy were they good!
I took them to a Husker football party (GO 'SKERS!) and people loved em! Though we were all a little nervous to try a snack made with ingredients such as beans (obviously...), flax, whole grain rice... But to our delightful surprise - they ROCKED!
Great with some salsa!
By the way - Huskers won this game in a last minute play! Yay! :D
But getting back to the chips...
Taste: Delightful! I figured these chips would have no greater taste than a spoon full of beans, but I was proven wrong! (I realize it may come as a shock to most of you that I was wrong, but it does happen - not very often, but maybe once or twice a decade... ) Both the cheddar cheese and chipotle BBQ flavors had a little kick that we all loved! The black bean and pinto bean & flax had a more mild, but wholesome and hearty flavor. They go great with dip - especially one with a Southern or Mexican flavor!
Texture: At first, I wasn't sure what I thought about the texture of these little snackers, but after one, I couldn't stop myself! They are thicker than a regular chip - but that makes them amazing for dipping! They also have a denser crunch to them - but not in the way that makes you think of something that is stale! No no no my friends - in a good and hearty way!
Nutrition: Beanitos are loaded with fiber (20% of your daily value in 10 chips!) that is 3x the amount in regular chips, 4 grams protein, and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. They are free of corn, wheat, soy, potato (not that any of those are particularly bad for you - but helpful for those with certain intolerances), no trans fat, cholesterol and low glycemic. Needless to say - they have a pretty good nutritional make-up. For more info on their health facts check this out.
(....drum roll...) 4/5
Overall: Great tasting snack chip that goes amazingly well with salsa! ...I just can't get over that delightful combo! They have a great nutritional composition and hearty texture! You won't be sorry if you chose these treats for your next trip to snack-land!
Guess what?! It's your lucky day! Beanitos is kind enough to supply me with a giveaway!!! All you have to do is:
1. Pin to Beanitos on Pinterest here
2. Become a follower of Bliss
....if you do these two things-leave a comment below and I'll enter you for the giveaway! Contest ends - December 1, 2012-so go go go!!!
The winner will get a box of Beanitos! It's a great prize so enter away people! :D