It’s that time again gang, time to see what the great folks over at Love With Food have selected for me to try out. This time around the theme seemed to be Variety; there were brands I was familiar with and ones that were new to me. There was a balance of sweet and savory items, and there was a good measure of vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO items. There wasn’t too much of anything, and there wasn’t too little. But enough about me, let’s get into the box!
Crazy Hot Popchips by Popchips – since its launch about three years ago, this Playa Vista, CA-based company has been gaining steadily in popularity. Its eight flavors of chips (yes they are actually potato chips) are available in almost every major supermarket chain, and all my previous experiences with Popchips have been positive. I had only tasted the Sea Salt and Salt and Pepper flavors, but you can also choose from Sour Cream & Onion, Sea Salt & Vinegar, BBQ and Cheddar & Sour Cream. I received their newest flavor – Crazy Hot – in a generously-sized sample bag. While the heat of the chips isn’t exactly “crazy”, it was a little spicy for my personal taste. However, if you are a spice-ophile, grab a bag; you won’t be disappointed. So what makes these so different from regular potato chips? Mainly, the cooking process. Popchips are actually cooked in a pressure cooker, and (apparently) when the pressure is released the sliced potatoes “pop”, or puff up and create a light, crispy chip that isn’t quite as bad for you as a normal chip. The company also offers three varieties of popped veggie chips as well, and they are all gluten-free. Let the snacking begin! www.popchips.com or on Twitter @popchips and on IG #popchips