Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Great snack for the chip lover

So we all know that snacks in moderation are okay.  I have struggled to switch over to baked chips because they mostly taste like cardboard.  Regular chips are too greasy, and the light chips made with Olean don't agree with most peoples' digestive systems.  What to do, what to do?

On a rare (and I mean RARE) trip to a Walmart, I saw these bags by the hot bar/deli called Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps.  There are bagel crisps out there that are tasty, but pretzel - this could be even better.  I grabbed Garlic, Everything (like an everything bagel) and Buffalo. 

The buffalo are my least favorite strictly due to the sprayed on nature of the flavoring.  It's like Cheeto spray on them.  It's just not normal on this type of crisp.  The Everything have the tasty stuff baked on, and that makes all the difference.  The Garlic are pretty much what's expected.  There are several other flavors available, based on the company's website, but these were the only 3 at Wally World. 

Each crisp is a little more dense than a chip, but not nearly like a regular pretzel.  More like a tortilla chip in density.  They are very crunchy, just lightly salted, and would do well with a dip or hummus.  The best part is the lack of negative impact on the daily nutrition.  Nearly no fat or sugar, sodium varies by flavor, and only 10 calories per crisp - serving size is 11 crisps at 110 calories.  Unlike a serving of chips at 150+ calories and still wanting more, 11 of these is about right and better for you.

If you try them, let me know what you think - especially if you get a different flavor.

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