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Satisfying Little Snack

I love chips!! There, I said it. My name is Trisha, I live in Los Angeles and I eat carbs. Lol.

Many of my friends here in LA eat clean and I love them for it and sometimes wish I could be more like them. I on the other hand, eat plenty of things that usually garner a bit of teasing when I eat them. One example is sometimes I eat ice cream for dinner or I run to the store and get a small bag of Doritos as a snack. Well, I am always on the hunt for better options of the foods I love and I have found it in Late July Nacho Chipotle chips.

The flavor is all natural and the chips are gluten and GMO free. They are also lacto vegetarian and Kosher. I am always skeptical to try these alternate versions of my guilty pleasure, go-to favorites, but in this case, I was pleasantly surprised. The Nacho Chipotle flavor is super good and just a touch spicy. I am not one for spicy foods, so I am telling you, it is just the slightest spicy kick at the end of each bite that keeps this chip interesting. The flavor combo will definitely snap you out of your boring work day and put a little pep in your step.

The Late July brand is so great that they donate 10% of their profits to causes that benefit children and the planet. So take that all you LA carb haters! I am actually doing good for humanity while snacking on my chips.

I purchased mine at Pavillions for $3.79.

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The Salt and Vinegar Chip Off

I love salt and vinegar chips, which actually was an acquired taste over the years as the flavor is quite bold. I find myself craving the tangy zing that these potato crisps pack with a punch in every bag.

We decided to have a taste test to decide which brand would win. I did the test blind so I wouldn’t be swayed by brand preference. Three white bowls were filled with the different brands and I tried one at a time and over and over again to choose my favorite. The unscientific results are below.

The Cape Cod chips were lightly fried with an even distribution of salt and vinegar which tickled my tongue with each and every bite. These chips are perfect for summer. The Kettle Brand Krinkle cut chips were very intriguing as they had ruffles which made for great texture that added to the light and airy crunch of each bite. Tim’s chips were the most satisfying in regard to the crunch factor. They were the thickest of the three and the boldest in flavor, which was applied with a bit of a heavy hand that made our tastebuds jump. The heaviness of these make them better suited for fall. The solid winner was Cape Cod. It was the perfect balance of flavor to crunch and would pair beautifully with most sandwiches without over powering it.

This was a fun little taste test experiment and I sipped the Fever-Tree ginger beer in between bites to cleanse my palate and it worked so well together. Ok, ok, the ginger beer was also spiked with Vodka, which made the test even more exciting. Choose your three favorite brands and conduct an experiment of your own for a fun night in.

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Ocean’s Halo The Seaweed Chip

I was in the mood for chips and wanted something that would squash my craving for something salty and crunchy. I came across a healthy version of what I wanted. Seaweed chips made by Ocean’s Halo.

I busted open the bag in the car as I needed to find out if this treat was any good and to my surprise I really like them. The thin, crisp seaweed snacks are crispy with a touch of salt and surely satisfied my tastebuds. The chips are made from the ocean-farmed superfood and are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. I was astounded to find out this glorious little treat was formulated by four dads in search of a healthy alternative for their kids. Bravo dads! Job well done on creating this healthy treat that everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating.

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