Posts Tagged ‘snacks’

Trader Joe’s – Sriracha Potato Chips – Food Review

04/15/2017

Trader Joe, sriracha potato chips, snacks, nutrition, price, reviewApril 15, 2017

Sriracha Sauce has had its 15 minutes of fame.  Like many other “instant” successes, Sriracha is still around even if not as prominent.   Many companies have gotten on the Sriracha bandwagon over the last few years with their own Sriracha labeled product variants.  Unfortunately many times these variants lose something in the translation.  This chip is one product where much of the label has made its way into the product.

Trader Joe, sriracha potato chips, snacks, nutrition, price, reviewIf you’re familiar with Red Hot Riplets chips, this compares in a tamer way.  Instead of “dumbing down” the Sriracha flavor and heat to meet the lowest common denominator of the purchasing public, this chip retains a unique flavor and a heat which is above average for a chip.  While spicier than most chips, the heat here is still in the mild to medium range.  The lattice cut also adds a nice firm crunchy texture to the chip.    Price   $2.29 – 7 ounce bag  Calories  150/ounce (28g) (about 13 chips)

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ALDI – Millville Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt – Food Review

03/11/2017

ALDI, Millville, Simple Nut Bar, price, calories, review, snackMarch 11, 2017

That’s exactly what this is, a simple nut bar. It’s almost nuttin’ but nuts held together with just enough gooey stuff to make a bar.  There’s a little bit of sea salt added in, but not enough to be very salty.  There’s no chocolate coating or drizzle.  Some dark chocolate would’ve been nice in my opinion.  But it’s still good without.

The nuts are large and identifiable by species, just in case you’re into matching up the ingredients to the label.  Oooh, there’s a cashew!

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Trader Joe’s – Parsnip Chips – Food Review

03/04/2017

trader joe, review, parsnip chips, priceMarch 4, 2017

When there’s a chip made from some previously little known vegetable (or anything in the plant kingdom), it’s a good guess that that vegetable will be the new superfood of the year.  Or is it megafood of the year this year?  And I’d guess, if I had to guess, we’ll be hearing more about parsnips pretty soon.

Now that we know how we got here, how are the chips?  Surprisingly, these are much better than one might expect, considering that most of us don’t have a clue what a parsnip is.

trader joe, review, parsnip chips, price, nutritionThe bag has a mixture of thin, moderately long and short, curly pieces of slightly orange crispy things in it.  There’s not much flavor to them.  A slight sweet flavor predominates.  That’s about it.  For a chip, there’s barely a hint of salt.

A good chip has only one real test, can a person sit and eat the whole bag in one sitting?  For these chips, the happy answer to that question is, yes.

Price   $2.99 – 5.2 ounce bag
Calories  120/ounce (28g) (about 12 chips)

ALDI – Clancy’s Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips – Food Review

11/12/2016

aldi, clancy's, potato chips, sour cream and onionNovember 12, 2016

I needed to buy two bags of these chips to do this review.  The first bag had very little seasoning. The second bag had more seasoning, but still on the light side.  In other words, there wasn’t very much of that sour cream and onion flavor in either bag.  Other than the seasoning, these are nicely done chips – thin, cooked perfectly, and not very salty.  At $1.39 per bag they’re not much more than a 1 ounce bag from a vending machine.  But if you’re looking for that sour cream and onion flavor, you may be disappointed with these chips.  Calories  150/1 ounce (about 13 chips)     Price $1.39 per 9.5 ounce bag

aldi, clancy's, potato chips, sour cream and onion, nutrition

ALDI – Casa Mamita – Salsa Con Queso – Medium – Food Review

09/18/2016
ALDI, salsa, con queso, medium, casa mamita

September 18, 2016

Uniquely dippable, even straight out of the refrigerator, that’s what this product is.  Some might call it thin, but that depends on your needs and likes.  The consistency is almost as fluid when cold as at room temperature.  If you like your nachos hot, it also heats up well in the microwave on tortilla chips.  Little pieces of jalapeno in the yellow/orange cheese add the heat which is about right for the claimed medium rating on the label.  Unless you get a little piece of jalapeno, it’s not very spicy at all.

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Trader Joe’s – Ridge Cut Sweet Potato Chips – Food Review

03/26/2016
trader joe's, sweet potato, chips, ridge cut

TJ Sweet
Potato Chips

March 26, 2016

They’re actually sweet.  Well they’re just a little sweet.  They have a really funny mouth feel.  They’re not at all like regular potato chips.  While the first crunch is similar, the subsequent bites have a smoothness to them.  It’s strange.  The other thing that separates these from normal potato chips is the absence of a salty taste in the mouth.  The label bears this out listing only 50mg of sodium per one ounce serving.

 

trader joe's, sweet potato, chips, ridge cut, nutrition

TJ Sweet Potato Chips – nutrition

The really bad thing about these chips is, I like them.  I could eat the whole 7 ounce bag now.  The problem with that is, at 160 calories per ounce and 7 ounces in the bag, that’s 1120 calories per bag or around 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes) of hard peddling on my exercise bike.  Can anyone recommend a good 2 hour and 20 minute movie on Netflix?

Price $1.99 (7 ounce bag)

Calories 160 per ounce (28g)

Clancy’s Microwave Butter Popcorn – Food Review – ALDI

01/06/2016
Clancy's Butter Popcorn ALDI

Clancy’s Microwave
Butter Popcorn
ALDI

Popcorn is the reason we go to the movies.  And we go to the movies almost every weekend.  That addiction extends to the home.

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ALDI – Clancy’s Horseradish Cheddar Chips – Food Review

09/04/2015
Clancy's Horseradish Cheddar Kettle Chips - ALDI

Clancy’s Horseradish Cheddar
Kettle Chips – ALDI

If the package wasn’t different I wouldn’t know these were not the same chips as the Trader Joe’s chips reviewed last week.  That’s three “nots” in the same sentence.  To say it more clearly, these chips seem to be from the same supplier as the similar Trader Joe’s chips, except for one thing, these have more flavor.

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Cheddar And Horseradish Potato Chips – Food Review – Trader Joe’s

08/25/2015
Trader Joe's Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips

Trader Joe’s Cheddar & Horseradish Potato Chips

$1.99 wasn’t too much to lose.  With a flavor combo like this on the bag, I couldn’t leave them on the shelf.  Curiosity got the better part of me.  Maybe it was the worst part, because it sure didn’t turn out so well.

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Clancy’s Tortilla Chips – Food Review – 2015 – ALDI

05/11/2015
ALDI Tortilla Chips - 2015

Clancy’s Tortilla Chips – 2015

The bag changed.  I’m not sure when.  Have the chips changed?  The answer is no.  They are still the same chips, same price, same calories.  That’s good.

 

 

 

 

 

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