I don't know of many people who wouldn't choose a healthier alternative to their favorite foods if one were offered that still tasted good. Which is why so many of us tried baked chips when they came out several years ago... and then tried to actually like them. Baked chips tasted okay and the texture was okay. I assumed the book was closed on that one.
But then I was contacted by Kettle Brand again- they know I like to add kettle chips to the mix when hosting casual lunches or picnics- and was told that they were releasing a line of bakes. My interest was piqued. They sent me three bags to sample, and I'll just cut to the chase and say they are about 5 times better than any other baked chip I've ever tried. Truly. It's CLEAR they made the chips by slicing real potatoes and not by compacting potato flakes into the shape of a potato round. What a relief to know that some companies still use whole foods. Amen? And they taste really, really good. Really.
We sampled their Sea Salt, Sour Cream & Onion, and Cheddar & Roasted Tomato flavors. The first two taste very much like elevated versions of other chips because of the higher quality ingredients Kettle Brand uses. The Cheddar & Roasted Tomato is a flavor unique to Kettle Brand and it is GOOD. I will definitely buy them in the future. Shawn and Kate really liked them, too, which is saying something because I really wasn't sure Shawn could enjoy a baked chip.
Now for the Giveaway. We're going to be selecting TWO winners this time! And each winner will get to CHOOSE which three of the five available flavors they want in their gift box. Here are their baked flavors:
- Sea Salt
- Hickory Honey Barbeque
- Sea Salt & Vinegar
- Cheddar & Roasted Tomato
- Sour Cream & Onion
- The first one is a freebee. Enter your name along with which three flavors you're most interested in trying! My bag would consist of the Hickory Honey Barbeque, Sea Salt & Vinegar, (for Shawn; it's his fav,) and Cheddar & Roasted Tomato.
- You can enter your name a second time if you "like" the Eats and Beats Facebook page.
- You can make a third entry if you send someone else to "like" the Eats and Beats Facebook page. As soon as they've "liked" it, come back and enter your name a third time.
|Pretty great that you can actually SEE the potato skin!|