Sassy Snack Sunday [9/6/15]

Today’s sassy snack is another “potato” chip. Late July’s Mild Green Mojo. Isn’t that such a fun name?

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They are organic, gluten free certified, and contain no GMO.

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They also have this promise at the top of the bag:
“We donate 10% of profits to causes benefiting children and the planet.”

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Here are the other health facts on the back:

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They are triangular like a tortilla chip.

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I’ll be using the same rubric I used for the Maple Bacon chips since they are in they same category.

On a scale of 1 to 10 for each category-

Flavor-Does it really taste like the flavor it claims to be?
Crunchiness- Are they super crunchy or do they taste stale?
Grease– Can I grease a pan with them or do they leave no trace?
Thickness– Do they fall apart as soon as you pick them up or are they unbreakable?
Sassiness-How sassy are they?

Here are the results.

  • Flavor- These chips really packed a lot of flavor. Every bite was loaded with spices. They were a bit spicy too, but not spicy enough to clear out my sinuses. 9
  • Crunch- They were really crunchy. Like a tortilla chip. You could probably eat them with salsa or dip, but they are really tastey on their own. 9
  • Grease- Like I said, they are very similar to tortilla chips so they don’t have much grease. They are messy with seasoning though. They get an 8 because I still found myself wiping my hands on my pants after eating one.
  • Thickness-Pretty darn thick. Like a nice thick. Not brittle like the tortilla chips you get at Chili’s. These chips can stand their own. 7
  • Sassiness- These Mild Green Mojos were quite sassy, mostly from the flavor they were loaded with. I would give them a 9 on the sassy scale.

Grand Total: 42!

So far these have been the sassiest snacks I’ve had and I would definitely recommend them. I just noticed I’ve lucked out with all the snacks I’ve reviewed so far. I haven’t had any gross ones yet. Watch, I probably just jinxed myself. Oops.

Sassy Snack Sunday

Today’s Sassy Snack is gluten free chocolate chip cookies:

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Brought to by Publix and Glutino.

Today’s rubic:

Flavor: How does the flavor compare to real, gluten free cookies?
Sweetness: Do they actually taste like dessert or are they just another cardboard tasting snack?
Softness: Are they soft, and chewy or hard and stale?
Sassiness: On a scale of one to Spock, how sassy are they?

Well I got to say I was a bit skeptical to buy these cookies. Usually when you make a snack gluten free, it takes all the taste and heavenly goodness out of it. I woke up in a bad mood today though, and thought what else do I have to lose? My day is already crappy, these cookies couldn’t possibly make it any worse.

When I pulled the first cookie out of the sleeve, I was expecting to taste a chocolate riddled piece of cardboard. I took my first bite. Boy was I wrong! This cookie was delicious! It tasted like a regular chocolate chip cookie. More than that actually. It tasted like a chocolate chip cookie sprinkled with unicorn tears. Not only did it not taste like cardboard, it was actually very sweet. I was also expecting it to look nothing like the package and only have about two chocolate chips. False! Glutino definitely delivered on the chocolate chips. There were so many chips in eat cookie that it brought tears to my eyes. I have a slight chocolate obsession and these cookies definitely filled that need.

Here  is how I rate these cookies according to my rubric:

Flavor: I would say they taste BETTER than regular chocolate chip cookies. Sorry Nabisco. They get a 10.
Sweetness: These were definitely really sweet. They were almost a little too sweet. Almost. 9.
Softness: They definitely weren’t soft and gooey like Keebler cookies, but hard like Nabisco cookies. That’s not a bad thing though. They weren’t stale tasting like some GF snacks I’ve had. I also didn’t brake any teeth trying to eat any because they weren’t too hard. I guess they were firm. Can you describe a cookie as firm? I guess now you can. 8.
Sassiness: On a scale of one to Spock (who in my opinion is pretty sassy), these cookies are a Captain Kirk (or a 9). I just watched Star Trek again this weekend. Hence my sassy scale.

Over all these cookies get a 36. I would definitely forever choose these cookies over gluten filled cookies. Mostly because I have to, but if I had a choice, these would be it. I really can’t taste a difference except that these test better. Well done, Glutino. Thanks for making taste-y GF treats.

Sassy Snack Sunday

In my venture to cut gluten, I’ve been discovering new foods that I can eat and saying good bye to ones that I can’t. Sometimes I’ll find my old favorites redone and gluten free.

I thought I’d share some of the delicious (and maybe not do delicious) gluten free snacks I come across.

Today I’ll be reviewing Kettle Brand Potato Chips. Flavor: Mable Bacon.

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I wanted some chips top go with my lunch today and found these. It was the flavor that intrigued me. Maple bacon. Sounds weird but also tastey.

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They have a Certified Gluten-Free label right on the front.

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In addition to no gluten, they are also MSG and preservatives free.

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All right now on to the taste test! Here is the rubric that I will judging the chips on:

On a scale of 1 to 10 for each category-

Flavor-Does it really taste like the flavor it claims to be?
Crunchiness- Are they super crunchy or do they taste stale?
Grease– Can I grease a pan with them or do they leave no trace?
Thickness– Do they fall apart as soon as you pick them up or are they unbreakable?
Sassiness-How sassy are they?

Here we go!

  1. Flavor-They mostly just taste like BBQ chips. There is a sweetness which is the maple, but I can’t really taste the bacon. This is disappointing because I was looking forward to eating bacon flavored chips. For flavor these Maple “Bacon” get a 5.
  2. Crunchiness-The level of crunch, however, is a lot higher. The crunch is so loud I can barely hear myself think. Which is a good thing if you like crunchy foods. Crunch level=9.
  3. Grease-There is grease on them, but it seems to be minimal. I was finding myself wiping my hands on my pants, but little residue was left behind. Grease level=3.
  4. Thickness-These chips are really thick, not like flimsy Lays that are thin and brittle. Thickness level=8.
  5. Sassiness-I don’t feel that these chips are that sassy. I think if I could taste the bacon, they’d be sassier, but they just taste like sweet BBQ chip. Sassy level=5.

Grand total=30.

Though the flavor is a bit misleading, I would still say these chips are still pretty delicious. I would definitely recommend them to fellow gluten-free eaters.