Sure, you've tried bagel and pretzel chips, but have you ever had a doughnut chip? Part crisp, part chewy, and all sweet, these adorable, snackable treats are an excellent addition to brunch, dessert, or our favorite way: subbed for English muffins in the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Watch the video to see how easy it is to transform these doughy delights into crisp chips that are so good you might just scarf the whole batch.
If you're taking the time to make your own hummus, why not go the extra mile and serve it with homemade pita chips? They're so easy to make, you practically don't even need a recipe! The best thing about baking pita until it's toasted and crunchy is that you control the seasonings. Depending on what you serve it with, adjust the spices to mimic the flavors in the dip. I offered these chips with red pepper hummus packed with lots of garlic, so before baking, I dusted the triangles of pita with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Get the uncomplicated method now.
Craving the crunch of potato chips but on a Paleo diet? Welcome these seaweed chips to your snack-time rotation. They're cholesterol-free, high in vitamin A, and seven of these spicy seaweed chips are only 42 calories. Even if you don't love raw seaweed, you'll find that the texture and flavor of this nutrient-rich dense sea vegetable changes after a quick pop in the oven. It only takes some simple preparation before you'll be snacking away.
Crispy french fries: do you take 'em or leave 'em? The relevance of today's taste test is hinged on that one crucial question. If you immediately home in on the crunchiest fries of the bunch, then Ruffles's latest offering, Crispy Fries, might just be for you. Keep reading to learn how this hybrid chip/fry snack fared in a taste test.
My habit of snacking on Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips is becoming a bit unmanageable — a bag of the Bombay Curry flavor doesn't last me for much more than a day. To give my wallet a break and also spend some much-needed time in the kitchen, I set out to make my own version of this vegan snack. The result? Pretty close to perfect with even more cheesy goodness. Best part, this snack is high in vitamins A and C, protein, fiber, and iron.
Say goodbye to potato chips and learn how to make this healthy snack after the break!
The question: can a mass-market potato chip capture the much-beloved earthy, caramelized sweetness of roasted garlic without verging on cloying, burnt, or worse? As I ripped into a bag of Lay's latest offering — Wavy Lay's Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt Chips — I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but as soon as a crisp chip crunched between my teeth I knew we had a winner on our hands. Just to be sure I wasn't biased — I'm an unabashed garlic fan, often doubling up on the fragrant allium in recipes — I set out a bowl to share with my office mates to see if they'd agree.
How do you prefer your tortilla chips? Puffed from the fryer and slightly flaky, or crunchy and dense from a trip to the oven? Good news: in less than 30 minutes, you'll have your chips both ways, thanks to two simple techniques.
To bake the chips, generously oil and salt them, then bake them for about 20 minutes, or until they crisp up and are firm to the touch. These chips will stay fresher for longer than the fried variety.
While you're frying, tend to the chips closely, because they only take a few minutes and the heat may need adjusting while you're frying. These chips tend to go stale after a few hours, so plan to make them right before you eat them.
Pringles . . . in stick form? With the relaunch of Pringles Stix ($3) in Pizza, Cheese, and Honey Butter flavors, many in our office scoffed at the unfamiliar shape and wondered how the Pringles Stix fared compared to the company's famed flaky chips. However, the experience and flavors of the sticks weren't what we anticipated. Keep reading to see our tasting notes and rating.
Pringles Pizza Stix
Our tasters sang praises for this pizza flavor. Described as packing plenty of pizza-like flavors, one taster even ventured to say, "I want to go back in time so my mom can pack these in my lunch box." Another likened the sticks to Italian cheesy bread topped with plenty of basil and oregano.
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Mention Kettle Brand potato chips around our office — or better yet, deliver a box to our desks — and our ears perk up and mouths begin to water just like Pavlov's famous dogs. True to form, an ineffable itch to tear open a bag overcame us on first sight of the Kettle Brand-emblazoned package, hoping that we had on our hands another Zesty Ranch, Spicy Thai, or Cheddar Beer. While their latest flavors — Maple Bacon and Sweet & Salty — won't be on store shelves till early Summer, keep reading for a first look at their latest flavors, and to find out if they're worth adding to your cart.
From left to right: Kettle Brand Sweet & Salty and Kettle Brand Maple Bacon
Kettle Brand Sweet & Salty Potato Chips
If simplicity is your style, you're in luck: Kettle Brand's Sweet & Salty offering keeps to its titular promise with crisp chips that taste just as advertised — sweet and salty, and not much else. Akin to kettle corn, these snappy snacks pleased those looking for a simple yet satisfying bite, though the majority of our trusty crew of tasters felt they were a little too one-note, even calling them bland, too sweet, and just plain "not tasty enough."
Cheetos fans feel passionately for their favorite variety, whether it's the original Crunchy, Puffs, or Flamin' Hot Limon. But the new Cheetos Mix-Ups, in both Xtra Cheezy Mix and Cheezy Salsa Mix ($4) let Cheetos lovers get a variety of flavors and shapes, all in one bag. We popped both bags open, munched, and evaluated the two newest members of the Cheetos family.
Xtra Cheezy Mix
In each bag, there are four shapes and flavors: crunchy cheddar Cheetos, nacho cheese waffle puffs, double cheddar puffs, and mini parmesan puffs. Tasters noticed that despite the advertising, each of the shapes tasted had the exact same flavor as the original Cheetos. Many enjoyed the textural variety of the different shapes but didn't feel like this bag had enough to make them want to buy this variety over the original Cheetos or Cheetos Puffs. However, the extra cheesy bag still managed to score high.