Product: Glutino Gluten Free Sour Cream and Onion Potato Crisps – $3.59+
I admit…when it comes to snacks, I usually reach for fruit. But, the fact of the matter is…sometimes you want something salty. Something that will satisfy that need for sodium (can you tell I’m a runner?). And finding a good gluten-free chip that not only is crispy, but not oily, and still packing a flavorful punch. It can be a plain chip, but make it a damn good plain chip!
So, awhile back while in Columbus, Ohio, I was shopping and filling a basket at Raisin Rack (seriously…GO THERE! The gluten-free section is FANTASTIC!) when I came across the snacks. I sort of glanced over the protein/breakfast bars and didn’t see anything that caught my attention. But…something did as I walked further down, to where the crackers, chips and pretzels are found.
So I trust it. Great brand.
Okay…keep going…getting warmer…
SOUR CREAM AND ONION!
Hold the phone and shut the front door!
But there it was…in that classic white packaging that I associate with Glutino. And it was screaming at me to buy it. I hadn’t had sour cream and onion chips in…what seemed like…forever. Seriously forever. Years. Ages. Eons.
In fact, I hadn’t really enjoyed a good flavored chip since going gluten-free. There are plenty of chips out there…but the nutrition facts just didn’t make them worth the bother of buying. I want to enjoy a snack and not sit there fussing over the calories and fat content. And then get mad for doing that because you have to treat yourself in life. Everyone should. Just don’t make a habit of it, right?!
So…sour cream and onion just sounded pretty freakin’ amazing, if you ask me. So, it went into the basket…and then into my car…and then into my pantry…and then…into my belly! This week, I pulled this bag out to fill in for my usual mid-morning snack (usually an apple or pear or something from my CSA bin…but we weren’t home and didn’t get one!). I slipped the bag open and immediately was hit with that classic sour cream and onion smell. I think my mouth instinctively started to water.
So, I got out the kitchen scale and measured out a serving (28 grams). Perfect serving, if you ask me. And then I put them in my little Hello Kitty (don’t judge!) lunch bag for the following day at the office. When my usual snack time rolled around (I run my life on a schedule!), I couldn’t wait to bite into them. I uncapped the container and took a moment to observe. The chips were thin-cut, and perfectly cut. They had this wavy edge to them. And they weren’t greasy, as these chips are not fried, but baked. I have ALWAYS loved baked chips. Each sliced chip had a decent amount of seasoning on it, without being overwhelming. I breathed in the delicious snack fumes and then didn’t waste any more time.
It is a damn good thing that I measure out my servings. It would be SO easy to devour the entire bag of these amazing chips. The Glutino Gluten Free Sour Cream and Onion Potato Crisps are perfect. Seriously…snack perfection. The flavors are spot on. I mean…just spot on. Perfect saltiness from the potato chip, and then the savory essence of the sour cream and onion seasoning just made this the ultimate snack chip. They are crispy, and not the least bit dry. Perfect snackage, if you ask me. And, again, I would eat all the chips if left alone with the bag, for sure.
But, let’s discuss things like ingredients and nutrition, shall we?
The Glutino Gluten Free Sour Cream and Onion Potato Crisps are made from deyhdrated potatoes, corn starch, corn oil, seasoning (reduced lactose whey, onion powder, sugar, milk powder, cultured nonfat milk, dehydrated parsley, citric acid, lactic acid, natural flavors, garlic powder, and less than 2% soybean oil, silicon dioxide and calcium silcate as a processing aid), sugar, maltodextrin, leavening, coy lecithin, baking soda, and salt.
Now for that nutritional information…
A serving of Glutino Gluten Free Sour Cream and Onion Potato Crisps is 1 ounce (28 grams)…or about 12 crisps. This one serving will provide you with 110 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. Don’t you love baked chips? I always have! This serving also gives you 270 mg sodium and 2 grams of sugar. You will also be receiving 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein. These chips are cholesterol free as well.
For me, while not a common snack, chips are a great salty treat. And these mix the salty and savory flavor of sour cream and onion. It was a favorite flavor growing up…and the tradition continues. Glutino…you’ve rocked my snack life. Again.