The Better Chip company sent me samples to try for a review on the Good For You Gluten Free Blog. All opinions are my own.
For those of us dealing with Celiac disease, the best substitute for “bread” is often corn products. In fact, I’ve talked before about how Mexican food has become a staple in my gluten-free diet.
While I don’t go crazy and eat a ton of corn products, I do enjoy a good corn chip on occasion and in moderation. That crunch. That hint of salt. That yummy taste. Who doesn’t love a good corn chip!?!
So when The Better Chip® company offered to send me some of its chips to try, I was up for the challenge. In fact, they offered to send me a whole lotta chips! Five flavors to be exact, including Chipotles, Jalapeños, Beets, Corn, and Spinach & Kale. Each flavor is clearly marked “naturally gluten-free,” is GMO-free, and is made by cooking real vegetables inside the double-corn masa chip.
What further caught my eye is that The Better Chip® company says its chips go from farm-to-chip in one week, and each chip is packed with ingredients I easily recognize and can pronounce. As a religious label-reader, this is a relief to not have to decode a bag of corn chips!
One afternoon I decided to go for it! I opened all the chip bags and dove right in – tasting each chip and savoring the flavor profile of each crunchy bite. The Beets flavored chip offered up the sweetest taste (would be great paired with my mango salsa recipe), while the Chipotles and Jalapenos left my mouth on fire (if you like spicy – go for either of these chips!!). The Spinach & Kale proved to be the most “vegetable” tasting chip (perhaps an acquired taste?), while the Corn with sea salt gave the best crunch and tasted most like a tortilla chip.
My verdict: These chips are great… truly great! They are made by a company that takes pride in its ingredients and craftsmanship without sacrificing taste, texture or crunch. My favorite is the plain Corn with sea salt – it can be paired with a yummy side of guacamole (try my easy, gluten-free guacamole recipe) or gluten-free jarred salsa.
The Better Chip® company takes a lot of pride in how it makes its chips and the ingredients used. Watch the “See How It’s Made” video on The Better Chip® website. A refreshing look at a company that cares!