Chip Review: Simply Nature Cauliflower Potato Chips
Always on the lookout for a healthier chip snack alternative that actually tastes good, today I'm reviewing Cauliflower Potato Chips made by Simply Nature.
Simply Nature, an Aldi brand, offers a wide variety of organic and non-GMO foods, including chips, crackers, fruits, nuts, and drinks.
According to the packaging of the product I'm sampling today, the chips are NonGMO Project Verified, gluten-free, and contain only vegan, all plant-based ingredients. On the nutrition front, one serving has 130 calories per serving, 6 grams of total fat (compare to Kettle Brand Sea Salt chips with 9 grams and Lay's Simply Sea Salted at 10 grams), and just 1 gram of sugar, but the sodium count is high at 240mg (compare that to Kettle Brand at 110g and Lay's at 160g). Simply Nature has 30 fewer calories than Kettle, 40 vs. Lays and the sugar content was negligible. Ironically, the Kettle Brand Sea Salt Chips are perhaps the healthiest overall.
On the flavor front, these chips have a bit of a roasted vegetable flavor to them. You get a nice note of sea salt with each crunchy bite followed by the roasted notes of carrot, beet, tomato, and shitake mushroom. Cauliflower is a very bland veggie, so the others have to carry the day. It's a very dry chip however with an almost baked quality to them, but they're not. You definitely need a dip to go with these chips. They do hold up decently to a soft dip like those that are sour cream based, but these chips will break easily trying to dip into anything heavier or with some density.
On sale at Aldi for $1.99 for a 3.5-ounce bag, I'm giving Simply Nature Cauliflower Potato Chips 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. More of a veggie chip rather than a cauliflower chip (marketing), they have a good crunch and a robust sea salt flavor, but these aren't stand-alone tasty chips, they NEED a dip. The sale price makes them a borderline repeat buy.
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