Great tasting, low calorie and low fat... And, I'm talking about Kettle Chips?! Crazy, I know!! I'm still pinching myself... Because I cannot believe that my all-time favorite snack food, Kettle brand chips has finally gone baked! And, may I say that it does feels a little like they did it just for me!
I hoped. I even complained, (a lot) and fretted over the fact that I felt forced to cut out Kettle Chips from my snacking-diet since
saving my own life beginning the CLEAN program for weight loss almost a year ago. And, while you'll never hear me complain about the fantastic results I've had and continue to experience with CLEAN - I don't mind telling you that my snacking life has certainly suffered. No other snack food I've tried has filled the void left by the Kettle brand kettle chips I so enjoyed crunching. And, let's be honest... Some days, a girl doing all she can to lose weight just has to crunch something besides her abs!
I had almost given up being able to eat my favorite kettle chips again until I came across an ad for, baked Kettle brand kettle chips! I couldn't wait try them - and after I did, I was back to pinching myself because I couldn't believe how great they tasted. Not like those other, baked-not-fried potato chips that make plain rice cakes taste spicy! No, these baked kettle chips maintain all the rich, salty flavor and that Uber-crunchiness I love so much about regular Kettle brand chips, but with 65% less fat and zero Trans fat! And, before you ask, I'll tell you... a serving isn't 4 chips, or even 15 chips! One, 120-calorie serving is a whopping 20 chips. No, really!
I loved the Sea Salt Baked Kettle brand chips so much I wrote Kettle brand asking if they might send some of the flavors I couldn't find locally to review for you.
And, lucky me... Because they did!
So yesterday during our pool-time before dinner, while we were both craving
a light, salty snack, I broke open the case for a little pool-side sample-fest!
just like their regular-cousins, was the fact that they look exactly like potatoes!
That's because, unlike the other baked chip competitors, which are formed to resemble chips, Kettle brand baked chips actually are slices of real potatoes... We're talking hand selected, whole-sliced, batched-baked potato chips!
So what about our sampling results?
Well, of all the varieties we sampled, and they were all tasty!... The stand-outs for me are Sea Salt and Aged White Cheddar. The Sea Salt has just the perfect touch of salty seasoning on a potato chip so fresh you can practically smell the field it came from. The Aged White Cheddar is simply lip-smacking, sharp, Cheddar-tastic! If you crave authentic cheddar, (not that cheater-cheese dust) flavor in a chip, then Kettle brand baked Aged White Cheddar is for you! Now, if you polled the man I love, you'll hear nothing but ravs for the Hickory Honey Barbeque - he ate the whole bag! And, you know that if I can pull him away from the brand of BBQ chips he's eaten for thirty years with a baked chip, it's saying something. The fact that baked is so much better for him too is just a grand bonus!
Kettle-brand has long been my favorite brand for snack foods. I truly love their nut butters, and they even offer a fantastic line of Organic chips too! Truthfully, there isn't a product Kettle brand makes that I don't love to eat and don't mind going out of my way to buy to serve family and friends at parties. Hey! I'm known for bringing my own snacks to the party, and when it has to be chips, the superior quality of Kettle brand is exactly why!
Next on my list of Kettle brand snacks to try is their Tias™
Tias™ are made from organic corn, artisan-quality oils, all natural spices, and promise to deliver dip-loaded tortilla flavor in one bite. All that has me intrigued!
Did you know that Kettle brand has their own chip-of-the-month club? They do! And, you can sign up for yourself or give months of chips as a gift, right here!
Before I let you go to dash out and buy your own case of yummy Baked kettle brand chips, I invite you to also read THIS about the ways Kettle brand is chipping-in to manufacture foods in a planet-friendly, responsible, and sustainable way. From their solar and wind-powered buildings, to their fleet of company vehicles that run on recycled oils made into their own, FlowerPower® biodiesel... Kettle brand is a great brand. I especially appreciate that Kettle brand goes out of their way to help schools and communities through volunteerism and the tons of potatoes they donate to local hunger-relief agencies. Kettle brand is more than great tasting snack food, which is just another reason to support them in a major way. I say.. Let's all Snack good to Do good!
The legal stuff: Kettle Brand sent me the variety case of baked chips you see in my review above. I was not compensated in any other way. Prior to the event of receiving free Kettle brand chips I'd already been a long-time customer and fan of their do-goodery. The reason for sharing this fact now has much to do with letting you know that the best kettle chip is finally baked, which means it fits into my healthy-eating plan. The fact that Kettle brand is a great company that cares about the environment and people less fortunate is also worthy of a shout-out. Don't you agree?