I love salty snacks. Popcorn, chips, pretzels - you name it! I was excited to see these in my local health food store and I thought I would try them so you don't have to! I like the idea of combining healthy vegetables in a snack food, but I wondered if they really did have health benefits over plain tortilla chips.
Wow, impressive! But what are rehydrated pressed vegetables and why are they used? www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/02/582145046/from-scraps-to-snacks-pulp-left-over-from-juice-bars-is-reborn-in-new-foods . Here is an article that will explain everything and even mentions Forager products by name. Not only are these chips good for you, they are making something good out of a product that would have been discarded anyway. Recycling = bonus points. These are corn and gluten free, which is great for those who are avoiding those ingredients.
Hmmm. These numbers are not much different than Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips for the same serving size. There is an added benefit of a small amount of Vitamin A, but the fat content, sodium, protein and fiber are virtually identical to the Tostitos product. Of course, the majority of the ingredients in the Forager chips are organic, which is a good thing, but if you're eating these chips by the bagful under the assumption that you are eating something healthy, you might want to limit your servings.
Here is what the chips look like. They look healthy with the seeds and the tan-green color certainly signifies that there are vegetables in them. They have a nice, satisfying crunch with a slightly oily texture. The flavor is somewhat hard to describe, but I thought the celery was the dominant flavor, while my picky eater taster said he could pick up the kale and the collards as the dominant flavor. My picky eater taster would not touch kale, cucumbers or collards and said that he would not eat these chips. I love most vegetables and I do really like these chips. I loved the strong vegetable flavor. I want to note that these also come in cheese, chipotle and wasabi flavors. I will buy these again, but carefully consider how many of them I'm eating.