Review: Green Giant Veggie Tortilla Chips & Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips
If I had a spirit food, it would probably involve pizza, ranch dressing, carbohydrates, sodium, garlic, hot sauce, and dipping things into other things. That being said, you can see why I jumped on the opportunity to try some of these Green Giant™ Veggie Snack Chips – the Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips in Garden Ranch and Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips in Barbecue. I am always dubious about products that taste like snack foods but claim to contain healthy ingredients, but Green Giant green beans were my favorite vegetable as a kid so I’m not about to doubt my favorite chlorophyll-infested superhero.
First, let’s talk about the veggie tortilla chips in garden ranch.
I’ll tell you about the ingredients in these things in a minute, but will get to my main point first – after tasting these chips, I realized they could be made out of kitty litter and dumpster scraps and I would still eat the entire bag because THESE ARE THE JAM. Seriously. They’re like a healthier, more natural version of Cool Ranch Doritos and sort of comparable to Sun Chips because of all the grains but still better. I had them with some habanero salsa from Trader Joe’s, but you don’t even need a dip for these. If you love Doritos but hate ingesting yellow chemicals that could probably power an entire Amish city for a week, give these a try. They contain 18 grams of whole grains per serving and the ingredients list includes red and green bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, quinoa, carrots, and whole grain corn. They’re not a legitimate source of veggies by any means and the calorie/fat content is not much different than other chip varieties, but everything in the ingredients list could probably be pronounced by a second grader and I give major props for that.
TL;DR: You could serve these things in place of Doritos at a Superbowl party and no one would shank you.
Up next are the multigrain barbecue sweet potato chips.
Are these also the jam? THESE ARE ALSO THE JAM. I love barbecue and I love sweet potatoes, and these are just the right amount of smoky with a hint of sweet. Again, nothing impressive as far as super healthy ingredients. 14 grams of whole grains per serving, sweet potato powder for the base, and only two ingredients (preservatives) that might not be easily pronounced by a second grader. Not too shabby when you look at other snack labels.
TL;DR: I’d voluntarily spend money on these and eat the entire bag in one sitting.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.August 8, 2013
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