So here’s the thing. As wrong as it might be, once I see a list of descriptors for a food product that say “gluten-free, good source of iron and fiber, and 70% less fat,” combined with the fact that the items are largely powered by lentils, I’m really not expecting much in the way of flavor or taste. But I am happily proven wrong sometimes, and this happens to be one of those times.
A few months back, I received a case of assorted products from a semi-local company, Mediterranean Snack Food. An assortment of both crackers and chips, after reading how gosh darn healthy it all was, I honestly pushed them aside and started sampling some toffee I had also received (different company, of course). Hey, the tastebuds want what they want. That, and it’s hard to compete with toffee, right?
But eventually, the toffee long gone, I had a batch of homemade hummus that needed a vehicle in which to get it into my mouth. And so it was time to pop open a bag of the lentil chips. I started with the Sea Salt flavored ones. Lightly flavored (and I mean lightly. I’m on a huge salt kick and would have loved more), but perfectly crispy, devoid of grease, and downright tasty. That bag is now gone. I went on to try the Parmesan Garlic and then the Cracked Pepper flavors. Both equally yummy. The only one that I didn’t especially care for was the Roasted Red Pepper, but really, that just means you need to pile on more hummus, imho….