So spring has returned to Southern California. Well actually, with the exception of about 2 weeks, we never really had winter. I know I know, everyone else in the country feels so sorry for us, I’m sure. But I really do like rain and wind and cooler temperatures every so often. We need something to break up the 80 degree days:)
But since it’s been sunny and nice recently, I’ve been keeping everything a bit cleaner. Much fewer processed foods, lots of salads and fruit and smoothies, and lots of water. And I’ve been doing quite well with that, until I saw something in the grocery store that made me go slightly off course. These were the culprits:
I tried not to, but I just couldn’t help myself because I actually did miss sour cream & onion potato chips when I went vegan. And I was completely thrilled a couple of years ago when I found this recipe for raw sour cream & onion kale chips. They are amazing and cure every craving I could ever have and are completely healthy.
But when I saw the potato chips, I had to give them a try. And they are total winners. I’m not generally a fan of kettle chips, as they’re usually too thick and hard for my taste, but these are nice and crispy but not hard. (The cheddar was thinner, but I’m not sure if that’s by design or just happened that way in the ones that I got).
The sour cream and onion were everything I’d imagined, right from the onion-y smell when I opened the bag to the powdery coating left on my fingers after I ate them. And the cheddar…. amazing. Light and crispy, with a strong cheesy flavor in every bite. Yum!
And now that I’ve tried them, I can go back to a more whole-food fresh diet tomorrow… and I know where to find these when I need them :)
Did you know that Earth Balance is now making a whole assortment of snack foods now? Besides the chips, they have Aged White Cheddar popcorn and puffs, and Buttery Popcorn, and these Peanut Butter Pops, which I haven’t tried yet but look very interesting!
(Disclaimer: I did not receive anything from Earth Balance, in terms of money or product, for this review. All opinions are my own and unsolicited. Purchases via product links may provide a small commission to me.)