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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Trader Joe's Rice & Bean Chips with Adzuki Beans

Happy Snacker. That was me a few weeks ago. It was a super long day and I found myself dropping in to Trader Joe's to grab some nitrate-free meats for sandwiches and I was hungry. A piece of fruit would not stop this crunch & salt craving. So, I wondered wide-eyed down the chip aisle wondering if I could quell this craving and find something exciting.

The red bag jumped out at me with a photo of spiced tortilla chips and so I grabbed the bag and flipped it over to examine the ingredients list and nutritional information. Here is what it said: Rice flour, corn flour, adzuki and/or black beans, sunflower/safflower oil, rice meal, sugar, rice bran, salt, red chilis, cumin powder and garlic powder. 7 g fat, 2 g protein and 1 g sugar per 20 chips.



What to think? I am happy because there is nothing 'enriched' or 'modified'. Is there a good amount of fat, sure, but I expected that and it did not deter me. Sugar was low and all real ingredients so I went for it. Plus, it is gluten-free.

Conclusion: Sweet and salty. Yes! Nice texture? Yes! Unique? Yes! A bite to them from the chili. cumin and garlic? Yes! Good for entertaining? Yes!

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, I'll DEFINITELY look for those next time I'm at TJ's! Thanks for your review!

Chow and Chatter said...

i wish we had a trader joes oh well we have The Fresh Market lol

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TheFitnessFreak said...

Nice! I'll have to let the boys try these.

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