We’re back for another Foodie Find and this one is perfect for snack time, introducing Forager Project Chips. We’ve already told you about our love with Forager Project Cashewgurt, so when we saw their chips sitting on the shelf at our neighborhood Sprouts Farmers Market, we kinda had a “why not?’ moment. And aren’t we glad we did! Our first bite was a shockingly good surprise. In looking at the bag, we were expecting something that maybe tasted like a flavored kale chip, but what we got instead was a full-fledged tortilla chip replacement that was packed with flavor. It’s clear to see that the people over at Forager Project know a thing or two about making good tasting food that is also good for you.
So here’s the skinny on how these Forager Project Chips are made. Have you ever used a juicer or seen a juicer in action? If so, you know that there are always scraps and bit that the juicer extracts and collects. In most cases, these remnants would be trashed or composted. Instead, Forager takes these otherwise not so useful leftovers from their cold-press juices and turns them into Forager Project Chips. You’ll also be glad to know that their chips are all 100% organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, kosher, vegan and contain no trans fats. These are perfect for the people out there looking for a healthy snack but also want a little crunch in their life.
The first flavor we tried was the “Cheezy Greens”. How do you get a cheezy flavor in a non-dairy snack? You season it with nutritional yeast! The “greens” come in the form of rehydrated pressed vegetables such as Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Romaine, Collards, Fennel, Parsley, and Basil. The end result is a chip that gives Doritos a run for their money, without the negative impacts of ingredients you can’t even pronounce. We went through the bag in a day (blame the pregnant lady) and decided to head back to the store to see if they had more flavors. Luckily we found “Greens”, which is a kale chip that everyone can enjoy. It is made with a diverse blend of greens and has subtle dimensions of flavor in each bite. We had some of our guacamole on hand and these chips passed the dip test. There are four more Forger Project Chips outside of these two flavors. We can’t wait to try “Roots”, “Chipotle BBQ”,”Wasabi”, and “Beets”.
If you don’t have a Sprouts Farmers Market near you, you can also find these at your local Whole Foods store. If your Whole Foods doesn’t carry them, be sure to talk to customer service. They are great at getting certain products in for you. You should also check your local health market or health food store to see if they are stocking them. If you get a bag of Forager Project Chips, be sure to let us know if you enjoyed them.