I was sampling my way through my local Costco looking for products to review. The demo guy handed me a paper with some chips on it, and I was hooked! Party-Tizers Ancient Grain Dippin' Chips hit the spot!
Just what is a Dippin' Chip? This is a chip with a unique shape that is just right for dips. There is a little flat edge that brings the perfect amount of dip into the chip. These scoopers are strong enough to stand up to a heavy dip.
I also enjoyed the flavor. They have a corny taste with inclusions of quinoa, amaranth, and black sesame seeds. As I chewed my way through my chips, I got bursts of sesame flavor. Since sesame is one of my favorites, this was something that I enjoyed a lot.
The list of ingredients on the Ancient Grains bag is simple, and it doesn't include a lot of strange sounding chemical names. Here is what the package lists: White corn, Vegetable Oil (Corn and/or Canola and/or Sunflower), Long Grain Brown Rice Flour, Black Sesame Seeds, Toasted Corn Germ, Millet, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, White Sesame Seeds, Amaranth, Quinoa, Teff. There is an allergy warning for the sesame seeds.
I was a bit disappointed to find that the nutrition in these chips was almost identical to Tostitos Scoops and Fritos Scoops. For every 10 chips there are 150 calories. The total fat is 8 grams. Carbs weigh in at 17 grams, but that is offset a bit by the 2 grams of fiber. Protein is 2 grams. One ounce of chips contains 2% of the recommended daily allowance of Calcium and 4% of the RDA of iron. That's not terrible nutrition for a chip, but somehow I thought that the ancient grains would confer a bit more nutritional bounce for the chips.
These Ancient Grains Dippin' Chips could become a tasty part of a quick sandwich meal. Here are some suggestions for meals:
*Chili dog—Chopped Salad—Mandarin Oranges--Ancient Grains Dippin' Chips
*Spicy Curry Chicken Salad in a pita with lettuce and tomato—Creamy Coleslaw—Grapes-- Ancient Grains Dippin' Chips
*Roasted Vegetables Italian Sub—Apple Wedges-- Ancient Grains Dippin' Chips
*Buffalo Sloppy Joe—Marinated Vegetable Salad—Tangerines-- Ancient Grains Dippin' Chips
I recommend the Party-Tizers Ancient Grain Dippin' Chips as part of a great sandwich meal. They have a pleasant taste and texture. These chips have the perfect shape for handling the right amount of a dip. They don't buckle under a heavy load! Their website lists stores that carry the chips. I bought a 20-ounce bag at Costco for less than $6. Other stores carry a 5-ounce bag.
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