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Cape Cod Low Carb Tortilla Chips
Just about every chip maker is realizing that sugar-filled and starch-filled chips are not great for you. Cape Cod has come out with a low carb tortilla chip with half the carbs of normal.
The chips are very similar in style to the Deliciously Slim chips that I love - they are yellow-brown in color with dark flecks of sesame, flax and sunflower seeds in them. They only have 9g net carbs per serving (10 chips) vs the typical 18g net carbs in normal chips. While 9g is high for someone trying to lose weight, it is perfectly fine for the average person who is simply trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The chips are very hefty and great for typical tortilla uses, such as holding chili, sour cream, cheese, salsa, etc. I like the texture a lot, with the little seeds adding a nice balance to the chip. However, for some reason I find these "dusty", almost a bit cardboardy. I hadn't found that with the Deliciously Slim chips so I'm not sure what that comes from. Maybe too much soy? In any case if you're eating these loaded with other flavors (salsa etc) you don't even notice, but if you're having them on their own, it does bother me a bit.
For example, I was just having a snack of the Cape Cod chips on a plate with Mexican cheese and salsa, microwaved for 2 minutes and served with sour cream. I was LOVING this snack entirely. I thought the chips were the best I'd had. When I grabbed one extra out of the bag to have on its own, suddenly that dustiness and cardboardy hint were apparent - I had completely forgotten they were there.
The sunflower seeds help add fiber and omega 3 to the chips, so they are much more healthier than normal chips.
So in general these are FAR better than normal chips, if you are a chip eater. Deliciously Slim has now stopped producing tortilla chips, so these Cape Cod chips are the best on the market!
UPDATE: I'm afraid these seem to be off the market now. It's a real shame! Maybe if they labeled them "healthy potato chips" instead, people would eat them?
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