These Aren't Your Father's Potato Chips

These Aren't Your Father's Potato Chips

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These Aren't Your Father's Potato Chips

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By Cari Martens

In fact, the chips folks are snacking on today might not even be potato chips. Or tortilla chips, corn chips, or cheese-flavored chips. There are so many kinds of snack chips out there, it’s hard to keep up—and they’re getting more exotic. Among the latest we’ve seen to hit the market: falafel chips.

Falafel. Flamous Brands Original and Spicy Falafel Chips are gluten-free, and dairy-free and contain 15 organic vegetables and herbs. The serving suggestion: try them with hummus. There’s a Middle Eastern combination that sounds peaceful…and tasty. Click here to view a video interview with the CEO of Flamous Brands to learn more about falafel chips.

Seaweed. Now Annie Chun’s has entered the chip arena. The San Rafael, Calif.-based producer of all-natural gourmet Pan-Asian foods has introduced Roasted Seaweed Snacks. They eat like a potato chip but contain just 30 calories and 2.5g of fat per serving. Flavors include Sesame, Wasabi, and Vegan varieties.

Risotto. New York Style brand Risotto Chips are somewhat similar in texture to tortilla chips, but are made with brown and Arborio rice flour. They’re gluten-free and have 11 grams of whole grains per serving. Chow.com calls them ‘straight-up delicious.’ Varieties include Sea Salt, Parmesan & Roasted Garlic, and Spicy Marinara.

Of course, potato chips remain the number one chip of choice among American snackers. But it’s nice to have crispy new things to munch on while we watch the latest episode of America’s Next Great Big Loser Race (or whatever).

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