I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of a sample pack of flavours from Good Health Natural Products. This pack contained 3 flavours of Humbles, which are their chips made from hummus – specifically the lemon-olive oil-feta, roasted red pepper, and sesame garlic – and 3 flavours of avocado oil potato chips (note: I am not an old fuddy-duddy who says “potato chips,” I’m just clarifying that the chips aren’t made of avocado or something. They’re regular chips, they’re just [i]cooked[/i] in avocado oil, which is apparently better for you than the kind most chips are cooked in. In which they are cooked).
We aren’t the world’s most fervent consumers of chips, so we’ve only finished one bag and started another at this point, but I’ll update as I have more info. As is my way with most things, I started with the ones I felt least likely to be my favourites, and proceeded down the line. However, I was pleasantly surprised! The first bag we opened was the Olive Oil, Lemon, and Feta Humbles (hummus chips). I wasn’t expecting to like them because I am not a fan of feta. But either I couldn’t taste the feta in these, or the reason I dislike the cheese is texture-based, because these were delicious. They’ve got more than a little bit of garlic in there, which is always a recipe for success.
I just opened the Barcelona Barbeque Avocado Oil Chips the other night, and while I don’t know what makes them Barcelona Barbeque, I think they’re pretty good. Matt has two strikes against these from the start: he doesn’t care for barbeque chips, and he doesn’t care for kettle-style chips either, which these are. His problem with kettle chips is that they’re “too crunchy.” I don’t find these as thick as the typical kettle chip, so I don’t know if they bother him on that count. But the barbeque flavour is enough for him to know he’s not interested. I think they’re pretty good. I can’t really discern any avocado flavour from the oil – maybe you’re not supposed to be able to, or maybe I’ll be able to once I try the just sea salt variety.
I didn’t see them in our local grocery store, in either the regular chip aisle or the natural-foods section, but I bet I could find them in a Whole Foods or such. The next time I find myself in one, I’ll be sure to check.