Just when you think snack manufacturers can’t possibly come up with anything new, products like Simply 7 Chips emerge.
Yes, you are seeing that correctly, Pomegranate chips. They join the unique ranks of Quinoa and Lentil chips in the Simply 7 line-up, and we trialed the dairy-free flavors (each type of chip does have at least one variety that contains dairy, so read the labels carefully).
Simply 7 Chips: Pomegranate Dairy-Free Varieties
Tony proclaimed “Interesting. Not bad, just different.” But his indifference was trumped by three votes of high praise from our pomegranate-loving taste testers (including myself!). These pretty in pink vegan Simply 7 chips are potato-based, with a thick and crunchy rippled potato texture, but have pomegranate powder to punch up both the hue and the flavor. In addition to the taste, it was hard not to love that you could enjoy a full 33 chips in one serving!
The “Just a Pinch” Sea Salt Pomegranate Chips (pictured below) have a pleasant, lightly sweet flavor with notable hints of pomegranate against a savory potato backdrop and with just the right amount of salt for contrast and to make the taste pop.
The “Freshly Ground” Black Pepper Pomegranate Chips were the spiciest black pepper doused food I have ever eaten! But the strong, earthy, peppery kick brought Tony over to the pomegranate chip-loving side.
Simply 7 Chips: Quinoa Dairy-Free Varieties
One of the coolest things about Simply 7 Chips (in my opinion) is how each type of chip has its own crunch-maximizing shape. The plant-based Quinoa chips have a wave effect with a large surface area for enjoying their light wafery crispness. Since they are a bit larger than the others and they are packed with protein (8 to 9 grams per serving!), you only get to enjoy 20 chips per serving. Definitely no complaints from me.
With quinoa as the first ingredient, it really shouldn’t have surprised me just how “quinoa” the “Just a Pinch” Sea Salt Quinoa Chips (pictured below) tasted. Each crunchy and lightly salted bite tasted pure, earthy, and quite distinctive.
For those who are a little leery of quinoa’s slight bitter notes, the “Slow Smoked” Barbeque Quinoa Chips are the way to go. As a kid, barbecue-flavored chips were the only flavor that I would go near, and Simply 7 has hit the flavor profile nicely, with just the right amount of sweet and smokey, but using all-natural seasonings. Tony thoroughly enjoyed this flavor of Simply 7 Chips, too.
Simply 7 Chips: Lentil Dairy-Free Varieties
Shaped like little bowls, the vegan Lentil chips had a light, almost puffy, and crisp texture that is rather addictive. And like the other Simply 7 Chips, you get more pleasure for your calories: each serving allows you to nosh a full 31 chips.
The “Just a Pinch” Sea Salt Lentil Chips have an earthy vibe, but are a nice light backdrop for your favorite dip or salsa.
When a little kick is in order, reach for the “Naturally Spicy” Jalapeno Lentil Chips. Even for my tame taste-buds, the well-rounded heat of these Simply 7 Chips was delicious.
The “Classic Italian” Bruschetta Lentil Chips (pictured below) are so richly flavored that no dip is required. The tangy, almost cheesy-like tomato flavor does smack of bruschetta, and will make anyone forget that they are eating legumes.
Certifications: Simply 7 Chips are Non-GMO Verified and select varieties are Certified Gluten-Free. They are also certified Kosher D.E. (for dairy equipment).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, select Simply 7 Chips varieties are dairy-free / non-dairy and vegan / plant-based, while all varieties are egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Note that some of the dairy used on their lines is powdered, which tends to cause a higher risk for cross-contamination. Always check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Simply 7 Chips website at www.simply7snacks.com.