Chips may not sound like the ideal focus a dazzling dairy-free review, but when we’re talking about Earth Balance Kettle Chips in Sea Salt, Vegan Cheddar, and Vegan Sour Cream and Onion, I can bet that some ears will perk up.
Starting with the simpleton of the bunch, Sea Salt, I’m happy to report that Earth Balance did their kettle chip research. Thin and light yet insanely crispy, these are the perfect little snack in their own right. The ingredients include just potatoes, sunflower oil, and salt in the perfect balance! But why stop with just salt?
We moved on to the Vegan Sour Cream and Onion, which looked amazing, and had that incredible audible crunch and pure potato flavor, but from there, they fell a little flat. As one tester said, “They taste like chips with Lipton onion soup mix”. We all agreed, something was lacking … the excitement, the zest, yes … the sour cream tang. A little tweak and I think they’ve got it. Until then, we’ll enjoy these Earth Balance Kettle Chips with dairy-free dip.
Fortunately, it seems we had saved the best for last as Vegan Cheddar rocked our taste buds. They offered a flavor rush that wasn’t overpowering, nor did it smack of anything artificial. It was all just pure cheesy deliciousness with the perfect touch of salt.
The Facts on Earth Balance Kettle Chips
Price: $4.49 per 5-ounce bag
Certifications: All of the Earth Balance Kettle Chips are labeled as vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO though no certification logos are shown.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Earth Balance Kettle Chips are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 Earth Balance website at www.earthbalancenatural.com.
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Dazzled our taste buds
We loved the perfect kettle chip crunch and wonderfully simple ingredients of the Sea Salt. The Vegan Cheddar further dazzled our taste buds with the perfect cheesy punch. Slightly out of budget for our everyday snacking, but well worth the occasional road trip splurge.