Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sun Chips 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb flavored multigrain snacks

I'll admit it, I love a nice crunchy snack. I have gotten in the habit of including a chip of some sort in my lunch, so that I can break up an otherwise mono-textured meal. Typically though, I will wait until mid-afternoon to snack on them. I count the Points up when I figure out my lunch so I have planned for them. Then, it gives me chance to break up my afternoon with a snack that I have already planned on (better that what I used to do where I would just add an unplanned snack). Since I eat them on their own, I prefer to have some different flavored chips.

SunChips have always been a favorite choice of mine. I have always enjoyed their Garden Salsa and even their Original. There is just something so appealing about the flavor that the multi-grain mixture provides - I might say it tastes a little nutty, but that would sound odd since I'm not much of a nut eater and yet find their flavor so appealing.

Recently, I had the chance the try the newest flavor for SunChips - SunChips 6 Grain Medley Parmesan & Herb flavored multigrain snacks. "This new member of the SunChips family packs 21 grams of whole grains and 4 grams of fiber per serving into a crunchy snack with a distinguished parmesan and herb flavor -- making them not only super scrumptious, but a snack you can feel better about eating. We think they’re the perfect complement to your grown-up lunch box." The 6 grains are Corn, Wheat, Oats, Brown Rice, Buckwheat and Quinoa.

I really enjoyed the smoothness of the Paremsan flavor coupled with the taste of basil, contrasted by the toasty, crunchy flavor of the chip. Unfortunately, my kids discovered them too and they seem to really enjoy them. It seems that as soon as a bag of them is opened, they are gone. I suppose though that since they are lower in fat than most chips and are made with whole grains, I should be glad that they choose these over others.

I stopped by their site today and saw another flavor that was new to me that I just have to try...Jalapeno Jack. That just sounds good. Pepper Jack is one of my favorite cheeses to snack on with crackers, and this flavor (and what I know from enjoying SunChips) makes me think of crackers and cheese - baked into a chip. I guess I know what flavor I will be trying this week.

No compensation was received for this post. Sample product and information was provided to me by Frito Lay. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.


Mari said...

I really like sun chips, I miss them since I started on a low carb diet. I used to have a bag with my lunch every day.