My kids often complain about having the same old snacks. Trying to explain the in's & outs of nutrition makes their eyes glaze over. So, when Smart Foods asked if we wanted to try & review their newest snacks, I jumped on it.
I tried them first then urged the boys to, for the sake of the review-wink, wink. I’d already had the Garlic Tomato Basil Hummus Popped Chips. My mouth was happy. They are extraordinary. My initial reaction to the word hummus was concern; I’ve yet to meet someone who loves hummus for its taste. But, the garlic & tomato mix was the taste I received.
The second bag was a delicious Feta chip. Feta is a fantastic cheese so I was biased towards that bag. The chips have a nice crisp without being greasy.
However, the snack that reigned supreme was the Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn. Cinnamon is definitely the smell you receive when you open the bag. Speaking of the bag, it’s recloseable - Hooray! The youngest described the popcorn as a cinnamon burst of taste. True. Our oldest said it has a taste similar to caramel corn. Actually, I agree a bit with that.
Popcorn itself isn’t new to Smart Foods. They’ve made white cheddar cheese for 25 years.
Let’s talk nutrition. No MSG or artificial nonsense. It’s kosher & has no saturated fats. Both the snack size bags sit pretty at 100 calories. Also, the expiration date is boldly & clearly printed on the bag. No decoding combinations to figure out the age. My only word of caution to you is that the chips contain milk & wheat & the popcorn has milk ingredients, too.
The popcorn is a good source of whole grains. With colder weather accompanied by nights spent inside, you can feel better about the snacking that your family is doing. Good-for-you foods are easier to integrate when they taste great. Nothing cramps a diet’s style more than feeling deprived. You know a snack is good when the kids are rummaging through the kitchen looking for more. Even better is when your husband requests more!
I received the 3 aforementioned bags from www.bzzagent.com to do the review. No other compensation was received.