UPDATE: I finally found them in Atlanta stores and bought the Apple Cinnamon Grove. I really love the light crispy texture. They are a little sweeter than I was expecting (but not over the top), and I’m sold enough on them to explore other flavors. I love having new snack options! (2/23/07)
Though I’m a foodie, I have a confession. I love snack chips.
It hardly matters what kind, what flavor (I do love Kettle’s Salt and Pepper!) or how much orange dust you get on your fingers, I love ’em. Part of it, I’ve concluded, is a texture thing. I like crispy, crunchy foods. I know the salty snack category ranks right above Krispy Kreme on the list of less-than-healthy food choices, but they are one of my biggest weaknesses and among the last things to go when trying to eat healthier.
Speaking of heathier chips and snacks (I love how that sounds!), Frito-Lay is launching a line of heathier, vegetable-based snacks in February it calls Flat Earth. The new snacks will have half a serving of fruits or vegetables per ounce (about 11 chips, according to the USA Today article).
Frito-Lay’s Flat Earth snacks will launch with three veggie chips, including Tangy Tomato Ranch, and three fruit crisps, such as Wild Berry Patch. Suggested retail is $2.99 per six-ounce bag.
A big hit at our Food Fete event this past summer was Crispy Green, which makes freeze dried fruit snacks. They were well-received at our our event and got a lot of press attention overall.