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I am a total snacker. There are always chips, crackers, fruits, and cookies on hand in my kitchen. So when the opportunity arose to try Pasta Chips, I jumped on it. The kind folks at Pasta Chips.com freely sent me over the five flavors of the Pasta Chips: Sea Salt, Alfredo, Marinara, Garlic Olive Oil, and Spicy Tomato Herb and below is my personal opinion of each one. They also want to send 3 of my readers the same gift box of Pasta Chips! Make sure to enter the giveaway below!
The Pasta Chips are made of semolina flour and oven-baked thin. It’s like a cracker chip that is full of flavor. A big plus is that they have 60% less fat than regular potato chips. So I didn’t feel guilty at all when I devoured the bag of Marinara Pasta Chips! They are also low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and have 120 calories per serving!
The box was all fancy wrapped protecting the deliciousness inside. The kind folks sent me over the five flavors of the Pasta Chips: Sea Salt, Alfredo, Marinara, Garlic Olive Oil, and Spicy Tomato Herb. Each different flavor of chips are inspired by seasonings from a region in Italy. Here is my honest review of each flavor:
Marinara: My favorite of all five. The chips were full of yummy spices that were inspired by Naples. They have a nice tomato tang to it but not heavy. Completely addicting and could easily be eaten by itself…on the couch…watching tv…for breakfast.
Sea Salt: These reminded me of a wheat thin. They are simple yet delicious. Since they are the plainest of all the chip flavors, they are perfect to pair with dips like hummus, french onion, or even some slices of cheese. The inspirational region is that of Puglia.
Garlic Olive Oil: If you love garlic than these are definitely for you. The Italian region of Abruzzo is the taste profile region of these pasta chips. At first the garlic was a bit overwhelming for me, too strong for a chip. But I tried again the next day after seeing my DH devour half the bag. They aren’t bad at all, once you know the garlic level you are about to enter.
Alfredo: The actual flavor of Alfredo go lost somewhere before entering these pasta chips. Inspired by Rome, the spices lacked any creamy cheese flavor it was going after. The initial taste was not appealing and the powdered coating was a bit too salty for me.
Spicy Tomato Herb: My least favorite of them all. They have a strong tangy flavor that wasn’t spicy nor tomato. It is a bit off putting and lingers in your mouth. It really fell flat for me and not wanting more of this flavor from Calabria.
What I like you may not, and what I didn’t enjoy, you may love! So give these a try and enter below to win your own box of the 5 flavors of Pasta Chips.
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***I received the above Pasta Chips as a thank you for facilitating this review. The opinions I shared about them are my own.***
Last month I had the privilege of volunteering at a kitchen on a building project for two weeks. Back-to-back-to-back thirteen hour days are no joke! Us local volunteers spent our hours prepping for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After serving the meals we would do clean up. My DH was on dish duty for the days he was able to take off of his real job! It was hard work but whole lot of fun. We made friends with some great people and ate some pretty delicious food everyday. Each day I saw these great recipes being prepped and cooked, and it made me think of how much I have missed creating easy recipes, cooking them up, and posting them here on CookEatDelicious.com. It was the ‘kick in the butt’ I needed to get back on track.
Since DH & I have moved back to the USA six months ago, we have been busy. Busy as volunteer teachers, busy with adjusting to life back in the states, and busy with catching up with family and friends. Life is not as simple as it was in Costa Rica. I certainly do miss the walking, the laid back lifestyle, and, of course, the beach! It was an amazing cultural experience to live in the town of Puerto Limon for two years and it will definitely be missed. But we are back to living in Cali, back to life, back to reality. So CookEatDelicious! is back too. We have some great giveaways coming up in the next few weeks and some really delicious easy recipes. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr for all of our behind the scene recipes and details on the delicious giveaways.
Social networks are a bit difficult for me. I am not very social and not really into networking type stuff (whatever that stuff is). However, a couple of months ago a friend of mine got me to join Instagram and I absolutely love it. To just see photos of my friend’s lives and different delicious food photos, it is an easy social network to belong in. So, CookEatDelicious is up on Instagram and I would love to follow your photos and it would be my privilege for you to see what I am cooking up and eating on a day to day basis. So check out my Instagram feed and follow! Plus, we will be having some giveaways for the summer coming up soon and exclusive for our Instagram followers!
Thanks to all those who participated in our Winter’s Giveaway of the fancy Espresso Machine and Waffle maker. My comment numbering has completely disappeared with the new design so I had to manually count out the winners: Lisa John for the Waffle Maker & Alexander for the fancy Espresso Machine! Congrats you two on the win. I have sent both winners an email to get them their prizes soon.