The new product is Plentils by Enjoy Life Foods. My kids saw the label and said "really mom, now you are serving us chips made of lentils," but I actually think these are a really good "better for you chip" and I sample a lot of products.
I have to admit from the start that I crave crunchy, salty snacks. Before the word "gluten" became a regular part of my vocabulary, my husband was astounded by the fact that I did not like pizza and beer. He thought I was crazy when I would order a salad while he ate pizza. Of course, it was because the pizza and beer made me feel awful.
But at the same time, I could down a bag of Lays chips in one sitting and it would not hurt my stomach. Of course, now I know it was because the gluten in the pizza and beer were killing me and the chips, while not healthy, were at least gluten free.
I was at PCC on Monday walking down the salty section and spotted a foil bag containing a promising new salty snack that is made in a dedicated gluten free facility and free of the 8 most common allergens. I had to try it.
They have a really nice flavor too - not so strong that you have to use a breath mint after eating them, but strong enough to satisfy that salty flavorful craving.
Even though they are light and crunchy, they held up well as a dipping chip. I tried them with hummus and they held up great.
Finally, don't kid yourself. This is not health food! Even a chip made from lentils is still a chip. But definitely easier on the fat side of things than a traditional Lays chip. Interesting that they have a much higher sodium content than Lays.
The Nutrition Info for Plentils: