Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Product Review: RW Garcia Snacks

RW Garcia Flaxseed Tortilla Chips

Recently I was sent a generous selection of RW Garcia's snack chips.  They are all made from organic, non-GMD, certified gluten-free corn.

They gave us several flavours of their tortilla chips and a few bags of their dippers.  I could give you the low-down on each, but it's faster just to tell you that every variety they sent was a serious crowd pleaser.  The girls loved them and everyone we shared them with (I brought a bag to our Rosh Hashana party, and served a few more when we had friends visiting), loved them.

Big A said she found them "Very flavourful."  Adam told me they were dangerous (i.e. he could easily devour too many).  Even Little A enjoyed the Thai Sweet and Spicy Flax variety, which I thought might be too overpowering for her.  These really impressed everyone who tried them!

From a nutrition perspective, they are a better choice than most conventional brands of chips because there are no additives, preservatives or artificial crap.  Just keep in mind that they are still chips.  A small handful will still cost you 130 calories, so if you devour a whole bag you might find yourself having consumed a whole day's worth of calories...and that's not including whatever you choose to dip them in.

The only thing I really didn't like is the packaging.  The bags are very strong, which I suppose is a good thing, but they are also impossible to pull open along the top seam.  You have to use the little slit they provide if you don't have scissors handy, but that makes them rip down the side, which is not ideal if you want to try and re-seal them once they are open.

So if you like corn chips, these are delicious, and are a great choice, but just consider them, like any other snack food, an occasional treat.