I love kettle-cooked potato chips. My Mom does not, so anytime she gets a bag at a deli, she always gives them to me. Kettle-cooked chips are my go-to snack of choice at all times throughout the day. So, when Corazonas sent me 5 bags of their kettle-syle chips...let's just say I was, ummm....jumping for joy? Okay, not literally, but I was very, very happy to try them out :)
I had read up on the Corazonas brand chips, and found that they are actually good for you. Wow, was I sold on that! My favorite snack, and I didn't need to feel guilty about it! The chips come in 5 flavors-Slightly Salted, Italiano 4 Cheese, Spicy Rio Habanero, Parmesan Peppercorn, and Sea Salt and Vinegar. I do have to admit the Spicy Rio Habaneros were just a tad too spicy for my taste buds. I still ate them, but I probably wouldn't pick this variety when shopping. BUT...the Parmesan Peppercorn and Italiano 4 Cheese are out of this world DELICIOUS!! The Parmesan Peppercorn has just enough of a kick to bring tears to your eyes on the first bite, but not too strong. And the Italiano 4 Cheese has a wonderful cheesy blend flavor.
Now, since I am confessing all sorts of things during this post...I have to confess that my sister and I polished off all 5 bags of these chips by ourselves-in less than a week! Yep, 2 people -5 bags of Corazonas kettle style chips in under 7 days! We had them with lunch, for an afternoon snack, and then again for a late-night snack! These are now a staple on my shopping list! The other 2 varieties, Slightly Salted and Sea Salt & Vinegar were also very tasty. Being somewhat of a saltaholic, I of course enjoyed the salty taste of both these.
Along with the kettle-style chips, Corazonas also sent me 5 of their Oatmeal Squares-Banana Walnut, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Flax, and Chocolate Brownie and Almonds. Yes, you read that right! A healthy oatmeal snack with chocolate and almonds! The Oatmeal Squares were all very good, (especially the fudge brownie with almonds :). They are very sweet and chewy, and the perfect snack to slip in your purse when you're running errands all day!
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