I don’t usually like most healthy, good-for-you snack crackers and chips; it’s not that I don’t appreciate the low calories and non-processed ingredients (I do). It’s simply that most of these items have a very bland flavor to them (sometimes it seems like the taste is totally processed out of everything). That’s just not the case with Good Thins; these are the first healthy snack chips and crackers I’ve eaten that actually not only taste good, but also pack a ton of flavor!
Good Thins currently consist of three main types (or substances)-Potato, Chickpea and Rice-and come in eight varieties: Original, Sweet Potato, Veggie Blend, Simply Salt, Spinach & Garlic, Garlic & Herb, Poppy & Sesame Seed and Sea Salt & Pepper. They’re all quite good, but my favorites were the original (they taste like hearty potato chips; delicious!), spinach & garlic (so darn tasty), garlic & herb (with the chickpea substance, this had a similar flavor to well-made hummus) and the poppy & sesame seed (at first bite, I wasn’t sure, because there was an unexpected peppery vibe. But, as I ate more, it grew on me, to the point that the box became hard to put down. It was just something about it).
These snack chips and crackers are made with real ingredients. There are no artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, high fructose corn syrup or any of those weird processed oils (what you’re eating is exactly what you’re getting). Good Thins are not only easy to hold (the original, spinach & garlic, sweet potato, poppy & sesame seed and simply salt are in a thin chip format; the garlic & herb, veggie blend and sea salt and pepper come in cracker form), they also are quite eye-appealing (if you mixed these up in a bowl, you would be able to tell them apart). Another cool thing about Good Thins is that they can be used in conjuction with other food. For example, they’re delicious with dip or any kind of salsa; the original ones are particularly good crumbled up and sprinkled over mac and cheese. Making meatloaf? Want some extra zing? Any of these can be used in place of bread crumbs and mixed within the meat; the result will be very distinctive-tasting. The spinach & garlic is very good crumbled up and sprinkled over fresh spinach-or any dark leafy green. Add a few pieces of cooked meat or cheese on top of any Good Thin for a great-tasting hors d’oeuvre.
Now available (since March 7th) at select retailers nationwide, Good Thins come in 3.5-6.5 ounce boxes; retail price is $3.69. For more info, visit www.goodthins.com. This is some-thin good!