New (to me) GF chips

While shopping at our local grocery store one day, Andy announces he’s tired of Mission Tortilla Chips, and asks what else I can have. Now, I don’t eat any of the Lay’s stuff except the Stax (dedicated lines), because I have been glutened on at least 2 separate occasions from their tortilla chips. Two times, and I leave that product alone.
So we started looking at the chips, and reading the labels. I pick up a bag of Xochitl chips, and read the ingredients list, then see it says “no gluten” on the side. I am always excited to see those words (except when they don’t belong – i.e., liar, liar pants on fire). After putting the bag in my cart, I realized it says “no gluten” twice on the front! These are thin chips.
We also found that Calidad chips (in a big yellow bag) say “gluten-free” right under the ingredient list. (They are actually part of Mission Foods.) These are a thicker chip, and are saltier than the Xochitl (at least the ones I had). They are both good chips, but a whole lot different.

In other chip news, I bought a new kind of RiceWorks brown rice chip at Costco the other day. It is Salsa Fresca. Us Texans like our salsa. They’re a bit spicy, and covered in dehydrated vegetables (how much better can they get?). Carter says “mmm.” They have other flavors, including Sea Salt, but I have only found (and tried) the Sweet Chili (also good).

At the local GIG meeting, we always have a raffle (products – often donated by the manufacturer, memberships, sometimes books). This month, some of our products were from Arico Foods. I won some Cassava Chips, the flavor Ginger on Fire (Hey, Ging, you should try these). These are a little sweet, and a little spicy. Carter spit them out – he would probably prefer the Sea Salt Mist.

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0 Responses to New (to me) GF chips

  1. Gluti Girl says:

    It’s always good to hear of other brands that are gluten free. I have had a hard time finding tortilla chips we really like too. And I guess our local Miejer would carry these. I’ll have to look for them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mission chips either. I have bought their corn tortillas but not the chips.

    Don’t you just love it when you see the words gluten free on the bag? I always want to run around and show people!

  2. Gluten Free Steve says:

    The Rice Works Salsa Fresca chips are great. So are the Salsa Verde. They are so yummy with hummus!

  3. Cassandra says:

    I’ve yet to see the salsa verde, but it sounds like something I’d like.

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