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.
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!
The Rice Works Salsa Fresca chips are great. So are the Salsa Verde. They are so yummy with hummus!
I’ve yet to see the salsa verde, but it sounds like something I’d like.