I don't know about you, but I love snacks! I come from a long and hearty line of snack lovers, and I'm proud of it. But as much as I love and nurture my "inner fat kid," I need to make sure that he doesn't become my "outer fat kid."
|One serving size, next to 5 serving bag.|
First up is Super 4; a munchie composed of white beans, quinoa, lentils, and chia.
This little marvel, which resembles a thick macaroni noodle, has a delightful crunch that feels more intense that your standard chip.
I got to sample two flavors: kale and garlic, and cheesy nacho. I know what you're thinking, cheesy nacho sure, but kale and garlic?! Never you fear, the garlic is bold without making you have to sleep on the couch; and the kale played a strong supporting role instead of being bitter like it can be.
The cheesy nacho also gave a strong showing of traditional snacky flavors that appeals to kids of all ages.
The thing I liked most about Super 4 was the fact that after the first serving, I felt this strong satisfied feeling in my tummy that never seems to happen with standard fare snacks.
|110 calorie serving of Chia Crisps|
I would describe their appearance as a thin rice cake, shrunk down to the size of a silver dollar and dyed purple; and their munch lies somewhere between a rice cake and a cracker.
I had the fortune to try two flavors of this charming chip conversion: feta and black olive, and crunchy dill pickle.
The feta and black olive had my wife shouting "OPA!"and let me tell you she is about as Greek as a bratwurst.
I almost lost my chance to tell you about the dill pickle flavor, as my son demolished most of them before I could wrest them from his grasp. That is, my three - year - old - doesn't - eat - his - veggies - on - pain - of - time-out son, by the way. The few I managed to save from his tiny clutches made me think of the GIANT pickles I used to love as a kid, but much more compact.
Fair warning, because LesserEvil doesn't use food dyes the dill pickle crisp looks almost exactly like the feta and black olive crisp. These offered a similar satisfying experience to that of Super 4, while feeling lighter.
|One serving of Chia Pop - just right!|
The flavor I sampled was Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, but the name sells itself short.
The chia adds so much subtle complexity to the organic popcorn that I was taken aback at first. So I needed a moment to step back and reassess my expectations.
Once I did, I was rewarded with mellow earth tones from the chia forming a smooth foundation for traditional salt counterpointed by sharp pepper. This snack gave me the biggest surprise of them all and delighted me with its complexity, however it wasn't exactly a crowd pleaser among the rest of my family. (More for me!)
|This, my friends, is a close up of Enlightenment.|
The Himalayan Pink flavor brings together only three ingredients in true harmony: organic non-gmo popcorn, organic coconut oil, Himalayan salt.
From the moment we opened the bag for the first sniff the wife and I were entranced. Its subtle sweetness led us both to a place of calm and joy.
That is, of course, until she called dibs on the rest of the bag. That led to a place of frustration and bared teeth; and ultimately an empty bag. It's so good I feel the only proper way to eat it may be siting in lotus position near a koi pond, but next movie night will make a close second.
After my experience with LesserEvil I plan to give the suggestion box at the local grocery what for until it graces the shelves with these fiendish delights. In the meantime I will have to settle for ordering from their online store or Amazon. If you order directly from their website, you should know that they ship only in crates of twelve. This may sound like an inconvenience at first, but I expect its simply going to save you from ordering from them every week.
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