Thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway and to Way Better Snacks for hosting! The winner is Beth. Beth, please email me with your contact information so I can have your snack pack shipped!
I am a chip-a-holic. True story, if I had to pick a last meal, it would involve chips and salsa and guacamole, a buttered lobster, oysters, and really good fries. And Champagne, obviously.
Chips are a regular part of my diet, so when faced with healthier options I am always curious and sometimes disappointed. That was not the case when it came to the arrival or my Way Better Snacks chips. I was most excited to received this sampler pack of chips because of the Pumpkin Cranberry Tortilla Chips (There’s a bag missing from the below photo!), but I quickly learned that all of the Way Better Snacks chips offer great texture and flavor and stand up to chunky salsa, guac, and my favorite hot sauce. They are also perfect all on their own.
Here’s a little bit about Way Better Snacks’ story:
It all started with a simple vision to create a better snack. We wondered, wouldn’t it be great to go back to a time when the food we ate was actually nutritious and good for you. You know, before decades of environmental harm and mega food conglomerate processing wiped out most of the nutrients which used to be abundant in the food your grandparents ate. To make products you could feel good about eating again and sharing with others. Well, with that in mind, we decided to do just that. And we were led to the miracle of germination (you might know it as sprouting). Now we know that nutritionists and naturalists have been touting the incredible nutritional benefits of sprouting for years. And we knew how sprouting unlocked all the “good” that is inherent in all grains, seed and beans and brings them back to life (nutritionally speaking). So we thought, why then couldn’t we combine the powerful benefits of sprouting to a great tasting snack? You know sort of like those old TV commercials with that guy and girl tripping into each other with their chocolate and peanut butter. Anyway, you get the picture.
So, supported by the memories of simpler days gone by, we began to craft our products. And after many tries, we can say we’re proud to share Way Better Snacks with you. All are high in omega 3’s, antioxidants and other vital nutrients, and all are low in sodium and saturated fat. Way Better Snacks! They pretty much named themselves.
First, let’s talk about the Pumpkin Cranberry Tortilla Chips. They are a teensy bit sweet, delightfully salty, a little buttery, and chock full of good ingredients. My sister doesn’t like pumpkin anything, and she loved these. There’s no overbearing pumpkin spice latte flavor here at all.
I love that the ingredients list on Way Better Snacks is short and full of real food. Little bits of quinoa and flax hidden in my chips? Yes, please. I will take a little added nutrition when I am snacking, especially because these don’t taste healthy or cardboard-y like many other healthy products.
My second favorite flavors were the Sweet Chili, which make me think a little bit of Doritos, in the best way ever, and the Sweet Potato, which offer a nice sweet potato flavor and a serving of fiber. Each and every one of the Way Better Snacks has some sort of healthy addition, whether it be whole grains, antioxidants or both, all from natural sources like broccoli and daikon radish seeds. I found myself craving these chips, and if I am good about doling them out into Ziploc bags for single servings at work, I think they make an excellent addition to my daily diet. Maybe notsomuch when my hand, mouth, and an entire bag spend an afternoon together, while I’m icing my ankle prior to the NYC Marathon. . . even healthier foods in moderation!
Way Better Snacks is making it easy for one lucky reader to give their chips a try. One winner will win a snack pack sampler of chips, like the above.
To enter, take a look at the Way Better Snacks website and leave a comment letting me know what snack you would like to try the most. For an extra entry, follow Way Better Snacks on Twitter and tweet “I want to win a @waybettersnacks snack pack from @traveleatlovemm.”
I will choose a winner next Wednesday. Good luck!
This giveaway is open to the US and Canada, however, the Pumpkin Cranberry Tortilla Chips are not widely available in Canada and will be substituted if the winner is from Canada.