By Edan Goode:
It strikes late afternoon, every day, at least for me. It’s the need to eat something with a big crunch and a little salt. They say we crave something sweet when we’re sad and something crunchy when we’re stressed. As the work day winds down and the kids come home from school, and dinner needs to be made (in other words, the “second shift” of my day), I get stressed and crave something crunchy. Do you experience something similar?
Recently, I discovered a new crunch – chips from a Boulder company named Snikiddy®. The chip brand, “Eat Your Vegetables®” intrigued me because they are
vegetable chips made with a blend of kale, carrots, sweet potatoes, beans and other vegetables. Although they say there is one serving of vegetables per ounce, the flavor does not scream “I’m really a vegetable!” They are just good chips, plain and simple. Eat Your Vegetables chips are made from non-GMO ingredients, are certified gluten-free and have 3 grams of protein per serving.
I love the story behind the name and concept of Snikkidy. The company is founded by Mary Schulman and her mother Janet Owings. When Janet was a little girl, her mother would pack healthy foods in her and her siblings’ lunch boxes. They became known around school as the persnickety kids. That got shortened to Snikiddy kids, which Janet and her siblings were proud to be called. When Janet’s daughter, Mary, became a mom, she was very concerned with the state of children’s health and the types of foods that were available to them, especially in terms of snack foods. The mother/daughter team came up with the company and a line of healthier snacks.
Varieties include Sea Salt (a good, basic chip), Sour Cream & Onion (which my kids liked if they didn’t try to compare them to their favorite potato version), Korean BBQ (spicy and good) and our hands down favorite, Curry. Yup, even the kids liked this one best, surprisingly. It’s a full-flavor, exotic, delicious and super crunchy chip.
Snikiddy also makes Cheese Puffs and Baked Fries. I’m looking forward to trying them too, if they are anything like the Eat Your Vegetables chips. Snikiddy’s products are available nationwide, including at numerous stores in Colorado. Visit their website and click on the Purchase link, put in your zip code and you’ll see which of their products is available at a store near you. They are also available on Amazon.com. You can also print out a coupon on the website.
We were given a variety of chips to facilitate this review. Our opinions are our own and are not influenced by receiving the samples.