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PRODUCT REVIEW – Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips

We all have our vices. Some people are addicted to sweet, some to salty treats. While I would love to have everyone avoid processed foods entirely, those of you who still eat Doritos on occasion (gasp!) now have a better option.

I came across these chips at the Natural Products Expo West. Please don’t misunderstand me, these are not “healthy,” but I would MUCH rather have you eat Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips by Way Better Snacks than Doritos.

I haven’t had “real” Doritos for years, but I still remember what they taste like and in my opinion Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips taste like a cross between Nacho Cheese Doritos and Cool Ranch Doritos with a chili bite.

One of the major plusses as far as these chips are concerned (besides the fact that they taste great) is the fact that all of the ingredients are pronounceable AND recognizable. In addition, they contain sprouted: golden flax, chia seed, quinoa, radish seed, and broccoli seed.

The chips are also:

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
  • Non GMO
  • Kosher
  • Whole grain
  • Low sodium (only 95mg per serving!)
  • Has no trans fat
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

The fat content is much higher than I’d like it to be (7 grams), however it is still lower than Doritos.

So…IF you are a Dorito eater (which I hope you are not), please, please, please find a healthier alternative like Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips.

Baby steps.

Click HERE for nutrition information.

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MY SO DELICIOUS EXPO RECIPE CARDS

I thought I would share with you some images of the actual recipe cards I mentioned in my post this morning

While the recipe is hard to decipher in the image above, it looks beautiful in person. ¬†To see my original recipe and the post that caught So Delicious’ eye, click HERE.

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NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST – Sooooo Deliciously Vegucated

I spent the better part of this past weekend sampling oodles upon oodles of vegan products and boy am I full! ¬†Natural Products Expo West is always a fun, yet overwhelming event (over 70,000 people attended with over 2,000 booths), but this year it was very special to me…. ¬†A few months ago So Delicious contacted me and asked me if they could feature my Vegan Chocolate Mousse recipe on the recipe cards they would be giving away at their Natural Products Expo West booth. ¬†Of course I jumped at the chance to have my recipe featured by a company that I love so much.

It was so much fun to finally meet Gail Davis of So Delicious (aka The Hungry Vegan)! ¬†Over the last year we have become friends and to finally meet in person was fantastic. ¬†Everyone at So Delicious was so warm and welcoming. ¬†At the booth I had the chance to try the new almond milk Greek yogurt and I loved it…nice and thick, smooth, and tangy. ¬†I haven’t had Greek yogurt in years and once the stores around me start stocking it I will be buying it for sure (hint, hint SoCal Mother’s and Whole Foods!!!).

After meeting everyone and sampling their wonderful products I headed over to the sound stage where Drew and Brittany Brees (now pregnant with their 3rd child) were being interviewed about their multiple food allergies.  Since they are such fans of the products, the Brees family is now working with So Delicious.  So many of their concerns echoed the concerns I face as the mother in a family with multiple and varied allergies.  Drew spoke about how he noticed an improvement in his performance since addressing his food allergies.

After spending the ENTIRE day on the showroom floor, my husband met me for a wonderful event So Delicious graciously invited us to. ¬†We were invited to attend their red carpet premier of Vegucated which we watched while enjoying the wonderful vegan dinner that they provided (along with a vegan open bar…my husband was happy). ¬†Marisa Miller Wolfson was at the event and made herself available after the screening for a Q and A session. ¬†The viewing was followed by a vegan dessert bar and capped off a wonderful day at the Expo.

I can’t wait to tell you all about my new favorite products and companies…stay tuned!

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DAIYA SLICED CHEESE WEDGES – Natural Products Expo West

Yeehaw!!! ¬†Daiya is coming-out with sliced cheese…this is going to make grilled cheese A LOT less messy.

I am going to be attending the Natural Products Expo West this coming weekend and just received an e-mail from Daiya that they will be debuting these cheese slices at the Expo. ¬† Here is what they had to say…

Deliciously Dairy Free, No Matter How you Slice It!

Our new wedges give you the same delicious Daiya experience, in a wedge style!

-Smooth, creamy, and ready to slice.

-Good as a snack, on sandwiches or on hors d’oeuvres.

-In three great flavors: Jack, Cheddar, and¬†Jalape√Īo Garlic Havarti.

 

I can’t wait to share with you all of the great products I come across this weekend. ¬†Get ready for a healthy stream of product reviews.

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