Taste test: These crisps has shapes similar to Popchips, but they were much more colorful than any kind of Popchips, combining many different vegetables to bring in green and purple bits, along with some more conventional off-white.
We crunched in to find a strong, crisp crunch and a good mix of salt, rice and various veggies. Rice was probably the most noticeable taste, but the peas and purple sweet potato were noticeable as well. I could easily tell every time I encountered a pea, as it's not my favorite taste, but the mix of tastes was still pretty good.
It was somewhat confusing figuring out the positioning of this one vs. Off the Eaten Path's similarly named product without Chickpea in the name. The purple sweet potatoes really set this one apart visually and appeared to take up a large portion of the crisps, but they received second billing in smaller type below the "Rice, Chickpeas, Peas, Black Beans" laundry list. And with the major naming difference being chickpeas, we'd expect to taste the chickpeas, but we couldn't. Off the Eaten Path has three kinds of triangular chickpea snacks, known as Hummus Crisps ( Feta & Herb, Garlic Tomato Basil and Rosemary & Olive Oil), so why the need to so prominently mention chickpeas here?
Smell test: Kind of weird mix of veggies, but I could smell the peas among whatever else it was.
From the package: “Rice, Chickpeas, Peas, Black Beans” ... “Made with real purple sweet potatoes” ... “Snacks for the curious®” ... “Hungry for a new adventure? Try Chickpea Veggie Crisps — deliciously different from chips.”
Online store: Buy Off the Eaten Path on Amazon
Company: Rare Fare Foods LLC
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .