Taste test: These round crisps looked similar to Popchips, with bumpy, somewhat wiggly surfaces, though the surfaces were generally smoother than Popchips, and the chips were thinner. They had light beige surfaces with varying levels of red and green seasoning.
I crunched in to find a light crunch with excellent crispness, plus a really nice taste. The basil and tomato flavor was enough that I couldn't really specifically taste hummus, but the ingredients showed Chickpea Flour as the first ingredient, and it evidently worked quite well to deliver a nice taste and texture. I shared these around at a New Year's party at a bar, and everyone who tried one was very impressed, in several cases returning to the bag for more.
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Smell test: Nice tomato and basil smell, not particularly garlicy.
From the package: “Snacks for the curious™” ... “If the road less traveled calls your name, you may be interested in a trip Off the Eaten Path™. Here you'll find unexpected combinations of wholesome ingredients that make for surprisingly delicious snacks. On this Mediterranean inspired journey, discover a light and airy crisp made with real chickpeas perfectly seasoned with garlic, tomato and basil for a mouthwatering snacking adventure.” ... “Partially Produced with Genetic Engineering”
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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 .