Skip to main content

Kashi Hummus Crisps Review: A healthy alternative with terrible texture


I've always enjoyed Kashi products, particularly their super healthy cereals and filling, yet nutritious frozen meals. So when BzzAgent sent me a bag of Kashi Hummus Crisps in Sea Salt & Olive Oil flavor, I thought "this could be a great alternative to all those Pringles I eat!"

Then I took a bite. I really tried to eat these crisps. I absolutely hated the texture and flavor of the first one, but I gave it another shot. I spit that one out in a napkin.

Woman making a grimacing face while trying to eat an unpleasant tasting chip
I'm not digging this snack
Since I know everyone has different tastes and my husband tends to like healthier chips and loves hummus, I asked him to try some without telling him how I felt. He said the first bite was really "off-putting" because the texture was weird, but he got past it and thought the flavor was appealing. He also noted they are way less greasy than regular potato chips. Overall, his feedback is, "they are okay."

My preschool age daughter wouldn't eat these chips, though I tried to encourage her to try at least one. She licked it and gave it back. I was bummed because she normally enjoys sea salt flavored chips and eats similarly textured snacks like Pirate Booty and whole grain crackers. If it was a flavor issue and not texture, we'd try the other varieties, Caramelized Onion and Sundried Tomato, Basil & Feta, before writing them off, but alas, they were just too unpleasant to try again.

If you're a big Kashi fan, it's probably still worth trying these crisps. I'd just say if you like traditional chips, these aren't a comparable alternative. But they are a healthier alternative!

Scanning the web for other opinions, I've found quite a few positive reviews.

Fit Bottomed Eats offers a glowing review of several flavors of Kashi Hummus Crisps. On Amazon, the caramelized onion flavor received a positive review. Sugar, Spice, & a Healthy Life also really enjoyed the Kashi Hummus Crisps.

Putting my own opinion aside, Kashi Hummus Crisps are a healthy snack rich in fiber, protein, and whole grains. Each serving offers at least 3g of fiber without high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. Bet you can't say that about the usual snack chip!

The crisps are available in three flavors: Caramelized Onion, Sundried Tomato Basil & Feta, and Sea Salt & Olive Oil.

If you are curious to learn more, you can visit Kashi on Facebook or check out the Kashi Hummus Crisps on the Kashi website.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pottery Barn Kids Lunch Bags: Cute, but Annoying

When my daughter transitioned to "big kid school" this fall, I bought her a personalized lunch bag from Pottery Barn Kids. This was our first time having to send lunch to school, so I wanted her to enjoy carrying the bag and also have it be practical. She's just turning 4, so it was important that she be able to open the bag herself and carry it from the car to the lunch cart without assistance.

Pottery Barn Kids offers a slew of fabric patterns and four bag styles. Penny picked the MacKenzie Chocolate Zebra classic lunch bag, which is a fairly standard size and shape lunch box. We paid $7 to have her name embroidered on the bag, which I figured was worth the price to ensure her box isn't mixed up with another kid's lunch. I let Penny pick the font and thread color and ordered online.

Our classic lunch bag has now been used every weekday for nearly three months, but it looks more like a year old. It's still functional in that Penny can carry it in to school, o…

Switching from Olay Regenerist to L'Oreal RevitaLift

I've been using Olay Regenerist DNA Superstructure UV Cream for years now. I love the SPF 25 (it's now 30) the thick moisturizing quality, and how fresh my skin feels once it's absorbed. It's really thick, so it tends to need more time before I put on foundation, and it does leave my skin a touch lighter than it is in real life. The sunscreen ingredients mean this moisturizer smells just like traditional sun protection, and even a bit like my daughter's diaper cream (ick), but I know it's doing it's job and I've been really happy with it.


I intended to buy some more during a trip to Walmart today, but L'Oreal RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion had a $2 off coupon attached, and the base price was less than the Olay product, so I took a chance and bought  the RevitaLift instead.


L'Oreal's bottle is prettier with a similar pump mechanism. Like Olay, the product is in an opaque container, which helps keep the contents from being affected by ligh…

eSalon.com Hair Color Review

It's now May 2014 and since my original review, I've had a chance to fly out to eSalon and see how orders are processed, learn the right way to apply color, and find out the differences between box color and eSalon color. I learned a lot and have a totally different perspective now and would definitely recommend giving eSalon a try.

When you order from eSalon, be sure to upload a current, well-lit photo of your hair and don't hesitate to ask their color experts for advice. The eSalon team are experts. Let them help you find the right shade and apply color correctly. It's a learning process if you're used to box color products.

Last August, I tried eSalon. At the time, I found the color was fine in that it was even and matched what I had seen online for that shade, but it wasn't really what I was going for. eSalon's customer service was helpful, with a colorist calling to explain how their product differs from what I buy in-store and the risks of going darke…