I guess chips no longer equates to potatoes given that even lentil beans can be even made into chips. Fascinating? Or maybe just a little too much processing and manufacturing by food companies? Either way, I decided to go with the simple Sea Salt flavor of the Baked Lentil Chips by Mediterranean Snacks.
I did not know what to expect, but the only thought process going through my mind was that these must be healthy – but they better taste good! They resembled a rice cracker with that usual glossy exterior. They looked light and airy, so nothing hearty and heavy as the usual chips on the market. Then again, we are talking about lentils here, not potatoes.
They remind me of rice crackers but just thicker. It does not hold much flavor other than just the salt. Plain on their own, they are decent if you’re just looking for a rice cracker to snack on. But given their shape, it would be easy to pair with various dips, possibly hummus or black bean dips. I tried it with salsa, but I didn’t find it at all satisfying given the lightness of the lentil chips. It was an odd pairing, so I do recommend a heavier dip, which may be more suitable to help balance the richness a heavy dip.
Ratings and Details
Cost: $2.99 for 128 grams.
Value for Cost: Decent, considering this product is not your traditional rice cracker option but comparable.
Availability: Larger grocery stores, and natural food stores.
Nutrition: Good nutritional stats. For one serving of 28 grams (estimated at around 20 chips) it is 110 calories, and has 4 grams of protein. The sodium compared to other lentil chip products on the market is lower as well, coming in at 180 mg.
Overall: On their own, they are just plain rice crackers with not much taste. But compared to rice crackers, which typically have a lot of fillers and added sodium, the lentils pack in a bit of protein, but really, a few grams of protein isn’t necessarily a make it or break it moment anyways.