Monday, May 20, 2013

Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips Bzzagent Campaign: Review

I was excited to be accepted into this campaign with the Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips. I tested the Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt, they are made with real sweet potatoes and 14g of whole grain. They have 40% less fat than regular potato chips. I also tested the Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips with Zesty Cheddar, which are crispy tortilla chips made with real vegetables, and have 17g of whole grain. The taste of the Sweet potato chips reminded me a lot like Sun Chips but with a salted sweet potato taste. I really enjoyed these as I am a big fan of sweet potatoes. I always order a baked sweet potato from a restaurant if the menu has it. I do not eat a lot of chips due to grease and fat in regular potato chips, so a healthier option is always nice. I do enjoy these with a cold sandwich. A good easy, quick side for a hot summer. I liked how these were only 3g of sugar and thought it was neat that they have dried honey as one of the few ingredients. I would get these again, if they were a good price. The veggie tortilla chips with zesty cheddar reminded me of a cross between Sun chips and Doritos. I do not eat Doritos more than maybe once or twice a year (such as at a party or cookout), so I cannot compare the taste as to which is better. (Zesty Cheddar Green Giant Chips or Doritos). For someone like me who does not eat Doritos often, I can say these are still so similar that they remind me of Doritos. These would be great for someone who eats a lot of chips (perhaps daily, packed in a lunch box) and wants a healthier option. Doritos have a lot of added artificial flavors, colors and monosodium glutamate. Monosodium is a food additive for flavor and has been linked to several health problems. I did not see any monosodium glutamate in the Veggie chips, however they did have "yellow 6 and yellow 5." I was hoping to not see any artificial ingredients at all. I noticed the ingredient list on the Zesty cheddar chips was much longer than the sweet potato list. I prefer simple, natural ingredients in my food, cosmetic, and health products. I generally try to buy organic when I can as well. I probably would not buy the Cheddar chips on my own. I'm a BzzAgent and I received a product sample of these chips, free of charge in exchange for my review and word of mouth marketing to others. I also received coupons to pass out.

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