Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lentil Chips Giveaway!

I could not believe how many of you have eaten bugs before - especially in your organic produce! It makes me feel a little bit better about my life, but way more nervous about organic produce in general. Us veggie girls are daring girls, obviously. That may be my new motto. I gotta put that on the blog somewhere...

Well, it's almost beach time for me! My car is packed and ready to go:



But before I take off, I wanted to leave you guys with a little somethin somethin-

review.
That's right! I didn't forget! The other day at TJ Maxx, I stumbled upon this bag of crunchy deliciousness:


Baked Lentil Chips. Has anybody else seen/tried these? I was hooked just by the ingredients: Bean Flour (Lentil., Adzuki and Garbanzo beans), Potato Starch, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower Seed/Canola Oil), Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride.

Not to mention the stats.


4 grams of protein? 3 grams of fiber? Yes please and thank you! You know I practically smuggled those bad boys out of there. For $2.99, I would have bought every bag - if there had been any others, that is.

Once home with my loot, I proceeded to rip open the bag and pop a few in my mouth. And I was instantly reaching for more. Seriously good stuff. I think I may have found a replacement for my pita chips!


They're crispy and crunchy, but thick - thick enough to not break when you want to pile on the dip. Or the hummus, in my case. They’re not dense though, they’re airy and light. And they taste fantastic. There's no beany aftertaste like I semi-expected. The Mediterranean Snack Food Company has an amazing product on their hands. Actually, they have amazing products since they also have a couple other flavors as well as veggie chips and cheddar puffs! If you're interested, you can find a place that sells them near you here. Unfortunately, they don't have online ordering, but you can call them to have a case shipped straight to your door, though I am unsure of the cost on that front.

Overall, I give this product a 4.75 out of 5 - and that's only because I could have totally done without the Potassium Chloride. Other than that, they were pretty much perfect.

Have you tried lentil chips?

Better question: Do you want to?

Because I feel like it's time for a...

giveaway!
The awesome Sharon down at MSFC has offered to give one of you lucky readers a mixed case of their delicious lentil chips, containing 4 bags of each of their different flavors: Sea Salt, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper and Cucumber Dill.

Here are the official entry rules given to me by Miss Sharon:
  • Earn one (1) entry just by leaving a comment below (duh!), I'd love to hear if you've tried them before or not!
  • Earn one (1) entry by becoming a fan of Mediterranean Snacks on Facebook and leaving a wallpost linking back to this giveaway
  • Earn one (1) entry by posting a comment on Mediterranean Snacks' blog
And there you have it! I will pick a winner Sunday night when I get back from the beach! Since I will be away for four days, I am going to let everyone post a comment (meaning one entry for the giveaway) per day to up your chances of winning - so stop back daily and leave a comment!


The next time you see me, it will be all fun in the sun. Catch ya at the beach loves!

56 comments:

  1. I would love to try these lentil chips! Sounds very interesting!

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  2. Have fun on your trip...I want, want, want your Coach bag! Love it!

    I've never seen these chips...they sound awesome!

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  3. I have tried something similar, but not this particular brand.

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  4. And have a great time on your trip. Lots of pics please!

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  5. I've never tried these chips before, but they look and sound delicious! Have fun at the beach ^_^

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  6. Became a fan and linked back to this giveaway! Also commented on their blog post regarding the NY Times.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, Alycia :)

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  7. I would love to try them. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I've never tried them. I am already a fan of Mediterranean Snacks and have tried some of their other products. I've been looking for lentil chips but haven't seen them at any stores in my area. Great that you are helping to spread the word about this new product. I will do the same if I win - you will see pics of me enjoying the chips. Pick me - please! I am a healthy snack food lover who would love to try these!

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  9. You look so cute in that pic!! Gorgeous waves in that hair, girl.

    And I've tried lentil chips before...they're fantastic if you're in the need of something crunchy! :)

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  10. I've never tried these chips, but they look FANTASTIC! I'd also love to try the cheese puffs...yum. Have a wonderful time at the beach!

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  11. I've never tried these, but would try them in a heartbeat! Going to see if my local co-op sells them!!! :)

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  12. I'm always amazed by the interesting foods found at places like TJ Maxx. I've come out with some seriously good stuff.

    I'd love to try these chips!

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  13. So those lentil chips sound amazing! What a healthy alternative to crackers or chips. Fiber, protein and no saturated fat. I can't wait to give these a try!

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  14. Haven't tried them but am currently outside the grocery in search of something just like 'em!!

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  15. I am such a chip lover lately. This would be an excellent replacement for my current chip of choice: Baked Lays (parmesan and herb). I hope I win, I hope I win... :)

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  16. Take me with you, plllllease! Have a safe, fun trip!

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  17. I know I'm a day behind the train but once I found a live inchworm in my veggie sandwich at some cafe in Portland. They said it was because the lettuce was organic. I got a free vegan latte and muffin. I didn't mind so much, I saved the worm and put him outside. That made them say "wow, you really are vegan." LOL.

    I find bugs in my raw salad enough that I have just gotten used to it.

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  18. I have never tried them, but those sound great!

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  19. Also, lentil chips. Why haven't I heard of this??

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  20. I haven't tried them, but I love lentils.

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  21. LOVE your Coach bag! Gorg!!!!!

    Never heard of the chips, they look yumster :-)

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  22. I've seen this in TJs, but was doubtful whether it would be worth the money...I'm glad you've given it the thumbs up! I'll be interested to try it for sure! :-)

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  23. Lentil chips sound delish! Haven't tried them but would definitely like to! :)

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  24. These sounds great! And from the ingredients, it looks like they are gluten free--fab!!

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  25. I've never tried these chips, but they look really good.

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  26. Have a blast at the beach girl!!! And Congrats again to you rboyfriends sister I believe that is getting married?!

    Love the beautiful pic of you at the end, so beautiful girl!

    be safe! xoxo

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  27. I've never even heard of lentil chips before but they sound awesome. Have fun at the beach girly! :)

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  28. So I love lentils and I love chips - match made in heaven? I think so! Have fun on your trip - I'm off to Rhode Island in a week for some much needed beach time too!

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  29. I havent tried them but me and all snack type items get along quite swimmingly :-) Love to try them!

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  30. Those look delicious - I love lentil ANYTHING! I hope you have an amazing time at the beach. Love that photo of you, you look gorgeous!

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  31. You look cute, dear! Those lentil chips look bangin'. I'm going to definitely keep my eye out for those.

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  32. Never tried them...but with stats like that they are worth a shot!!

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  33. Such a cute pic of you! I have never tried these either, but they look great!

    Have fun in the sun! Enjoy!

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  34. Commented on their blog, which btw is very nice!

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  35. oh I would LOVE to try these!! gluten free amazingness, I am sure...

    and since I start to have a hummus deficiency if I go without for a day, these are perfect for me. :)

    I have never even HEARD of them, but you can bet I'll be looking for them now... and crossing my fingers to win this... ;)

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  36. I have tried the salt and pepper chips and they are sooooo good! They are extremely addictive!

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  37. I commented on their blog here:

    http://www.mediterraneansnackfoods.com/2010/07/23/helping-our-kids-choose-healthy-snacks/comment-page-1/#comment-473

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  38. I totally want to try these chips :)

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  39. I've never had these, but they sound awesome!

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  40. Interesting! I've never tried lentil chips. Might have a look for them while I'm out grocery shopping this weekend because they sound yummy. I hope you had a fab day at the beach!

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  41. I've tried them, and they ARE delicious. I too could do without the potassium chloride,and I wonder if they could be made with something glycemically lower than potato starch.

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  42. I've never tried them before but I'd love to! :)

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  43. I became a fan of Mediterranean Snacks on Facebook and I left a wall post:

    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=125276970850&share_id=145912212089997&comments=1#s145912212089997

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  44. we dont get them here unfortunately but ive seen them on so many blogs and id love to try them. is this contest open to canadian folk?

    xoxo

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  45. Have fun at the beach girlie! I have almost the same purse.

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  46. I thought of these last night, we had hummus with our dinner :)

    I really want to try the cucumber dill flavor... sounds fabulous.

    hope you are having a great beach weekend!!

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  47. i love your bag! i haven't had those chips!

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  48. I LOVE LENTIL CHIPS! Me and my sister are addicted to those lovely and amazing crunchballs of deliciousness.

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  49. I've never tried these, but boy do they look fantastic! I wonder if my Marshalls has any in stock!

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  50. Just posted on Facebook and also commented on the blog! Fingers crossed ;)

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  51. I thought you were giving away your bag, but this is good too!

    I have never tried these chips but I want toooo!

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  53. never tried these - didn´t even know they existed. I´ll be going on a hunt now! :)

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  54. I am a fan of Mediterranean Snacks on FB :)

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