Product Review: Way Better Snacks

It was a moral dilemma:

What’s a girl to do with six bags of tortilla chips, when all of the bags are different flavors and all of the flavors sound mighty tasty?

I’m pleased to say that I decided to share my bags of Way Better Snacks’ tortilla chips. Well, most of them. Not the Sweeet Potato (3 E’s, yes) chips. It was a funny thing: I opened the bag, and my name was written on every. single. one.

So what makes these chips different from your standard gluten-free snackable?

The biggest difference is that Way Better Snacks chips have sprouted grains and seeds. Sprouted foods are more nutritious because the process of sprouting (and turning into a plant) breaks the seed down into more easily accessible blocks of nutrition, and increases its vitamin content.

Each flavor of chip has a different profile of sprouted goodness, built on a base of stone-ground corn. The major players are quinoa, chia, broccoli and daikon radish. Some have sprouted rice, flax, beans, and other tasty treats that I normally don’t see a) sprouted or b) in chips.

To let Way Better explain a bit more about why these chips are OK to hoard and keep from your friends:

  • Every serving in them has an amazing amount (between  190 – 420mg) of healthy Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
  • Our Broccoli and Diakon Radish seeds* are so nutritious they have much of the same nutrition as fresh mature Broccoli.
  • The Antioxidant levels in sprouted ingredients is on average twice that of the same non-sprouted ingredients
  • Each serving of our chips contain a whopping 17 grams of whole grains

The chips come in Multi-Grain, Unbeatable Blues (and also a salt-free Unbeatable Blue), Sweet Potato, Sweet Chili and Black Bean. All are vegan, certified gluten-free by the GFCO, non-GMO, Kosher, and free of trans fats and artificial colors/flavors/preservatives.

If you haven’t seen the chips near you, check out the website for a list of national stockists. If you have: what’s your favorite flavor?

2 thoughts on “Product Review: Way Better Snacks”

  1. Yes, these chips are tasty and have sprouted grains, but I find their advertising deceptive because the corn, which is the main ingredient, is apparently not treated to neutralize phytic acid. Likewise, it is not organic, so it could contain pesticides. The whole reason they sprout the quinoa, flax, and other ingredients is to neutralize phytic acid, which interferes with mineral absorption and causes digestive upset. Corn has very high phytic acid levels. I emailed Way Better Snacks two days ago to ask about how they treat the corn to reduce phytic acid levels, and I’m still waiting for their response. I have a feeling I won’t be getting a response, because the answer is probably NOTHING. So, just be mindful that a lot of companies tout their product as being so healthy when in reality it’s not all that healthy. My advice to WBS is to either go all the way in making it a 100% (or as close as possible) healthy product, or stop making false claims about the goodness of your product.

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