Tortilla chips are a snack that I have been a longtime fan of. I’m used to dipping my white or yellow corn chips into spicy salsas and yummy homemade bean dips. I’ve never really thought of a tortilla chip or any chip for that matter being nutrient dense, but that is what the focus is at Jackson’s Honest. This chip company has not only regular potato chips, but tortilla chips as well that they focus on creating a ‘Purposely, Nutritiously, Deliciously Chosen’ product. There main focus is being Nutrient-dense and here is a little bit about what they believe in.
We believe the center of gravity for the food chain will soon revolve around one critically important factor: nutrient density. For Jackson's Honest, the goal of nutrient density is simple to define: pack the most traditionally nourishing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into food as possible. This means coconut oil not canola oil; maple sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup; butter instead of margarine. Ancestrally important foods are the foods of the future; they worked for millennia in meeting the nutritional and metabolic demands of our ancestors. We think they can work just as well for our bodies in a modern day environment. This is why we choose coconut oil: nature's most potent source of lauric acid - a unique medium chain fatty acid with myriad beneficial properties for our bodies. It is why we choose heirloom varieties of potatoes and corn that represent thousands of years of genetic crop heritage. It is why we choose unrefined sea salt and Real Salt brand sea salts: the trace minerals and micronutrients add another layer of nutrition to the chips. In all of these ways and more we are dedicated to developing and making our products revolve around this critical keystone: it served our son and the rest of our kids' needs well and we hope it serves you also.
What is so great about this company is not only there mission but there goal to use real ingredients. They do this by using Non-GMO Potatoes, USDA Organic Corn, Real Salt, and cooking in coconut oil. They have a proprietary process to cook there chips in coconut oil and anyone who has cooked with it knows they must need one. Coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and has very unique physical and chemical properties. There process involves low temperature frying but really none of us will truly know how they get such tasty chips. You can read my review below about each of the flavors or watch my dad and I take our first taste of each one in the YouTube video below. These tortilla chips are a new line of product for them so I’m thrilled to get my hands on these so soon.
We decided to start off with the basic Sprouted Red Corn chips first. These come in 10oz bags which are larger bags than the 5.5oz flavored varieties. I loved the texture of these chips when dipped in salsa! They were light and crispy and actually one of my favorite plain corn chips I’ve had. I would definitely buy these again.
The next bag I opened up was the Lime & Sea Salt which is made of white corn. The aroma of lime I smelled when I opened up this bag was significant. I couldn’t believe how limey these smelled. The smell wasn’t bad but it was definitely potent. Upon tasting these though the flavor was subtle and exactly what I was looking for when it comes to a lime flavored chip. These were a great compliment with salsa and one of my boyfriend and fathers favorites of the bunch.
The third bag I opened was the Salsa Fresca. Now these didn’t have the aroma of the lime chips but they definitely had more flavor in the actual chip itself. These were the only blue corn chips of the bunch. There was a dusting of a salsa flavored seasoning on the outside that was great with salsa but in my opinion even better on its own! I could see myself eating a bag of these for lunch, they were that good! Definitely give these a try if you’re looking for a chip to eat by themselves.
Now I saved the sweet flavor and in my opinion the best for last! The Maple Cinnamon was a nice final ending to my taste test after having all the savory flavors. I could literally finish this bag all by myself. These chips were white corn like the lime chips and just as delicious as all the other flavors. I claimed this bag to myself and would definitely buy these again. I thought of different ways you could use these and you could crunch them up and sprinkle them on top of an ice cream sundae. Definitely dozens of ways to use all of these chips, from nachos to a cobbler topping I can’t wait to experiment with all of these chips. Thanks again Jackson’s Honest for giving me the opportunity to try your new coconut oil corn chips. Check out my video review below!
*I received these products without charge in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are all my own
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