Like most Divabetics we’re on a quest to be a ‘better eater not a perfect eater’ in the snack aisle searching for reasonably healthy food that actually tastes good. Of course as soon as we spied SunChips’ new Sweet & Spicy BBQ flavor the minute they hit grocery store shelves we were all over that like hummus on a pita chip.
The front of the bag features the chips leaning against a dipping bowl of barbecue sauce, alongside chili peppers and the label pushing that they’re multigrain and a stamp emphasizes the all-natural ingredients and lack of MSG, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
We crunched in to our first chip to find the usual great Sun Chips texture spiced up by a tasty sweet barbecue season, but surprisingly, the heat that the bag had promised was largely absent. The sweetness comes through loud and clear but there’s not much spice. Even without more spice, this is still a good flavor.
(Nutrition Facts — 1 oz (28g/about 15 chips) — 140 calories, 50 calories from fat, 6 grams of total fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 3.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 135 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 3 grams of sugars, and 2 grams of protein.)
Like Healthy Snacks? Play Mr. Divabetic’s food game, Single Ladies/Single Servings at the Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conference in Savannah, GA on Saturday, May 18, 2013. More details: www.divabetic.org
Gabrielle Douglas with Mr. Divabetic at the Egg White Delight McMuffin Launch
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