If it wasn’t for AIP compliant snacks, I wouldn’t be able to make it through. Honestly, it’s small things like this that brighten up the Autoimmune Protocol experience. And that’s not an exaggeration – buying a bag of chips makes me feel normal!
But with all the snacks out there in the world, it can be hard to know which ones are 1) AIP compliant and 2) actually taste good. So let me clear this one up for you. 😉 Kiwa Vegetable Chips Mix are where it’s at.
Here are some facts about Kiwa chips…
- The ingredients are simple: plantain, beetroot, parsnip, cassava, sweet potato, non-hydrogenated palm oil, salt.
- Ingredients are harvested by low-income farmers in order to get out of poverty. (1)
- Kiwa chips are kettle-cooked, which gives them an incredible crunch! (2)
- Be sure to check out their video below. It gives an amazing look into what it takes to make these chips, including being harvested at over 9,000 feet above sea level! (3)
- Please take note: Kiwa seems to make two types: one with palm oil and one with vegetable oil. If you come across this brand of chips in-store, read the label. The bags that contain chips made with palm oil is the one you want.
So let’s begin the review…
Upon opening the bag, it becomes very apparent that 5.25 oz. isn’t a whole lot of chips but what it’s lacking in quantity is absolutely made up in satisfying quality. As a bonus, the bag makes a fun joke on the back saying something like “servings per package: about 5”, which never fails to gives me a good chuckle.
It’s definitely an amount that can be eaten in two sittings – easy!
But it might also be possible that I have a self control issue when it comes to snacks like this. 😉
Each chip is so unique!
It might be weird to say about chips but the raw natural appearance of them is beautiful. Very colorful! ♥
The crunch is everything you want in a chip, not too much and not too little! They’re not overly salted either, which is nice. Too much salt can take away from the flavor of the product, if you ask me.
So far my favorite thing to eat them with is chicken or tuna salad. So. Dang. Good.
For any of you who are fearful of going into ketosis while on the AIP diet, these are a nice way to get some carbs in. My hypothyroid symptoms get worse when I drop too low in the carbs department so I eat these for my health…
*laughs to myself at my hilarious justification*
But in all seriousness, I can’t do keto. It’s not good for the remaining half of my thyroid so I do sometimes need a boost in carbs to make sure I’m where I want to be.
In a nut shell, these chips are delicious, crunchy, perfectly salted, packed full of a medley of flavors AND they are made by a wonderful, international company. But to make things even better, these chips cheaper than any other AIP compliant ones I’ve been able to find so far. If you live near a Menards store, you’ll find them for $2.99.
Or you can order them here for $3.50 per bag! ♥
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