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Simply 7 Snack Squad {Giveaway} – Closed

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

In high school my husband had a thing for fancy chips. As a matter of fact he had one friend whose house he loved to hang out at above all others because their pantry was constantly stocked with great chips that were all sorts of interesting and different flavors. The first time I saw Simply 7 chips, all I could think of was how excited my husband was going to be with the variety of chips and chip flavors coming to our door.

 

Simply 7 is a lot more than your average snack company, rather than deep fried mystery ingredients they’ve made a point to make their snack ingredients both pronounceable, and tasty. The chips are all natural, gluten free and have about half the fat of regular potato chips, they also have more than 30 chips in a serving. Am I hearing bells for a winner? You bet! Camille thought so too, you can read her awesome review of Simply 7 here.

So Simply 7 created the Snack Squad to keep all us chip lovers in the loop with their great products. By signing up you can be sent member only coupons, birthday surprise, product updates and sometimes even prizes (like a personalized Simply 7 Winners Box!)

 

I was sent a Snack Squad Winners Box to review. It comes with winnery things like four bags of Simply 7 chips, chip swag like a bag clip, a dry erase magnet, and a dry erase marker, and best of all a customized chip bag, complete with your name, photo, and bio – which I’m not going to lie, is pretty sweet.

Since my customized bag was for Sea Salt chips, I thought I had better pick a picture of me at the sea! (FYI – The customized bag does not contain chips)

Reading over their website I thought all the healthy stuff sounded great, but how did they actually taste and really compare to your regular chips?


Simply 7 Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chips

The first bag I tried was the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chips. They are light and textured and kind of reminded me of Bugle Chips (you know, the ones you put on your fingers and pretend you’re a witch… I’m not the only one who still does that am I?) I think these chips taste a little more like garlic than red pepper and they definitely are not spicy flavored, but they are tasty, especially paired with hummus! Ha.


Simply 7 Sea Salt Pomegranate Chips

These were a bit bigger of a deviation from your standard bag of chips and I was a little hesitant to dig in, I just don’t generally think of sweet fruit mixing with chips. They were different. They were really light weight, I would say down right fluffy for a chip. The sweet pomegranate flavor was faint and you mostly taste it at the end of your chip, and the more you eat the less peculiar they taste. Have any of you ever had those veggie straws? I think you can find them at Costco? They reminded me a lot of those, light, salty initially with a hint of flavor at the end. If you’re looking for something a little wild these might be the chips for you.


Simply 7 Cheddar Quinoa Chips

These chips were firmer than the two previous kinds, kind of hearty sun chip. I thought the flavor was amazing, you can taste a little bit of the nuttyness from the quinoa but I thought it actually went really well with the cheddar flavor (who knew?). Actually, I’m a big fan of the flavor of quinoa to being with so that might be tainting my judgment a little. You know what else is kind of amazing about these chips, a single serving has 9 grams of protein… so I can pretty much call this a post work our food, right?


Simply 7 Jalapeno Lentil Chips

I saved my favorite for last. I thought the flavor of these were amazing, but they have a little bit of a kick to them so if you’re not into spicy food these probably aren’t for you. If you like your salsa medium spicy and above I invite you to dig in. These chips are light weight and seem to be on the airy side, they’re curved which makes them great for dip and they’re spicy but not so much so that you have to drown your mouth out with milk after eating a handful.

Simply 7 has some simply great snacks and if you’re looking to mix up your pantry a big I would suggest adding a bag or three. If you want to keep in the loop and get some awesome swag along the way then you’ve got to join the Snack Squad. You can also find these great chips at your local grocery store using the store locator.

And the moment you’ve all been reading for. 🙂 Simply 7 has offered a Winner Box, complete with custom personalized chip bag to one lucky Dandy Snack Squad Winner.

To be entered into this giveaway you MUST sign up for the snack squad.

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 17th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Simply7 Hummus and Lentil Chips {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I bet the huge majority of us stay-at-home moms are big snackers.  One of the great things about being home with the kids all day is being able to eat at home and always have access to the kitchen.  I have noticed, however, that I can completely skip meals while snacking all day, so I have to pay attention to what I’m actually eating.  As long as they are healthy snacks, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all.

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Simply7 is a brand of remarkably delicious chips made from pomegranates, hummus, and lentils.  Uber healthy, right?  But before I even looked at the labels, I first wanted to see how they tasted, and not be swayed by just how nutritious or not they actually were.  I was sent this huge box of assorted varieties–

Pomegranate Chips: White Cheddar, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt

Hummus Chips: Spicy Chili Pepper, Sea Salt, Roasted Red Pepper, and Tomato Basil

Lentil Chips: Creamy Dill, Sea Salt, Jalapeno, and Brushchetta

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I first pulled out a fairly basic variety–Sea Salt Lentil Chips (below).  They were delicious!  Paired with a tub of hummus, I think I ate half the bag in one sitting.  The lentil chips look and taste air-popped and aren’t greasy in the least.  They are the perfect size and shape to scoop with dip and one chip can fit entirely in your mouth.  That is very important to me!

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I was so pleased with how great these tasted (and I am NOT a chip person), and even 10x more impressed to read the ingredients label.  Only four ingredients: lentil flour, potato starch, safflower oil, sea salt.  Very impressive!

See, Simply7Snacks has a few core standards:

Zero grams trans fat and no cholesterol
No artificial colors or flavors
No additives or preservatives
Gluten free ingredients
All natural recipes
Simple ingredients
Simply delicious

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The whole family has really enjoyed digging into these.  Above and to the left are the White Cheddar Pomegranate Chips.  The adults in the house thought the pomegranate chips were just a little weird.  The slightly sweet fruitiness paired with salty and cheesy was just a fuzzy mix, or rather just an odd base to start with, but pomegranate-lovers might be all over these.  Plus, my kids think they’re great.  I don’t mind a bit if my kids want a handful of these for a snack or with a meal because they’re so dang healthy!  40% less fat than potato chips.

The Bruschetta Lentil Chips (above, right) are my all-time favorite!!  I’ve completely hidden these away from everyone else.  I don’t want to share a single chip.

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The bags are a great size, by the way.  Probably smaller than a typical Doritos bag, but large enough for several people taking large servings.  One bag on the table with a pot of chili was just right for four of us to down.  The Jalepeno variety is very crunchy, not greasy, and it has a great spicy kick.

The hummus chips are a little more dense, less air-popped, and have more texture to them.  Above, and to the right, are the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus chips.  They are great by themselves and have great flavor because of the garlic, onion, and paprika, but eaten with homemade spinach artichoke dip is a-mazing!

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This just in: NEW Quinoa chips!  Sign me up!

Bottom line, these are really delicious, really healthy, and I totally recommend trying all of these.  I’m so glad my local Shaw’s carries them.  See the store locator to find the nearest place Simply7 is sold.

One winner will win a huge box of these Simply7 chips!  11 different varieties!

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of March 6th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Mediterranean Snacks {Giveaway}-CLOSED

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Today is my son’s 4th birthday, and this is the first year since he was two that he hasn’t asked for Chicken and Couscous for his birthday dinner (this year he wants macaroni and cheese–he’s officially 4). But couscous is still one of his favorite foods, so it’s only fitting that today’s giveaway is for Mediterranean Snacks!

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Mediterranean Snacks is a snack food company that is “committed to providing nutritionally superior authentic snacking solutions that deliver consumer expectations for taste, health, and satiation.” All of their snacks are all-natural, non-GMO and gluten-free, and they are dedicated to helping people live “Snactive” by making good nutritious snack choices while living an active lifestyle.  Now that’s my kind of attitude!

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I was sent a whole box full of delicious snacks, including Hummuz Crackers, Lentil Crackers, Baked Lentil Chips and Tapaz 2 Go. All of the snacks came in several yummy flavors like roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, cracked pepper, rosemary herb, fiery tomato and parmesan garlic.

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I’d never eaten crackers or chips made out of lentils (i.e. legumes), so I was a bit wary at first. But the Lentil Crackers and the Baked Lentil Chips were by far my favorite! My favorite flavors of the Crackers were the sea salt and cracked pepper flavors, and my favorites of the Baked Chips were the fiery tomato and rosemary flavors. The Lentil Chips were good on their own, but I felt that I needed some sort of dip for the Lentil Crackers. I think that’s why the Tapaz 2 Go were invented–a package of Lentil Crackers paired with a flavored Hummus in a container that can stand and perfectly hold the hummus while you’re on the go = brilliant! Those were gone in a hot minute in my house! My 2-year old was even downing the hummus like it was frosting!

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The Hummuz Crisps were not my favorite as they had a strange texture to me and I had a hard time tasting the flavor, but they were good when dipped in hummus. Mediterranean Snack foods are delicious and I would buy more in a heartbeat!  They also sell all-natural and organic popcorn, veggie straws and veggie chips, and multi grain chips. You can find Mediterranean Snacks online at Amazon.com and Abe’s Market, and at retailers such as Sprouts, WalMart, Fresh & Easy, Vons and other grocery stores; check the Store Locator to find a store near you. These would make some really yummy appetizers at any holiday party you’re hosting this season, so go pick some up today! And then enter for a chance to win a box of goodies from Mediterranean Snacks!

Win a Box of Snacks from Mediterranean Snacks!

** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of December 24, 2013, and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Mediterranean Snacks, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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