Sunday, March 3, 2013

Review: Kellogg's - Special K Southwest Ranch Cracker Chips

Kellogg's Special K Southwest Ranch flavored Cracker Chips are marketed as a tasty snack you can eat a good amount of without overdoing it on the caloric intake.

The trade off is they tend to get less of the product for the same price: a 4-ounce box carries a regular price of $3.69 at my local supermarket, which is the same as a 9-ounce box of Triscuits.

So just what is a cracker chip? According to the box, "they're not quite a cracker, and not just a chip." They remind me a bit of shrimp chips if you've ever tried those. If not, cracker chips are like air-puffed chips made of potatoes and brown rice flour. They're fairly similar in texture to Popchips.

The flavor offers a tangy, seasoned, light creaminess with underlying notes of potatoes. I didn't really get a sense of the nuttiness of the brown rice. It's not bad, but it's not something I'd crave.

The idea behind these is that you can eat 27 of them for one 110 calorie-serving whereas normally you'd be able to eat about 15 potato chips for a serving (160 calories).

Overall, they're are just okay for me. I liked the popcorn chips version a lot better, because they actually taste like popcorn and these don't taste like crackers or chips. Also, between these and the Triscuits at the same price, I'd rather go for the Triscuits.

Nutritional Info - Kellogg's Special K Southwest Cracker Chips
Serving Size - 27 chips (30g)
Calories - 110 (from Fat - 25)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - 0.5g)
Sodium - 230mg
Carbs - 22g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 2g
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