9.07.2013

Time for a Product Review - Kashi Hummus Crisps



Disclaimer: I was given the product through my participation as a BzzAgent for the purpose of a review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own and honest.


Although I don't care for chocolate, I don't really like sweets and I pass up candy for broccoli in a heart beat, I'm a sucker for chips.  Even more if it's a sea salt crisp.  So when I had a chance to try Kashi's Hummus Crisps through my participation as a BzzAgent, I was pretty anxious.


I tried the Kashi Hummus Crisp Sea Salt and Olive Oil - although they also offer three flavors at the current time;
  • Sundried Tomato, Basil & Feta  
  • Caramelized Onion 
  • Sea Salt and Olive Oil

My review started with the bag in hand and opening it up, I took a deep breath.  My initial thought when smelling the product for the first time was;  "Mmmm.  It smells like a restaurant."  This was a good sign.

The crisps on the package look very much like the real product as you can see from my photo.  The bag is also very good at keeping the product intact as there were very few broken chips and most were whole.

Nutrition is important when deciding on a chip to serve your family but Kashi cares about health so I wasn't surprised to see this crisp offers 4 grams fiber, no sugar and 3 grams protein as well as whole grains.  But, how did it taste?


I tried to keep in mind this was a hummus crisp (chickpeas) not a potato chip, so I didn't have any preconceived ideas of taste.  I found the flavor to be a bit bland at first bite, but keeping in mind regular hummus is also quite bland until it's spiced up a bit.  I continued to try three more chips before judging them.  What I found, was by the 3rd crisp, I had a better idea of the true flavor.  My first bite didn't have much of the sea salt or olive oil on it and was bland.  But later bites were improved flavor.

Overall I gave it a 6 out of 10.  Grabbing a handful, I got a nice mixture of some crisps with more flavor than others.  I like a heavy flavored crisp with lots of salt - and these are a light to medium flavor so it's just a personal preference.  Later I served them to my family with a light sandwich meal and everyone taste tested them.  We all ended up giving them a thumbs up - although we all agreed more seasoning would be beneficial to the flavor.


Kashi has a very informative, fun and easy to read website for more information and be sure to check out their Facebook page for products and information!