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Food Find: Brad’s Raw Chips

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Brad's Raw Chips

I was at a Whole Foods the other day. I rarely go as it’s far and a bit too pricey for me but I love it. There’s so many fun things to look at! I could spend hours perusing up and down the aisles reading ingredient lists and nutritional information. What can I say? I’m a food geek and I actually like to grocery shop. :)

Anyway, while there I came across a small sample table with a bunch of chips laid out. They looked interesting. The packaging was simple and the chips looked colorful and tasty.

I eaves dropped while the person behind the counter (who ended up to actually be Brad) described the chips to another customer.

"Brad’s Raw Chips are dehydrated, not baked or fried, and retain healthy, active enzymes and nutrients which aid digestion.
These chips are a guilt free, nutritionally dense and healthy snack. Available in imaginative flavors – Beet, Kale, Red Bell Pepper, Sun Dried Tomato, and Indian Spice."

I had to give them a try and I was pleasantly surprised! They were crunchy with a great texture and wonderful flavor. Especially the hot variations. I immediately wanted to dip them in bean dip or salsa and they would totally be hearty enough to hold up.

The ingredient list is quite impressive too. . . (This is for the Hot Red Bell Pepper I bought)

Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Sprouted Buckwheat Groats, Carrots, Red Bell Pepper, Scallions, Garlic, Jalapeno Pepper, Himalayan Sea Salt, Extra Virgin live Oil

Nutritionally speaking they average 140 calories, 6g of fat, 6g of fiber, 17g of carbohydrates, and 5g of protein (that’s 2.5 WWP) per ounce serving and there are 3 servings in each bag.

The ONLY bad thing I can say about these chips are the price. I believe they were $6.99 a bag at Whole Foods. I’m not sure how much they would be direct from the company as their online store is currently down. :(

Has anyone else stumbled across these? According to their web site they are also available in natural food stores.

Note: I am in no way related to Brad’s Raw Chips and I was not asked or compensated for this review. Food finds are just that, finds from my local grocery stores.



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Discussion

There are 22 comments so far.

    Cynthia (It All Changes)

    January 3, 2010

    I love walking around Whole Foods and Trader Joes doing the same thing. It always encourages me to try new stuff.

    tj

    January 3, 2010

    I love looking around that store. Sometimes we go for lunch in the summer and grab soup and or salads but the prices there are too high for my weekly grocery budget. Those chips look interesting though. :)

    Rachel

    January 3, 2010

    I love Whole Foods, but I can’t go there very often because (like you said) they’re so expensive! These are a great find nutritionally, but I still wouldn’t shell out 7 bucks on a bag of chips. That’s a tenth of my weekly grocery budget, haha.

    Sherri

    January 3, 2010

    Sounds interesting but the Pop Chips are much more affordable. Also availalbe in Whole Foods, and Target. $2.69 for a bag with around 3 servings. Costco sells a larger bag and a higher retail. I previously mentioned them as baked however they are not baked they are air popped and nutritious enough for all us ww folks.

    roni

    January 3, 2010

    Sherri – I keep forgetting to look for those! Thanks for the reminder!

    Marisa (Loser for Life)

    January 3, 2010

    Those chips sound great, although PRICEY! However, being a “food geek” myself, I would probably try them out at least once! I love new food finds :)

    Anonymous Fat Girl

    January 3, 2010

    Oh my – those sound TASTY!!! I need to get to our whole foods store soon, I’m out of steel cut oats. Maybe I’ll check and see if they have these too. My mother in law had some sort of vegetable chips last week at her house. My husband was wolfing them down (no surprise LOL) – I wonder if these are similar.

    thin100

    January 3, 2010

    I will have to look for these. They sound so yummy!

    Laura Jane

    January 3, 2010

    I know what you mean about Trader Joe’s. I love the store, but it’s hard not to spend too much money in there. Those chips sound really good, but $2.00/serving is a lot, but might be fun for a special treat every now and then.

    Amie

    January 3, 2010

    I love Whole Foods too, but it is also too expensive for my tastes. AND, I love Trader Joe’s as well. In order to keep my shopping in there to what I need, I take my husband and daughter :) Neither of them will let be browse for as long as I could by myself :)

    Debbie

    January 3, 2010

    Pop Chips are great! For those of you CA, they are also sold at Henry’s.
    I am pretty sure that Trader Joe’s has their own version of Pop Chips too.

    Jennie

    January 3, 2010

    I LOVE grocery shopping too. :)

    Cindy

    January 3, 2010

    How are you related to Brad?

    Melissa

    January 3, 2010

    I only venture into Whole Foods once in a blue moon (which means I went recently-LOL). I will have to check these out next time. I agree…pricey…but for a treat, sounds great!

    roni

    January 3, 2010

    Cindy.. that was suppose to say “in NO way”.. Just edited. Sorry.. typo. :)

    All Women Stalker

    January 3, 2010

    Those sound so delicious! I wanna try me some. With some home made salsa!!! But yes, they are pricey.

    Julie Lost and Found

    January 3, 2010

    Those chips sound really good! I’m going to get myself some next time I head down to Whole Foods. Unfortunately, the closest one to me is over 45 minutes. I don’t know why they seem to think people in my state don’t need a Whole Foods…sigh…

    Shannon

    January 7, 2010

    The Whole Foods near me (Vienna, VA) has these great, free “Cooking with Katie” classes. A chef/employee teaches us to cook something cool, and she always talks about the prices of ingredients and how to make an economical meal. Some classes are even devoted to affordability!

    KC

    January 8, 2010

    What a neat food find, I have not seen those. I’ve experimented making raw crackers before, and let me tell you, it takes some work and patience to soak the seeds/nuts (to activate the enzymes) and then dehydrate for many hours until crisp. So, I can see why the price is high (but that’s too high for me!). Dehydrated chips are exceptionally better for you since the enzymes are not deactivated by the heat of baking. Kudos for finding raw chips!

    Aryanna

    August 15, 2010

    i love brad raw chips. i know they are pricey but i love them. my stepdad, walter works with brad gruno and trust me… these chips may be expensive but the process is definitely worth the price. and i remember about 3 years ago we use to make these chips at home. everyone please go to their website and order a bag. i personally prefer cheddar or red bell pepper. thank you!

    suzie

    December 30, 2012

    are they fairtrade?

      RoniNoone

      January 1, 2013

      Not sure. You’ll have to check the manufacture’s web site. Sorry. :(