Zing! Lesser Evil Chia Crisps

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Yes, new Chia Crisps do have that same styrofoamy quality of those "veggie" chips you see pretty much everywhere. The difference? The aptly-named Lesser Evil's munchers actually have some nutritional value, including (per 1 oz) 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein (more than the fat content!). Made mainly from black bean powder and rice flour, they're also gluten free, GMO free, and finished with chia seeds with omega-3s and antioxidants (the most mysterious ingredient is silicon dioxide, which just keeps things from sticking together). Sure, there's as much carbs and sodium as corn chips--but at least you have something to balance that.

The crunchy dill pickle flavor were true to their name, tart and tangy. No, you won't confuse them with real pickles, or with bad typical snackfood, but if you didn't know these were "healthy," then... you wouldn't know. The supermarket price point was comparable, too.

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Lesser Evil

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