Edited, 12/11/12: Find this post and me blogging and working now at A,B,C,Vegan - the current version. :)
So I had the wonderful fortune to be contacted by Beanfields chips to see if I would be willing to review their chips for my blog. Upon hearing they had a nacho flavor - the healthy vegan Dorito?! - I happily agreed. They also sent me extras so that I could host my first giveaway! So read down for the details on that.
Beanfields chips were just named "Best of Show" by VegNews at the 2012 Natural Products Expo West, so I was of course excited to give them a try. They are tortilla chips made from beans and rice instead of from corn, and they live up to their award. I can't think of a great way to describe them other than ... like tortilla chips ... but better. Really, just based on flavor I would choose the regular sea salt variety over tortilla chips any day. And they avoid using the corn that we get all day every day in so many products, are gluten free, and have 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per one ounce serving - according to their website, twice as much as regular tortilla chips, potato chips, etc.
So how did the nacho flavor stack up?
They were GOOD. Really good. I would happily eat them ... well, all day. However I can't in good conscious call them the vegan Dorito. There are similarities, for sure, and for someone who is missing Doritos they might be a nice substitute. But you have to know they are different. Not as over-the-top cheesy as Doritos, but a more subtle cheesy flavor. However, I taste tasted them amongst all my non-vegan co-workers, and while agreeing with my conclusions, everyone absolutely enjoyed them. I think that speaks volumes for the quality of the product. Everyone said they would happily snack on them all day. Team vegan FTW! :)
So about that giveaway. I'll be sending off 2 of the 6 ounce size bags (including one nacho flavor). Ways to win:
1. Comment here, telling me *your* favorite vegan snack.
2. Follow me on Twitter (@abcvegan) for another chance to win, and post a separate comment here telling me you did so.
3. Share the link to the post on Twitter or facebook for 1 more chance to win each.
U.S. addresses only please sadly. I'll use a randomizer to pick a winner on Tuesday morning (June 26th) at 9 AM. Good luck!!