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Friday, June 5, 2015

Meat Snacks- the Snack That REALLY Satisfies Your Hunger!


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Meat Chips, <for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it




From Summer road trips, beach days, or from Summer activities, like soccer games- it’s pretty much a given you will need snacks on-hand. Sure, apple slices and granola bars are great, but sometimes we just want the salty crunch of a chip. But you don't want to give your kids empty chemicals, do you? A solution is at hand: a new high-protein chip, that is revolutionizing the way we snack smart, and it is perfect for the entire family.



Meat Chips is a first of its kind crunchy flavored snack chip (think like Doritos- but with none of the junk chemicals you don’t want your family eating), packed full of a whopping 21 grams of chicken protein.  Meat Chips is a seasoned gluten-free tortilla chip made with real white chicken meat, ground corn, natural seasonings and that’s it. Corn and meat- things that REALLY fill you up!


They are currently available in four different flavors: nacho, salsa, pepper, and ranch. We were sent a sample pack, in a really cool presentation box- even the UPS guy was trying to guess what was inside! When the kid say the name, all she focused on was 'MEAT". My little carnivore-LOL. I didn't tell her they were GOOD for her- I just let her sample and munch on! 



Black Bag – PEPPER 

Hands down the unanimous favorite in out family! 

Meat Chips knows that the key to appeasing your most complex taste buds is not over seasoning- it’s balance, and achieving the perfect balance on the tightrope of your tongue takes two simple elements: salt and pepper. Too much of either and you land in an over seasoned black hole, and black holes are a bad thing. really bad! So, they take the finest crushed black peppercorns for that classic bite, and pair them with ethically harvested sea salt , to deliver a specially crafted love letter to your mouth. I'm not gonna like- the pepper can be fiery at first, but after the third chip? You are HOOKED on them- just have some water handy!



Blue Bag – RANCH

Our second fav, no surprise! 

Ranch isn't just a salad dressing any more-it’s the King of Condiments. From its humble beginnings in the Alaskan bush (who knew there was no mainland valley involved?), to its now ubiquitous place on the dining table, ranch deserves a special place in your heart and stomach. 

If you’re holding this bag, you’re not asking why they didn't make jalapeno ranch- you’re asking yourself if anybody will judge you if you dip this chip in more ranch (the answer is obviously no). So skip the guessing, open this bag, and get into some serious snacking. Once your kids taste this one, they'll forget all about that other brand and its'fake' taste! Plus these chips actually fill them UP, not turn them into raving craving monsters!




Red Bag – SALSA

We actually had a tie for 3rd between this one and Nacho! 

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that salsa is amazing. But Meat Chips went the extra mile and found some of the best peppers and spices on earth. Why? Because at MEAT CHIPS, they don’t go halfway on anything. You have to love that about a company with food you like, right? They take 15 different pepper and spices from our travels around the world to bring you the perfect southwest compliment to your day: 

Salsa Meat Chips are perfect for dipping with your fav queso sauce, or for using for the base for a nacho salad! Totally yum!


Silver Bag – NACHO
2 out of 4 can't be wrong, right?

Does cheddar make everything better? In the case of nachos, the answer is always yes. DUH!

From the simple, melt in your mouth goodness of your favorite afternoon snack, to the piled on combinations of game day madness, nachos caress that fond memory in your brain that reminds you of why your tongue is watering right now just thinking about having some (and not having any in your house, dang it!0. A supremely satisfying blend of sharp cheddar and Mexican spices make every bite of Nacho a bomb to your brain.

Miss Grace declared the Nacho and Ranch perfect for taking to school for lunch too (hint hint)! With 21 grams of protein per snack size grab bag, they pack a protein punch with a crunch, that will be perfect to hold her over til the end of the day from lunch time, as they eat lunch SO early!

You can purchase Meat Chips online , or at retail locations like Krogers, 7-11, GNC, and more coming soon! Press Release


- 21g of protein per 2.6oz bag
- Big flavor
- 4 different varieties
- $2.99/bag (depends on purchase quantity)

My Take:
I’m all about sports nutrition and general healthy eating, but I also enjoy a good steak or some BBQ. Obviously I like meat, but even though I’m a steak guy, it doesn’t mean I want meat with everything I consume. And a lot of you are like that too I’m sure- if only you could get the benefits of protein and iron without having to slobber down a rump roast with your bowl of Froot Loops. With that said, Meat Chips has apparently set out to appeal to exactly this type of individual by blending the protein benefits of meat and combining them with the ever-classic snacky-ness of tortilla chips.

Each bag (1 bag = 1 serving) contains 21 grams of protein, 360 calories, 16g of total fat, 70mg of cholesterol, 540mg of sodium, and 31g of total carbs; so as you can see, they’re not exactly ‘lightweight.’ They are gluten and nut free, and include expeller pressed sun flower oil.

Now that you have the hard facts out of the way, I’m sure you want to know the really interesting stuff like what they taste like. When I taste food or beverages for the first time, I try to take my time to look, feel, and smell the item before I indulge; this time was no different. The first flavor I tried was the Nacho, and as you’d imagine, the chips look very much like your standard nacho chip, and feel like them too. They crack in half with the same consistency, and they smell like you’d expect a ranch flavored chip to smell. There is however a little difference there, you can smell something slightly ‘meaty’. Upon the first bite, I could taste the nacho flavor, but there was a hint of chicken breast. I wasn’t quite sure how to feel about that hint; it wasn’t overbearing or offensive, but more like it was just sitting there on your tongue waving hello.

I ate some more and the flavor was a bit stronger; I think this may have been from the fact that I was paying attention to it now; seeking it out even. I noticed the same was the case when tasting the other flavors; you could taste their respective package flavors, but the chicken flavor was there as well. I wouldn’t call this a bad thing, it IS called a “Meat Chip” after all. I let some work buddies try the Ranch flavor, and they had a bit stronger of a feeling about the presence of the underlying chicken flavor. Apparently Doritos are more suited to their discriminatory pallets.


Final Thoughts:
Ultimately, whether or not you’re going to enjoy the Meat Chip is entirely dependent upon your feeling toward an underlying chicken smoke presence. Like I said above, they weren’t gross by any means, but as for me, a chicken flavor just isn’t something I’m personally looking for when I eat a chip. Of course, the more carnivorously inclined among us may appreciate the feathered-friend tongue tingling more than I.

Interestingly, they seem to be marketing their products as chips that simply have a lot of protein. When I think of a product having a lot of protein, I think it’s a protein bar or health product but suppose the fat and calorie content in these could be enough to convince some individuals that these don’t belong in the performance enhancement section either. As long as you’re aware of the nutritional facts and seek out the flavors found in the Meat Chips, you will most likely enjoy them. Anyone else will probably want to get a bag of scoops and chop up some roasted chicken into a bowl of salsa.

Meat Chips Offer Tortilla Chip Crunch with a Punch

A new snack chip is hitting the marketplace, revolutionizing the standard corn tortilla chip. Meat Chips combines ground corn and white chicken meat into a seasoned gluten-free protein packed chip. Stripped away are all the unnecessary fats, chemicals and extractions and what’s left is 21g of protein in every 2.6-oz. snack bag, according to namesake company founder Danny Fillmore. He says that despite readily available healthy snack options, many people still gravitate towards junk food, simply because the flavor tastes great.

“I like junk food as much as the next guy; in fact, I like it so much that it’s the inspiration behind Meat Chips,” he says. “This isn’t a health food company. We’re a snack company. We focus on using real ingredients and flavors that make people crave this stuff. Our goal is to make people love us for the taste and then benefit from the ingredients.”

To get the flavor and crunch of Meat Chips just right, it took more than eight years of research and development. Varieties are: Nacho, Pepper, Ranch and Salsa.

The suggested retail price is $2.99.