Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Simply7 Review

"We created Simply7 because of a distressing trend we noticed in our local grocery stores: food made with ingredients that most people don’t recognize and can’t even pronounce. Over the years, we have learned to examine the nutritional content of foods (calories, fats, vitamins, etc.), so why do we not scrutinize the ingredient labels on our food as well?

Go to your pantry and see if your favorite products pass this test:
Can you name the natural source of each ingredient?
Do you know what you are really eating?
Can you pronounce the ingredients on the label?
The idea behind Simply7 was born because many of my favorite foods did not pass this test (and I suspect that many of yours don’t either). I decided to create a company that makes sure that every ingredient in our products is not only natural but is SIMPLE. You should be able to identify the raw vegetable, fruit, grain, or legume the ingredients in our products come from. I also wanted to show people that simple ingredients are actually exceptionally delicious."

Since starting my weight loss journey, there are many things I miss including chips. I'm a huge snacker and chips are my number one weakness. But is there a such thing as a "healthy" chip? YES! I was very pleased to find out about Simply7 and their delicious line of snacks. I'll start off with the Hummus chips.

"All of our Hummus Chip flavors are designed to give you the most authentic hummus experience possible."
  • No Trans Fat
  • No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  • No Preservatives
  • Gluten Free Ingredients
  • Non-GMO
  • 50% less fat than potato chips
  • Vegetarian
I was able to try a few of the Hummus chips before my husband (who is very anti-health food) snagged them all. They all had that very satisfying chip crunch that I so longingly missed! Each flavor had a light seasoning to them and my favorite was the Spicy Chili Pepper. I may or may not have ate the entire bag in 2 days. With only 130 calories and 0.5g of saturated fat for 30 chips, these are a huge win!!

Roasted Red Pepper - Roasted Red Pepper adds a slight sweetness to the hummus flavor that gives you a unique snacking experience. This chip combines the creamy taste of our hummus chip and a delicious blend of bell peppers fresh off the grill.

Sea Salt - You may expect Sea Salt to be similar to the flavors of all the other basic salted snacks on the chip aisle. But it has a unique kick with the hummus flavor that will give you a much richer snacking experience.

Spicy Chili Pepper - Spicy Chili Pepper has a lingering spiciness to the hummus flavor that’s not overwhelming. It’s not quite the same as the pungent flavors of jalapenos or chipotles. This chip offers a perfect balance between the fresh creamy taste of hummus and unique blend of spicy peppers.


Tomato Basil - Tomato Basil combines two recognizable flavors into one bold taste that will make your mouth water. You will instantly recognize the taste of tomato, which will quickly be followed by the freshness of basil. With a flavor that reminds you of vegetables freshly picked from your backyard garden, you will truly understand what “all-natural” should taste like.




"All of our Lentil Chip flavors are designed to complement the wonderful natural flavor of the lentil."
  • No Trans Fat
  • No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  • No Preservatives
  • Gluten Free Ingredients
  • Non-GMO
  • 40% less fat than potato chips
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
The Lentil chips were sort of puffy and not as crunchy as the Hummus chips but, still delicious. With one taste of the Jalapeno flavor, I hid them from my family so I could enjoy all to myself. Oops. These have 130 calories and 0g of saturated fat for 31 chips.

Bruschetta - The Bruschetta flavor combines the great tastes of the Mediterranean by adding the authentic flavors of Italy to the Middle Eastern inspiration of the lentil. You will instantly recognize the taste of tomato, which will quickly be followed by the freshness of basil. With a flavor that calls to mind freshly-picked vegetables used in classic Italian recipes.

Creamy Dill - Creamy Dill brings another unique flavor to the experience and offers an amazing melt-in-your-mouth sensation that is very rare in a chip. Modeled after tzatziki, a Mediterranean yogurt-based dip, the Creamy Dill flavor adds the zesty taste of dill and a slight hint of cucumber to the lentil flavor. You will notice a cool and refreshing quality that you would expect to find in a dip.

Jalapeno - Jalapeno adds a fantastic kick to this phenomenal chip. The fresh spiciness of the jalapeno flavor will keep your mouth watering from the first bite to the last. Hotter than our Spicy Chili Pepper Hummus Chip, but with a completely different flavor, this chip will satisfy your spicy craving.

Sea Salt - The unique flavor of the lentil expands your world of snacking possibilities, and the light dusting of sea salt – just a pinch – on each chip lets your mouth savor this new experience to the fullest.




"All of our Pomegranate Chip flavors are designed to complement the sweet and satisfying taste of the pomegranate"
  • No Trans Fat
  • No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  • No Preservatives
  • Gluten Free Ingredients
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
I was honestly terrified to try the Pomegranate chips. Thinking about flavors such as black pepper paired with a sweet pomegranate didn't sound appetizing but, the combination somehow worked. The Black Pepper even ended up being my favorite of the Lentil chips. These have 150 calories and 0.5g of saturated fat for 32 chips.

Black Pepper - The Black Pepper flavor combines the sweet taste of pomegranate and the pep of pepper (with a hint of salt) like nothing else ever has. Your experience with our one-of-a-kind Pomegranate Black Pepper Chip will leave you coming back for more of this healthy bite-sized chip.

Sea Salt - Sea Salt has a unique kick of sweetness and the light dusting of sea salt – just a pinch – on each chip that lets your mouth savor this new experience to the fullest.

White Cheddar - The Pomegranate White Cheddar flavor combines the sweet taste of pomegranate and the invigorating taste of creamy aged cheddar. There’s a reason why many recipes featuring pomegranates also include white cheddar cheese.

You can buy Simply7 chips for $3.19 per bag on their website and you can also find them in your nearest grocery store!


19 comments:

Robyn Donnelly said...

I would like to try the creamy dill chips because I think it would be tasty. Your review is very informative and I think you're great.

Tandy and Jeff said...

Oh my, how to choose just one flavor to try! I think the roasted red pepper would be neat to try! I've been craving fresh peppers lately, so that would be a neat option.

White Cheddar sounds yummy too. Oh, yum...dark chocolate pomegranate chips!

Christy Haugen said...

I think I would probably like the roasted red pepper hummus chips the best. I like roasted red pepper hummus, so I imagine I would love these chips!

Marti Tabora said...

I would absolutely like to try the sea salt pomegranate chips because I really love things that are flavored with sea salt. Thank you.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I would like to try the sea salt hummus chips. I like light and simple flavors.

Erika Messer said...

They do all look really good but I think if I had to choose just one I would go with the Cheddar Quinoa chips first :) They are gluten free and no trans fat or preservatives so that is a HUGE factor for me :)

Amanda said...

I'd like to try the Quinoa Chips in the cheddar because I love cheddar and the quinoa chips sound interesting! I'd also like to try the Pomegranate Dark Chocolate because I love both of them and the combo sounds yummy!

Karen said...

I think that I'd really like the Creamy Dill flavor. I hate pickles but I love dill as a spice!

Linda Madden said...

I love tomato and basil together in recipes so I think that is the flavor I would most like to try

Melinda Dartmann said...

The White Cheddar or the Creamy Dill sound awesome! I would try any of these though, they look delicious!

christina dutra said...

i'd like to try the jalapeƱo flavor

Kitty Iecvan said...

I'd love the Tomato Basil because I like Italian flavors!

Carol L. said...

Thanks for your review. I've never seen chips like this. I'd like to try the White Cheddar flavor because I love cheese. Thanks or the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Stacy Calhoun said...

the spicy chili pepper looks amazing. would love to try it

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I am looking forward to trying the Tomato Basil yhe most of all

shigdon said...

They all look wonderful, I guess I would like to try the Hummus Roasted Red Pepper first.

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the roasted red pepper because I am a big fan of red peppers!

tanya holland said...

I would love to try the spicy chili pepper hummus chips. I love anything spicy and these sound delicious.

Melissa Marinho said...

I would LOVE to try the Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Chips. I've never tried Pomegranate Chips before, and mixed with dark chocolate, they are probably DELISH! I love that all of them are a healthy snack!