Sunday, November 4, 2012


Lentil Chips?

I know what lentils are. I eat lentils occasionally.

But lentil chips?

This is something I have never seen before now.

Rice chips. Bean chips. But lentil chips?

Sure, I guess.

I immediately saw that these are gluten free. And that's when I knew I had to try them.

But I had no idea what to expect.

That picture certainly doesn't look anything like the lentils I am familiar with. But it was enticing enough.

Sounded like it was time to try something new.

Plentils, Margherita Pizza Flavor

I opened the bag and this is what I found.

These are a little less flat and perfectly square than the one pictured on the bag, but close enough.

They are light and airy. The picture above makes them look an awful lot like corn chips, but these are much less dense. And thinner.

But they are crispy and chippy. A light crunch, not a hard, dense, solid crunch like corn chips. 

More airy. Less solid.

As for taste, well... that's complicated. 

The seasoning sprinkled on the outside was good. Lightly salted, flavored like cheese and basil and tomatoes.

The chips themselves have a taste that is... well... like lentils. With a bit of an aftertaste. 

I am not a fan of aftertastes.

I found that if you just keep eating them and tasting the seasonings, they are okay. Acceptable. Almost good.

But the moment you stop, that aftertaste becomes noticeable. I didn't much care for that.

And yet, my daughter absolutely loved these! She has no need to be gluten free, and yet she loved them anyways.

When I expressed my less-than-stellar opinion, she was surprised! She liked them so well, I gave the rest of them to her. Unreservedly.

And she enjoyed them.

It seems that individual tastes will determine the success of these Plentils. Try them and see what you think.

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