Tuesday, May 25, 2010

French Fry Diary 114: Brad’s Raw Chips

I saw this truck on a recent trip to Whole Foods to pick up, what else, Russet potatoes to make homemade French fries. I was instantly interested. Now while unfortunately I saw no Brad’s Raw Chips when I went into the store, I immediately checked out their website when I got home.

Brad’s Raw Chips are potato chips of a sort – it’s just that they are made from just about everything but potatoes. From their website:

Made from fresh vegetables and fruits, sprouted flax seeds, and buckwheat groats, Brad’s Raw Chips are dehydrated, not baked, to maintain the living enzymes your body was meant to digest.

This delicious snack comes in 11 flavors, all available through our online store... Brad’s Raw Chips are the snack you’ll feel good about eating.

The flavors include beet, red bell pepper, sun dried tomato, kale, sweet potato and even cheddar – but no potato. Check them out.

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1 comment:

Terry said...

I'm a big fan of raw food; it's not always obvious because I mostly talk about non-healthy fare like burgers and fried foods (hey, I'm a poor boy living in the South, what do you want), but I've always advocated and enjoyed eating a lot of raw foods (I prefer MOST of my veggies on the raw or briefly-waved-over-a-fire category of cooking.)

Anyhow, so when I saw this, I had to follow the link to their site. And on the front page, they were pimping the Hot Red Bell Pepper chips, and I was thinking, "Yum!"

Then I saw the price. $6.99 for a 3.5 oz bag?


(Plus another $4 to ship? Crazy.)

This is why I don't eat healthy. I simply cannot afford it. (Don't get me wrong, I will always eat greasy food, but if I could afford it, I'd certainly eat a lot more fresh, faw veggies. I actually have salad makings in the house, thanks to the BOGO sale at Publix this week. And that's the only way I can afford stuff like that.)

I think this is the biggest problem with the whole organic/healthy/natural eating scene - it's not cost-effective for the average Joe or Jo to get into.