Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dual Duty: Alexia Crunchy Onion Snacks

When I saw last week's episode of Top Chef with a Quickfire challenge that utilized Alexia Crunchy Onion Snacks, I just knew I had to try them. I have enjoyed many other Alexia products so when I saw my local grocer had the all-natural onion snacks on sale, I picked up a bag for my latest trip.

The first bite was full of crunch, with the initial sweetness of the onion balancing wonderfully with the savory spices. The after notes were more savory with a slight heat filling my mouth. Bite after bite, I couldn't put them down! In the future I will need to portion these out before enjoying, since I had hoped to try out some recipe ideas :-)

In addition to being a snackalicious treat, I think these would be great on burgers, turkey sandwiches, or the classic green bean casserole.

While all-natural, these tasty morsels are not a low-calorie snack. The serving sizes are small with 4.5 servings in one bag. Each serving is one ounce and comes in at 150 calories/8 grams of fat/1 gram of fiber/2 grams of protein. But they are delicious and packed full of flavor so a smaller serving can go a longer way than most savory snacks.

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, High Oleic Canola Oil, Corn Flour, Modified Food Starch, Spanish Onions, Cornstarch, Salt, Less Than 2% Of: Dextrose, Egg White Solids, Malted Barley Flour, Spice, Sugar.


Anonymous said...

those sound great! I'm going to look for them to try!

Mom on the Run said...

So I will shamelessly confess this to you. I found the BBQ ones and ate the whole entire bag! These are never allowed back in my house again :)

chow and chatter said...

oh these look good

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

These snack looks excellent for my savory liking :)



Lauren said...

omg, I love these things. So dangerous though - the bad disappears way too quickly!

Mellissa said...

I saw those and I knew I would eat the whole bag so they stayed at the store. I would have NO willpower against those things. I bet you could make HG's baked onion rings and highly season the breading so get similar results.

Just Me said...

I see those every time I go to Sunflower market but have yet to pick some up.. Thanks for the review, next time I am there I plan on buying now :) Thanks

lynette355 said...

Top Chef did you say Top Chef

i knew I loved ya!


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