I did not know what to anticipate from falafel made right into a chip. Dealer Joe’s Warmth and Eat Falafel was a giant hit right here on [email protected]’s again in our heyday, Could of ’11. Tasty stuff. So we knew TJ’s might do falafel proper.
And we have encountered a number of sorts of profitable chips from Dealer Joe’s. True, they don’t seem to be batting 1.000, however they’ve finished extra proper than fallacious. So we had causes to be hopeful.
And I have to say, these are among the many higher Dealer Joe’s chips I’ve had. Distinctive. The sort of product that makes you query issues. Issues like: why do Individuals solely eat potato chips and tortilla chips, with only a few exceptions? Effectively, as a result of these are the one issues which are on the shelf. However actually, if each shelf in America had been stocked to the brim with falafel chips, would not they catch on simply as nicely? Would not manufacturers of falafel chips be airing big-budget commercials throughout NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals, too? When you eat them, will they not crunch? When you snack on them, will they not produce deliciousness?
I do not imply to wax philosophical on you once you’re studying this to search out out my opinion of those chips. I am simply making an attempt to level out the truth that the kind of chips we eat is basically arbitrary—as life itself may be, typically. I am simply tryna’ say recover from your chip-prejudices, erase your preconceptions, and open your minds. The falafel chip is the brother of the tortilla chip, akin, sure—even to the potato.
I really assume these remind me many of the new Tostitos Artisan Recipes Roasted Garlic and Black Bean Chips, that are additionally superb and value making an attempt. They’re each nutty, crispy, and flippantly spicy. One can completely inform these TJ’s chips are manufactured from falafel—however provided that you are actually desirous about falafel proper once you’re chewing them. When you dressed them up otherwise and known as them “Crunchtastic Critters” and made no point out of ground-up garbanzo beans from the center east, I extremely doubt many individuals would go, “Oh my goodness, these chips style similar to falafel!”
We ate the chips with TJ’s Spicy Hummus, however I believe they is likely to be equally snacktastic with salsa, bean dip, or cheese sauce. They’re agency sufficient to plow by way of a vat of hummus, however delicate sufficient for a delicate mouth (like mine). Each style and texture are superb, high-quality.
Sonia’s going to provide them a 4.5 star ranking. I am unable to go a lot decrease than that. 4 stars from me.
Backside line: 8.5 out of 10.