As much as I love eating whole foods, sometimes I want a snack. I love chocolate. I love chips. Actually, I am addicted to potato chips! I can’t keep them in the house. But, there’s no reason why the snack that I’m craving can’t be “healthy”. So, when I’m craving chips I go looking for my favorite brand, The Billy Goat Chip Company.
The Billy Goat Chip Company chips are AMAZING! Up until recently I’ve only found them sold in one size which is a 1 pound bag. But, lately I’ve been finding them in a 3oz size which is definitely better for me. I picked up two mini size bags today, Kicker and Original.
When I go looking for a potato chip, I still want to keep to my belief that the less processed, the better. The Billy Goat Chip Company only uses real, simple ingredients. For example, their Kicker flavor is only made from seven ingredients: Russet Potatoes, Canola Oil, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Spices, and Sugar. That’s it! Not only that, but look at all the certifications that their chips contain!
I love that even though I’m snacking, I can still stick to my core values: all-natural, non-GMO, real, whole ingredients, and gluten-free.
The Billy Goat Chip Company comes in three different flavors: Original, Kicker, and Sweet Potato. I haven’t tried Sweet Potato yet, but based on Original and Kicker I am sure Sweet Potato is just as amazing! Original uses The Billy Goat Chip Company’s special spice blend. Kicker is basically the same as Original, but spicier. It literally has a kick to it (which I LOVE)!
Another thing I LOVE about The Billy Goat Chip Company is how committed the company is to ensuring not only the freshness of their chips, but also the quality of their chips.
“Placing high quality ingredients and hand crafted care at the top of the list, we employ the same techniques used at our restaurant to achieve a product that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but perhaps even the best potato chip on the market.
The process begins with our potatoes. We use only russet potatoes from Idaho because of their dense composition and their deep potato flavor.
We carefully select and hand feed every potato that is sliced. This extra care results in a slice that is generally longer than wide. This makes it perfect for dipping or presentation.
We rinse our potatoes twice to remove any excess starch on the surface of the slices. This prevents the slices from sticking together in the frying process and helps to keep our canola oil pristine.
Each batch is carefully weighed and the water is drained away before being placed in the Fryer.
Since potatoes are mostly water, the initial steam process is impressive, but once it dissipates the real action begins. We hand stir every batch for the entire cooking process. This eliminates clumping, helps to cook evenly and produces a chip that is flatter, rather than curled.
Once they have reached golden perfection, approximately 6 minutes, the chips are extracted, en mass, and prepared for seasoning.
The unique seasonings, developed years earlier at the restaurant, are carefully weighed and gently applied to the batch. The tumbling action helps to distribute the flavor.
We meticulously hand sort and weigh every chip to ensure quality and consistency.
Our bags provide honest packaging with out the addition of nitrogen, that is why they are full of chips!
This means that every bag must be opened and filled by hand. We do this nearly 6000 times daily!!!
Each unit is given a straightening up and then it is sealed immediately to maintain freshness and packed for delivery within 48 hours.”
These are not just any mass-produced potato chip. And you can truly taste the difference. I can honestly say these are the BEST potato chips out there. These are my go-to when I want to eat chips.
I accidentally found The Billy Coat Chip Company a year ago in Home Goods. Where I live they are hard to find, but lately I’ve had a little more luck finding them between Home Goods and TJMaxx. I get very excited when I can find them.
Just because you are snacking doesn’t mean you can’t snack healthier. Be aware of ingredients. Be aware of what your snack don’t contain (like GMO’s, gluten). Be aware of how your snack is made. Look for healthier options. The simpler the better. Living a healthy life-style isn’t about restriction, it’s about having fun and making healthier choices, and you’ll be surprised by the new amazing products you will find!
Product: The Billy Goat Chip Company Original & Kicker Flavors
Store: TJMaxx and Home Goods
Would I Recommend This Product: Yes!!! Highly!!!
Brand’s Website: https://www.billygoatstl.com/ (you can also buy chips on their website)
Find Them On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBillyGoatChipCompany/