The new Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips disappeared quickly from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) kitchen. I find that many of the potato chip alternatives made from veggies and other healthier ingredients still tend to maintain that potato chip taste. These chips weren’t similar to traditional potato chips, but once I stopped expecting them to be, I really enjoyed the flavor.
As you can tell by the name, the chips do have a strong chickpea taste. If you’re not into chickpeas, these probably aren’t the chips for you. I, on the other hand, love chickpeas (I usually toss them into a salad), so after a few chips, I decided that I liked the chickpea chips too.
These chips come in three varieties: Sweet Chili, Lightly Salted and Seeded Multigrain. The Sweet Chili was by far my favorite. They lived up to their name; the first few bites were sweet and tasty, followed by a slow-developing heat. You can do more than just snack on these chips as-is (although, that’s great too!). They were thick enough to hold the weight of cheese slices from Cabot Creamery and I’m sure they could handle a thick salsa or guacamole dip, too.
Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips are certified gluten-free and are also vegan. You can learn more about the chips and order online here.