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|Traina Food based in sunny California- expands their buzz worthy products -building on their category reinvented sun dried tomato catsups and fresh fruit product offerings with---so smart--- two new backyard ready BBQ sauces-that easily elevate practically anything one can grill by opening a cap and squeezing.|
Rich in real sun dried fruit -the sauces- are perfectly workable in thickish texture-too- can be dripped or brushed on all meats -including indulgent ribs + pulled pork-or fruits liked sliced pineapples. Add a tsp or two- to olive oil for grilled fish, kabobs or veg staple tofu. Our fav add in/on tho- is to pump up fresh corn on the cob made on the grill, naturally-or binge night staple popped corn -air popped indoors - by adding a tbsp to melted butter to drizzle on top. Yummy and easy.
The Sun Dried Plum=has a spicy tomato base-with molasses, vinegar, garlic and lush tart sun dried plum flavors...while the indulgent tangy Sun Dried Apricot BBQ Sauce is tomato-y apricot version - sweetened up with brown sugar-and remind us of Carolina BBQ at its best. Both= kosher, gluten-free, vegan and made without the use of yucky corn syrup. Added bonus with 50 or 60 calories per 2 tbsp serving -respectively, it's a low calorie addition too guarantee bold flavor to a lot of other eats. We even added 2 tsp to our fail safe salad+cole slaw dressing (the low-fat mayonnaise and vinegar/oil ones, both)--just to make healthy crunchy vegetables even more summer festive.
|No wonder bigger grocery stores no longer separate the healthier crunchy chips from the typical CPG ones-as American consumers no longer consider addictive snacks made from protein packed sources like lentil/chickbean beans-to be exotic-therefore sidelined in the Natural Foods aisles.|
Case in point-are these practically perfectly square shaped Baked Lentil Chips in real heat chipotle flavor-that even the cat could not resist. Authentic savory spice that can cause a bit of a sweat if one is not used to the heat...these delectable somewhat chip/cracker hybrids are worthy addition by Saffron Road-a food company that purveys a slew of healthy eats inspired by the Silk Road cuisines-wonderfully reinterpreted for global fusion palates.
Both lentil, chickpea and non-gmo potatoes are the crunchy backbone of these peppery sweet chips,,,with smoky savory hints of spices, onion, garlic and interesting -a tiny tiny bit of coffee and tomato accents too. Fabulous -really-and nice-actually filling...with 4 grams of protein, 3 grams of dietary fiber-and 120 calories per 20 chip serving.
We ate straight of the bag but these chips would go great with a soothing cool creamy yogurt or sour cream based dips...for interesting texture contrast. Actually-with cut up fresh veggies- those three qualify as a meal. 4 other flavors.