Say goodbye to potato crisps

It seems as though the poor simple potato’s day is over. Once monopolizing all starchy dishes and snacks, the potato is seeing his cousin the sweet potato taking on fries and chips and now lentils are making a move into the crisp market!

I for one am excited to see the potato taking a back seat. I’m already a huge advocate of sweet potato fries, sweet potato crisps…sweet potato anything really! But I’ve recently been trying an alternative to the traditional potato crisps. Burt’s Lentil Waves are lentil crisps which are free from MSG, hydrogenated fat, artificial flavourings, colourings and are vegetarian friendly – they’re already sound better than Doritos! They’re also made on British turf in Devon.

So health wise and ethical wise they sounds pretty good, but of course they also need to taste good! Well I’m pleased to say they do. Matt and I have enjoyed nibbling on all three flavours – my favourite is definitely the Sour Cream and Chive, but the Sweet Chilli is a close second!

I’m not sure on the method behind the crisps and how they manage to make lentils into crisps but they do work. They are very crunchy and flavoursome and are becoming a snacking favourite of mine thanks to their guilt free nature – they’re only 99 calories a pack and have 40% less fat than traditional crisps!

Have you ever tried lentil crisps? Do you favour crisps that aren’t made from traditional potatoes?


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