Hola mi amigo! Bet you didn’t expect that coming from Canada- but it did, just like these crunchy snacks that taste like they could be oh so bad, but in fact are little health snacks from heaven.
I’ve known of CheeCha snacks for quite some time- they’ve popped up here and there in my blog, as well have been a staple gluten free friends cupboards for some time. They are light, crunchy and somewhat salty and make for the perfect afternoon snack.
The concept for the snack came from the popular Mexican snack Chicharron, which are kind of like chile and lime flavored pork rinds- good news friends, no pork here (or anything fried for that matter). Elaine Cadrin, one of the co-founders of CheeCha found a new low fat way of making an old Mexican favorite.
CheeCha Puffs come in an astounding amount of flavors- I’m not 100% sure about what’s available in the US, but the the choices are broad enough, I’m sure there’s something you’ll find and learn to love. The list is as follows: ketchup (in true Canadian fashion), Crunchy Dill Pickle, Salt and Pepper (a staple in my cupboard for over a year), Sour Cream and Onion, Triple Nacho Cheese, Sizzling Mesquite BBQ and Original.
And somehow manage to pack less then 100 calories in a 2 Cup serving and less then 3 grams of fat.
Can I get a raise the roof?!
I’m not going to lie, if you’re looking for a potato chip, these aren’t them- everything about them is lighter and airier which I just love. Not to mention that it was a Canadian mother/daughter team who made this great snack.
I’ve managed to sample the BBQ, Salt and Pepper, Original, Dill Pickle, Ketchup, and Triple Cheese. Every time I eat them I feel like I’m eating something bad for myself. It takes me back to the days where my metabolism was soaring and it didn’t matter what I ate– Good thing with these snacks is that you can have those guilty pleasures again without the guilt.
Do I recommend you hunt down these snacks? Yes- of course I do! The one thing I would tell you is not to buy the Original- they’re just kind of boring- my favorite is the Salt and Pepper- just enough of a flavor that you are eating something, but not enough of a flavor that you can’t dip it into anything else (hummus, salsa, veggie dip- you get the picture).
Happy Snacking Friends!