Genisoy All Natural Potato Bakes Ranch was in the vending machine, and looked like it was a more nutritious choice than many of the other options. In went my $1.00, and out came these, "smart snacking chips" which advertised 4 grams of protein, 80 calories, no cholesterol and 67% less fat than regular potato chips.
I eagerly tore into the bags after reading those stats. These chips were light and crispy, not oil-laden like regular potato chips. They reminded me of Glenny's Spud Delites, only the ranch flavor was much more robust and less artificial than any of the Glenny's flavors. These definitely taste very strongly of ranch, so if you don't like that flavor, give it a pass; however, I liked the zest and zip of these chips.
I went to the vending machine today to pick out some fruit crisps, but there were none to be found. Scanning the shelves to find a substitute, my eyes hit upon Genisoy Sweet Crisps in Chocolate. The picture on the front showed little crispy squares drizzled with chocolate - looks delicious. I was especially drawn to the package on seeing the "Smart Snacking" label on the front, detailing the 3 grams of protein, 90 calories, and 0 mg of cholesterol per serving.
I opened the bag (rather loudly in the middle of class) and examined the contents. I was pleased with the number of crisps (twenty or more), each around the size of a half dollar (only they're square). I popped one into my mouth, and my first thought was, Yum ! They're crispy and slightly salty with a healthy drizzle of chocolate on each one. There is even a little kick of cinnamon at the end of each bite. My salty and sweet cravings were completely satisfied.
I love crispy and crunchy snacks like chips, popcorn, nuts, crackers - these are the kind of things that I eat in moderate portions for my between-meal munching. Ever a fan of cheese-flavored crunchies, I decided to pick up a bag of Genisoy Crispy Dippers White Cheddar after I made some onion dip - after all, they looked to be the perfect scoop.
I was surprised at how large each crisp was - at least 1.5 inches long. Every crisp is curved to a varying degree, making some scoopers and others dippers. The texture is light, airy, and crunchy, similar to a rice cake or puffed Cheetos. The flavor is a surprisingly sharp white cheddar flavor, far more like a real cheese than the aforementioned orange Cheetos. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that only a couple were broken. My only complaint about these is that after I ate them, I experienced a "beany soy" aftertaste, which wasn't terrible, but certainly off-putting.