When I read the flavor options on the front of Vintage Italia’s Pasta Chips packaging, I almost squealed in excitement. Coming from a family with a very Italian grandmother, seeing the words Meatball Parm, Honey Butter, and Garlic Olive Oil printed on the front had me, admittedly, pretty drooly. to start with. But once I tasted them, the mediterranean portion in my blood was ignited.
“With each new product conception, we strive to create industry disrupting, better-for-you options for every snacking occasion,” said Jerry Bello, Founder and CEO, in a recent press release. “Our new Pasta Chips varieties bring the nostalgic, traditional flavors of rural Tuscany stateside, and with the new Pasta Bow Ties, we have taken the versatility of fresh pasta dough to another level, by creating the first puffed, crunchy pasta snack on the market.”
Did I mention these chips made of pasta are actually a better-for-you snacking option? Vintage Italia’s Pasta Chips and Pasta Bow Ties are made with all-natural ingredients, are non-GMO, OUD Kosher-certified, and cholesterol-free. Some options are even suitable for vegans. And with 20 percent less fat than pita chips and 60 percent less fat than conventional potato chips, Pasta Bow Ties contain 120 calories per serving.
Each formulated with fresh, real pasta dough, here’s a deeper glance at some of my favorite Pasta Chips offerings, including items from the company’s veggie chip, bow tie, and original lines:
Not your typical bland veggie chip, this offering comes with a garden-fresh taste I have rarely experienced in my snack-eating career. Available in a 5 oz packaging, this new variety is also packed with a surprising 10 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin A.
Honestly, how can you say no to a Meatball Parm flavored chip? Available in the company’s new, bow tie-shaped pasta chip line, this indulgent duo of traditional Italian flavors is rich and satisfying in a way that wont weigh you down like that meatball sub you sneak in on your lunch break. These chips are available in a 5 oz package and a 20 oz club size.
Garlic Olive Oil
This one transported me right into an Italian kitchen of my own in the shape of a subtle, yet flavorful chip. The effortlessly delicious and unpretentious combination of garlic and olive oil make for a snack that you wont ever get tired of. These chips are also available in a 5 oz package and a 20 oz club size.
Talk about complexity of flavor—the Honey Butter Bow Tie Chips had me literally asking my coworkers to take the bag away from me. Salty, sweet, and with that allure of “something I can’t quite put my finger on,” this rich flavor is definitely a great way to treat yourself well—and still treat yourself.
Want to learn more about each and every Pasta Chip variety offered by Vintage Italia? Visit the company’s website at www.pastasnacks.com.