It has taken me a while to post this review, but it does not reflect on my enjoyment of pita chips. If you know me (or follow me on Instagram/Twitter) you probably know that I love pita chips. With hummus, cheese, spreads, and toppings of all kinds, I could eat them almost nonstop (but luckily I don’t). So you can imagine how excited I was when I was given the opportunity to try Wild Harvest’s new line of pita chips!
I do have one little quirk when it comes to my pita chip eating. As a general rule, I only eat pita chips that are plain or multigrain and stay away from the flavored kind. For this reason I was somewhat hesitant about trying the flavored chips, but was still willing to give them a shot.
I got my package in the mail the day before Joe and I were flying to North Carolina so I resisted the urge to rip into each and every bag. The last thing I wanted was to return from NC to stale pita chips. How terrible would that be?
So for a week I thought about the chips that were waiting for me at home. I bought another brand of pita chips for the Arbonne party I presented in North Carolina and wondered if the Wild Harvest chips would be similar. Then when we got back to Boston I got sick for several days (being sick on Christmas is the absolute worst) and I still didn’t get to try them for a while.
Finally, just before New Year’s Eve I opened up the Cinnamon Sugar pita chips to satisfy a sweet craving. While absolutely delicious on their own (and super crunchy in just the way I like), I decided they could use some chocolate. Let’s be honest, what couldn’t use some chocolate? As a side note, my love of chocolate is only surpassed by Randy from All That.
So I went to the kitchen and combined a little bit of cocoa powder with almond butter and agave nectar to make an awesome chocolate spread/dip for my cinnamon sugar chips. A bit of a sugar overload, but it was holiday season!
They were great! The pita chips were a bit thinner than the ones I’m used to, but not at the cost of any of the flavor. The little bit of thinness gave them that awesome crunch I mentioned before and all the flavor I was looking for was still there, plus they weren’t too thin to scoop up my chocolate concoction. I was most surprised by the fact that I enjoyed the cinnamon sugar along with the crunchiness, but boy did I ever! I didn’t eat them all at once (thank goodness), which meant I still had plenty left when I opened up my Stilton blue cheese Joe got me for Christmas. The cheese suggested pairing with a sweet wine, but since I’m not a huge fan of sweet wine, my mind went to my sweet pita chips. I snacked on the last of my cinnamon sugar chips with my creamy blue cheese and it was a match made in heaven. I don’t think everyone would like the combo of flavors, but it was perfect for me. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed that combo even more than the chocolate spread addition. Don’t tell Randy! Side note, it’s weird for me to type that because my brother’s name is also Randy. Don’t tell Keenan!
The following week after opening the cinnamon sugar pita chips for the first time, I decided to try the Parmesan Garlic & Herb chips. After all, if I was pleasantly surprised by the cinnamon sugar, who was to say I wouldn’t be equally surprised by the other flavor? I was! I admittedly took a Lactaid before eating them because I didn’t want to take any chances, but that was the only downside to these pita chips. I made some homemade hummus to go along with them and enjoyed the flavor they carried all on their own. I don’t make my hummus all too often and I’m still getting the hang of getting the flavors just right. Sometimes my hummus is quite bland, actually. This was one of those cases, but it was totally fine because my chips were flavorful. Who knew? I have to wonder if the reason I didn’t like flavored pita chips before was related to the quality of ingredients in other brands? I honestly don’t know, but I do know that I love the Wild Harvest flavored pita chips.
Finally I opened up the bag of Sea Salt pita chips. I approached these as an old stand by because they didn’t have a “unique” flavor. I assumed they would be my favorite of all three because I’m more used to pita chips with only salt on them. While they were delicious, I found them a bit saltier than I had anticipated. I don’t tend to put much salt in/on my food (hence the sometimes bland hummus), so I’m not sure everyone would feel the way I did about these chips. I found myself wanting to combine them with fruitier options, so I added a little bit of Stonewall Kitchen jam and found that balance really nice. Joe doesn’t eat pita chips, so it’s telling that all of the chips were eaten. They weren’t my favorite of the three, but they were still really great.
Overall I was really pleased with the Wild Harvest chips. I liked that they were a bit thinner than my usual brand, but still packed lots of flavor. I also appreciated that all of the flavors tasted real and natural, something I’ve come to personally expect from Wild Harvest. My one concern was that the thinness of the chips made them break a lot more easily than I would have liked. A significant portion in each bag was broken in the bottom, but I think that primarily happened in shipping. I look forward to trying these again direct from the grocery store to see how they stack up when they aren’t being jostled by my friendly post man. If you like pita chips, definitely give these a try! I think I have found my new go-to pita chip.
Disclaimer: I received these pita chips free of charge from Wild Harvest. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and was not obligated to write a positive review about the product. All thoughts and opinions are my own.