Review: Quevos Sour Cream & Onion Egg White Chips
Updated: Dec 7, 2019
There's a really cool story behind these chips, too. From their website:
Quevos began with Zack’s search for a low carb snack. As a Type 1 Diabetic, Zack had to account for every gram of carbohydrate that he ate, and so he couldn’t even enjoy a bag of chips without having to give himself an insulin shot. Inspired by the crispy leftovers of an egg white omelette, Zack knew that it was possible for pure protein to crunch like a chip. So he got to work developing a low-carb egg white chip alongside his sister Carly and lifelong friend Nick. Together they experimented tirelessly for two years before arriving at the product of their dreams — a crunchy and boldly flavorful chip that delivers the nutrition and purity of an egg white omelette.
What a great story, right? Type 1 diabetics have additional challenges, for sure; while a keto diet will help them manage their blood sugar they still have to monitor their levels closely to prevent hypoglycemia. Kudos to Zack and his crew for taking the initiative to bring a keto- and diabetes-friendly product to the masses!
So - on with the review!
Ingredients: Egg Whites, Pea Protein, Almond Flour, Nutraflora (prebiotic fiber), Seasoning Blend (Modified Tapioca Starch, Salt, Sugar, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Spices, Citric Acid, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder), Ghee, Avocado Oil. Contains less than 2% of the following: Chia Seeds, Psyllium Husk, Sunflower Lecithin.
Allergens: Egg, Milk, Almond.
Not 100% clean keto due to the bolded ingredients, but pretty dang close. ("Yeast Extract" is a glutamate, like MSG, and "Natural Flavors" can come from questionable sources.)
Macros: Total Carbs =9g, net carbs = 3g (fiber = 6g). A little high for total carb-counters, but not ridiculous. You do get a decent amount in one serving; I was not wanting more when I finished the bag. It was just enough to quench my crunchy craving! A decent amount of fat and protein as well.
Taste: Very good! Lots of seasoning, so ya gotta lick your fingers when you're done. (Not a bad thing, IMO.) Not overly onion-y either. They are more like a baked chip and are a touch dry, but only if you stuff your face with too many at once . . . 😋 They also have a Quevos Rancheros flavor that might be good if you like your chips a bit spicier.
Value: The current price on their website is $17.99 for a pack of 6 single serve bags with free shipping. That's $3 per bag, which is a bit steep for frequent consumption, but hey - you're supporting a cool small business, so that's worth a few extra cents every now and then, right? Many of the crunchy snacks I'm partial to are around the $2/bag mark, so I'd probably only get these when I'm itching for something different.
Final analysis: A great-tasting, innovative, crunchy-craving-satisfying snack; but it's a little pricey for this Savvy Ketoist, for which it loses a star. That being said, I would not hesitate to buy these in a pinch or as an occasional diversion to mix it up - especially if they were on sale.
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(out of 5)