Limited Edition Stacy’s Pita Chips – Simply Gingerbread

Dear Internet, I signed up for Netflix today. I know what you’re thinking – even your grandma has Netflix. I’ve been pretty resistant because I don’t consider myself a tv and movie kinda gal, but then I got addicted to Grey’s Anatomy on Hulu Plus and it was all downhill from there. I intended to work on blog stuff for a solid few hours today, but my day was spent watching movies I don’t care to admit.

So! On with the review – let me just say, I told you so! Gingerbread is where it is at this year. While taking a cat nap yesterday after work, these appeared on the pillow next to me, courtesy of the snack food fairy.

It’s no secret that I love pita chips and that I love gingerbread. The combo of the two sounds like a match made in heaven.

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The snack food fairy was kind enough to tell me that these were procured at Target. Foodies of the world, Target is going a planogram reset in consumables as well as setting their seasonal sections, which means be on the look out for new products in the next few weeks. Sometimes it takes a while for vendors like Nabisco, Keebler, and Pepperidge Farms to get their product into stores, so if your store doesn’t have it yet, don’t lose hope!

Upon opening the bag I was expected to be greeted with the pungent aroma of gingerbread, but I pretty much had to bury my face in the bag to smell anything at all.

The chips looked similar in color to rye chips found in Chex Mix or Gardettos and had visible sugar crystals covering the chip. I sadly can’t say that I was head over heels for these chips, but they are decent. Stacy’s twice bakes their chips and sadly I feel like this round by doing that with a dense flavor like gingerbread, it made them taste borderline burnt. I feel like these would be especially good if I had something to dip them in. Maybe those non lactose intolerant people of the world could opt for some cream cheese? That sounds like it could be good.

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Texture: 3/5 – These have the familiar crunch of a pita chip. I think they are a little thicker due to the gingerbread so I wouldn’t advise eating these with a loose crown.

Smell: 4/5 – The chips in the bag have virtually no smell at all. Smelling them up close and personal reminded me of the gingerbread ornaments we used to make in grade school. Sweet, spicy, warm, everything you think of when you think of winter.

Appearance: 3/5 – I can’t say this is the most visually appealing chip I’ve tasted. You can see the sugar crystals on the outside of the chip with nice striations of cinnamon throughout the chip.

Taste: 3.75/5 – I know that’s kind of a half assed rating but that’s kind of how I feel. These are good, but they are not irresistible. I enjoy them as a nice change of pace as a sweet crunchy chip vs the normal salty snack.

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