Daily Quickie: California Crunch Cassava Chips

Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.

I can't believe I haven't posted a Daily Quickie for so long! I shouldn't have named this segment with daily, but meh. Anyway, today let me share with you something I've been constantly binging on, especially when I'm enjoying a session of movie or series marathon. It's California Crunch Cassava Chips, a healthier alternative to potato chips.
California Crunch Cassava Chips

Although I try to limit my consumption of chips, I have to admit that I'm a big fan. That's why when I received four bags of California Crunch Cassava Chips at my doorstep last month, I lost my composure and hurriedly took photos so I can try them asap.

Cassava or kamoteng kahoy, is known to have twice the fiber content and a higher level of potassium than common potatoes. That in itself makes cassava a healthier alternative to potatoes. However, California Crunch Cassava Chips are made even healthier when directly compared to potato chips, as they contain 30% less fat and are even cholesterol-free. But of course, since these still have sodium, I tried my hardest to limit myself to just one bag a day. Although I have to admit, I finish a bag in just one sitting.

California Crunch Cassava Chips Sour Cream & Onions

California Crunch Cassava Chips Sour Cream & Onions Flavor

California Crunch Cassava Chips come in just two flavors, and I was so glad to find out there's a Sour Cream & Onions variant. I'm a sucker for chips that come in this flavor, so this was the first bag I excitedly opened and tried. However, unlike most sour cream-flavored chips in the market, California Crunch has a stronger taste. When I first ate a chip, I was overwhelmed by the richness of the flavor. Even my little sister who loves tasty food more than I do, said these chips are too flavorful for her.

This is somehow a good thing though, as it prevented us from mindlessly gorging chip after chip. Imagine if you're eating bland chips. You'll need to pack more just to satisfy yourself. California Crunch made it easier to limit mindless consumption.

California Crunch Cassava Chips Barbeque

California Crunch Cassava Chips Barbeque Flavor

I'm generally not a big fan of barbeque-flavored chips, but I'd gladly down a bag of California Crunch Barbeque any time! Like the sour cream variant, this was also more tasty than other chips I've ever tried before. However, what made me love this is its complex flavor that tickles the palate. At first bite, you'll get to taste more of its sweetness. Then as you eat more, the heat gradually kicks in making it more enjoyable.

California Crunch Healthy Cassava Chips

Since it's chips we're talking about, I'm sure you're curious as to how California Crunch Cassava Chips fare texture-wise. Unlike potato chips which are thin and delicately crispy, these cassava chips are thicker and more crunchy. You really get to feel them with every bite, and frankly, I think I've finally found my kind of chips!

I'm not sure if California Crunch Cassava Chips will still come up with other flavors in the near future. But as a new fan of their product, I wish they'd offer an original flavor, something plain or just lightly salted. (Ako na ang mahilig sa matabang. Haha!)

California Crunch Cassava Chips are available for P44.50 at SM Supermarkets, SM Hyper Markets, Mercury Drug Stores, Gourdo’s, Unimart, Super 8, Subic Royal Duty Free, and soon at other super markets and convenience stores.

For more information about California Crunch, like their Facebook Page or follow them on Twitter.

29 comments:

  1. fav namin to! sooo addicting!! :) kulang and isang pack for me hehehe.. love the sour cream & onions.. :) pero mahal na nya a.. dti prng 35 lang namin sya nbibili :)

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  2. I haven't tried this yet, but I used to buy the chips from ECHOstore. :)

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  3. i learn so much from you,my kids love chips,and i buy this instead of what im buying right now :)

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  4. I don't quite know the difference between the taste of cassava chips and potato chips. But they are both delicious. :)

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  5. Tempting but I promised myself not to eat chips again. >_<
    but again, it looks good.

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  6. I've been quite intrigued with how these chips taste, thanks to your review, might grab one today.

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  7. Hi Sumi! I super love your blog because you always make me hungry, be it about buffet spreads or cassava chips =)

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  8. Thanks for this chips and make me hungry. :)

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  9. The SRP looks good ha. hihi Time for chips lovers to hit the supermarkets for a little horading! haha :)

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  10. i really want to cut my junk food-eating habits for me to be thin but i think this one's good!

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  11. In our country, cassava is grown abundantly here. But I never heard or somebody has made a chip out of cassava. I only eat kamote chips, banana chips, and potato chips, but not cassava. why?

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  12. I like that this chips are a lot healthier as I love chips but I'm worried with too much of the salty content of other chips.

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  13. I'm sure my family will have a field day with this snack so I'll look for this the next time I go to the grocery.

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  14. I'm a huge fan of chips but I'm trying not to eat chips now since I'm trying really hard to eat healthy food but I think I will try this one on my cheat day :D Good thing it's available at SM :)

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  15. never tried cassava chips before.This one looks healthier than potato chips.

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  16. Cassava Chips? Oh! This must be good (and really interesting). I'm a chips junkie, though I am really trying hard to limit my consumption as it feels I cannot manage my alt intake anymore and really feel bloated for days for a bag of chips! huhuhuhu

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  17. I have yet to taste cassava chips, but I would like to try the barbecue flavored cassava chips.

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  18. wow its been so long since i've tasted chips even cassava chips yeah i am such a boring person that I dont enjoy much of the foods in this world. would love to try this as my cheat chips!

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  19. Cassava chips are getting popular by choice now a days for junk foodies. Now I prefer eating cassava chips over to greasy potato chips.

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  20. My apo exposed me to this stuff. Honestly, masarap siya compared to other snack packs and more healthier. The barbeque one is my fave.

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  21. I enjoy eating chips whenever I'm watching movies. I'll try this one soon!

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  22. Chips made from cassava is something new.. i want! :)

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  23. wow i'd like to try this too!!! in sour cream and onions! looks delish! :D

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  24. I think I should replace potato chips with this. It's good that there's a healthier alternative now.

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  25. this post about cassava chips makes me wanna grab one now! or maybe tomorrow! haha! looks tasty :)

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  26. healthier alternative to potato chips

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  27. Uy, new discovery! I've been seeing this around but don't know why we haven't tried it yet. Just like you, I'm not a bbq flavored fan when it comes to chips (I can tolerate them and eat it if other bought it but wouldn't be my first choice). I'm surprised the sour cream was too flavorful. Hmmm...maybe they should be informed about it. I'm sure they'd appreciate your feedback. Sea salt flavor would be nice too but I'm thinking they may have already tried a salted variant (I mean wouldn't that be your first experiment?) but may have decided not to. Maybe still looking for the perfect salt. Would buy this in the grocery next. Thanks!

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  28. this is the first time ive heard about cassava chips,.

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