I have to begin by saying if there were a prize for best product packaging, WhaleTails Tortilla Chips would deserve to be at or near the top. WhaleTails has partnered with the Wyland Foundation to bring one of three famous Wyland seascapes to each of the three flavors of WhaleTails chips. The artwork alone makes the purchase of WhaleTail chips worth it. If that weren't enough, opening a bag of chips will bring the nice surprise of whale tail shaped chips. I couldn't resist taking a photo of the cute whale tails from my blue corn chips.
|Adorable Whale Tails|
The first flavor, "Alaea" Hawaiian Sea Salt original corn tortillas, have a nice corn flavor with just the right amount of salt. I like the low sodium content in the sea salt. For those of you who don't know, sea salt also contains essential trace minerals. This flavor is perfect with salsa and/or guacamole and would be a hit at any ocean themed party.
I have to admit, I'm not usually a fan of any kind of barbeque chips. I was leery to try the Hawaiian Barbeque corn chips. I'm glad I forced myself to eat them with an open mind or I would have missed out on one of the best barbeque chips I have ever tasted. The chips have a trace of mango and a splash of lime. The hint of sweetness gave the barbeque a very pleasant flavor. These are definitely worth trying even if you're like me and not a barbeque chip lover. My husband liked these the best of the three flavors.
The last flavor, the Blue Tor "Chia" Chips, were my favorite and not because I thought the bag was the prettiest either, although it really was. The organic blue corn is infused with a Mayan super seed, Chia. This gives the chip a nutty flavor, perfect for the nut lover like me. Chia contains essential amino acids, omega-3 and calcium so it is nice to know I am getting a little bit of nutrition in my tortilla chip.
I loved the deep blue corn chip and told my kids that this flavor is off limits to them. Unfortunately, they didn't listen and I they liked the blue corn tortilla the best as well.
The only problem with the chips is what to do with the packages when you're done. They are too pretty to throw away. If you must throw the package away, WhaleTails has made the packaging 69% degradable so the company can stay committed to their mission of keeping plastics out of the oceans.
Sadly, WhaleTails are not available in retail stores everywhere, unless you are lucky enough to live in Southern California. Luckily, they are available to purchase online by the case HERE or by going to their products page at http://www.whaletailschips.com/products-page. For a conversation piece at your next party, especially an ocean themed party, WhaleTails are definitely worth the money. I haven't found anything locally that tastes so good and looks nice too.
**Disclosure: I received a product package from the company at no charge for review purposes only. No other compensation was received. My opinions are my own.
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