This week on the show, we tried the Chill Ranch flavor of the new Outstanding Puffs! Here's what we thought.
We had a super fun episode this week! The amazing Dianne Wenz joined us. We chatted about cold drinks, vegan tacos, Ben & Jerry's nondairy ice cream, and these puffs. Definitely give it a listen!
These are on the pricey side, at $15 for a three-pack (as of this writing). Outstanding Puffs are pretty new, though, so hopefully the price will go down over time.
You can find the full ingredients list on their site, but I did want to touch on this, because it plays so much into the review.
The puffs are rice-based, and they are clearly being marketed as health food. They're definitely healthier than a chip. Each puff contains a good bit of protein and is comparable to a cracker (rather than a chip) in salt content.
Outstanding Puffs review
If you're new to Outstanding Foods, you might remember them from the ads for their Porkless Pork Rinds on Instagram. We even reviewed the porkless rinds on the pod a while back.
We decided to try the Chill Ranch flavor of the Outstanding Puffs, because it seemed like they were going for a Cool Ranch Doritos vibe. And who wouldn't want to eat that?
These puffs didn't give any of us Cool Ranch vibes, but we did enjoy the flavor quite a bit. It had a mildly cheesy, oniony flavor that we all really enjoyed.
The flavor of the Chill Ranch Puffs was pretty mild, though, compared to what Doritos are giving. I'm pretty sure this is because they wanted to keep these healthier, especially by limiting the amount of sodium.
For me, a bit more acidity and salt would have pushed these over the edge. As-is, though, they're still a solid snack that we enjoyed!
The Outstanding Puffs come in five flavors:
- Chill Ranch
- Pizza Partay
- White Chedda
- Hella Hot
- Kansas City BBQ
I definitely want to try some of the other flavors! Are any of them calling to you?
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