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What I found at Costco: Bacon cheddar crisps

Is this low-carb, high-protein snack a new high for the cheese crisp fad?
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What: Sonoma Creamery Bacon Cheddar Crisps
Where: Snack section
Cost: $7.39 for a 10-ounce package with Costco coupon until Feb. 4; otherwise $9.89

Q: Have bacon-cheese crisps reached a new pinnacle?

I am always on the lookout for a new snack to add to my arsenal of low-carb treats. I was pleasantly surprised recently during a visit to Costco Iwilei to find a new twist on the cheese crisps fad.

I will say the packaging caught my eye immediately. BACON, it screamed up front, followed by cheddar. Sonoma Creamery has blended real applewood-smoked bacon and cheese and baked them with organic brown rice and oat bran into a certified gluten-free treat. Carbohydrate-wise it is about 1 gram per crisp, which is not bad. That’s about 70 carbs for the whole bag. A serving of 6 pieces has 10 grams of protein. I was on it!

I will admit I busted into the bag right there, much to the chagrin of my wife. Yes, I paid for it.

As the advertising stated, these snacks were crisp (with a very satisfying crunch), flavorful and just the right size for a bite. They are salty, but noticeably less so than many other cheddar and parmesan crisps now on the market. Four bags went home immediately — actually three and a half bags by the time I munched my way to the register.

bacon cheddar crisps

A: Yes!

At $7.49 for a 10 oz. bag (with Costco coupon until Feb. 4), these are a winner! They even paired well with a glass of red wine later that night. Carbohydrate-wise it is about 1 gram per crisp, which is not bad. That’s about 70 carbs for the whole bag. A serving of 6 pieces has 10 grams of protein.

If you are a cheddar and bacon devotee, I highly recommend picking up a bag on your next visit to Costco.

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