Taste Test: The Best Veggie Chips

Say goodbye to plain potato chips and hello to veggie chips! We tried 87 crisps made of everything from peas to pinto beans and picked out our favorites!
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Say goodbye to plain potato chips and hello to veggie chips! We tried 87 crisps made of everything from peas to pinto beans and picked out our favorites!

Taste Test Winners

From Healthy Tortilla Chip Stand-In to Most Likely to Impress Guests, these five winners are our veggie chip champs!

Veggie chips taste test

Best BBQ Side

Dirty Sweet Potato Chips: The only dirty thing about these chips is the fight they caused among staffers when it was time to give away the extra bags. Seasoned only with sea salt, the chips have a rich, caramelized sweet potato flavor that makes them the ideal foil for savory meat dishes like pulled pork and burgers. ($3.99 for 4 oz.)

Dirty Sweet Potato Chips

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Kid-Friendly Fave

Calbee Snapea Crisps: Light and airy, these addictive snacks are made from sun-dried green peas blended with a bit of rice, oil and salt. "Yum! They taste like veggie tempura!" one panelist raved. Both kids and adults will find the crunchy sticks a fun way to eat their veggies. ($1.79 for 3.3 oz.)

Calbee Snapea Crisps

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Most Likely to Impress Guests

Terra Exotic Harvest Sea Salt Chips: This gorgeous blend of carrots, blue potatoes and squash was the belle of our chip ball. And they taste as good as they look: "You really get the flavor of each veggie," said one panelist. ($4.99 for 6 oz.)

Terra Exotic Harvest Sea Salt Chips

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Healthy Tortilla Chip Stand-In

Beanitos Cheddar Cheese, Pinto Bean & Flax Chips: Bring on the salsa and sour cream. "These are like bean and cheese burritos in chip form!" said a taster. Full of protein and fiber from pinto beans, flaxseed and rice, these hearty south-of-the-border crisps get added flavor from cheddar, onion and garlic. ($3.99 for 6 oz.)

Beanitos Cheddar Cheese, Pinto Bean & Flax Chips

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Adventurous-Eating Award

SeaSprinkles Original Seaweed Snack Clusters: "The seaweed flavor is subtle," said one panelist of these crispy, crunchy flakes. That's because it's balanced with nuttiness from sesame oil and seeds, sweetness from a bit of agave syrup, and sea salt. Eat them solo or over rice, salad or soup. ($5.99 for 1.75 oz.)

SeaSprinkles Original Seaweed Snack Clusters

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