Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, north of Yuba City, has been family-owned since 1937. It specializes in white- and brown-rice products, some of them blended with corn, millet, quinoa, amaranth, chia, flax seeds and other grains and flours.
New to its lineup of flavored chips are vegan brown-rice Smoky Maple and Sriracha, around $4 per six-ounce bag. We broke ‘em open and liked ‘em a lot. They’re crunchy, chunky with sesame seeds and not over-salted. They would go well crumbled over salad or soup, or layered in a casserole. Heck, why not just pop a brew, dip the chips in salsa and call it a day.
Giving the Sriracha flavor its heat are paprika, red pepper “flavoring” and cayenne pepper. The Smoky Maple is mildly sweet with organic cane and maple syrups. A pair of winners.
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