I have a weird aversion when it comes to chips. They’re probably my least favorite snack because I end up stuffing way too much and end up scratching the roof of my mouth. That usually means I never indulge in a whole bag of cheesy puffy goodness or crunchy sour crisps.
I do like spending hours in the grocery though, trying to find the weirdest stuff available. I swear I only ventured into the chip aisle because I had to get some for a party. But this lapse in my usually solid judgment had a purpose–I got some super solid Mom’s Haus of Mushroom Mushroom Chips out of it.
These surprising little bags come in 3 flavors–Salt, Garlic, and Spicy. And they are all wonderful. The deep umami flavors associated with the fungus are all there, nor masked by the coating and inherent crunch that comes out of it. These are a revelation, slightly healthier ‘chips’ that aren’t vegan-y gross or trying so much to be something else. They are like mama cooked them, they are wholesome, clever things, which are addicting and simple. I’ve had deep-fried mushrooms before, and the fact that these are a little dehydrated takes the greasiness out of the equation, and concentrates the flavor. Yup, without a doubt, these are the only chips I am willing to injure the roof of my mouth for.