Food rant time.
Why do “healthy” snacks have to exclusively come in “healthy” flavors?
I walk down the chips/crackers aisle, and it never fails. You’ve got the normal offerings from Lays and Ruffles, with their Barbecue, their Sour Cream and Onion, etc. Classic flavors that everyone loves. But of course, your average bag of potato chips are stuffed with calories. If a person is trying to lose weight, he might be more inclined to go for some of the healthier stuff. The baked chips, the whole grain crackers, the snacks made of flax flour or whatever. And what flavors do they come in? “Roasted garlic and sea salt.” “Sundried tomato and white cheddar.” “Rosemary and cucumber.”
Maybe you’re different, but none of those sound appetizing to me.
Chips, crackers, these are snack foods. People buy them for snacking. And I’m absolutely sure that more people would go for the baked/whole wheat/whatever options if they came in flavors that normal people like. Come on, food companies. Herbs and spices do not have any meaningful amount of calories. Stop with the “basil and peppercorn” and give us barbecue. Sour cream and onion. Ketchup. All dressed. It’d do wonders for the obesity epidemic.