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Corazonas Heart Healthy Snacks - Review

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Posted by Rita A


In the month of July there is one week with 3 birthdays in my family. We all celebrate together one big Happy Birthday. For our party I was able to bring Corazonas Heart Healthy snacks in several different flavors to sample. The good people at Corazonas sent me a bag of each of their potato chip and tortilla chip flavors to taste.

Corazonas is committed to raising awareness and education about heart health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Maintaining proper cholesterol levels is just one part of an overall heart healthy approach to life. All of their chips contain plant sterols which are a key component of a heart healthy diet. Clinical studies indicate that, when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine by up to 50%, which in turn can lower LDL blood cholesterol by up to 15%. Many flavors also contain oatmeal, another important grain known to have cholesterol lowering properties.

I am impressed with the flavors of the chips. The whole grain tortilla chips come in Squeeze of Lime and Lightly Salted. The whole oat tortilla chips come in Original, Margarita Lime. Baja Bean Dip and Salsa Picante. The potato chips have the most varieties. The flavors are Slightly Salted, Italiano 4 cheese, Mediterranean Garlic & Herb, Pacific Rim BBQ and Spicy Rio Habanero. Enough flavors to please any chip lover.

Our taste test revealed the favorite flavor of my family is the Italiano 4 Cheese potato chip. They are delicious. The crunch of the chip combined with the cheesy flavor made us empty the bag very quickly. My favorite tortilla chip flavor is the Baja Bean Dip. It was like a chip and dip all in one. We had mixed reviews on the Spicy Habanero as some thought it was too spicy to eat while others (who like hot stuff) loved them. I was a little disappointed in the Pacific Rim BBQ. It needed more BBQ flavor and less ginger flavor for my taste. Overall the chips were so fantastic they have now become the must buy chips for our household.

Corazonas chips can be purchased nationwide at Safeway stores including Vons, Pavilions, Carrs, Dominick's, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Genuardi's, and Kroger stores including Ralphs, King Soopers, QFC, Fry's, Smith's, and Dillon's. If you can't find them at your local store they can also be purchased online from Amazon.com and direct from Corazonas webstore. Give these Corazonas Heart Healthy snacks a try. Your heart and tastebuds will thank you.

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