Veg Consumer

February 25, 2010

Tim’s Jalapeno Cascade Style Chips

Filed under: Food — Tags: , , , , — vegconsumer @ 6:21 pm

This author (there are multiple authors to this blog) lives in Vancouver and it’s become difficult to find good Jalapeno flavoured chips here – some brands came and then disappeared. The current brands chip bags are so small!

Tim’s Cascade Style Chips are probably not the healthiest snack but they are one of the best Jalapeno chips in my books. They remind me of the old Thunder Crunch brand. I found “natural flavours” on the ingredients list and warning bells went off.

Whenever you see “natural flavours” on any ingredients list, you have to be cautious. Natural doesn’t really mean plant-sourced. It could also be animal-sourced. It only means, non-manufactured. Therefore, it is always good to call the company and ask whether those natural flavours are plant-sourced or animal-sourced. Thankfully, when I called Tim’s a few months ago, they said the natural flavour in their Jalapeno chips is just some seasoning / flavouring derived from plants, spices, etc. and nothing animal-sourced.

But this is the only flavour I know about for sure – if you know more please feel free to comment. Another good thing about Tim’s is their company also commits to environmental responsibility and tries to prevent/reduce waste. Check out their website for where to get these chips and other info.

If you have other “vegetarian safe” or “vegan safe” potato chip suggestions, feel free to comment below 🙂

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