Deano’s Jalapeno Chips: All Pepper, No Potato

Tired of snacking on the same salty potato chips in ever-salty flavor variants?  If the answer's no, then enjoy stuffing your face with that next bag of Lays.  Those more inclined to feel a burning in their mouth, however, can trade up for Deano's Jalapeno Chips.

That's right -- chips made from pepper.  And, no, this ain't like those potato chips with beef jerky bits.  Instead, the chips are made from fresh jalapeno peppers shipped from Texas and New Mexico, sliced paper thin and deep fried in pure canola oil to a heart attack crisp.  Yum.

Creator Doehne “Deano” Duckworth originally made the Jalapeno Chips as appetizers for The Cactus Café, a spot he owned in Stowe, Vermont. They continue to be prepared and cooked by hand, but now come packaged in resealable 2.25-oz bags that measure 8 x 5 x 3 inches each.  It comes in three flavors: Cheddar, Ranch and Sea Salt, each one bringing its own unique addition to every spicy slice.

While anything that's deep fried and salted probably isn't healthy, the product page says it has no trans-fats, no cholesterol and no gluten, all while tasting awesomely delicious.  And since it's real jalapenos, it's should set some fire in your mouth.  The heat will vary depending on the jalapenos they happen to get, although it's supposed to be at a medium heat level on average.

If you've been hankering for a different food snack and can handle the heat, Deano's Jalapeno Chips should make for an interesting pickup.   They're available directly from the product website, priced at $26.95 for 6 bags and $45 for 12.

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