Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

Finding tasty gluten-free snacks in the store can be challenging. There’s a growing number of snacks out there, unfortunately not all of them taste good. Saffron Road recently introduced some new legume snacks that are unlike anything we’ve had before – Chickbean Crisps.

You may know the name Saffron Road from seeing it on BeanStalks, a gluten-free snack that’s been growing in popularity. BeanStalks are a snack made from green peas, pinto and cannellini beans. They have 3 grams of plant-based protein in every serving, and boast an incredible rate of 50% less fat when compared to potato chips. Their tube shape makes them a tasty and satisfyingly crunchy sounding snack.

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Saffron Road Chickbean Crisps are  colorful snacks made of chickpeas, lentils, peas and sweet potato. The snacks are Celiac, Halal and kosher certified. The gluten-free snacks contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and no added sugars.

New Chickbean Crisps are currently available in three varieties:

  • Sea Salt (4 grams of plant-based protein)
  • White Cheddar (5 grams of plant-based protein)
  • Zesty Ranch (4 grams of plant-based protein)

We were delighted to find that these crisp snacks lived up to their name, having a nice crunchy texture. They’re flavorful by themselves, but we were left with another question. How would they hold up to dipping?

Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

I decided to put together a dip that would complement the texture and crunch of the Chickbean Crisps. I wanted the dip to have some weight and substance. Because the snacks themselves are gluten-free, I wanted to create a dip that was also gluten-free, but wouldn’t taste gluten-free. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to make a gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip.

Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

I’m pleased to say that the thickness and texture of these Chickbean Crisps is great for dipping! They easily help the heavy chicken salad dip and nothing fell apart!

Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

Even the BeanStalks held up to the dip!

Here’s how I made it.

Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip

Equipment needed

  • Cutting board
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces cooked chicken breast (I used Perdue Short Cuts Original Roasted chicken), diced
  • 1/3 cup yellow onions, minced
  • 1/3 cup celery, minced
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, minced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • shredded cheddar optional, for when serving
  • Saffron Road Chickbean Crisps and/or BeanStalks for dipping

Saffron Road Snacks And Gluten-free Chicken Salad Dip Recipe #MomBlogTourFF

Instructions

All of the solid ingredients in this recipe will be diced or minced. Try to cut them as small as you can. If your cuts are too big the taste will still be great but it won’t be as easy to dip.

Dice the chicken and place into the mixing bowl.

One at a time, mince the yellow onion, celery and red pepper and add to the mixing bowl.

Add the mayonnaise and stir.

Add the sour cream and stir.

Add the cream cheese and stir well.

Serve with Saffron Road Legume Snacks immediately.

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Which of the new Saffron Road Chickenbean Crisps would you like to try first?

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Saffron Road was the exclusive legume snack of Mom Blog Tour Winter Fancy Food Show 2017. You can learn more about the products I’ve mentioned and others on the Saffron Road website. You can also connect with Saffron Road on social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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ONE winner will receive assorted Saffron Road legume snacks varieties and flavors.

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113 comments

Stephanie@ApplesforCJ February 17, 2017 - 3:51 pm

I’m always on the look out for good gluten free snacks. I’ve never had saffron road before but will definitely give them a try since they hold up to dipping well. It looks like the chicken dip is chunky and good so I’m sure these must be great for that.

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Rosie February 17, 2017 - 4:50 pm

I would soo love to try the White Cheddar! This all looks so good!

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Sarah February 17, 2017 - 11:07 pm

How yummy! I’m always grabbing bags of random ‘non potato chips’ but I haven’t tried any of those Saffron Road ones. I’ll have to look for them!

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Veena Azmanov February 18, 2017 - 8:55 am

I love simple and easy snacks and dips. This looks so delish. Would be great for a kids snack party.

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Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy February 18, 2017 - 10:25 am

In Canada, I am not sure we have this brand. I will say that GF foods/snacks have come a long way. There are lots more options to choose from. There are some interesting things out there make with beans, corn, rice and sweet potatoes.

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Kylee from Kylee Cooks February 18, 2017 - 11:14 am

Saffron Road really nailed it with these snacks, and so did you with the dip! Love that it’s gluten free, but will appeal to people who can and do eat gluten too! The perfect spread for a party. LOVE your dip bowl!

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Kathy McDaniel February 18, 2017 - 8:50 pm

I must try these snacks. I’m always in the lookout for delicious gluten free snacks even though I do eat gluten. The dip sounds amazing and perfect for get togethers. Yum!

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Jessica (Swanky Recipes) February 19, 2017 - 5:07 am

Always looking to stock up on dip recipes this time of year for entertaining. Can’t have enough options with march madness coming up, yum!

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Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago February 19, 2017 - 9:43 am

I’ve not tried these but they look good – will have to check them out! The dip looks great as well!!

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Leah February 19, 2017 - 11:06 am

The dip sound so tasty, and perfect for a crowd. The snacks sound so tasty, and I love to have a gluten free option for those that need it!

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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way February 19, 2017 - 4:14 pm

They all sound so good! I don’t know which one I’d try first — well, I guess all of them. Your dip sounds fantastic too. I know the males in our family wouldn’t complain about the gluten-free once they had a taste.

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Jacqui Odell February 19, 2017 - 5:09 pm

These look so yummy!! I would love to try the Zesty Ranch one.

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Hanady | Recipe Nomad February 20, 2017 - 2:06 am

Mmm! That chicken salad looks so delicious! I haven’t seen these crackers at the market yet but I’ll make sure to look for them now! (ps I love the serving platter!)

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Byron Thomas February 20, 2017 - 8:33 am

Wow, Val, that is one amazing sounding dip! I’ve never heard of Saffron products here in Canada, but I’m sure that dip would be great on anything. I can’t wait to try it!

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Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health February 20, 2017 - 9:42 am

Wow this chicken dip sounds great. I never tried chicken dip before. Meat surely adds up nutrients into this snack making him more filling. This is perfect for big parties.

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Sara @ Modern Little Victories February 20, 2017 - 1:41 pm

I have such a weakness for any sort or crisp and those look like they are all right up my alley and even better that they are great for dipping!

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Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery February 20, 2017 - 4:08 pm

The Chickbean crisps sound amazing! I am such a sucker for crunchy, salty snacks – I need to keep an eye out for these.

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan February 20, 2017 - 7:35 pm

Every snack that you have mentioned sounds great and I will look out for them to buy soon. The dip looks so creamy and is a perfect accompaniment to the snacks.

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Molly Kumar February 22, 2017 - 12:01 am

I’ve tried Saffron chips locally in the bay area and they taste really good. I’m always looking for glutenfree – healthy snack options and the Chicken Dip goes fabulously with them.

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Daniela Anderson February 22, 2017 - 8:03 am

A good dip goes a long way when it comes to a successful family gathering or party, I am sure this recipe would be absolutely loved by everyone. I love chicken, so I would definitely indulge.

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David February 23, 2017 - 6:46 pm

I am most interested in the zesty ranch variety. They could make these plain because of the way they would dip.

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Jessica To February 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm

I would like to try the Sea Salt Crisps.

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Virginia February 24, 2017 - 5:08 pm

I want to try white cheddar.

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Ann Fantom February 24, 2017 - 8:55 pm

I would like to try Saffron Road’s Sea Salt Chickbean Crisps first

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Zee S February 24, 2017 - 10:47 pm

I would like the Zesty Ranch. And I certainly want to try your dip recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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fran February 25, 2017 - 12:54 am

White cheddar – i have a weakness for cheese and I see that it has 5 grams of protein

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Ashley C February 25, 2017 - 8:06 am

I would love to try the white cheddar. They sound yummy!

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Julia Barnes February 25, 2017 - 10:06 am

I like the sea salt variety!

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Kristyn Martin February 25, 2017 - 11:00 am

I would like to try the Sea Salt first. Thanks for the great recipe! Sounds yummy!

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Danielle February 25, 2017 - 1:38 pm

I would like to try the White Cheddar

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Susan Smith February 25, 2017 - 3:07 pm

I’d like to try the White Cheddar flavor.

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Rosie February 25, 2017 - 4:06 pm

I would love to try the White Cheddar!

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vicki lorenz February 25, 2017 - 9:52 pm

I want to try the Chickbean Crisps. This is making me hungry!

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Julie February 26, 2017 - 4:12 am

I’d like to try the White Cheddar flavor. I love white cheddar!

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Kira Alexander February 26, 2017 - 9:31 am

The white cheddar looks really awesome and I would love to try that. Also, where can you get these snacks other than having to buy a 12-pack on Amazon? I looked at my local grocery store, but they don’t have them.

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valmg May 1, 2017 - 9:40 am

They are rolling out in many different stores. If they aren’t in your local grocery store, check a nearby Whole Foods or similar store.

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Kelly D February 26, 2017 - 10:03 am

I would like the Sea Salt variety.

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Char February 26, 2017 - 10:10 am

I would love the sea salt crips, thank you so much! I love your blog!!

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Cindy Peterson February 26, 2017 - 10:10 am

I do want to try the New Chickbean Crisps in Sea Salt

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Christina moore February 26, 2017 - 10:33 am

I would love to try the snacks and dips

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Kristin McCall February 26, 2017 - 11:34 am

I cannot pick just one. All of them look so delicious. I would eat it all.

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Emily Ann Benzing February 26, 2017 - 2:40 pm

The white cheddar ones look so good! would love to try those.

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Rhonda Y February 26, 2017 - 3:01 pm

I’d pick the Zesty Ranch. Love that flavor.

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Kelly M. February 26, 2017 - 4:25 pm

The white cheddar sound delish!

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Natalie February 26, 2017 - 5:05 pm

I would love to try the sea salt variety first! Looks super good!

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monique s February 26, 2017 - 7:02 pm

White cheddar would be my pick

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Allan F February 26, 2017 - 7:31 pm

The sea salt ones sound like they will be very good

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Edye February 26, 2017 - 8:23 pm

I would like the white cheddar kind!

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pu ye February 26, 2017 - 11:02 pm

The dip sound so tasty, and perfect for a crowd. The snacks sound so tasty, and I love to have a gluten free option for those that need it!

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Cheryl February 26, 2017 - 11:23 pm

I’d like to try White Cheddar ChickBean Crisps first.

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angela smith February 27, 2017 - 12:32 am

zesty ranch

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Kayla Klontz February 27, 2017 - 12:36 am

I’d like to try zesty ranch first.

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Laura February 27, 2017 - 5:42 am

I would like to try the zesty ranch one first! YUM.

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Rachel February 27, 2017 - 8:25 am

I would love for my family to try these as 2 of my family members have recently been diagnosed with celiacs disease.

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Pat February 27, 2017 - 11:22 am

I’d like to try the Sea Salt flavor first.

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Marty February 27, 2017 - 1:03 pm

I’d try either the Sea Salt or White Cheddar first. Not a huge fan of Ranch, but my kids love it on everything.

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Tara Pittman February 27, 2017 - 8:06 pm

The sea salt look so good

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Audra February 27, 2017 - 8:19 pm

The white cheddar sounds delicious

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Rachel February 27, 2017 - 9:21 pm

I would love to try the white cheddar crisps first.

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Stephanie Liske February 27, 2017 - 9:58 pm

I would like to try the Sea Salt ones.

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renee February 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm

White Cheddar because I love cheese!

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Maryann D. February 28, 2017 - 10:24 am

I would love to try the White Cheddar flavor first. All the flavors are terrific.

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amber cheras February 28, 2017 - 12:51 pm

I would love to try the white cheddar first!

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Dawn Mullins February 28, 2017 - 7:05 pm

I’m always looking for new gluten free recipes and snacks….

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Nicole Martin February 28, 2017 - 10:26 pm

I want to try the zesty ranch one!!

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Jen Dantuma February 28, 2017 - 11:24 pm

White Cheddar, but Sea Salt comes in a very close second.

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adriana February 28, 2017 - 11:56 pm

white cheddar 🙂

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Penny Snyder March 1, 2017 - 6:29 am

Would love to try Saffron Road’s Sea Salt Chickbean Crisps!!

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Dana Rodriguez March 1, 2017 - 9:49 am

White Cheddar sounds really good!

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Jen Reed March 1, 2017 - 2:57 pm

I think the white cheddar variety of Saffron Road Chickenbean Crisps sounds good. I would love to try it first.

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Nancy March 1, 2017 - 3:36 pm

All the Chickbean Crisps varieties sound delicious. First I would try the White Cheddar variety.

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Julie Waldron March 1, 2017 - 3:45 pm

I would try the White Cheddar.

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Tara L March 1, 2017 - 3:48 pm

I’d love to try the White Cheddar. By the way I love your fancy dish. Where did you get it at?

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Lisa V. March 1, 2017 - 5:44 pm

I would like to try the White Cheddar.

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Angela Ingles March 1, 2017 - 9:53 pm

I’d love to try the White Cheddar.

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Brittney House March 1, 2017 - 10:29 pm

I would love to try the white cheddar first.

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susan smoaks March 2, 2017 - 10:49 am

i would love to try the white cheddar. it looks really good. they have really good products.

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Katie K March 2, 2017 - 4:37 pm

I think I am most excited to try the WHITE CHEDDAR flavor, but they all look great!

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wen budro March 2, 2017 - 8:54 pm

They all sound good. I will go with the white cheddar flavor. The chicken salad dip looks yummy.

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Jamie Williams March 2, 2017 - 11:16 pm

Yummy! They all look good bit I would want the sea salt first.

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Carmen Clement March 3, 2017 - 5:10 am

Sea salt sounds yummy.

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Lesley F March 3, 2017 - 10:11 am

I would try the Sea Salt

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Carrie S March 3, 2017 - 1:56 pm

I would like to try the sea salt.

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Sonya Allstun March 3, 2017 - 1:57 pm

I would soo love to try the White Cheddar! This all looks so good!

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LynneMarie March 3, 2017 - 2:22 pm

I would have to try the Zesty Ranch first. YUM!!

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Kim Keithline March 3, 2017 - 3:48 pm

I would love to try the sea salt first

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Gladys March 3, 2017 - 4:58 pm

I would love to try Zesty Ranch, with sea salt being a close second. 🙂

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Alissa Apel March 3, 2017 - 5:50 pm

The Chickbean Crisps sound so good to me. They all look great really! I have so many allergies that I try and eat gluten free.

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Janine H March 3, 2017 - 7:20 pm

I’d want to try the white cheddar!

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Aaron B. March 3, 2017 - 7:23 pm

I would like to try the White Cheddar.

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shawna March 3, 2017 - 9:54 pm

I would like sea salt crisp.

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Laurie Emerson March 3, 2017 - 10:16 pm

I would like to try the White Cheddar first.

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bea miller March 3, 2017 - 10:46 pm

they all look wonderful but id like to try the white cheddar the most i think

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julie moore March 3, 2017 - 10:55 pm

I would love to try the white cheddar

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Janice Gabriel March 4, 2017 - 12:13 am

The zesty ranch crisps seem like they would be the tastiest!

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latoya March 4, 2017 - 3:30 am

These sound interesting…I love cheese, so I would most like to try the white cheddar.

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Marilyn Nawara March 4, 2017 - 7:17 am

They all sound delicious, but I think I would like the White Cheddar best.

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Sandy Klocinski March 4, 2017 - 9:01 am

I would like to try the Sea Salt first

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becky March 4, 2017 - 9:37 am

I want to try white cheddar!

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Donna Clifford March 4, 2017 - 10:47 am

white cheddar

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Jessica Rose March 4, 2017 - 10:56 am

I’d love to try the Zesty Ranch!

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Jill Rivera March 4, 2017 - 11:55 am

The white cheese is the first bag I would try.

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Inez Cegelis March 4, 2017 - 3:07 pm

Hmm Id like to try the white cheddar, Im a sucker for cheese

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Jennifer H. March 4, 2017 - 4:43 pm

I would like the Zesty Ranch ChickBean Crisps.

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Erica Female Hall March 4, 2017 - 4:55 pm

Sea salt looks great. Thanks for the giveaway 😉

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Trisha McKee March 4, 2017 - 5:19 pm

They all sound scrumptious. I’d most love to try the Zesty Ranch.

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Kristen Patton March 4, 2017 - 6:30 pm

White Cheddar sounds amazing! I would love to try these!

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Kimberly Murat March 4, 2017 - 8:19 pm

I would like t try the sea salt crisps!

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Hollie Jahnke March 4, 2017 - 8:19 pm

I would love to try t he Zesty Ranch.

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AMIE GEORGE March 4, 2017 - 8:25 pm

The white cheddar sounds so good

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Jerry Marquardt March 4, 2017 - 10:46 pm

I would be most interested in trying out the Chickbean Crisps first and foremost.

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Laurie Nykaza March 4, 2017 - 11:30 pm

Saffron Road’s Sea Salt Chickbean Crisps is the one I would love to try my son has Celiacs so he could enjoy them

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Breanne March 4, 2017 - 11:36 pm

I’d like to try White Cheddar.

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