Costco is selling Avocado Crisps by Branch Out that are keto friendly. I was intrigued by the crisps because I enjoy the flavor of avocado but dislike the creamy texture. I figured that if these crisps preserved the flavor of the avocado and were crispy instead of mushy then I just might really like them!
Keep reading and we will cover:
- Are the Avocado Crisps Really Keto Friendly?
- How Do the Avocado Crisps Taste?
- Are the Crisps a Good Value at Costco?
Avocado Crisps Nutrition, Calories and Carbs
A single serving of these crisps weighs one ounce and that is just about what you get in one really big handful. One large handful of these crisps contain the following:
- Calories: 140
- Fat: 12g (8% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0g
- Sodium: 290g (13% DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 5g
- Net Carbs: 5gTotal Carbs: 10g
In general, people on a Keto Diet try to restrict their intake of carbohydrates to less than 50g per day. While there is no strict definition of what it means for a food to be “Keto Friendly’ I believe this snack does count as it only has 5 net carbs per serving which is one tenth of your daily allotment.
By the way, if you are looking for other tasty Keto Friendly Snacks at Costco then check out:
How do the Avocado Crisps Taste?
This is where things get interesting.
The crisps are highly seasoned with a salty chili lime coating that really overpowers the flavor of the avocado. The crisps are quite crunchy and are pleasing to munch on.
As I stated before, I am not a huge avocado fan but I ended up liking these crisps because both the flavor and texture of the avocado is muted.
I then asked four other people, all of whom really like avocado to give these crisps a try. Every single one of them took a single bite and said, “Nope, that is disgusting.”
The reaction wasn’t quite as bed as when they tried the dried shitake mushroom crisps but it was up there in magnitude.
So, just taking a wild stab here from a limited data set, if you already really love avocado then these crisps might not be right for you.
Are the Avocado Crisps a Good Value at Costco?
I bought the six ounce bag of crisps for $9.99 which works out to a cost of $1.66 per ounce.
I found this same bag for sale at Walmart for $22.98 which works out to a cost of $3.83 per ounce.
This means that you will save $2.17 per ounce (56%) when you buy these crisps at Costco.