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Tasty Mushroom-Based Snacks
Mushroom is having a moment. Fungus of all types are popping up on resastytaurant menus, and they’re playing more than a supporting role as a side dish. As some consumers cut down on their meat consumption, texturally rich mushrooms are providing a savory, umami alternative that vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can enjoy. But now, mushrooms aren’t just for meals. They’re also sprouting onto the snack scene, offering interesting, healthy alternatives to mushroom lovers during lunch breaks, road trips and beyond.
Some of these snacks are all about the flavor, and the mushrooms are highlighted for their unique flavor profiles. However, others focus more on the health benefits on mushrooms and cut down on the, well, mushroominess. Whether you’re already a fungus lover who’s looking for a delicious snack or you want to introduce mushrooms into your diet without having to eat a portobello burger, these snacks are guaranteed to get the job done.
Popadelics Mushroom Chips
If you’re like me and can’t stop yourself from finishing an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting, there’s a good chance you’re going to like Popadelics Mushroom Chips. These chips are made with shiitake mushroom caps, and they offer a delightful crunch that keeps you coming back for more. They’re certainly denser than a potato chip, but that’s part of the appeal: They feel substantial, and they really help curb the cravings.
There are a few different flavors to choose from. The Thai chili is my personal favorite, mostly because they really didn’t skimp on the heat. The truffle parm is perfect for those who want even more of that umami note that you already get from the mushroom itself. And how can you go wrong with rosemary and sea salt?