By Kalie Ganem, VRG Intern
In all categories, Peatos, the new Cheetos alternative from World Peas Brand with a tiger mascot, leaves classic Cheetos in the dust. These healthy, tangy crunchy puffed snacks will have you licking your fingers for more. Not unlike the texture of veggie sticks or Funyuns, these little pea sticks are not quite as crunchy as pretzels, but still bring a good bit of crunch to each bite. The flavors we were sent, masala and fiery hot, are vegan alternatives. The fiery hot flavor packs a serious punch that will leave your mouth tingling afterwards. The masala flavor, which is an Indian spice containing cumin, cardamom, and peppercorn has a nice spicy note of onion and garlic that add a gentle contrast to the crunchy texture. I highly recommend these as an alternative to Cheetos as they contain more protein and fiber without any artificial flavors or colors. There is no trace of pea or vegetable flavor, making these the perfect incognito healthy snacks. They make being healthy both tasty and fun!