Al Chipino Flavored Tortilla Chips, Leaner Creamer Lactose-Free Coffee Creamer | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures - The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures Al Chipino Flavored Tortilla Chips, Leaner Creamer Lactose-Free Coffee Creamer | The Nibble Webzine Of Food Adventures
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Flavored Tortilla Chips, Lactose-Free Coffee Creamer

We enjoy these two contenders at home, and also give them as small gifts.


For a tortilla chip lover, AL Chipino’s creative flavors are fun food.

AL Chipino is a tortilla chip brand seasoned with global flavors. THey’re fun for entertaining or gifting to a tortilla chip lover.

AL Chipino is currently made in 6 bold flavors and available in 2 sizes (5.5oz and 1.75 oz)

Current flavors include:

  • BBQ Tikka Masala
  • Bollywood Sweet & Sour
  • NY Deli Cheese
  • Peri Peri
  • Salsa Picante
  • Sea Salt & Pepper
    You can also get creative with dipping, for example:

  • BBQ Tikka Masala with raita
  • Bollywood Sweet & Sour with a chutney-yogurt dip
  • NY Deli Cheese with horseradish dip
  • Peri Peri with queso dip
  • Salsa Picante with guacamole
  • Sea Salt & Pepper with salsa
    You can serve then on a chip-and-dip party bar. You can make nachos or Chex mix with them. You can have a good time.

    DISCOVER MORE AT ALCHIPINO.COM. You’ll also find creative recipes that put the flavored chips to good use.
    By the way, when we asked why the brand was called AL Chipino, we were told that it was a riff on Al Pacino. We’re not sure of the relation between Pacino and tortilla chips; but when we asked why AL is spelled in all caps: It’s “something different.”

    Leaner Creamer says it’s the world’s first natural powdered creamer. But that’s not why it’s different.

    The company claims weight-loss benefits (see *below). We’re not qualified to judge those claims, but we are qualified to say that these are lactose-free powdered creamers worth looking at.

    We, for one, are happy to use them.

    Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping weight loss goals.

    Made from natural coconut oil, it is cholesterol-free, dairy-free, gluten free, lactose free and sugar free. There are no HFCS, hydrogenated soybean ols, artificial colors or flavors.

    The flavors include Original, plus:

  • Birthday Cake (Limited Edition)
  • Caramel
  • French Vanilla
  • Hazelnut
  • Indulgent Mocha
  • Peppermint Mocha (Limited Edition)
  • Pumpkin Spice (Limited Edition)
    There are two formats: a retro bottle (photo #3) and a refill pack. If you don’t want the bottle, just order the refill.

    The line is certified kosher by OU.

      Al Chipino Bags
    [1] AL Chipino flavored tortilla chips.

    Greek Nachos
    [2] Greek nachos with Salt & Pepper flavor. Here’s the recipe (photos #1 and #2 courtesy AL Chipino).

    Leaner Creamer
    [3] Two of Leaner Creamer’s seven flavors (photo courtesy Leaner Creamer).

    Cup Of Coffee
    Carry some with you so you can always have lactose-free creamer for your coffee or tea (photo courtesy Sxphz | CSP).


    According to the company, the product is made from ingredients that are said to help in weight loss. THE NIBBLE makes no claims to understanding these ingredients, and suggests that you do your own research.

    The principle ingredient is coconut oil, which contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in the healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system.

    Citrus aurantium extract is extensively used in weight management products and as thermogenic agents. It is also used in sports performance products to enhance stamina and an increase in basal metabolic rate and lipolysis as well as mild appetite suppression.

    Hoodia is a succulent, fleshy cactus-like plant of the Asclepiad family. Among its many varieties, Hoodia gordonii is the most popular because its extracts suppress hunger and effectively helps reduce weight and fat percentage.

    Green tea extract is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is used for weight loss and to treat stomach disorders.


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