CrispRoot Chip Giveaway and DG’s UK Playboy Guacamole


Was it the “Giveaway” that pulled you in to read this post, or was it the “Playboy” Guacamole recipe ???

Well, let’s talk first about the giveaway, and then I’ll fill you in on the “Playboy” Guac.

Just a forewarning though…

This is a “G” rated website, so there will be no XXX pictures here 🙂

Moving on to my CrispRoot giveaway…

The Chips.

About a month ago I chatted with a woman on twitter who calls herself “The Wicked Witch of the West”.  Turns out, she actually seems VERY nice. {Sorry to blow you’re cover Wicked Wich!}, and she asked me if I would be interested in trying CrispRoot chips and writing a review of them.  I told her that I would love to try them, and that if liked them I would spread the CrispRoot love on my blog.

Well, guess what?

I liked them…

A lot.

If you haven’t discovered the pleasure of snacking on CrispRoot Chips, let me entice you to give them a try…

My family and I don’t eat chips every day, but when the urge hits, sometimes its nice to munch on something crunchy, savory, and, dare I say, with a “hint” of salt.

That’s where CrispRoot chips come in to play.

They are a delicious combo of all the above, plus they are a little different than regular chips, as they are made out of cassava root.  Oh, and they come in some really delectable flavors, including my two favorites, Thai Ginger and BBQ Bliss.

And, in case you are wondering about the nutritional make-up of CrispRoot chips, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and have 30-40 % less fat than regular potato chips.

Another really cool thing {for me} about CrispRoot is that company is based here in San Diego, and although I’ve never met the owners in person, it turns out that my good friends know them and just helped them buy a house.

How’s that for a pretty cool “small world” connection???

According to my friends, they are SUPER nice.

So, in my world:  nice people + tasty chips = CrispRoot Giveaway {1 winner will receive 4 bags of chips-1 of each flavor!}

I’ll share the giveaway details with you at the end of this post, but before I do that, I want to share my guacamole recipe with you.

I was inspired to make guacamole after reading the CrispRoot website, which states:

CrispRoot chips have tasty ridges and are great for dipping!

And you know what?

It’s really true! CrispRoot chips ARE great for dipping!

So, I thought guacamole would make a great topping for the delectable chips.

Not just any ordinary old guacamole though {which I love too BTW}…

But, rather, my dad’s favorite guacamole which I will refer to here on out as “DG’s UK Playboy Guacamole.

The story behind the guacamole goes something like this…

When my dad was younger, his parents FORCED him to eat avocados and mayonnaise.  And, to this day, he eats pretty much everything, EXCEPT mayonnaise, avocados, and anything having to do with mayonnaise and avocados. {Parents, take note, and never force your kids to anything they don’t want to eat!

There is one exception to this however…

He will eat his UK Playboy guacamole.  My dad {DG} got this recipe from a friend who lives in Oxfordshire {UK}.  That’s why my dad calls it UK Guacamole.  His friend says the recipe originally appeared in Playboy magazine {sometime in the 1950s I believe…}

So, there you have it.

Sorry if you were expecting a little, umm…, “sexier” story. 🙂

DG’s UK Playboy Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
  • 2 small ripe tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar OR { I used 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon because I couldn’t find tarragon vinegar at my store}
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste {if desired}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 peeled and finely diced shallots
  • 10-14 Jalapeno peppers finely diced, or to taste {OK, that’s what my dad’s recipe says, but that CANT POSSIBLY be right.  You all know I like spicy foods, but if I put that amount in, my whole body would be on fire!  I put in ONE sliced and diced jalapeno, and it gave the guac a nice little kick…Dad, if you’re reading this, comment/thoughts???}


Combine and enjoy!

The Giveaway…

To enter the contest, please leave a comment on The Spicy RD blog.  It can be about why you want to try CrispRoot chips; something your parents forced you to eat as a kids that you won’t eat now;or share your favorite dip for chips.

In addition, you may have up to two additional chances of winning the CrispRoot chips by doing the following:

  1. “Like” The Spicy RD on Facebook and leave an additional comment on my blog.  Just leave an additional comment here if you already like me on Facebook :-).
  2. Share this post on Twitter and include @thespicyrd in your tweet.

The contest is open until Monday May 16 at 5:00 pm PT.  One random winner will be chosen and be notified via e-mail.  Shipping only in the US please.

Good luck!  And, please be sure to check out CrispRoot’s website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

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{Disclaimer: CrispRoot gave 1 case of their chips to try, but my review is purely 100 % my own opinion.}



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  1. Ok, I LOVE Yucca. Love it, grew up on it and just…love it. Did I say that already? Well, you get the idea. These chips look soo yummy with that avocado and honestly, there might not be a better pairing than yucca and guacamole!

  2. Oh and I like you on FB. Duh 😉

  3. oh and I tweeted. and now I’m craving.

  4. Okay, these chips look awesome! As does that XXX Guac! I always always hated avocado, until I was forced to eat it every day for about a month about a year ago, and now I crave it! Weird! Would love to be able to snack on these chips all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am already a fan on facebook!

  6. David, the Gross one says:

    Hey there– I think what the recipe meant by 10 to 14 jalapeno slices: It can’t mean fresh jalapeno slices (your mouth would be burning and the guacamole might be emitting a green radiation glow). I think it means the preserved/pickled jalapeno slices that are sometimes used on top of cheese nachos that you get a ball parks. You can find them at supermarkets in 12 oz and larger bottles (check by the pickles). I personally would cut out the seeds and inner membranes of the slices (sources of most of the heat) before I used them in the guacamole.
    Tarragon vinegar can be found at most supermarkets in 375 ml bottles. I don’t know what one would use it for other than this recipe.
    I tried the guacamole–it was great! Next five avocados instead of one.
    David, the Gross one

  7. This chips sound delicious. I always love finding new dippers!
    My dad made me try lobster as a child and I threw up that night. I won’t eat it now. I did recently try it (on the cruise actually) but I had that memory in my head the whole time.

  8. Wow this recipe looks amazing! I can’t wiat to try it as I LOVE guac! I would love to win this contest because DUH I need something to dip in my guacamole! YUM!

  9. Congratulations Alina!!! You are the winner of the CrispRoot giveaway! Thanks everyone for your comments. I hope you’ll all try the CrispRoot chips and make the guacamole 🙂

  10. I’ll have to give this guacamole recipe a go!

  11. Ooops… I’m too late for the contest 🙁 but those chips with the guacamole look awesome!
    Liked you on Facebook!!

  12. EA–
    NOT “jalapeno peppers” but rather 5-7 or more slices of preserved jalapeños in vinegar that can be found in the pickle section of the supermarket. Cut out the seeds and membranes because they can add to the heat without adding much flavor.
    I hope no one tried the recipe with 5-7 whole, fresh jalapeno peppers!
    The Gross One

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