>Food Should Taste Good – REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
We were lucky enough to try some delicious chips from Food Should Taste Good. I was allowed to choose 5 different flavors, and they came packaged in a beautiful black logo box (see below) and timing couldn’t be more perfect, they came a week before Lilian’s 2nd birthday party, so I shared them with our party guests.
I chose blue corn, cheddar, chocolate, multigrain, and olive to get a good sampling. Other flavors also include jalapeno, the works!, sweet potato, lime, and yellow corn (forgive me if I forgot any flavors, but I think I got them all!) I arranged them in an adorable starfish chip dish with some salsa in the middle.
And man, were they all delicious! And my guests thought so too. Hopefully some of my guests will comment here and say which they liked best, but by the end of the party, the dish was completely empty, but the regular Tostidos, Doritos, pita chips, and potato chips each had half a basket remaining, so people either liked the fancy chips… or preferred eating out of a pink starfish!
Lilian is a huge fan of chips. In her Easter basket this year, she got candy, toys, and a big green shiny bag of Herrs sour cream and onion chips, and she went for the chips first and ignored the toys and chocolate. It’s her favorite snack food, so her opinion really matters to me. But also important, is the ingredients and nutritional content of these chips. Lilian liked all 5 flavors we tried, but she keeps going back for the chocolate. But the days after the party, I gave her just one bag at a time, and she likes them all. But also important to me, is what is inside. You can read all the ingredients on the Food Should Taste Good website, but besides corn and sea salt and natural oils, there are healthy things in there like soy protein, quinoa, oat fiber, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. There are no “chemicals I can’t pronounce” listed in the ingredients, and that makes me feel good. The chips average about 7 grams of fat per serving (which isn’t that bad for a chip), around 140 calories, but about 3 grams of protein. I feel good about feeding Lilian healthy, whole grain ingredients instead of some bleached potatoes or corn, chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, and salt.
And the fancy flavors… are divine.
Blue Corn: tastes like a classic tortilla chip. For what it’s worth, I’d consider these “plain” flavored. But they were crispy, salty, and delicious! To me, a perfect tortilla chip, great for salsa or other classic Mexican recipes. As a warning though, they are VERY salty, so if you are sensitive to that or can’t eat that, they may not be the chip for you. For me, salt = delicious, so it’s not a problem.
Multigrain: somewhere between a chip and a cracker, they were slightly thicker than the corn chips. The seeds and grains are very visible and obvious, they LOOK healthy! They have a pretty shape (hexagon) and look great in a dish. They were delicious, very full tasting. I love the taste of whole grain products (i hate the plain, bland taste of white bread or other bleached foods), and so these tasted naturally delicious to me.
Cheddar: These chips are the same as the multigrain, but with some added cheese powder. They reminded me of the cheddar Sun Chips if you’ve ever had those, only without the ridges. The cheese was very tasty, and didn’t have the horrific neon orange color of some more artificial chips.
Olive: The winner for me. If you’ve been following my blog since way back when I was pregnant, you’ll know that I was never an olive-eater before pregnancy, but my pregnancy craving was olives… the aglio (garlic) gourmet ones you get from olive bars. Several times a week, I’d have to run out and get more, and these were the guilty pleasure that got me through pregnancy. And funny enough, since she was old enough to eat, Lilian has loved olives too. When I tried these chips at the party, dipped in salsa, they were good, but I wasn’t in love. But trying them again today, plain, I’m in love. The flavor is subtle, yet intense. If you are an olive lover, you’ll be impressed at how they’ve captured the flavor in a chip without it being overwhelming. Even my wife, Missy, who is NOT an olive lover, loved these chips. When I go out to purchase more, this will be the first flavor I buy.
Chocolate: most people saw the bag and said “ew.” But these were surprisingly good. They are still salty like a tortilla chip should be, but they have an understated chocolate aftertaste. They are made with semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder, so they are not sweet or overly rich. It’s a corn chip with a pure cocoa aftertaste. I did try dipping it in salsa and it wasn’t bad, but I could sit and eat them plain. And Missy had a fabulous idea to make “dessert nachos” with them – throw some ice cream, bananas, caramel on top and make a nacho plate. We haven’t tried it yet (we need a new bag), but we will!
All 5 were yummy though, and I need to go out and buy the lime and the works! because I regret not trying those! I saw that they carry the brand at my local Stop and Shop in the health food aisle, but the website has a list of retailers where you can purchase these. This will definitely be something I purchase for my family in the future, and I’ll feel good about.
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Food Should Taste Good is going to send one box of 5 full size bags (like mine) to one lucky reader. You can choose any of the 5 flavors and mix and match.
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