Food Should Taste Good (and it does!) Review and Giveaway

 

Source: FSTG website

I was contacted by the Food Should Taste Good chip people recently to taste their products. Asking me to taste these chips is like asking someone else to sample an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet, or the best chocolate in the world. Tortilla chips are my food vice. More specifically, Food Should Taste Good chips are my vice. I love these chips and have been eating them since I discovered them 3 years ago at Whole Foods. Since then, I only buy them when I promise myself I’ll use full restraint and will eat them on occasion, sticking to the serving size. I have yet to keep that promise…I love FSTG so much that I even contacted them about being their RD spokesperson. I never heard back about that, but hey, the offer is still good!

Anyway, I immediately agreed, as there were some new varieties of FSTG chips I had not tried. The day I got the FSTG package, I tore into it to find the Multigrain, Sweet Potato, Yellow Corn, Blue Corn and Cheddar Varieties. For research purposes only (riigghhtt) I ripped open the Multigrain, Sweet Potato, and Blue Corn. The Multigrain chip is like a powerhouse version of a standard tortilla chip. It is perfectly salted, crunchy, crisp, and actually tastes multigrain (but in a good way, not in a highly processed chip way). I love sweet potatoes, so a sweet potato chip combo is even better. I’ve tried these in the past, but had to re-taste to be sure. Yep, just as good as I remember. Subtly sweet and salty, which is my favorite combo.

I had never had the blue corn chip and it tasted similar to the multigrain variety to me. When I ate this chip, I paired it with a quick chickpea and cucumber salad for dinner and did not feel guilty one bit for eating chips with dinner, as these aren’t just any ol’ chips. These are gluten free, cholesterol free (naturally), and trans fat free chips without any genetically modified ingredients. And, there a good source of fiber with 3g per serving. In a chip! Some pasta and rice out there doesn’t even contain 3g of fiber per serving! I felt good about enjoying my tortilla chips with dinner and getting some fiber to boot.

FSTG also has some other incredibly tasty flavors: Olive, Jalapeno, The Works!, Chocolate, and Lime. I was sad to see they no longer sell the Buffalo variety. That was one of my favorites! Tied for second are the Olive and Jalapeno chips. The jalapeno have some serious kick and are great to make nachos with. I love olives and these chips have a perfect flavor that goes well with a bruschetta or hummus topping. In fact, all of the FSTG chip bags have suggestions for toppings on each variety of chips. And I love the ingredients in these chips – so wholesome! They’re high quality all natural ingredients, and are also certified Kosher and lower in sodium than many other chips. In the blue corn variety you’ll find ingredients like quinoa, sesame seeds, and organic blue corn. You can even see the ingredients in each chip.

 I tried to control myself but I inhaled the blue corn bag of chips in only 4 sittings (there are 6 servings per bag) but figured I was getting more fiber with the extra large servings I dished out! If you like FSTG as much as I do, you can “like” them on their Facebook page too, and check out their website for product information, store locations, recipes, and nutrition facts.

And if you want to win your own sample pack of 5 bags of chips, just leave me a comment with the five flavors you’d like to try and don’t forget to include your contact info! (Sorry, no P.O. boxes please!). I’ll pick a random winner on Monday. Good luck!

22 Comments

  1. Posted August 5, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Love these too and at Foodtrainers we also refer to them as FSTG (it is a long name)! I would have to go with the lime and the cheese as favorite flavors. I went through a chocolate phase too. I wish they didn’t contain soy, for those who avoid soy, but other than that healthy chip perfection.
    Good post.

  2. Posted August 5, 2010 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I just tried these chips for the first time a couple weeks ago and they’re so good! I’d love to try the works, olive, lime, cheddar and blue corn flavors. I didn’t realize they had so many to choose from…they all sound good!

  3. Posted August 5, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Yum! I tried the olive ones at a dinner party last weekend. I’d love to try the jalapenos!

  4. Posted August 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t tried all the varieties but I have had the multigrain before and really like them! I would love to try the sweet potato, chocolate, and lime varieties as well!

  5. ikkinlala
    Posted August 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    May Canadians enter? Just in case: the five varieties I’d most like to try are Multigrain, The Works!, Sweet Potato, Lime, and Chocolate.

  6. Posted August 6, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I would love to try any of the flavors….but blue corn would be a top pick, for sure! :0)

  7. Posted August 6, 2010 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I love, love, LOVE these chips too! I’ve tried them all and I can’t try any more! :0) My two favorites are the Olive and the Multigrain. Even the Chocolate was a pleasant surprise. I dip them into a tablespoon of all natural organic peanut butter. Best Reese’s knockoff you could imagine!

  8. Janel
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I agree Lori! Those chocolate ones are neat and go better with something sweet than salty/savory. P.S. I love the Biggest Loser too! 🙂

  9. Claire
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I love these chips!I’ve tried the sweet potato,multigrain,and olive.I’m dying to try jalapeno,chocolate, lime, and definitely blue corn(I’m a blue corn ship addict):-)cc

  10. Crash Course Cardiologist
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I agree that FSTG chips are absolutely delicious, and I love them … and they’re healthier than other types of tortilla chips and potato chips for sure … but — and this is a bit “but” for me … the bottom line is, they’re still deep-fried, are they not? Being on a cardiac diet, unfortunately, I can’t eat them with abandon. I still can only enjoy them as a very occasional treat, and instead choose the baked versions of chips (Kettle Brand Baked at Trader Joe’s is the best I’ve found).

    If FSTG ever introduced a baked line of chips, I’d be thrilled!!! They’re delish. Oh, be sure to try Trader Joe’s edamame hummus if you haven’t already … wow … sooo addictive.

  11. Janel
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Great question CCC and good news for you from the FSTG people! Here’s what they said in response:

    “After we mix our recipe of all-natural ingredients into a batter, we bake our chips in an oven for a long time before lightly cooking them in high oleic sunflower oil. High oleic sunflower oil has a higher percentage of monounsaturated fat than canola and olive oil, and it has no trans fat nor cholesterol. Because of our baking process, we use less oil, making our chips lighter, crispier, and more delicious than many others.”

  12. Posted August 6, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I just got my boss addicted to FSTG chips in an airport on a business trip!

    I would like to try yellow corn, the works, chocolate, cheddar, and lime!

  13. Posted August 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Multi-grain, sweet potato, lime, yellow corn and blue corn! These would be perfect to scoop my fave chili up!

  14. Posted August 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway! I heard about it from Fitnessista. I’d love to try Multigrain, Blue Corn, Jalapeno, Sweet Potato and Lime. Yum! 🙂

  15. Lauryn
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    These chips are amazing! I am sad about buffalo too 🙁

    I’d love to try olive, jalapeno, the works, blue corn and lime!

  16. Posted August 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I love the multigrain flava! I’d like to try the sweet potato or the cinnamon (i think they have that flavor).

  17. Janel
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Ooo cinnamon would be amazing. I think you’re thinking of the chocolate one, though. That’s one of their sweeter, but not to sweet varieties.

  18. Posted August 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Lime, Lime, Lime, Lime and more Lime!! I can’t find them anywhere!!! I do love the regular ole multigrain ones as well 🙂

  19. Freja
    Posted August 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Amazing giveaway! I would LOVE to try the chocolate flavor since none of the stores in my area carry it! Also the Multigrain, Sweet Potato, Lime, and The Works! Holy yum!

  20. Posted August 7, 2010 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Yum! I love these chips! especially the multi-grain. I’ve never tried the jalapeno or olive but i’m sure i’d love them!

  21. Crash Course Cardiologist
    Posted August 7, 2010 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Janel, thanks so much for the excellent information! It’s great to know how much thought and care they put into making their chips … and it definitely shows in the final product (a better choice than so many of the snack food items on the market). Because their process still involves some degree of frying, those of us on cardiac diets still have to limit our consumption of them … but they seem fine to enjoy as an occasional treat.

    Thanks again for the research! 🙂

  22. Posted August 7, 2010 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I am a huge fan of Food Should Taste Good chips already! But I can never find the cinnamon or chocolate varieties anywhere (not the healthiest) but I also LOVE The Works flavor.

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