Friday, July 19, 2013

Food Should Taste Good Review and Giveaway!



In 2006, founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc. He had the vision of creating a product that was innovative, but also contained real/natural ingredients and a good flavor. Lescoe worked at a grocery store in Massachusetts and started cooking chips out of his apartment. By 2007, his chips had already won "Best New Product" at Expo East. You can now find Food Should Taste Good products at many national retailers or natural food markets. All of the chips that Food Should Taste Good produces are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats, and are kosher. Food Should Taste Good most recently launched its first cracker - the Sea Salt Brown Rice Cracker. The company has been featured in a variety of media outlets, television shows, and magazines, including: Clean Eating, InStyle, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Shape, and Redbook. Food Should Taste Good is also supporting the fight against breast cancer by donating $100,000 to Play for Pink (a company that helps organize events to raise money for cancer research).



Here are all of the great products that Food Should Taste Good offers, by category:


Tortilla
  •  Blue Corn - Nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn create a robust yet versatile chip to be enjoyed alone or paired with a fresh dip.
  • Blue Corn Dipping Chips - Made with organic blue corn, our dipping chips are crafted to maximize your dipping experience. Enjoy!
  • Cantina - Made from fresh, hand-cut, tortillas, these chips are created from three simple ingredients.
  • Cheddar - A better-for-you, delicious alternative for cheese cravings, these chips offer a smooth, rich flavor made from all natural cheddar cheese.
  • Chocolate - Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa offer a sweet balance that pairs perfectly with our chip's natural corn flavor. They are great for anytime snacking and are delicious in a creative dessert – try crumbling them over ice cream!
  • Jalapeno - Conveying the true taste of this pepper, with a clean, garden-like flavor on the first bite and a lingering hint of heat, the subtle spiciness of the Jalapeño chip elevates any salsa or queso dip.
  • Jalapeno with Cheddar - The rich taste of white cheddar gets a spicy kick from jalapeño and crushed red peppers.
  • Kettle Corn - A new twist on a carnival classic, try this sweet and salty combination.
  • Kimchi - The spicy, tangy flavors of this Korean classic come alive with cabbage, red bell peppers and vinegar.
  • Lime - Made with real lime juice, these chips are a refreshing snack for any time of the day. They are perfect on their own and a great addition to any dip, especially guacamole!
  • Multigrain - Flax, sunflower and sesame seeds add to the distinctively nutty flavor, making this chip a wholesome, perfect snack to be enjoyed on its own or dipped into your favorite hummus.
  • Olive - A combination of real black, kalamata and green olives offers a genuine flavor which punches up a quick snack and creates the perfect base for dips like hummus.
  • Sweet Potato - A hint of cane sugar enhances the natural nuttiness of the sweet potato in a chip that is a riff on a classic baked sweet potato. Try the chips with a fresh fruit salsa.
  • The Works! - The chip version of a loaded bagel, chock full of flavor by way of the onion, garlic, poppy and caraway seeds packed inside. Try it as a replacement for a bagel chip at breakfast or as pre-dinner treat!
  • Toasted Sesame - Toasted sesame seeds make this a rich and crunchy chip.
  • White Cheddar - Smooth, rich flavor comes from a combination of white cheddar cheese and our original Multigrain recipe.

 Kettle Cooked
  • Barbeque Sweet Potato - Molasses and tomatoes blend with natural spices, adding a smokey bite with savory sweetness.
  • Original Sweet Potato - Sweet potatoes are kettle cooked and lightly salted to bring out the natural sweetness of this root vegetable.
  •  Salt & Pepper Sweet Potato - Sea salt and black pepper, a classic flavor combination, meet to spice up our naturally sweet chips.
  •  Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potato - Vinegar and a touch of sea salt give our naturally sweet chips a tart and tangy bite.

 Crackers
  •  Brown Rice Crackers - Made with brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, tamari and a touch of sea salt, these baked crackers are naturally delicious.


Food Should Taste Good was generous enough to offer me four bags of their chips to review, so that I could share my opinions with you. I received the Multigrain, Olive, and Kettle Cooked Tortilla Chips, as well as the Original Sweet Potato Kettle Cooked Chips.




The Original Sweet Potato Kettle Cooked Chips come in a 4.5oz bag and have 25% reduced fat compared to regular sweet potato chips. They are certified gluten free, vegan, and kosher. The Original Sweet Potato Kettle Cooked Chips are all natural, cholesterol free, and contain no MSG. They have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, as well as no trans fat. They are low in sodium and they are a good source of fiber. One serving (1 oz, and there are 5 servings per bag) of these chips contains 150 calories, 8g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 140mg of sodium, 420mg of potassium, 17g of carbohydrates, and 1g of protein. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A. The only ingredients that the Original Sweet Potato Kettle Cooked Chips contain are sweet potatoes, sunflower oil, and sea salt.

Thankfully I had taken a picture of the four bags of chips together, because my boyfriend tore into these during dinner one night and nearly ate the entire bag -- he thought to ask me if I'd like to try them when there was less than a fifth of the bag left. I'm glad I did get to taste them, however, because I really appreciated the unique flavor. The sweetness from the sweet potatoes goes along well with the sea salt; you can really taste both salty and sweet flavors at the same time. These chips taste rich, and I feel like I am indulging in something, even though I am actually being healthy. I love the all-natural ingredients and the lower sodium content...I usually tend to stay away from chips I see at the store because of the chemicals, sodium, and generally poor-ranking nutrition facts. I may have found a chip replacement that actually satisfies me! I think these chips would be great as a side dish at dinner, or great to bring to a party.




The Kettle Corn Tortilla Chips come in a 5.5 oz bag. They contain the following ingredients: Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Toasted Corn Germ, Evaporated Cane Juice, Corn Bran, and Sea Salt. The Kettle Corn Tortilla Chips are all-natural, and have no MSG or trans fat. They are certified gluten free, vegan, and kosher. They contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and they are a great source of fiber and whole grains. These chips are also cholesterol free and low in sodium! One serving (1 oz, with 6 servings per bag) of the Kettle Corn Tortilla Chips contains 140 calories, 7g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 120mg of sodium, 90mg of potassium, 18g of carbohydrates, and 2g of protein.

These chips also came in handy; I originally brought them over to my boyfriend's house, and my friend came over with her bag of Moe's (a sort of fast food place near us that sells burritos and tortilla chips)... on her way in the door, the bag lost its bottom and her tortilla chips were lost to the floor. Luckily, I had these chips on hand, and my friend was happy to test them out for me. She said they were great, and she didn't even care that her Moe's chips had fallen on the floor (that's a big compliment!). My mom was able to try what was left in the bag, and her only complaint was that they are "too addicting". I tried them too, and they are unlike any other tortilla chips I have ever had. They taste like kettle corn popcorn, but in crunchy chip form. They really do start out sweet and then change flavors in your mouth. I think these chips would be great paired with a dessert or cheese.



The Olive Tortilla Chips come in a 5.5oz bag. They contain the following ingredients: Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Canola oil and/or Safflower Oil, Black Olives, Green Olives, Kalamata Olives, Corn Bran, Garlic Power, and Sea Salt. Like the other chips that I reviewed, the Olive Tortilla Chips are all-natural, have no trans fat or cholesterol, and have low sodium and no MSG. They are certified gluten free, vegan, and kosher, and they contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are a great source of fiber and whole grains. For one serving (1 oz, with 6 servings per bag), you will find: 140 calories, 6g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 140mg of sodium, 50mg of potassium, 18g of carbohydrates, and 2g of protein.

I was able to have these chips all to myself! It was no surprise that I also loved the flavor of the Olive Tortilla Chips. I think that Food Should Taste Good has the most inventive tortilla chip flavors...and it really pays off! They clearly know how to mix their flavors and what works well together, because everything comes out tasting amazing. I am a big olive fan, so I would eat these chips all the time. The bag suggests putting them with hummus, feta cheese, or grated parmesan. I would definitely dip them into something, because I think they can serve as crackers with an extra burst of flavor.



The Multigrain Tortilla Chips come in a 5.5oz bag. They contain the following ingredients: Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Brown Rice Flour, Flax Seeds, Cane Sugar, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Quinoa, Sea Salt, and Rosemary Extract. These chips are all natural, and are certified vegan and gluten free. The Multigrain Tortilla Chips have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and no trans fat. One serving contains (1 oz, 6 per bag): 140 calories, 7g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 80mg of sodium, 65mg of potassium, 18g of carbohydrates, and 2g of protein.

The Multigrain Tortilla Chips are like classic tortilla chips, except BETTER. Food Should Taste Good took everything about a normal tortilla chip and enhanced it. I would not sit down and eat a bag of Tostitos without having a jar or salsa or queso. I would, however, sit there and munch on Food Should Taste Good's Multigrain Tortilla Chips. They just have a more engaging flavor. I know that they must have many health benefits, because of all of the seeds and natural ingredients that they contain. I know that flax seeds and sunflower seeds are great for you. This is one snack you would not have to feel guilty about - even if you dipped them in salsa! I would love to try these chips with a homemade salsa.


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55 comments:

  1. They all sound really good, but I think I would most like white cheddar.

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  2. The olive one sounds really interesting, I would love to try it out myself!

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  3. I've heard of this brand but have yet to try it! sounds wonderful! Happy Friday! xo xo

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  4. I'd like to try the Kettle Corn flavor.

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  5. Ohh I would love to try Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potato or salt and pepper they sound lovely <3

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  6. MMMM, the sweet potato chips sound wonderful!

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  7. I love sweet potato chips! I can't wait to try these!

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  8. I love anything multi-grain, so I definitely want to try the multi-grain variety.

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  9. I'd love to try the chocolate flavor!

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  10. I would like to try the BBQ Sweet potato.

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  11. The BBQ Sweet Potato chips sound delicious.

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  12. the sweet potato chips sound tasty!!

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  13. I would love to try the BBQ Sweet Potato!

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  14. I love the name... ha, ha, ha... sounds like some great chips. Thanks so much

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  15. Food Should Taste Good White Cheddar Tortilla Chips sounds best to me.

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  16. The Kettle Corn sounds the best to me.

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  17. Kettle Cooked Sweet Potato Chips sounds great thank you for asking, and they would be great with some salsa

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  18. I'd like to try the Olive Tortilla Chips> Here's the link: http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/our-products/tortilla/olive

    Nancy
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  19. Sweet Potato flavored chips sound great to me!
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  20. The jalapeno tortilla chips sound good! chefl@swbell.net

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  21. The multigrain sounds good.

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  22. BBQ Sweet Potato! I love the sound of it!

    Thanks!

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  24. The Multi-Grain Tortilla chips sound the best.

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  25. The Salt & Pepper Sweet Potato Kettle Chips sound great!

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  26. The chocolate and lime tortilla chips sound yummy.

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  27. I know I'd like the Barbeque Kettle Chips and the White Cheddar Chips.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. ooh barbeque sweet potato sounds tasty

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  29. white cheddar sounds like a winner

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  30. Gotta go with sweet potato! Thanks!

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  31. I would like the salt and vinegar sweet potato chips.

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  32. I really want to try the white cheddar-sounds so delicious!!

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  33. Multi-grain
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  34. The kettle cooked sweet potato chips sound delicious.
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  35. I would love to try the Kettle Corn flavor, thanks!

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  36. I'd love to try the White Cheddar Tortilla Chips.These all sound delish.Thank you :)
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