We Ate It: NEW Flavors from Food Should Taste Good

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
5/20/2009 6:24 AM   :  78 comments

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Earlier this year, we were introduced to Food Should Taste Good chips.

Back then, they had seven flavors: Multigrain, Olive, The Works, Buffalo, Sweet Potato, Jalapeno and Chocolate. Now, they've added four new flavors: Yellow Corn, Potato and Chive, Lime and Cinnamon.

Like with the other varieties, the flavor is in--not just on--the chip, so they're great on their own or with a healthy dip.

Food Should Taste Good happily shared samples at the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego on May 2, and they sent some to the office for us to try, too.
We still love these chips!

What they say:
"With a brand name that says it all, FoodShouldTasteGood chips are made from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients baked into the chips. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and do not use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). They are also certified Kosher, lower in sodium and are a good source of dietary fiber. The chips combine the crunchiness of a chip, the crispiness of a cracker, and the dippability of a tortilla chip."

What we say:
OK, they're chips, not broccoli, brown rice or even grilled chicken. We know that. Chips are a "sometimes" food not an "always" one. But when your chip craving hits, these are a great choice. They're tasty, the flavor is built in, and they're made from high-quality ingredients.

Here's what we thought about each flavor:


Yellow Corn:
These remind me of the tortilla chips you get at authentic Mexican restaurants. They're thick, they're flavorful, and they actually taste like corn, instead of salt and grease. They'll stand up to the thickest guacamole, and they won't go soggy in salsa.

I like the yellow corn chips. They taste better--more "corn-y"--than the regular tortilla chips. They don't break as easily, and they donít feel greasy.

Where can I buy these? I really liked these. Yes, I know it's a chip, but if I want tortilla chips, these are the ones I'll buy.


Potato and Chive:
The Potato and Chive flavor tastes like a cross between a potato, a cracker and a tortilla chip. The chives are strong but not too strong, and the corn and potato flavors balance well. They're crunchier than regular potato chips--more like a kettle chip but minus the excessive grease.

I like these chips. They're crunchy, well-flavored and tasty. Please, give me more.


Lime:
I sometimes buy another brand of lime chips. The other brand is saltier and tangier. These taste like real lime, and they're not as salty. That's probably better for my health, but I think I like the flavor of the others better.

These are really lime-y. I think they would be great with guacamole. I think they're rather tasty.


Cinnamon:
We saved the best review for last. We LOVED these. Do you remember those crispy fried cinnamon crisps from Taco Bell? These taste like those, only they're not as greasy, have 30 fewer calories, more protein and fiber and less sugar. (Surprisingly, they have the same amount of fat.)

I made the suggestion of eating these with about a teaspoon of almond butter for a 200-calorie snack. It was the perfect snack to tide me over through a Spinning class after work. Other people also tried them with almond butter and loved them.

I can't wait to try these with a butternut squash or other sweet soup. They're really good on their own. So often, cinnamon is overpowered by sugar. Here, there is a hint of sweetness, but the cinnamon is allowed to shine.


Nutrition info:
140 calories, 6-7 g fat, 3 g fiber for 10-14 chips depending on the flavor

$2.99 - $3.29 for 12-ounce bag (find a $1 off coupon on the website)

Available online and in stores. (They are now available at many national retailers! The new flavors are available at all Whole Foods stores and at select other retailers.)

Have you tried these chips? Would you?


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Comments

  • 78
    I have tried the multi grain and the sweet potato ones which are good. My favorite are the olive ones. They are delicious! hard to find but you can get them at smart & final. The olive ones are perfectly seasoned, taste good with salsa, hummus or by themselves. =-) - 6/19/2010   9:55:23 PM
  • 77
    I absolutey love the sweet potato ones! I picked them up at Starbucks a few weeks ago while having coffee with my girlfriends, and it was such a great alternative to the cakes, cookies and muffins they've got. - 2/10/2010   8:21:24 AM
  • 76
    No I haven't tried them. Try to stay away from binge triggers. The Cinn. ones heated in the microwave for about 10 seconds would be just toooooooooo tempting! - 8/31/2009   3:52:51 PM
  • APOCALYPTICAFAN
    75
    I did not like- too bland and not worth the price anyways - 8/31/2009   1:04:47 PM
  • 74
    I also couldn't get the $100 coupon on their website to print out correctly. :-( - 7/18/2009   4:36:48 PM
  • 73
    I bought the Olive flavor for $2.50 @ Kroger yesterday and was disappointed. I guess I expected a more salty olive flavor. - 7/18/2009   4:36:01 PM
  • 72
    I just picked up a bag of the Sweet Potato flavor and they are wonderful! - 6/17/2009   10:14:34 AM
  • 71
    Oh, my, I'm willing to try them...I hope the dip is more tasty than what it looks like?? - 6/1/2009   11:31:07 AM
  • 70
    I too have never heard of these, but found out they sell them at the local Krogers so I will buy some and try them Thanks for the info. - 5/29/2009   11:37:40 AM
  • 69
    I just saw these at my local Wegmans and I LOVE THEM. I like the sweetpotato and the jalepeno. I have not seen the cinnamon yet but they look really good! - 5/28/2009   5:32:29 AM
  • 68
    Doesn't look like there is a store real close by me in Green Bay but I'll keep watching for them, they all sound great. I love a crunchy snack!! - 5/25/2009   10:22:18 AM
  • 67
    I'm excited to try these :) - 5/25/2009   9:59:52 AM
  • 66
    Thank you so much for this blog/information! I've just printed out hte $1.00 coupon and plan on purchasing today! - 5/24/2009   9:32:28 AM
  • GREEKGAL1
    65
    I loved those cinnamon chips from Taco Bell. Can't wait to try these. - 5/23/2009   4:50:48 AM
  • RJMCDONNELL
    64
    I just tried the Sweet Potato Chip and it was great...City Market had them on sale for $2.50/Bag - Thanks for the find! - 5/22/2009   8:12:20 PM
  • 63
    I don't think our stores sell these yet. But, my husband works at Wally Mart, so I'll be sure to pester him to check to see if these chips are around. - 5/22/2009   8:08:45 PM
  • APO5758
    62
    I haven't seen these, but they sound great. - 5/22/2009   12:48:57 PM
  • 61
    OH yum!! I haven't tried these, but I want to now! - 5/22/2009   12:14:51 PM
  • LAAJMA7
    60
    I just purchased the multigrain ones from Costco. They had a demo on it with spinach dip. I was hooked. I bought both. The size of the chips are a good, decent size and definitely thick enough for dipping without breaking. - 5/22/2009   8:38:39 AM
  • 59
    My favorite are the jalapeno ones. - 5/22/2009   1:04:45 AM
  • 58
    What fun! These sound great. I really like the idea of matching them with some butternut squash soup, or something like that- the lime with lentil soup? Tasty. I'll be on the look out for them. Thanks. - 5/21/2009   11:47:06 PM
  • 57
    I will try them. But I don't eat chips too often. I had to detox off the processed foods. - 5/21/2009   8:55:33 PM
  • ADEPALMA2
    56
    They sound great. If I see them I will try them. Thank you for the information on these new chips. - 5/21/2009   8:39:15 PM
  • 55
    I've not tried these before but they look interesting. - 5/21/2009   7:22:27 PM
  • 54
    The bag size is only 6 oz for $2.99-$3.29, not 12 oz, as stated in the blog. At 12 oz. the price is comparable to a regular bag of chips, but at 6 oz.... too expensive for my budget except as a special treat that I horde for myself. - 5/21/2009   6:54:38 PM
  • 53
    These are good when you just have to have a chip, I like the sweet potato ones best. Nice flavor and crunch. - 5/21/2009   5:40:56 PM
  • 52
    Haven't seen these yet, but if I come across them I'll probably give them a try. (I usually pass that isle when I'm shopping, unless I'm really looking for something like that). One of my favorites, though about a dollar more/bag, are Terra Chips ... made from root vegetables like beets, sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots, etc. - 5/21/2009   5:07:38 PM
  • 51
    Not familiar with them. - 5/21/2009   5:00:17 PM
  • 50
    I'm sure they taste good, but I'm too frugal to spend that much money for something like that. - 5/21/2009   4:25:54 PM
  • 49
    Wish we could get these in the UK!! They sound yummy!!! - 5/21/2009   3:32:42 PM
  • MICKYSMOM13
    48
    I live in Ct. where I can buy these at our local Big Y store, have not yet seen these new flavors, but I will be on the lookout for them. Good with salsa at our cookout this weekend. Have a great Memorial Day! - 5/21/2009   10:04:37 AM
  • 47
    They sound very yummy! I love anything lime flavored so I will keep my eye out for these. Don't have a Whole Foods close to me and won't order them online . - 5/21/2009   9:46:23 AM
  • MINDFULEATS.COM
    46
    I wouldn't really call this food - it's still processed, and you can get a lot more nutritional bang for your calorie by snacking on nuts or fruit. Or make your own snack like baked kale! Of course you need to be moderate, so when you make the occassional splurge on calories, be wise and make sure you love it (chocolate chip cookie or these chips?). - 5/21/2009   9:43:27 AM
  • 45
    yum-o! - 5/21/2009   8:34:25 AM
  • 44
    I will look for these in my regular supermarket. Until they are available there, I won't make a special trip to find them in a whole foods market. I'd also be more likely to try the corn or multi-grain flavors, and stay away from the sweet-flavored ones. I have enough trouble controling my sweet tooth! - 5/21/2009   7:59:53 AM
  • 43
    These sound great. We rarely buy chips (it's a company-only snack) but I will buy these next time, particularly if they're available in a non-conventional grocery like Whole Foods. - 5/21/2009   7:47:20 AM
  • 42
    I haven't tried these yet but I've been meaning to. - 5/21/2009   7:14:03 AM
  • 41
    I just can't justify the cost....with teenage boys at home, one bag wouldn't go very far.......I'll stick with rice cakes and popcorn for my salty, crunchy cravings! - 5/21/2009   6:54:28 AM
  • 40
    They all sound yummy.
    Yes, once in a while I need to have my nachos...when I do, I find the lowest calorie chip I can find and I actually weigh two servings and pile on the Salsa and measured cheese. Knowing how high this is in calories, I don't do this often, but I'm in better control because I take the time to weigh eveything.
    :o) - 5/21/2009   5:53:17 AM
  • 39
    I'm willing to give these chips a try. - 5/21/2009   4:28:57 AM
  • 38
    I love these! I have had the multigran which has flax,sunflower, and sesame seeds, oat fiber, brown rice, quinoa, soy and their great! I have been buying them at Costco, great price! - 5/20/2009   6:04:50 PM
  • FREDKZK
    37
    I wish more products were that clean.
    Problem is, USDA/FDA does not even compel food manufacturers to mention GM ingredients content on labels. - 5/20/2009   4:35:34 PM
  • 36
    I tried these more than a year ago and like them very much. They actually had them at the JFK airport terminal! They are a bit expensive, but I splurge on a couple bags for snacks. - 5/20/2009   4:16:55 PM
  • 35
    I read this article and had to go to Sprouts for their double add day anyway and picked some up. They did not have the new flavors but I got the Sweet Potato and the Chocolate. I just counted out my single serving of the Sweet Potato and ate them and they were wonderful! And filling. I will definately try them again.
    Oh, they were on sale to for 2/$4.00! They are in 6 oz bags. - 5/20/2009   4:12:46 PM
  • 34
    Haven't tried the new flavors, but am hooked on the multigrain ones (with garlic hummus... YUM!) I count out 1 serving & put the bag away so I won't be tempted. Can't wait to try the new flavors! - 5/20/2009   4:09:24 PM
  • JAZZERCISEGENIE
    33
    no probably not. costly and I've tried others and the flavor is not the same - 5/20/2009   3:30:19 PM
  • 32
    i am so so glad i dont crave salty foods like chips....now if i could only get rid of the debilitating sweet cravings!! - 5/20/2009   3:27:38 PM
  • 31
    I don't recall seeing these. Maybe they are just available in the US. - 5/20/2009   3:09:53 PM
  • 30
    wow...I don't get chip cravings anymore....but wow after reading your review..I'm craving these!!!

    Thanks - 5/20/2009   3:07:19 PM
  • 29
    Can't wait to try the new flavors! I use the jalapeno ones to make nachos when I have leftover meat or beans. Lots of options to keep them fairly healthy and add variety to our meals. Low fat cheese doesn't melt all that well, but still tasty. - 5/20/2009   2:50:52 PM

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