Friday, October 12, 2012

Chips from Food Should Taste Good

I first discovered Food Should Taste Good products at my office a few years ago.  Since then, they have been popping up all over the place, now offered at most cafes around town.

I like the idea behind them, trying to make chips and snack foods out of more wholesome ingredients, yet still taste good.  Unfortunately, I don't think they live up to their name.  They offer three product lines: tortilla chips, kettle chips, and crackers.  The tortilla chips are their signature line, and they have a slew of different flavors.  I haven't ever cared for them.  The kettle chips are better, but I wouldn't pick them over other kettle style chips.  I've never tried the crackers.
Tortilla Chips.
  • Multigrain Tortilla Chips: Made with flax, sunflower and sesame seeds.  Interesting shape.  Hearty tasting, but just strange as tortilla chips.  Good salt level.
  • Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips:  Meh, still corn chips but with mild sweet potato flavor.  Unhealthy and not actually tasty. [ Decent sweet potato flavor but still not great. ] [ Hearty tasting, but not much sweet potato.  Good dipped in bean dip. ] [ Nothing all that great, subtle sweet potato flavor. ] [ Kinda healthy tasting, but not actually.  Only slight sweet potato flavor.  Not nearly salty enough.  MEH. ] 
  • JalapeƱo Tortilla Chips: Lightly spicy, very salty, but at end of day, just tortilla chips [ Zesty, but not anything special. ]
  • Cheddar Tortilla Chips: Not very cheddar-y, multigrain taste, meh. [ Nice and cheesy, hearty flavors from quinoa/flax/etc ]
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.
These are made with flaxseed and quinoa, along with the blue corn.  I thought those ingredients would make them taste healthy, but they don't.  Which I guess makes sense, since they are insanely unhealthy, even compared to regular potato chips.

Anyway, I liked the blue corn flavor more than the basic multigrain chips, but I just don't like flax, and that flavor was too strong.  Good salt level though. 
Kettle Chips.
The kettle chips are more standard potato chips, although made with sweet potatoes.
  • Original Sweet Potato Kettle Chips: Crispy, salty, decent sweet potato flavor, not bad. [ Very sweet potatoey, but dried out and not very salted. ]
  • Barbecue Sweet Potato Kettle Chips:  Pretty good, best of the sweet potato chips. [ Crispy kettle chips, nice flavor from sweet potato, good bbq coating.  I like these.]
  • Salt & Vinegar Sweet Potato Kettle Chips: Salty, nice.
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