Rad Tortilla Chips

Chocolate tortilla chips. Yes, you read that correctly.

I wasn’t quite sure what to think when a big sample box of newfangled tortilla chips landed in my mailbox with the jarring flavors of sweet potato, olive, chocolate, and cinnamon.

In tortilla chips?!

That’s right. They’re tortilla chips, but also kind of cracker-like and even dessert-like with the sweeter flavors.

They’re made by the Massachusetts company, Food Should Taste Good. Gotta love the name, right?

What’s more, the crispy chips are gluten-free and cholesterol-free. They’re baked in the oven, then lightly cooked in sunflower oil.

One ounce (about 12 chips) has 140 calories, about 7 grams of fat (depending upon the flavor),  and about 3 grams of dietary fiber (again, depending upon the flavor). A 6-ounce bag is about $3.49 at BevMo, Whole Foods, Target, Cost Plus, and other retailers.

They’re available in 11 flavors. Surprisingly, my least favorite was “Potato & Chive.” I opened a bag to try with spinach dip, but found the flavor of these rather muddled and not very complimentary to the dip.

The “Multigrain” one, a mix of flax, sunflower, sesame seeds, oat fiber, brown rice, quinoa and soy has a wonderfully complex grain taste and pretty black sesame seeds baked into the chips. They had the taste of stone-ground crackers but the thinness and crunch of a sturdy chip.

Sweet potato tortilla chips.

The “Olive” one had a pleasing briny taste. The “Sweet Potato” one actually tasted of the tubers and was even shaped like elongated sliced ovals of them.

The real revelations were the “Chocolate” and “Cinnamon” ones, which I was all prepared to blanch at. Instead, the chocolate one had the sophisticated and trendy taste of heavenly cocoa with a touch of salt. I couldn’t help but think that melted marshmallows (a la s’mores) would be fab on top of these. Serving suggestions on the back of the bag also recommended vanilla ice cream with these, which I could definitely go for.

The cinnamon ones tasted of cinnamon toast but again with just a sprinkle of salt to make it all the more interesting. Serving suggestions include hazelnut spread, fig jam and apple sauce. Who would have thought!

The next time you’re breaking out snacks to watch the bowl game or to entertain friends, tear open a bag of Food Should Taste Good chips to make the gathering even more lively.

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21 comments

  1. 1

    I have been meaning to try these chips for a long time now… One day… They sound delicious and different!

  2. 2

    Interesting. I rarely get flavored chips because usually they just are complementary dippers to whatever I’m serving. Were the chocolate ones sweet, if not they might be good w/ chili as chocolate & spice is one of my favorite combos.

  3. 3

    Those chips looks good! I love real chips and never buy the additive-ladden ones…

    cheers,

    Rosa

  4. 4

    The chocolate ones remind me of a fresh chocolate tortilla that I had in Old Town San Diego about a year ago. Tasty and have not seen anyone in the Bay Area making them. Will have to try these chips.

  5. 5

    They have hand-made chocolate tortillas in Old Town? Oh man, I must plan a return trip there. I haven’t been there in eons. But I happily remember so many cafes there that had home-made tortillas. I remember one in particular where you could watch the women making them in front of a big picture window at the front of the restaurant. That place knew how to entice you in, that’s for sure.

  6. 6

    Very interesting flavors! I’ll have to look for these.

  7. 7

    I’ll have to try the sweet potato chips. I’ve tried other sweet potato chips, but wasn’t impressed (heck…you’d think sweet potatoes could easily make a flavorful chip!). And as for the chocolate ones…..woo hoo! I’ll try just about anything that has chocolate in it!

  8. 8

    Oh, cholesterol-free!? I have to look into this for sure!

  9. 9

    The flavors sound wonderful…I can smell them from here!

  10. 10

    These look great! Not sure if we can get these in Canada but will keep my eye out next time I am in the states… Love the sound of the chocolate ones. Congrats – this also made it onto tastespotting!

  11. Judith Neuman Beck
    Monday, 11. January 2010 11:58
    11

    Sounds yummy. One of my favorite uses for corn tortillas is to cut them into strips, fry them crispy in corn oil, and sprinkle powdered sugar on top. They remind me of the old Italian “crystals” my mother used to make.
    I’m going to look for the chocolate ones….

  12. 12

    Different aspect than normal tortilla chips, healthy, yummy and dessert style? I’m sold!!!

    Have a great week!

    Gera

  13. 13

    Those chips looks inviting and tempting to buy me one for me.

  14. 14

    Carolyn, interesting chips…I would try them without second thought since I love to try different things :-)

  15. 15

    i love, love, love the food should taste good people! the chocolate ones are good crunched up on ice cream!

  16. 16

    Wpw, I know its your job and all, but you are going to get me hooked on something yummy and crunchy – two of my weaknesses. Oh dear, I see increasing my running mileage in the near future.

  17. 17

    Such fun flavors! I would definitely love to try these chips!

  18. 18

    Oh my god, I devoured a bag of those chocolate ones when I was on Martha’s Vineyard last summer. I finally got them out of my head, six months later, and now THIS. Gah!

  19. 19

    Oh, crazy! I wrote a piece on these chips, too, but I haven’t gotten around to posting it yet! I better get on that!

  20. 20

    We just tried the multigrain last night and they were yummy

  21. 21

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