Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Should Taste Good Review


 
I was very fortunate to be able to do this review of some very good quality snack chips. I had signed up for email newsletters from them and one day it clicked in my head that as I am slowly building up my reviews, I should contact them the next time they sent me an email. And that is exactly what I did. I really did not expect to hear back from them until maybe months down the road when they would do some ads and reviews with the bloggers who are bigger than me and have more experience.

 So, I was shocked that the next day they emailed me for my address! I was so excited. You have to know me and know that I am really a shy quiet person and I hate asking for anything but I knew if I did not put myself out there nothing would happen. I am so glad I chose Food Should Taste Good as one of the first product reviews. They have been so amazingly gracious to send me 5 different flavors to taste and experiment with.

1.) Chocolate - this was the first one my husband and I decided to try first. We are huge chocolate lovers! We were a little surprised that it was not as chocolaty as we thought but in a strange way it was better. There was a hint of chocolate but it had a salty taste mixed with the tortilla chip to give you a weird like tostito chip taste with an edge of chocolate. We decided that we liked it!

2.) Cheddar & White Cheddar - is our 2nd favorite flavor and we really loved these. Who could not love chips and cheddar together? Throw in some homemade salsa with picante and we were in heaven! We also tried it with a crab dip and it rocked our world! You have to understand something, we eat light meals and then munch most of the time.

We don't munch in huge quantities, more like grazing. My gastro doctor is the one who started that. I have very bad acid reflux and the heartburn's are awful along with my IBS, so I have to be very careful what I eat. He suggested that I eat 6 small mini meals a day instead of 2 or 3 huge meals which is where all my problems come in.

So, these chips were like a lifesaver for me. I could eat healthy by choosing veggie dips, low fat dips and other various dips to eat with these wonderful chips!

3.) The Works - This is my husband's favorite. It is a little more on the spicy side so I had to stay clear of this one. I did sample a few chips which was enough for me to know that I could not eat many or I would have problems. But, he loved them and I know alot of people love food on the spicy side so if that is you, then you will love this one also! It has garlic, poppy seeds, caraway seeds and onion. You could use just about any dip with this one, especially a good picante salsa.

4.) Cantina - This one is like a true Mexican restaurant's chips. They are crunchy and fresh and just have that homemade taste to it. We really loved this one because we could all eat it. Spinach dip and salsa would both be great dips for this one along with any kind of cheese dip. This would be a good one for the kids because it is a basic tostito chip but with a little unique flavor or it may be the crispness that sets it apart from the others.

Now, I only got to review 5 flavors but they have actually got 16 flavors in all so I am sure you will be able to find one that suits you or your whole family. I also learned that they are gluten free and are considered vegan. I am not sure if gluten free helps with my IBS but I do tend to lean more towards it here in the last 6-7 months just to see if it does make a difference.

Some days I feel better and some I don't. But I am able to eat a little better than before by mixing gluten free products in with ones that aren't. Food Should Taste Good is also Kosher, MSG free, dairy and lactose free (except for the Cheddar & White Cheddar), cholesterol and trans fat free.

I also learned that they do make charitable donations (in the form of giving their chips to help your fund raising) and you can get all the information you need to do that on their website. The link to that particular subject is listed under the Frequently Asked Questions. It is nice to know that companies do give back more than I think we give them credit for.

Some can do it thru money and some can do it by offering their products. It does not really matter which way, it is the gesture and the heart felt way that it is offered that matters.

The company started in 2006 by Pete Lescoe in Needham, Massachusetts because he wanted to offer snacks that were better for us, tasted great, had healthy ingredients and were a sophisticated flavor. The chips are baked, not fried with great flavors to satisfy anyone. They can be found in gourmet shops, grocery stores and natural stores. All of this information can be found on their website and by getting in touch with them.

Here is some of the ways you can get in touch with them:

Food Should Taste Good, Inc.
P.O. Box 776
Needham Heights, MA 02494
Telephone: 1-877-588-3784
http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by Mary Bearden.

21 comments:

About A Mom said...

What a great review! I have presented your awesome blog with the Butterfly Award! http://www.aboutamom.com/2011/07/butterfly-award.html

Rachel R. said...

It amazes me how much you can get by simply asking! The worst they can do is say no :) This is a company I've been meaning to contact too because they sound delicious!

Anyway, I was stopping by to see how you've been doing lately?

Amy Sue's Place said...

YUM! I want to try the chocolate!

Cleverly Changing said...

Yummy and a company that cares. Visiting from the Blog Hop. I answered your question about Google +1. In short, it lets your friends know that you like a particular site. It is an encouragement to the blogger to have people publically let their peers know the site is valuable.It is also less invasive than Google Friends Connect. Stop by my site -_-

Sunray Gardens said...

Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and I am following you and your sweet baby Yorkie now. Like your blog. You might want to follow my brother also at http://craigslifeoutdoors.blogspot.com/
He will follow back on all 3 also.

I'm not sure what my FB link is on there so here is a shortcut to it. http://goo.gl/72QWF You are more than welcome to join me as friends there.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Goldenray Yorkies

Jessyca said...

Hi! Thanks for the follows.I am now following back on GFC, Twitter, and FB. I am adding your button to my page as soon as I am done commenting. =) I got a really friendly vibe off you page. Its amazing.
I can't wait to try out these Tortilla Chips as soon as I go to the store they are going in the cart.

Michelle James said...

Hi Mary, thanks for the great review. I had never heard of this company so I visited their website. I like their ingredients. No preservatives. I am trying to cut back on sugar, carbs and preservatives so a few of these at a time would be a great option for me. I am your newest follower from the Sunday blog hop. If you like crafty blogs maybe you could stop by mine at www.micheggy.blogspot.com

So long,
Michelle

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

I love Food Should Taste Good products! They are delicious!
Thanks for stopping by Pink Dandy Chatter...following you =)
http://pinkdandychatter.com

Ohio Outdoors said...

Thanks Mary and I am following you now.
Ohio Outdoors

NovemberSunflower said...

16 flavors?!!! All you really need is cheddar in my book. I'll have to try these now that I have read your review.
I'm returning your follows! I'm with you on GFC, following your facebook page and through twitter.
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a great comment!!!! Enjoy those freebies you get on those Kroger receipts.

JENNi said...

THOSE CHiPS DO LOOK YUMMY LOL!!

THANKS i FOUND iT AND NOW iM OFFiCALLY A GOOGLE FREiND CONNECT FOLLOWER :) THANKS!!

Hil'Lesha said...

Great review! The chocolate sounds good. =)

Devyn said...

Those sound so frickin' good! I'm off to visit their site, and thank you for stopping by mine - I'm now a GFC follower! :)

About Mrs. G said...

happily following back!
those chips sound delicious. i think i'll try the chocolate first!

Bridget said...

I just wanted to stop by and double check that I was following you on Facebook and I am. :)

Hope you have a great week!

Southern said...

Sounds yummy! I want to try the cheddar...well because I love cheese :)

Southern Mama Bri
http://www.RamblingsofaSouthernMama.com

Shanda said...

Got you followed on FB. Thanks

Tmuffin.com said...

Yum. These sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by and following me at www.Tmuffin.com. I'm now following you as well!

Erika said...

That is awesome that you stepped out and contacted them & they said yes! Yay! I've done that a few times and it's been surprising. Thanks for the great review. I didn't know about this company, but it looks & sounds delicious!
I'm stopping by from the blog hop & am a new follower!
I hope you'll stop by my blog too - Musings From a Stay At Home Mom ! Have a great Monday!

Brooke - "Brookie's Baby Bargains" said...

chocolate tortilla chips, sounds interesting enough to try! I am following you back from the hop. Thanks for following! Come back and enter my giveaway for a $50 Roberts Crafts gift card (can be used online). Ends 8/16. http://brookiesbabybargains.blogspot.com

Also, here is the link to my facebook page that you requested http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brookies-Baby-Bargains/223604794337981

<3 Brooke

Marguerite said...

Great review and blog! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. I am now following you back!