Food Should Taste Good: Review & Giveaway!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed!


I’m a firm believer that there are certain things everyone likes. And when you meet someone that insists they don’t like it, they’re a liar or crazy; or maybe both. One of those things is chips. So when Food Should Taste Good contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in trying some of their chips to review and subsequently give away, I couldn’t resist. I mean, if I did, wouldn’t that just make me a crazy liar? I’ll do whatever it takes to stick to my guns! [Scroll to the bottom for giveaway details!]

I was chipped!
I was chipped!

The box of chips arrived on a Friday afternoon – the perfect opportunity for ultimate chip snacking. The box was labeled with a “fragile” sticker, which I thought was clever… no one likes broken chips! I immediately ripped open the box and was thrilled with what I found: four bags of chips including sweet potato, barbecue,  and classic salt and pepper. They’re all certified gluten-free and Kosher, and you can see all their varieties here. But the bag that caught my eye? The chocolate ones. Yes, you read that correctly – chocolate tortilla chips! As soon as  I saw them I knew what was to become of those chips… dessert nachos! I always snack on savory things like nachos and popcorn and think to myself “it would be really fun to experiment with a sweet version…” yet I never get around to making them. Thanks to FSTG, that all changed.

With a name like Food Should Taste Good, it’s no surprise that I’m about to tell you the chips taste good. In fact, they’re awesome; and I know I’m not alone in thinking so. I started with the sweet potato chips and had them alongside a wrap with dinner. They were super thick and crunchy (something I love in a chip), and also had a distinct sweet potato flavor without just tasting like a dried sweet potato or just a tortilla chip. And even though I’m not a health food nut, it was nice to know I could enjoy a hefty amount (serving size is 18 chips) without feeling guilty! I sampled all of the flavors that were sent, but saved the chocolate for my special concoction. These dessert nachos are SO easy to make and really fun. And depending on what you have on hand, you can really use whatever ingredients you have. I have every intention of making them again in the future, and even changing it up a bit!

Dessert Nachos |

Quick Dessert Nachos
– Serves 2 –

2 generous handfuls of Food Should Taste Good’s Chocolate Tortilla Chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shredded coconut or toasted coconut chips
1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
4 strawberries, sliced

1. Melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or with a double boiler (I just microwaved in a greased ramekin in 30 second increments until it was melted). 
2. Layer the tortilla chips, coconut chips, walnuts, and sliced strawberries on a plate. Lightly spoon the melted chocolate over the chips… and that’s it! 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS! Want your own Food Should Taste Good pack of chips? Well, here’s what to do:
Leave me a comment here telling me – what is your favorite nachos combination? Or, just leave me a comment telling me what you did last weekend, or what you’re doing this weekend!
You have until Monday 4/29 at 9a.m to enter!

Disclaimer: Food Should Taste Good provided me the chips for review at no cost to me, and will be providing the winner a prize pack as well. All opinions are my own.

Running for food

Since a solid 75% of what I think about is food related, it’s no surprise that food consumes my thoughts while I run. Ususally during long runs I dream about smoothies, milkshakes, or iced coffee, while on shorter runs during the week I think about my upcoming dinner. Take Thursday night, Cinco de Mayo, for example. In addition to thinking about the nachos I was planning to make all day, those thoughts followed me throughout my run. There were even points where I thought about picking up the pace just so I could finish and get dinner sooner. Totally normal, right?

When I realized it was already May and that Cinco de Mayo was rapidly approaching, I wanted to make something that had a little Mexican flavor, but wasn’t totally typical. I know, nachos are probably in the top 5 of things that come to mind when you hear Mexican food. But I decided to do things a little differently to give them my own twist. For starters, I took some Chi-Chi’s tortillas that had been sent to me with the mole sauce, and used those as my “chips.” I also used crumbled Chiptole Gardenburger instead of your typical chili or ground beef. Aside from that the toppings were typical; refried beans (with chipotles!), diced red onion, diced tomato, shredded lettuce, jalapeno, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

When I received my fun little Cinco de Mayo package of mole sauce and tortillas, I also received some La Victoria salsa. I saved it until Thursday and finally got to give it a try. I also received a few Tostito’s dip packets from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, and got to put one of the guacamole mix packets to good use. I’m always wary about seasoning packets that claim to bring about authentic guacamole flavors, just because it’s hard to replace the fresh onion, lime juice, ciliantro, etc., but Tostitos does a pretty good job! This is a perfect mix to have on hand just in case you don’t have the other ingredients available to make completely fresh guacamole.

This meal really hit the spot. Of course, it would be great at a party or get together as well. YUM.

Veggie Nachos 

 Baked tortillas (see recipe below)
1 Chipotle Gardenburger, crumbled
1 cup refried beans 
1 small tomato, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
2 Tbsp cilantro, diced
1 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup salsa
1/4 cup guacamole 
1/4 cup sour cream / Greek yogurt 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Layer baked tortilla chips in a lightly greased 9-inch pie  dish
3. Add refried beans, followed by onion, jalapeno, tomato, and cilantro topping off with cheese 
4. Bake for 10 minutes, serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream

Baked Tortillas

5 burrito sized tortillas
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Cut tortillas in half, and in half again, and again to make 8 triangles 
3. Layer on a sprayed baking sheet, and lightly top with olive oil and salt
4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy 

*Of course you know the opinions stated here on my blog are completely my own. While I received some products (tortillas, salsa, and mole) from Hormel and the seasoning packets from Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker program, I was not required to write a positive review about them – they were good (in my opinion) and deserved a shout-out!