Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shouldn't Food Taste Good? {Review + Giveaway}



[...I kinda love how huge this image is... probably because I couldn't agree with it more! Food should taste good, and  real food always does.]

If you've been following me on my old blog, you probably know by now that I'm a snackaholic. And it's not a bad thing at all. I'm actually quite proud about it! I love healthy snacks and believe snacking is an important part of a healthy and balanced diet. I eat meals and snacks every 3 hours or so, which is supposed to (I hope!) keep my metabolism going and prevent sugar lows and huge hunger spikes. It also makes portion control during meal time a whole lot easier.

For these reasons, I'm always on a look out for healthy and yummy snacks to recommend and share with you, to hopefully encourage you to snack smart.

A few weeks ago, I came across potato and tortilla chips by Food Should Taste Good (from now on referred to as FSTG because it's a mouthful haha). With its catchy name and crunchy products (I looove crunchy snacks!), I was immediately interested. It didn't take much time browsing the company website to realize that I indeed came across something great. This is what I call clean snacking! Clean products with maximum flavor made with simple, real, and minimal ingredients by a company that cares about quality and taste. Now that's what I'm talking about.

All of FSTG chips are:

  • All natural

  • Kosher

  • MSG-free

  • Low sodium

  • Trans fat free

  • Gluten free

  • Lactose free

  • Cholesterol free

  • No preservatives

  • A good source of dietary fiber




I couldn't find FSTG at my local supermarket, so I reached out to them. FSTG was happy to sponsor a review and a giveaway! I was told to choose any 5 flavors (from the current seventeen... seriously?! seventeen?!), and I decided to go with those that I normally don't see: Olive, Hemp, Chocolate, Kettle Corn, and Sweet Potato Salt+Vinegar. A few indecisive minutes, emails and days later, I found a treat at my door!



So here are my thoughts!



Olive: Loved it. I could definitely taste the olives in this chip! It contains real black, kalamata, and green olives and I could actually see little chunks of olive! This is a great chip for the olive lover, like myself.



Hemp: The hemp flavor was definitely subtle, but because I eat hemp seeds regularly, I could taste it! Otherwise, it is a lot like blue corn tortilla chip. For the blue corn tortilla chip lovers out there - this chip is for you! With the added health benefits of hemp (complete protein and high omega-3 content), you got yourself a winner. The chip is hardier and grainier than the other four I got to sample.



Chocolate: So... I love chocolate. Reeeally love chocolate. The good, real, dark kind. And I've never had chocolate tortilla chips, and boy was I excited for this one. This chip's sweetness is subtle, but the richness of cocoa is definitely there. It's also a little nutty and hardy like the hemp chip.

...The last two flavors, however, blew my tastebuds mind away!



Kettle Corn: Literally, wow. It's sweet. It's salty. It's crunchy. I couldn't get enough of this chip. The flavor is spot on - definitely tastes like good ole' kettle corn. I really love kettle corn and never did I think a tortilla chip could replace this love. But it did.



Sweet Potato Salt & Vinegar: This flavor is amazing. True to its name - it's the perfect combination of salty and sour. The chip itself is a different kind of crispy and crunchy that's unique to potato chips, and I absolutely love it! Like the Kettle Corn flavor, it blew me away.

In summary: I truly loved these flavors. I am so grateful for the company's generosity and the opportunity to share my thoughts with you.

I recommend that you browse through the FSTG website yourself. There is a perfect match for each and every one of you! And with each chip description, nutritional information, and list of ingredients also comes a list of recommended accompaniments. The website has a store locator, answers to FAQ’s, and a $1-off coupon! You can also buy FSTG products on Amazon!

{GIVEAWAY ALERT}!!! Food Should Taste Good is kindly offering one reader a case of five flavors of winner’s choice!

Here is how to enter:

You can complete all/any of the following steps to be eligible. Each time you complete a step, please leave a comment saying you had done so! The more you complete, the higher are your chances!

  1. Visit the Food Should Taste Good website and view their variety of all natural chips. Which chip would you love to try?

  2. Subscribe to my blog via email or via Wordpress (if you have an account)

  3. Like my Facebook Page

  4. Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name in the comment)

  5. Tweet about this giveaway: "I just entered to win 5 bags of Food Should Taste Good chips @MyEatsAndTreats http://wp.me/p1PB1S-9b"

  6. Like FSTG Facebook Page

  7. Leave a comment on any of my other blog posts, and come back here to comment, too

  8. Tell me what your favorite snack is! Mine is almonds :)


Deadline to enter is January 31, 2012 at midnight EST! Winner will be notified via email and on February 1 blog post.

xoxo. Veronica

68 comments:

  1. I like you on Facebook!

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  2. I follow you on twitter!

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  3. I'm subscribed to your blog!

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  4. I follow u on twitter @fitpossible

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  5. I like FSTG on facebook!

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  6. Been to thr FSTG site. I already receive their newsletter... I would love to try the hemp flavor

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  7. My favorite snack is dried pineapple and nuts... Pecans, almonds, walnuts... Any will do :o)

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  9. I completed 1,2,3,4,6, and 8!

    Man, I must really want to try those olive FSTG chips!
    My twitter name is willwrk4foodgrl.
    And my favorite snack is walnuts and dark chocolate chips... It didn't have to be healthy did it? :)

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  10. I LOVE walnuts and dark chocolate chips. And that's totally healthy! Omega-3s + antioxidants + happiness :)

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  11. Nikita Ganatra1/21/2012 5:07 PM

    I <3 your facebook page!!!

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  12. Nikita Ganatra1/21/2012 5:07 PM

    "I would try the sesame flavor!"

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  14. My favorite snack is beef jerky! :)

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  15. haha did you see the beef jerky on OpenSky today?

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  16. I'm subscribed to your blog!

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  17. My favorite snack (this week) is either a banana with nut butter or a bowl of cereal- usually Puffins or Kashi GoLean. Yum!

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  18. I LOVE Food Should Taste Good chips. My favorites are the Sweet Potato Chips and the Hemp Chips. But, I would love to try the Salt & Vinegar Sweet Potato Chips that you reviewed- I've never seen those!

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  19. Yummm! That's my classic fave, too! Thank you for entering the giveaway! Have a good day! :)

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  20. I would love to try the olive flavor! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  21. I subscribe to your blog :)

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  22. I follow you on twitter

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  23. I like them on FB too :)

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  24. My favorite snack is almond butter on thin rice cake-like things that I buy at Whole Foods!

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  26. Ooo! I haven't had rice cakes in a while! I love almond butter on pretty much anything :)
    Just had some with the Chocolate FSTG chips!
    Thank you for stopping by and for entering!

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  27. I'd love to try salt and vinegar
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  29. i follow and like you on facebook

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  30. I follow your blog!

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  31. my favorite snacks are also almonds! lol

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  32. and,i have commented on many of your blog posts in the past :)

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  34. My favorite snack is an apple with almond butter!...or anything with almond butter hehe :)

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  35. Haha same here! I thought the almond butter thing was a phase I was going through... but a year later, it's clearly love. :)

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  36. I just suscribed!

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  41. FB fan / like {my eats and treats} . My FB profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000826352246

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  42. I'd like to try barbeque (their new flavor!)

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  43. my fav snack are blueberries!!!!

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  44. tweeted:
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  45. FB fan / like Food Should Taste Good. My FB profile:
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  46. Hi Janice!
    Thanks for entering! I looove blueberries. Just had some this morning in a huge bowl of oatmeal! :)

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  52. I subscribed to your blog via email.

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  53. I follow you on twitter @ashleypomes

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  54. My favorite snack is either fruit or Kind bars. I love those bars.

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  55. I liked FSTG's Facebook page.

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  56. I visited their website and The flavor I would love to try is original Sweet Potato. I love sweet potato's and that in a chip form sounds amazing.

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  59. katherine d.1/27/2012 6:20 AM

    my favorite snack is watermelon

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. katherine d.1/27/2012 6:20 AM

    the hemp chips!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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