Taste Test: Food Should Taste Good Chips

We posted earlier about the delicious and creamy Red Mango Frozen Yogurt, which is one of the latest brands to have been certified as gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). We’ve since been moving through the GFCO certified list, and our most recent acquisition, Food Should Taste Good chips, matches Red Mango’s superb taste while balancing its more healthful qualities.

Wrapped in a black bag with a design that reminds you more of an elegant steakhouse dinner than a quick snack, these chips aren’t for your typical Lay’s fanatic. The name of the brand, Food Should Taste Good, perhaps suggests that healthy food should taste good, as these delicious chips contain a high amount of flaxseed and are low in sodium, which certainly goes against the conventional wisdom of your run-in-the-mill snack-happy chip.

And be advised – we don’t always recommend these chips be eaten straight out of the bag. They still taste delicious, mind you, but when dipped in a savory gluten-free sour cream and onion dip (our Grocery Guide lists at least five varieties) these chips satisfy like few other gluten-free snacks. The coolness of the dip blends perfectly with the chips’ dry, salty texture. And like Lay’s, you can’t eat just one; Annette and I went through our two bags in no time at all.

Available in eleven different flavors (we sampled Multigrain as well as Potato and Chive), the chips have received a fair amount of media attention since their creation in 2006. They’ve been featured multiple times on the Rachel Ray show and even evoked an endorsement on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, whose correspondents passed around different varieties of the chips during a recent show (clip available on Food Should Taste Good’s Media Site).

This sort of press attention certainly is a sign that these chips have caught the public eye, and this delicious gluten-free treat is set to take off.

Delightfully Gluten-Free has a helpful rundown of some quick thoughts about a few of the varieties.

A Gluten Free Guide reviewed the chips and claimed to enjoy the Chocolate flavor considerably – we have yet to try that particular kind, and we’re a bit skeptical that salt and chocolate could mix to create a palatable snack. But we’re curious to see what you think. Has anyone else tried the chocolate chips? What about other varieties of Food Should Taste Good Chips? Which ones are your favorites?


6 thoughts on “Taste Test: Food Should Taste Good Chips”

  1. chocolate wasn’t my favorite. i’m usually pretty open to new things, but it just wasn’t for me. i do, however, concur that jalapeno is awesome!

  2. Personally I like the plain – but with some Roasted Garlic Hummus. Mmm, excuse me while I go have some…

  3. My husband likes the smokiness of the chocolate and we both agree that the sweet potato ones rock! I just wish the bags were bigger and sold at Costco!

  4. The multigrain ones are great with hummus. The Olive ones have a strong black olive flavor – I’m a green olive fan and was hoping for more of that flavor. Oh well, dip anything in garlic and chive hummus and it tastes good!

  5. The multi-grain ones are available in a huge bag at Costco in Yonkers, NY.
    I like the chocolate ones with a dab of peanut butter. Yum! And the sweet potato ones sure do satisfy a craving – almost a comfort food.

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