Food Crush and GIVEAWAY – Chocolate Tortilla Chips

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For this week’s Food Crush, I am excited to also be bringing you a giveaway.  I was sent a sampler pack of chips from Food Should Taste Good recently and was absolutely delighted by what I found. I know you might be saying to yourself “but gluten-free corn tortilla chips aren’t that difficult to find.” And I agree, so something had to be extra-special to give them Food Crush status. While all of their chips were delicious, the Multigrain chips and Chocolate Tortilla Chips are absolutely crush-worthy now let me explain.

The idea of “Chocolate Tortilla Chips” was initially rather under-whelming.  Even though I have used chocolate in savory dishes like gluten-free tamales and my healthy turkey chili recipe, I was less than enthused.  However when I finally tried these, my tastebuds were tantalized.  The hint of sweet is really just an undertone to a savory, crispy chip.  I also LOVE that they provide ‘flavor pairings’ for all of their chips.  That inspired me to try the chocolate chips with salsa – which was another wonderful surprise.  Don’t look to these chips to satisfy a hard-core chocolate craving, but they would be a great conversation starter at your next party.
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Now the snack that truly has won my heart – the “Multigrain”chip. It’s not a sexy name, but it IS my new favorite snack.  It also has a hint of sweetness, but the combination of grains is wonderful and the flavor hearkens back to a cracker I haven’t had in years – Wheat Thins. Don’t let that comparison scare you away; they have been tested and certified to be gluten-free.  I too was wary at first, as one of the ingredients is ‘oat fiber.’ So I asked the manufacturer about the source of their oats, as well as the type of vinegar used in their other chips. Their response is below.  Suffice it to say, it quelled by concerns and I am excited to see another company reaching out to the gluten-free community with products that are truly gluten-free.
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Don’t let my effusive love of the Multigrain and Chocolate Tortilla Chips deter you from trying the other varieties.  The Buffalo flavor has a nice kick, reminiscent of an ‘all-natural’ nacho cheese Dorito (though I’m sure they wouldn’t appreciate that comparison –ha!) and the Olive chip truly seems infused with Kalamata olives.  I was expecting ‘The Works’ chip to be too much, but the garlic isn’t too strong and I loved the caraway seeds.  The Sweet Potato chips are nice but I would prefer slightly more sweet potato flavor.  The Jalapeno chips are pretty, but surprisingly bland if you are expecting a spicy kick.
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Their response to my gluten-free questioning:
“I appreciate your concern for the oat fiber and I will say that we have had a lot of questions regarding our Multigrain chips, but they most definitely are gluten free. Our chips are certified gluten free by GIG of North America.  I will send you some information regarding the oats if you like.  In the extraction process any gluten is removed from the oats early on in the process of manufacturing so they are safe for Celiacs to eat.  The Buffalo chips are made with white vinegar, which is also gluten-free.  In addition: ‘We test our products regularly for GFCO compliance.  Gliadin is the targeted allergen and the detection limit is identified in parts per million.  This analysis is the most stringent level of detection that can be performed.  Levels of 5ppm Gliadin is equivalent to 10ppm Gluten.  As you are probably aware, there is no test that will measure absolute zero. Our certification assures that the product contains less than 5 ppm of Gliadin and similar proteins from rye and barley by AOAC methods which have been approved by the GFCO.    The FDA is proposing a labeling rule to identify Gluten Free as product containing less than 20 ppm Gluten or 10 ppm Gliadin, we are well with in these proposed rules’”
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THE GIVEAWAY
One of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was to share my favorite product discoveries and keep you from wasting your money on  the ‘cardboard-esque’ gluten-free foodstuffs.  To be eligible for your very own sampler pack of Food Should Taste Good chips, leave a comment with your favorite gluten-free snack below by 11pm Eastern on Saturday, March 14th.  The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Sunday March 15th.

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Cassandra said,

March 8, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

I LOVE those multi-grain chips, but have never had an opportunity to try any of the others.

Kim Bouldin said,

March 8, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

My favorite gluten-free snack is a toss up between the nut & coconut KIND bars & a Van’s Gluten-Free Waffle with Barney Butter on it.

Those Chocolate Tortilla chips sound amazing! I am a lover of all things chocolate! :)

Kim

gaile said,

March 8, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

my current favourite gf snack is the Mrs Mays Trio bars. I am rarely without one on my person.

Gina said,

March 8, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

I would love to be considered for the giveaway – the chocolate tortilla chips sound amazing. My favorite GF snack is the Clif Nectar dark chocolate and walnut bar. Thanks for a great post about your latest find!

Jessie said,

March 8, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

Terra chips are currently my favorite GF snack, at least as far as savory ones go. Don’t think I could pick a favorite cookie…. :-)

CDM said,

March 9, 2009 @ 12:38 am

My favorite naturally GF snack is corn chips and homemade guacamole. My favorite processed GF food is Kinnickinick’s Glazed Donuts. They are DELICIOUS!

Beryl said,

March 9, 2009 @ 2:14 am

My favorite gluten free snack is con tortilla chips and salsa. It was my favorite snack even before being diagnosed as a celiac. I never get tired of it!

Jenn Cuisine said,

March 9, 2009 @ 2:27 am

mmm I LOVE sweet potato chips! We make them a lot at home.

The GF Life said,

March 9, 2009 @ 3:17 am

new snack stuff is always good. Our current favorites are some Ogran wafer crackers and butter. But, we do like to have a nice bowl of kettle corn now and again.

The GF Life said,

March 9, 2009 @ 8:03 am

new snack stuff is always good. Our current favorites are some Ogran wafer crackers and butter. But, we do like to have a nice bowl of kettle corn now and again.
OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

Cara said,

March 9, 2009 @ 11:29 am

I love Kays Naturals Protein Chips. They have a good flavor and provide the protein that I need! :)

Emily said,

March 9, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

I love those Chocolate Tortilla Chips! But my favorite gf snack is the Oskri Organics Sesame bars with date syrup. Yum!

Allyson said,

March 9, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

I think my favorite GF snack food has to be Glutino pretzels. My gluten-eating husband likes them even better than gluten filled pretzels!

Tiffany said,

March 10, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

I like Trader Joe’s GF pancakes for a little snack.

Wendy said,

March 10, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

I would love to try these GF chips! The buffalo ones sound pretty good. Thank you!

Leigh said,

March 10, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

chocolate tortilla chips? I might have just fallen in love. My current GF snack of choice are larabars. Just can’t get enough.

Jenn said,

March 11, 2009 @ 2:19 am

My favorite GF snack is Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola.

Oonagh said,

March 13, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

I make home made hummus with freshly baked corn chips. Love the Nut Thins crackers.

Carla said,

March 14, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

I am “brand new” to the gluten free community, so I have no idea what my favorite snack will be as yet!! Thank you for this site!!

» Food Should Taste Good Sampler Pack Gluten-Free Giveaway Winner | A Gluten Free Guide said,

March 16, 2009 @ 1:32 am

[...] the winner of the Food Should Taste Good gluten-free tortilla chip sampler pack is….Cassandra, who professed her love for the Multi-grain chip.  We got tons of great tips [...]

KrisAnn Baker said,

December 21, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

I love the Jalapeno chips but haven’t seen the chocolate or multigrain around here. They are so good! Now, I’m on the hunt for the chocolate ones to eat with fondue.

JEAN said,

September 18, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

I’d love to try them I’m new at the GF eating. Thanks

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