Food Should Taste Good Chips {Review & GIVEAWAY}

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If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you would know by know that I looooove chips. I like them any way, any flavor and truly I believe ‘the chip makes the dip’. So having the opportunity to review this brand of chips was a no brainer for me. Food Should Taste Good currently has 22 flavors of chips! All are made with natural ingredients, no trans fats, no cholesterol and are gluten free. The best part is they are currently in the process of getting the NonGMO label on all their chips! Definitely a company worth checking out. {Do not miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post!}

 

Here is a list of all the current flavors they offer:

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I am not being compensated for this review, I am simply giving my honest opinion on the chips. I was sent 4 different flavors to try out. I decided to include my kids and a few friends in on the experience. It was a lot of fun as we all sat around the table and ate chips, lots and lots of chips. The kids enjoyed getting to voice their opinion without Mommy saying “you have to like it”. 🙂

 

First up on our review: Original Sweet Potato Chips
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This was probably our least favorite out of the bunch. See, I told you, honest opinion. While I did enjoy that they were thick and not greasy, they needed more salt. This was the general consensus from everyone testing. My kids did not really care for them and passed after a couple of chips. Although, some might have enjoyed the saltless flavor, to me it needed a tad of salt.

 

Second on the chopping block: Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips

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These were my FAVORITE. I already had purchased this brand several times before and really enjoy them with a good hummus. They are the right thickness that they do not break when dipped into a dense dip. This is a huge plus for me because I hate it when I go to dip a chip and there are the remains of a previously broken and now soggy chip, who doesn’t right? My kids enjoy this chip and do not miss the normal “flour” tortilla.

 

The third flavor to hit our taste buds: Blue Corn Tortillas 

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This was a new one for me to try. I have enjoyed blue corn chips before, but have never tasted this brand. I must say, we were all impressed. Not only are they super tasty, perfect thickness and saltiness, but they are loaded with other healthy ingredients. Check it out: made with blue corn, quinoa, flax, sunflower and sesame seeds, soy, brown rice. My 3 year old son especially loves these chips as the color resembles “a black bad guy” interpretation Batman. I have served these mixed with the Sweet Potato tortillas for parties and they offer a great variety of flavor and texture for salsa, hummus or even guacamole! These are a must try!

 

Lastly we tried the one my husband was most excited about: Jalapeño Tortilla

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Now I will say, I am not a huge fan of jalapeño flavor, but my husband and every other adult who tried them was…so I will go off of what they said. General consensus was that the while the flavor of jalapeño was there it was not consistent. Some bites had a bigger punch. Despite this, they really enjoyed these chips and would buy them again. They were good enough to eat without an accompanying dip, which to me screams GOOD CHIP! If you can love the chip without having to smother it in some dippy goodness then you have a winner.

 

So, my overall review of this company and there chips was very positive. I am excited to try some of their other flavors! The company has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway of their chips so you can try them for yourself!

 

How To Enter:

*Each bullet counts for one point, up to 5 points total*

  • Leave a comment telling me which flavor you would most like to try.
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Giveaway Rules:

  1. Must live in the United States.
  2. Must leave a comment on my blog.
  3. If you ‘liked’ or ‘followed’ anywhere please tell me where so I can count that entry.

Contest Duration:

Giveaway will run from 6/4/2013 – 6/9/2013 at 11:59PM.

 

Day forty five. Keeping Up With The GMO’s. {health update}

We are chugging along on our little challenge of keeping our home GMO free. While we have noticed significant changes in our health, we still struggle. I would love to say if you stop eating GMO’s all together it will be a magic “cure all” for everything. It isn’t. But it has caused improvements and I would hope to think in the long run, several years down the road, we will reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Our son, who is the whole reason this “non-GMO for 60-days” started has been cleared for not having Celiacs Disease. I am so relieved to know that we do not have that hard, life-long battle ahead of us. My heart goes out to those Mom’s who do have children who suffer with this disease. His biopsy also came back negative for a lactose allergy and negative for any enzyme deficiencies. AND he gained 1 pound, he was most excited about this! Praise God!

His GI Specialist was very intrigued by our new diet changes and asked several questions. It was nice to connect with a Doctor who did not just throw medicines and a “diagnosis” at us. He agreed that staying away from processed foods and gluten could only benefit his little body. He also was pretty sure that he has a high gluten intolerance, while not full blown Celiacs, he just cannot process gluten the way he should and reacts. Over time, if he continued to eat gluten without changing his diet, he could develop Celiacs later in life.

We have done a “test” and gave him a small bit of gluten at dinner one night- not telling him – just to see how his body would respond. I was pretty surprised (and sad that I caused this) but he wet his bed, started biting his nails, was super irritable and complained of a tummy ache over the next couple of days. Poor kid! Thankfully, we know what causes his problems and I am learning how to cook gluten-free. If you have a favorite gluten-free recipe please share!

I have a follow up with my GI Specialist on Wednesday this week. They have been pretty vague and really will not give me much information as to the results of my colonoscopy over the phone. Talk about frustrating! They just tell me to “keep taking your medicine and we will talk at the appointment”. I will have a whole post on that medicine and it’s nasty side-effects and why I stopped taking it. It should be fun talking with the Doctor about it on Wednesday 🙂

Did you get a chance to guess the secret ingredient yesterday? If not, take a look at these ingredients and see if you can guess this product from the ingredient list before reading the answer.

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CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE.

The Answer:

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Know Your Ingredients! Name This Product #9

If you are new to my blog, welcome! Every Monday I post a list of ingredients from popular products you can find in most grocery stores. I give you the chance to try and guess the product before I share what it is on Tuesday. It is just a fun way to get you reading labels and to help you understand what some of those ingredients actually mean!

 

Today’s product was picked by my three year old son 🙂 Read the ingredient list and make your guess in a comment. Make sure you check back on Tuesday for the answer!

 

Know Your Ingredients! Name This Product…

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CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), ARTIFICIAL AND NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE.

 

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Click the photo and you will be taken right to the contest page.

Happy Mother’s Day GIVEAWAY!

Happy Mother’s Day – 1 month FREE to Conscious Box

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I am excited to be able to offer you another chance to win a free month of Conscious Box, just in time for Mother’s Day 🙂 If you didn’t win the last amazing giveaway I offered for this company you have a second chance!

A little more about the company:

Conscious Box is fantastic and I cannot say enough good things about it. You know how I have talked about the clever marketing of companies with labeling their products “all natural” “made with real fruit” “organic ingredients”? It is so hard to take the time to read the labels, get past the marketing and truly find products that are good for you. This is why I am SO thrilled about the company.

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They Offer:

  • GMO free items
  • Gluten free options
  • Vegan options
  • Enviro friendly cleaners
  • Healthy sustainable snacks
  • Bath & beauty products
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • And SO MUCH more…

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Conscious Box sends you an awesome box packed full of goodies once a month, it’s like a birthday gift every month. 🙂 They have a different box every month and you get the chance to try out new brands and products and find some of your new “favorites!”. Once you log in to their page you can search all they different products they offer and read reviews from people who have actually used the products. You also have the chance to earn points by commenting, reviewing and answering questions for extra discounts each month.

 How to enter:

EACH BULLET COUNTS FOR ONE ENTRY.

  • Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win.
  • Like Conscious box on Facebook and leave them a shout out to my blog!
  • Like me on Facebook (comments on FB count as well!)

Each bullet counts for one entry.

**The contest will run for ONE WEEK. May 2nd 5:00am – May 9th 11:59PM.**

**Open to U.S. residents only**

Have a great week and GOOD LUCK! Be sure to share this amazing giveaway with your friends :)