Cheers to a local company Food Should Taste Good headquartered in Needham that has come out with an innovative line of tortilla chips. Innovative because they offer 10 unusual flavors packed with really unusual ingredients, at least for a tortilla chip. They sent me a sampling of their chips to taste-test, which is great because I don't think I'd willingly buy a chocolate tortilla chip. How about a chip baked with quinoa? The packaging says "it's a cracker, too!" giving it more flexibility with how it's eaten than just straight out of the bag or with salsa. These are the kind of high quality (and higher priced) chips that you'd serve to very special guests, maybe even on dinnerware. Each variety stays remarkably true to its advertised flavor. My favorite, the sweet potato chip, tastes exactly like, well, a sweet potato...and much better than the soggy sweet potato fries you get in restaurants. With just six ingredients (stone ground corn, sunflower oil, sweet potato, corn bran, cane juice, sea salt), these chips contain 3 grams of fiber and 20% of the RDA for vitamin A. They also qualify as "low sodium" with less than 80 mg per serving though they certainly don't taste it. The olive chip is made with no less than three kinds of olives including black, green, and kalamata, contributing to its distinctive salty-sour tang. The chocolate variety made with dark cocoa somehow works with the sea salt. Some of them are even more complex like the blue corn chip with three types of seeds (flax, sunflower, sesame), oat flour, and quinoa, but the flavors always blend together perfectly. Because of the all-natural ingredients like whole grains, bran, polyunsaturated oils, and sea salt, I'd quality them as a wholesome snack. Unfortunately they have almost the same amount of calories and fat as a regular potato chip, and it's far too easy to chomp through the relatively small 6 oz. bag. Costing about $3.29 a package, these could become an expensive addiction!
My best advice is to crush them and sprinkle on foods as a condiment. Try the delish flavor/texture combinations below of chocolate tortillas sprinkled on frozen yogurt or the olive or multigrain varieties sprinkled on salads. You'll enjoy all the flavor while controlling calories and making them last longer!