Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review: Food Should Taste Good Chips...and Cheddar-Bacon Ranch Dip

One of my favorite parts of being a food blogger is getting to try new-to-me food products...and then share them with you! The nice people at Food Should Taste Good recently sent me several varieties of their chips to try out. These aren’t run-of-the-mill chips, people! All of their chips are gluten free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats, and do not use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). They are also certified Kosher, low in sodium, are a good source of dietary fiber...and many flavors are certified vegan! Food Should Taste Good has more than 20 flavors of chips, some of which are very unique. We were sent four bags to sample, along with free product coupons. We received the Toasted Sesame, Jalapeno, Kettle Corn, and Chocolate flavors! See? Unique! We started out by tasting each flavor straight from the bag.

The Jalapeno had a spicy kick, but the heat wasn't overpowering -- they were perfect for dipping in salsa. The Toasted Sesame definitely has a pronounced sesame taste; the more I ate this chip, the more I enjoyed its unique flavor. They were perfect for munching while watching TV one afternoon! The Kettle Corn is a salty-sweet tortilla chip that had my tastebuds dancing...and my mind thinking about how fun it would be to use as the base of no-bake pie crust. The Chocolate was very had a deep cocoa flavor, but it wasn’t overly sweet. This flavor would be fabulous with a sweet cream cheese-based dip. These products are so much fun!

I used one of my free product coupons to buy a bag of the Multigrain tortilla chips -- flavored with sunflower, flax, and sesame seeds. As soon as I tasted these nutty chips, I knew that they would be perfect for dipping. I basically looked in my cupboard and fridge to see what I had, and found my inspiration from ingredients I had bought to top baked potatoes. My dip contains shredded sharp cheddar, bacon, and a one-two punch of onions. I used a combo of light sour cream and fat-free Greek yogurt to keep the fat content down. Best of all? This creamy dip is basically ready to eat in the time it takes to cook the bacon.

Cheddar-Bacon Ranch Dip
a Weekend Gourmet Original

Step 1: Add the following ingredients to a large mixing bowl: 8 ounces light sour cream, one 7-ounce container fat-free Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 2-3 slices crumbled bacon, 2 sliced green onions, half a finely diced shallot, 1 tsp. hot sauce, and one package ranch dip mix. 

Step 2: Stir well to combine and spoon into a 2-cup colorful serving bowl. If you have the time...or the patience...refrigerate the dip for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to combine and the dip can thicken a bit.

I love to have a few tasty dip recipes in my arsenal. That way, I’m prepared when last-minute company stops by...or I receive an invitation to a party or potluck. I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t love dipping a crunchy chip into a big ‘ol bowl of creamy dip! If you end up with any dip lift, I'm thinking it would also be an excellent potato topper!

As you can see from the picture, the Food Should Taste Good Multigrain chips stood up to this chunky dip without breaking. Their nutty flavor wasn’t overwhelmed by the dip, but instead paired nicely with its flavors. To find out where you can purchase Food Should Taste Good chips near you, visit the Store Locator on their website. While you're there, make sure to print the a coupon to save $1 on your next bag of their chips!


  1. this dip sounds sooo good! and i'm glad to hear the positive review of the chips - i see them in the store, but i've never bought them. will have to change that!

  2. I adore those chips and this dip looks so very good! We need to connect when I get back home. Hugs and love.

  3. OOOhhhh I love their blue corn chips so much!

  4. These are my favorite chips. They are addicting! I try not to eat the whole bag in one sitting:) Your dip looks fabulous. My hubby would love it because he loves bacon.


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