As this publishes, I am wandering the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Have you been there? Foodie Heaven. An excellent fallback choice for Ohioans on Spring Break with nothing else to do. If you like to eat anyway.
I was not sure I had quite enough traditional recipe posts to fill my week, and I knew I needed to get a review of these chips in, so it seemed as good a time as any. Now as most of you know I don’t normally accept processed foods to review because for the most part my family does not eat them–and even when we do, this is a cooking blog, not a grocery blog. But when Food Buzz offered us a crack at Tostitos’ new Artisan Recipes chips, I could not say no. I am a tortilla chip fiend. There I said it. They are the one junk food we always have around, usually just flavored with salt.
When we got the chips, I was a little skeptical. The Fire Roasted Chipotle left me, frankly, underwhelmed. They tasted like Doritos without enough Doritos flavor. Pass.
But then we opened the Roasted Garlic and Black Bean. Oh my these are delicious. And, I am excited to report, they are no worse for you than regular tortilla chips. The fat, fiber, calories and salt are all comparable–better in some cases. The ingredient list seems long, because of the many grains used, but I recognized all of the words and mostly recognized the ingredients (oregano extract as an antioxidant through me a loop, I confess). This was a terrible discovery, because now I felt justified–and now I own 3 super sized bags from Costco, with more to follow no doubt. Oh dear.
Fine Print: I got these Tostitos free from Food Buzz as a part of their Tastemaker program. I was not compensated in any way for the review (other than the Tostitos themselves) and the opinions given are my own.