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Food Should Taste Good Pita Puffs Review

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Food Should Taste Good

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

I’ve previously reviewed Food Should Taste Good’s chips before–you can read that review here. Here are the pita puff flavors that I tried:

Chive

About: 

“Enjoy the mild onion flavor of chives baked into every bite of this crisp and airy snack.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Whole Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Sea Salt, Whole Rye Flour, Oat Fiber, Honey, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Bran, Natural Flavor, Chives, Whole Oat Flour, Whole Triticale Flour, Whole Barley Flour, Olive Oil, Whole Brown Rice Flour, Molasses.”

Cinnamon Sugar

About: 

“Cinnamon and Sugar make this crisp and airy snack the perfect sweet and salty combination.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Corn Starch, Cinnamon, Whole Rye Flour, Oat Fiber, Honey, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Bran, Natural Flavor, Whole Oat Flour, Whole Triticale Flour, Whole Barley Flour, Salt, Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Whole Brown Rice Flour, Molasses Powder, Molasses.”

Pesto

About: 

“We bake basil into every bite to create our twist on this Italian favorite in a crisp and airy form.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Whole Wheat Flour, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Natural Flavor, Whole Rye Flour, Oat Fiber, Honey, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Bran, Salt, Basil, Whole Oat Flour, Whole Triticale Flour, Whole Barley Flour, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Olive Oil, Sugar, Whole Brown Rice Flour, Yeast Extract, Molasses.

Multigrain

About: 

“Enjoy our twist on the traditional multigrain pita in a fun crisp and airy form.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour, Sunflower Oil, Whole Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Sea Salt, Whole Rye Flour, Oat Fiber, Honey, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Bran, Natural Flavor, Whole Oat Flour, Whole Barley Flour, Whole Triticale Flour, Olive Oil, Whole Brown Rice Flour, Molasses.”

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My Thoughts:

I’m really steered away from regularly snacking on chips as a means of satisfying cravings. Thus, these pita puffs were a bit of a change. I do occasionally eat some wheat products and do not have major digestive issues–though I feel more energetic and light when I limit wheat and most grains.

These pita puffs taste good, with good ingredients (but not great). I like that the ingredient list items are all recognizable, but it is not indicative of a brand that is using organic ingredients. Organic is what I strive for, needless to say.

Comparatively speaking, these snacks are unique (shape, texture & light crunch) and contain better ingredients than the majority of the chips and snacks you’ll find in your local grocery store, as their ingredients are non-gmo. I’d say their above average taste-wise and quality-wise, but not the best.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

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Food Should Taste Good Chips Review

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Food Should Taste Good

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

About Food Should Taste Good:

“Founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, real ingredients, and sophisticated flavor – the qualities he is most passionate about in food.

With a name that speaks for itself, Food Should Taste Good® chips are made from high quality ingredients. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher.  Plus, many varieties are certified vegan.

Food Should Taste Good® chips are available nationally at conventional grocers and natural food markets.

Are your chips non-GMO?

We use ingredients made without the use of genetic engineering (GMOs) in all of our products and have recently updated our packaging to reflect this commitment. For further assurance, we have also enrolled all of our products in the Non-GMO Project and are working on verification. We’re proud to announce that Multigrain, Sweet Potato, Olive, Blue Corn, The Works!, Toasted Sesame, Harvest Pumpkin, Falafel, and Original Kettle Cooked Sweet Potato have all been verified by the Non-GMO Project. To learn more, head over to our website: www.foodshouldtastegood.com/about-fstg/non-gmo-commitment.

Sweet Potato Chips

About:

“A hint of cane sugar enhances the natural nuttiness of the sweet potato in a chip that is a riff on a classic baked sweet potato. Try the chips with a fresh fruit salsa.

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Cane Sugar, Sweet Potatoes, Sea Salt.”

Kettle Corn

About:

“A new twist on a carnival classic, try this sweet and salty combination.

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Toasted Corn Germ, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt.”

Blue Corn

About:

“Nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn create a robust yet versatile chip to be enjoyed alone or paired with a fresh dip.

Ingredients:

Organic Blue Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Brown Rice Flour, Flax Seeds, Cane Sugar, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sea Salt, Quinoa, Rosemary Extract.” 

Chocolate

About:

“Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa offer a sweet balance that pairs perfectly with our chip’s natural corn flavor. They are great for anytime snacking and are delicious in a creative dessert – try crumbling them over ice cream!

Ingredients:

Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Canola Oil, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Powder (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Dextrose), Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract.” 

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My Thoughts:

Delicious and unique, these chips were a treat to try for my taste buds. The chocolate and kettle corn flavors were my favorite. After thoroughly going through their website, I realized that Food Should Taste Good makes gobs of different kinds of chips! I only tried four of them. There are a ton more–so there’s likely a flavor to suit anyone.

Quality-wise, as you can see from these ingredient lists, these chips are not tops. They are indeed non-gmo, but only one of these flavors contains an ingredient that is listed as organic. Non-GMO is a step in the right direction, but especially when it comes to products that have corn as the main ingredient (one of the most heavily pesticide coated produce item), I make sure to buy organic as much as possible.

I appreciate the diversity of this brand, but don’t see myself looking to them for my organic, go-to chip. I will say, if you walk into your local grocery store and scrutinize their chip section, they are merely all GMO-ridden (unless you are in a natural health food store). Since Food Should Taste Good does not use GMO ingredients, they are above average, but will not be a staple in my pantry until they take another step up the ladder to include mostly organic ingredients.