Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tortatos Will make Your Re-Think What a Snack Chip SHOULD Be! (Product review)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products, free of charge, from RW Garcia, viKoopman Ostbo Marketing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them.

AH Spring time- 
the time when we realize the New Year Diets aren't working well enough for swimsuit season!

Don't fret- I have a snack food for you today that will help you stay the course!

The first-ever half tortilla chip, half potato chip is on store shelves across the country.

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Tortatos, from RW Garcia, combine stone-ground white corn and red potatoes, creating a chip that has the crunch of a tortilla chip and the finish of a potato chip.The white corn’s inherent sweetness and the excellent flavor of red potatoes provide the best tasting and lightest chip and with 25% less fat than traditional potato chips. Now THAT'S something we can ALL love!

Can you tell which chip is a Tortato and which one is a typical corn chip?

 tortatos or regular corn chip?

The one on the left is a typical corn chip! Gotcha didn't I?

The idea for Tortatosbegan with a simple question from a young member of the RW Garcia family: Why isn’t there a tortilla chip that tastes like a potato chip? It was a question that intrigued Robert and Margaret Garcia, founders of the family-owned-and-operated leading maker of artisan corn-based snacks, and now they have provided an answer two years in the making: Tortatos, the first-ever half tortilla, half potato chips, that are on store shelves across the country.

Tortatos are made from wholesome, simple ingredients, contain no trans fats, additives or preservatives and are certified gluten free. Additionally, as the first chip company to be verified by the Non-GMO Project, all RW Garcia chips use non-GMO corn. That's something all parents can really rejoice about!

 tortatos flavors

Course that's when you can get a chip out of your mouth, after stealing them BACK from the kids!

Really they're better than normal chips! You can eat 11 of them for ONLY 150 calories and 7 g of fat, and about a third less sodium than regular chips. And trust me- you may not WANT that many, because they are so filling. AND unlike regular potato chips, there are no ingredients with names you can't pronounce that are designed to make you want to EAT more of the product than you want to eat.

Did I mention these chips are amazing tasting? If you've got a kid that needs to be on a gluten-free diet, you may find yourself hiding these chips from them! Miss Grace claimed the BBQ as soon as the chips came in (literally-she grabbed the bag and ran off with it, after I opened the Regular ones and we all tasted them!)! She adored freaking out her friends at school for a week- 'it's a corn chip, it's a potato, it's both!' LOL

Tortatos are available in four flavors, which we were all able to try out:
  • Original– RW Garcia seasons Original Tortatos with sea salt to create a crunchy chip with 25% less fat than potato chips and that will satisfy any salty-snack craving. These are SO addicting! Everyone with gluten allergies that tried them at Miss Grace's party this past weekend was HOOKED and ready to go buy 6/7 bags of them!
  • Barbeque-A traditional favorite for many potato chip lovers, these chips will not disappoint with all natural spices that create that familiar and delicious tangy barbeque chip flavor. Granted I only got to taste about 6 chips (!!), but these really have that 'tang' you want from BBQ chips, yet have a sweet follow thru from the corn.
  • Salt & Pepper- The combination of salt and black pepper provide the perfect spice ratio – eating only one is not possible. I LOVE Salt n Pepper chips and I have to admit, these are gonna be the adults bag! Miss Grace liked them, but declared them a bit 'too spicy'. They have a strong kick from the pepper, but are superb with chili! 
  • Salt & Vinegar – The kick of vinegar and added saltiness provide the strong flavor Salt & Vinegar chip lovers expect. Another adult flavor, these reminded me of chips I used to get at a traditional English fish shop, where I lived in Northern California!

These chips are perfect eating by themselves, or with a healthy dip (like guacamole or a veggie low-cal spinach dip)! And I can guarantee you, once you start eating them, other chips will not taste right anymore!We are HOOKED on these chips and I am so glad that I have been able to find them where we shop for other items for Miss Grace and her GF diet!&nbspAll four flavors of RW Garcia Tortatos are now available across the country in stores such as select Whole Foods Markets, Raley's, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Central Market and The Fresh Market.

So re-think your snack food choices and check out these great tasting Tortatos today!
Your entire family will thank you!

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