Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Twistos Are Going to be YOUR New Addiction (Product Review and Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Twistos, via Payton & Co PR , 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 it






Are you looking for a twist to your usual snack routine? Just in time for Spring, it’s out with the old and in with the new. Whether you are someone who loves to snack or if you’re just looking to add some flair to your soups or salads, you’re in luck! 

twistos flavors


Twistos Baked Snack Bites, new from Frito Lay, a brand you love,, comes a baked snack inspired by popular cheeses and appetizers in three flavors: Parmesan & Garlic, Asiago and Bruschetta.

Twistos are a baked snack- so they are healthier for you. The best way I can describe them is to say they are like a light crouton- all the crunch, but melt in your mouth goodness like a good cracker, with some great flavor all throughout! They have been available in other countries (like Canada), but are new to the US market! 

We recently got to test out all 3 flavors, and they had one thing in common- we got addicted to them! Seriously addicted! How much?

twistos sneaking

This was typical- whenever a bag was open, there was a hand sneaking some of the snacks for themselves! We took a bag of the Asiago flavor on Miss Grace's field trip this past week, and they were the star of the picnic lunch as pretty much ALL the girls in her class came over and took a handful, declaring them "super good", "way good", "awesome good" and "super duper good". Who says 7 year olds can't come up with adjectives? LOL Add some apples and grapes, and their lunches pretty much got ignored for our picnic foods! You gotta love it!

The adults preferred the Parmesan & Garlic and Bruschetta flavors- as they are more sophisticated and pack a pretty good flavor punch. They are super for dips like a hot Caprese or Pepper dip!

gaby dalkin


Cookbook author, food and lifestyle writer and former personal chef to the stars Gaby Dalkin has come up with some great recipes for and using these new great snackers, Twistos."As a chef and recipe creator, I'm constantly looking for new, unique experiences, especially when it comes to snacking," said Dalkin. "Twistos Baked Snack Bites are the perfect way to add a fun twist to your ordinary routine. Whether you like to dip, pop or munch, the snacking possibilities are endless." Check out a Q&A with her, and check out the great appetizers she has for you:




All the recipes above can be found on the Twistos' Facebook page, and I've got the 2 dip recipes for you today. They are very tasty and easy to make! And keep reading for an extra special giveaway from twistos too!


Hot Caprese Dip

hot caprese dip

Ingredients:

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 
2 8-ounce containers of fresh mozzarella (cut into cubes) 
1/2-cup store bought basil pesto 
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste 
TWISTOS Bruchetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites 
Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
2. In a small baking dish add the halved cherry tomatoes. Drain the mozzarella from any water that it’s packaged with and add a layer of the mozzarella over the tomatoes. 
3. Drizzle the pesto over the top and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until very hot and bubbly. 
5. Serve immediately with TWISTOS Bruschetta Flavored Baked Snack Bites.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

roasted red pepper dip

Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites
2 roasted red bell peppers
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
1 lemon, juiced
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1. Toast the almonds in a small skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes , just until fragrant. Set aside.
2. In a high-powered blender or food processor, process the TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites until pulverized.
3. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
4. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve with TWISTOS Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites or assorted crudité.
Giveaway:
Twistos wants to help put new Spring in your daily routine with an extra special giveaway pack!

lunch giveaway kit


This on-the-go kit includes:
-a Fit & Fresh insulated lunch bag with cooler pack- perfect for grown up lunches!
-filtered Bobble water bottle
- dunk-n-dip snack container with attached cooler pack
- Smart Planet collapsible lunch container, that comes with it's own fork (it is so cool, you may find yourself playing with it more than using it! LOL
and (6) bags of Twistos- 2 of each flavor!.

How's that for putting a NEW TWIST in your lunch routine???

(course my pack got seized by the kid for her 'new' lunch bag for school next year- you know cause you need a 'grown up' bag for second grade! LOL)

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21 comments:

  1. Bruschetta is my favorite. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Stuffed Peppadews with Goat Cheese and twists Bruschetta flavored snack Bites. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I would love to try the parmesan and garlic

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  4. I'm most interested in trying the parmesan and garlic flavor, it sounds really good.

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  5. I want to try the Parmesan & Garlic flavor.
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  6. I would like to try the parmesan and garlic flavored.

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  7. I am most interested in the Parmesan & Garlic variety

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  8. i want to try parmesean and garlic

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  9. I would like to try the Parmesan & Garlic.

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  10. I'd like to try the Parmesan and Garlic flavor. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  11. I am most interested in trying the parmesean and garlic flavor. The bold taste sounds really good.

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  12. I would most like to try the Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites

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  13. I would like to try the Parmesan and Garlic.

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  14. I would love to try the Parmesan & Garlic flavor.

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  15. I would love to try the Parmesan & Garlic. Yum!!

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  16. I would love to try the Asiago Flavored Baked Snack Bites

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  17. The Hot Caprese Dip sounds yummy!

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  18. I'd like to try the Parmesan & Garlic flavor!

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