Food should taste good is something easy to agree with. It brought a smile to my face and immediate interest when I saw that was the name of the company.

Upon investigating, I discovered Peter Lescoe, founder of “FoodShouldTasteGoodm,” named his company after his philosophy of food. Someone who has worked in the food industry in various capacities since his first job in high school, Peter says, “The most important lesson I learned along the way is that food tastes best when it is made with quality ingredients and thoughtful preparation. This simple idea inspired me to take wholesome, all natural ingredients and capture their great flavor by baking them INSIDE a chip to create a new kind of snack. It just felt right to call my company FoodShouldTasteGood. It’s a lot of work to live up to the name, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

The media seems to agree as it has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Food Network, Good Housekeeping, Shape Magazine, Rachael Ray, Real Simple, Epicurious, Prevention, Diet Detective, The Nibble, and the list goes on and on.

FoodShouldTasteGood has already received three awards: NASFT Most Outstanding Snack Softi Award, Natural Products Expo East 2007 – Best New Product Award and the Shape You 2008 Top Gear of the Year Award.

You have to understand, I do not spend a lot of time in the snack food aisle as I only have snack foods in our home when we’re entertaining. Why, because we’d eat them. But I knew I had to try this. I was happy to discover most stores carry this product line plus they do have an on-line store.

These all have a tortilla chip base. Now, here is the dilemma. There are many flavors to chose from: Multigrain, made with flax, sunflower, and sesame seeds, oat fiber, brown rice, quince and soy; Buffalo made with cayenne pepper, vinegar and garlic; Olive made with black, green and Kalamata olives, garlic and sea salt; The Works made with poppy and caraway seeds, minced garlic and onions; Sweet Potato made with sweet potatoes; and Chocolate made with semi-sweet chocolate, Dutch cocoa and sea salt. All flavors are gluten free, all natural good source of dietary fiber, trans fat and cholesterol free and not genetically modified. They come in 6 ounce bags and 1 ounce bags which only have 140 calories.

I could try them all, one bag a day. Now, after six days of tasting, my conclusion is they are all great. My favorites were the Multigrain and Olive. The Olive surprises me as I’m a fan of olive oil, olive trees, and olive wood, but not the olives themselves. The olive flavor in these chips is there, but not overpowering. On the Multigrain, you were able to capture the flavor of each grain. But, if truth be told, I enjoyed each 1 ounce bag completely and by myself.

Now that my taste test is done, I’ll share the rest with Norm and guests to see if their reactions are as positive as mine. I’m sure they will agree. I’ll give you an update mid January or February. I’ll have comments from 3 dozen plus food and travel writers.

In the meantime, after you try FoodShouldTasteGood snacks, let me know your reaction.

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Healthy snacking,

Maralyn D. Hill
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