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Jul 17, 2011

Review: Tostitos - Artisan Recipes - Roasted Garlic & Black Bean

Tostitos Artisan Recipes tortilla chips are an "artisan" take on the common tortilla chip with various ingredients  mixed into the chip itself. The Roasted Garlic & Black Bean Artisan Recipe Tostitos Chips uses dried black beans and a 9-grain blend to create a fairly interesting tortilla chip.

A 9.75-ounce bag retails for about $3.99 with a sale price ranging from $2.00 to $3.00.

The blend of 9-grains gives the Roasted Garlic & Black Bean chips a slightly different texture than the typical Tostitos. The chips felt a little thinner and slightly more brittle. It's not a glaring difference, it just feels a little different. The chips are also, on average, smaller than your typical Tostitos.
I wasn't sure what to think of roasted garlic and black bean as a flavor but it really works. You can taste a hint of black bean in the chip and it's seasoned with a blend of spices including onion powder, garlic powder, and sugar. The resultant chips pack a nice bit of flavor and nuances without the abundant (some would say "over-abundant") seasoning of a Doritos chip.

I have to say, I really liked these chips and had to stop myself before I absent-mindedly ate the whole bag.

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Nutritional Info - Tostitos Artisan Recipes Roasted Garlic & Black Bean - 1 ounce (28g/About 8 chips)
Calories - 140 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 90mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 2g


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4 comments :

  1. i enjoy these chips.  just throwing that out there

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  2. I found a small bag and will be looking to buy the bigger bag very soon! Great chip!

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  3. I love these. They are fantastic. I found them in Hawaii, but can't find them here in Oregon...until yesterday, when I found them in small single serving bags at Wallgreens. Where can I find these in the big bags? Are they still in regional testing or are they rolling these out? They are on the tostitos website, so there's hope.

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  4. These taste like nuclear waste. If there are 9 grains you cannot taste anything but the artificial salt flavoring. Phooey! I got ripped off.

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