As I have switched to healthier chips and dips, I also abandoned most other types in favor of multigrain chips. While I am aware that they aren’t 100% healthy either, they are a better choice than a lot of other options on the market today.
I have two favorites – Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips – and a similar generic chip that can be purchased at Costco. In this article I will review the former.
Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips are made with all natural oils. They contain corn and cornstarch; salt; soy, sunflower or vegetable oil; toasted corn germ and whole buckwheat, oat or wheat flours.
There are approximately nine servings in each 9-oz bag, with each serving representing 1 oz. There are 150 calories per serving with less than half of them being fat related.
A total of 8 grams of fat is contained in each serving. Of that, 4 grams are polyunsaturated fat; 2 are monounsaturated fat and 2 are saturated fat.
There are also 18 grams of carbohydrate per serving, along with 135 micrograms of sodium. Therefore, these chips may not be recommended for individuals who are watching their carb or salt intake.
On the flip side, Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips contain only 1 gram of sugar. That is lower than many other chips on the market today.
Additionally, they hold 1 gram of fiber and offer 4% of the daily-recommended amount of magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. They also contain 2% of the needed amount of calcium, iron and thiamin, based on a standard 2000-calorie diet.
Made by the Frito Lay Company, Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips carry a freshness guarantee. If, for some reason, they are not fresh when you are ready to consume them, you can request a replacement coupon or refund by contacting the company at 1-800-352-4477.
I love these chips because they are crisp, tasty and have a great texture. The fact that they are multigrain helps in filling me up quickly so that I do not over indulge.
Combined with hummus, guacamole or another healthy dip, these chips provide the perfect snack without jacking up the calory intake. Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips are close to perfection. They taste amazing, fill your snack need quickly and metabolize better than regular chips. They are perfect alone or combined with dips or spreads.
Freshness: 5 stars. Frito Lay guarantees freshness for a reason. Their chips are almost always fresh to begin with so they have very little to lose. However, should you get a bag that isn’t fresh, they’ve got that covered with their replacement or money-back guarantee.
Variety: 5 stars. If you aren’t into multigrain chips, Tostitos offers a wide variety of tortilla chips from plain to nacho cheese to ranch. There is something that should fit almost anyone’s taste.
Reputation: 5 stars. Tostitos is one of America’s favorite tortilla chips for a reason. They make great chips that are always fresh and tasty.
Nutrition: 4 stars. These aren’t perfect. The high carb and salt intake could mean that some people would have to avoid them. However, compared to the many other chips available in the marketplace today, these are a winner.
Packaging: 5 stars. Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips come in a clear bag with royal blue trim at the top and bottom. The clear window allows the customer to see the chips to gage whether they are whole or brokenand look fresh or stale. The Tostitos Logo, which is done in yellow and orange is splashed against the package so that the chips will be easy to find on any well-packed store shelf. A brown banner proudly displays the multigrain aspect of the product. While the package is not resealable, if a chip clip is used the chips should remain fresh for several weeks.
Ease of storage: 4 stars. Chips are not easy to store in any form. The bags tend to be big and bulky. However, this one is no better or worse than any other. I guess that is saying something.
Availability: 5 stars. Tostitos are sold wherever corn and tortilla chips are found. That includes most grocery stores, several discount department stores and some drug stores.
Price: 4 stars. Price will vary from store to store but the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $3.99. You might think that a bit expensive. However, keep in mind that Tostitos are often on sale I purchased my bag for $2.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I love these multigrain chips. I will definitely go back for more.
Final rating: 4.7 stars. These chips are the best!
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor