I recently confessed to you all about my late-night snackfest with Doritos. That cheesy, cheddary goodness just kept me coming back for more. I just found a healthier version to lessen the guilt of munching on chips: Cheddar Tortilla Chips by Food Should Taste Good.
To hear how these chips taste and compare nutritionally to Doritos read more.
I was expecting these Cheddar Tortilla Chips to taste just like Doritos, but they are milder in flavor, which I actually liked. They are still salty, but not overbearingly so, and they don't leave your fingers all orange-colored (another plus). These chips have a somewhat sweet flavor, and the cheddar tastes real (unlike my fake Doritos). I love that you can see whole flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds too. If you check out the chart below, you'll discover that these Cheddar Tortilla Chips are lower in fat and sodium, and also higher in fiber and protein than the Doritos. As if that wasn't convincing enough, just look at the list of ingredients. You won't find partially hydrogenated soybean oil, MSG, and artificial colors listed there. The only bad thing about these chips is that they taste so delish; I had to have my hubby take the bag away from me in order to stop devouring them. Even though they are "health food" chips, they are still chips. However, I'll definitely buy these chips again when I have a craving for something crunchy and cheesy.
Tortilla Chips (1 oz.)
|11 Nacho Cheese
Doritos (1 oz.)
|Total Fat (g)||7||8|
|Saturated Fat (g)||1||1.5|
|Ingredients||Stone Ground Corn, High Oleic Sunflower Oil and/or Safflower Oil, Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Oat Fiber, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Evaporated Cane Juice, Buttermilk, Whey, Sea salt, Sesame Seeds, Brown Rice Flour, Soy Flour, Quinoa, Anatto.||Whole Corn, Vegetable Oil (Contains One or more of the Following: Corn, Soybean, and/or Sunflower Oil), Salt, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Maltodextrin, Wheat Flour, Whey, Monosodium Glutamate, Buttermilk Solids, Romano Cheese From Cow's Milk (Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Whey Protein Concentrate, Onion Powder, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Corn Flour, Disodium Phosphate, Lactose, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Dextrose, Tomato Powder, Spices, Lactic Acid, Artificial Color (Including Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40), Citric Acid, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Sodium Caseinate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Nonfat Milk Solids, Whey Protein Isolate, and Corn Syrup Solids.|