I recently sampled Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips. To be honest, these are more like tostadas than chips – the things are huge!
But they’re rather tasty: crunchy, salty, satiating – everything you want in a chip, as long as you acknowledge it’s a fried bit of flour.
From a company like Frito-Lay, you might expect a lot of ingredients you don’t recognize. Think again.
Now I’m not saying these are a health food – by any stretch of the imagination – but the ingredient list is surprisingly straightforward:
- Whole corn
- Vegetable oil
- Corn starch
- Whole buckwheat flour
- Whole oat flour
- Toasted corn germ
- Whole wheat flour
I don’t love all of those ingredients – but at least I can pronounce them.
A one ounce, eight chip serving gets you:
- 150 calories
- 7 g fat
- 110 mg sodium
- < 1 g sugar
- 2 g dietary fiber
Chips are a sometimes food – and you don’t eat them for their 2 grams of fiber per serving. You eat them because you like them, you balance them with healthy foods and you keep the portions to a minimum. Or in the case of this 8-chip serving, you keep portions to a miniscule!
“Multigrain” is often misleading when it comes to snack food – since it isn’t the same as whole grain. But in the case of Tostitos recently revamped Multigrain Tortilla Chips – I’d have to say they’re a decent choice.
The sodium content is respectable for a salty snack food, and the four types of whole grain certainly lend a tasty crunch towards that 2 grams of fiber.
Now…if I could only get myself to stop eating after 8 chips…