Monday, July 12, 2010

Frito-Lay Review and Giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed***

I don't know about you, but I'm a chip person. Now that doesn't mean I want greasy overly processed chips, I do have some standards. Frito-Lay honestly makes some of the best chips that don't have more ingredients than I would even know what to do with. The kind people of Frito-Lay must have known that I thought this because they sent me an awesome package with Original Lays, Tositos Dipping Strips and Sun Chips.


The staple of Frito-Lay, in my opinion, is Lays Potato Chips. Oh that golden yellow bag of deliciousness! These are a staple at any function that I have since they're great for dips. I also like to crush these and put them on my tuna casserole (you're welcome for the tip). But most importantly they go splendidly with a grilled cheese and turkey sandwich. What's even better is there are only 4 ingredients, potatoes (obviously), salt, corn and sunflower oil. That's it, and that's how it should be, right?

Like I said before, I like to use Lays with dips. You can always do the basic onion dip, but if you want a really flavorful and healthier alternative you should try this Cucumber Dip:

Ingredients:
  • 1 cucumber, shredded
  • 1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Lay’s Classic® Potato Chips
Directions:
  • Mix cucumber, yogurt and garlic together in a small bowl.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve with Lay’s Classic potato chips.
This dip was really yummy, inexpensive and a much healthier alternative to onion dip.

Another great Frito-Lay option is their Tostitos Dipping Strips. I actually hadn't tried these until Frito-Lay sent them my way. Oh my goodness, these were awesome. They hold up in hearty dips and are made to dip right into, say a jar of Tostitos Salsa. Plus they 8 grams of whole grains per serving. Great, right? Here's another yummy dip to try with your Dipping Strips.

Chipotle Salsa

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp chipotle chilies chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 jar Tostitos® Salsa
  • 1 bag Tostitos® Scoops! or Dipping Strips! Tortilla Chips
Directions:
  • Mix together first five ingredients.
  • Chill before serving with Tostitos tortilla chips.
  • Garnish as desired.
The final bag of chips I got to try were the Garden Salsa Sun Chips. These chips are another staple in our house. Scott and I originally bought these as a snack for us a few months ago and since then the kids have been devouring them. I think Scott and I have only had a handful to date. I'm a big fan of Sun Chips, I think they are a healthier option as a side (rather than loading up with heavy potato salad) at a BBQ. Plus, there are a ton of yummy flavors (Garden Salsa and Peppercorn Ranch are my favs!).

The awesome people over at Frito-Lay want to offer one of my readers a prize pack with a variety of chips and a fun chip and dip plate. For a required entry just let me know what some of your favorite chip and dip combos are.

For additional entries:
Follow Twice the Love Reviews
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Tweet about this giveaway (link back to @amandanethero)
Blog about this giveaway (send me the link)

The winner will be picked using Random.org and will be announced on Monday July 19th. Best of luck everyone and thanks again to the great people at Frito-Lay!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Frito-Lay. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

14 comments:

HoosierHomemade said...

I guess someone has to go first.
I have 3 teenage boys, so we go thru a lot of chips. Just the regular chips and salsa are a fave around here.
Thanks for the chance!
~Liz

HoosierHomemade said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/HoosierHomemade/statuses/18554942953

Tamara Walker aka MomRN said...

In our family, we love SunChips and Baked Lays. Tostitos are delicious with my husband's famous homemade salsa. I love Baked Lays with french onion dip. SunChips are so tasty and come in such a variety of flavors that they need no dip. My favorite are the Harvest Cheddar. YUM!

Tamara Walker aka MomRN said...

I followed Twice the Love

Tamara Walker aka MomRN said...

I tweeted the giveaway

Julie said...

The cucumber dip sounds really good. I am always looking for a healthy alternative to the traditional dips and greek yogurt is a yummy alternative to sour cream. Stoney Field Farms puts out a good, organic greek yogurt. (you probably already know that though, huh Amanda?)

Anyway, thanks for the tips!
Julie Rocco

Lindsay said...

Oh, yummy! I love chips and nacho like cheese! My mom enjoys chips and regular salsa.

Lindsay said...

I'm now following this blog.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Chips and dip are definitely a favorite here.
But spinach dip and tortilla chips are another favorite!

Cynthia said...

My favorite has always been Fritos and Onion Dip - that says party to me!

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Steph said...

Oh I hope i'm not too late...for some reason I couldn't post my comments before! Anyways, I love cool and hot combos, so that cucumber dip with Wavy Lays BBQ chips sounds awesome.

Steph said...

Following Twice the Love reviews.

Steph said...

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