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BuildingMyBento Oct 10, 2013 05:55 PM

Anybody else a fan of their chips? I'm particularly taken by, uh all of them, and today I saw for the first time their kimchi tortilla chips. Quite amused to see cabbage listed as an ingredient for a US snack.

Also, I was surprised that there's no "Snacks" CH category. That could be a special diet though...


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    BuildingMyBento Nov 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    It's been a while since I've tried a different flavor, but today was Multigrain. They might be my favorite so far; very slightly sweet, nutty and importantly, good on their own.

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    1. re: BuildingMyBento
      Ttrockwood Nov 18, 2013 10:03 PM

      Yes! The multigrain is a serious contender- and the perfect amount of salt IMO. I tried the salt and pepper sweet potato a week or so ago, and they were really good- exactly as advertised. Also no dip needed

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      BuildingMyBento Nov 3, 2013 12:26 PM

      Made it to Toasted Sesame yesterday. I need to find another good one, because Toasted Sesame was more like Tahini Cardboard. Very faint, not salty enough, OTOH the closest neutral (in terms of pairing it with a sauce/dip) I've come yet.

      1. sunshine842 Oct 26, 2013 05:47 PM

        I really, really like their multigrain tortilla chips, and tried their lime tortilla chips this week.

        Light, NOT greasy, with light salt and a NOT artificial lime flavor. Two thumbs up from me.

        1. luckyfatima Oct 26, 2013 02:16 PM

          BuildingMyBento Have you tried Magic Masala Lays?

          I try to avoid chips because I end up eating far more than necessary when I get my hands one them. But I do like Magic Masala Lays.

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          1. re: luckyfatima
            BuildingMyBento Oct 26, 2013 06:26 PM

            luckyfatima, I had no idea those existed! I rarely eat potato chips, but when I do, it has to be a flavor I haven't tried before. This would work.

            What do you like about them?

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            Ttrockwood Oct 26, 2013 01:28 PM

            Breaking news! Fairway has FSTG chips on sale for $2.29 a bag, 5.5oz or so size
            Spotted sweet potato with salt and pepper, sweet potato ancho chile, and white cheddar among the usual suspects. The kettle corn jumped into my cart....

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              sueatmo Oct 25, 2013 02:10 PM

              I like the Multigrain ones, and the other flavors I've tried are OK too. These could be a little less pricey.

              1. HillJ Oct 25, 2013 01:06 PM


                The Rice Works & Baked Lentil Chips are also very tasty!

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                  LotusRapper Oct 25, 2013 01:52 PM

                  Yes ! Riceworks is the other brand I couldn't remember off the top. I just eat the regular sea salt version. Addictive as-is.

                2. HillJ Oct 25, 2013 01:03 PM

                  Keep an eye out for their chocolate version. Savory not sweet and for every dozen bags of the other flavors they add one chocolate version to the ship box so the go quick. But the chocolate FSTG chips are terrific.


                  I have a bag of the kimchi but I'm saving them for a friend. So curious!

                  Has anyone tried the Harvest Pumpkin flavor? One of the best versions of a pumpkin spice product out there, not over the top spicy.

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                    BuildingMyBento Oct 25, 2013 04:30 PM

                    Oh, I'll havta scout out where the chocolate, pumpkin and jalapeño/cheddar ones are sold in NY. Who am I kidding...all of them sound good.

                    As for the kimchi one, oh it was strong. Good, but strong, and garlicky for sure.

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                      HillJ Oct 25, 2013 05:53 PM

                      It's fun to try the flavors out!

                  2. LotusRapper Oct 25, 2013 11:22 AM

                    I vaguely remember buying a bag of FSTG chips a long time ago but forgot what type it was.

                    Not to digress too much, I've been recently hooked on azuki beans & rice chips. Beansfields and Boulder Canyon are the two brands I can find here. Totally awesome.

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                      BuildingMyBento Oct 24, 2013 07:46 PM

                      Today I opened the Olive bag. Olive indeed. The chips are a bit aggressive- I like them, but something is needed to humble them. Tzatziki, perhaps?...

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                        Ttrockwood Oct 24, 2013 09:30 PM

                        I love the olive ones- usually alone but also nice with a garlic hummus, i have used them as dunkables for tomato soup and that was also lovely.

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                          BuildingMyBento Oct 24, 2013 09:37 PM

                          Hmm, the sweetness of tomato soup might make it a good call.

                          Have you seen Cheddar? Those are next.

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                            Ttrockwood Oct 25, 2013 05:35 PM

                            Haven't lately but also haven't been looking....whole foods seems to carry the best selection of flavors in manhattan, tho i'm sure someone else has for a better price. Whatever you do avoid the "chocolate"- bleugh!

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                              HillJ Oct 25, 2013 05:52 PM

                              Hilarious, the chocolate version is my favorite FSTG chip!

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                                BuildingMyBento Oct 25, 2013 10:57 PM

                                For the slight randomness, I might get a bag. What do you think it tastes like?

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                                  Ttrockwood Oct 26, 2013 01:23 PM

                                  Like hersheys cocoa powder and a good potato chip had a baby...

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                                    HillJ Oct 26, 2013 05:27 PM

                                    We serve the chocolate chips crumbled over vanilla ice cream, served with fondue as a dipper and served with strawberry or raspberry puree.

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                                      HillJ Oct 26, 2013 05:28 PM

                                      It's a corn chip dusted with semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa. Not potatoes.

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                                        Ttrockwood Oct 26, 2013 06:55 PM

                                        Ah, i know- i have a horrible habit of calling all/any chips potato chips!

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                                        BuildingMyBento Oct 26, 2013 06:24 PM

                                        For that, I'd go to Royce, but to complete the FSTG set, chocolate has to be found.

                                        Good looking out at Fairway, Ttrockwood. Did you see chocolate there (not that you were looking for it)?

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                                          Ttrockwood Oct 26, 2013 06:57 PM

                                          Yup. Chocolate, cheddar, olive, the three diff sweet potato, lime (???), the works, multigrain, and i'm sure i forgot a few...

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                                            sunshine842 Oct 26, 2013 07:11 PM

                                            the lime ones are a lime -dusted corn tortilla chip. Tasty.

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                                              BuildingMyBento Oct 27, 2013 12:28 PM

                                              A Matter of Health on 72nd and 1st has FSTG chips on sale for $1.99. I got chocolate; they have a bunch more flavors too.

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                                                Ttrockwood Oct 27, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                Oh good- let us know what you think of them. The kettle corn is pretty good, but not a cravable must have- aka there are still chips a day later ..... But maybe that's a good thing!

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                                                  BuildingMyBento Oct 27, 2013 03:40 PM

                                                  Opened the chocolate...way too salty to be a dessert (as the bag states). There's an aftertaste of chocolate, maybe a hot cocoa mix with sugar, but I was hoping for less salt. Have no idea what I'd eat these with, maybe honey roasted peanut butter from Whole Foods?

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                                                    HillJ Oct 27, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                    Oh well, you tried. At least you tried. I don't find the chocolate version any saltier than any of the others that are dusted but personal preference prevail. Nor would I think of them as dessert chips without some assistance.

                                                    I listed a few ways in which we enjoy the chocolate chips by FSTG above. Since a light salt on rich desserts is extremely popular right now (salted caramel one example) I gave a few crushed choc chips over rich ice cream and my family thought it tasted delicious.

                                                    Happy chipping!

                                                    1. re: HillJ
                                                      BuildingMyBento Oct 27, 2013 06:12 PM

                                                      Indeed you did list a few ways, HillJ, I'll have to try them!

                                                      Well, they aren't saltier than the others, but the majority of the flavors aren't sweet, which is the difference. Nonetheless, salted caramel might be the ticket...

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                                                      Ttrockwood Oct 27, 2013 06:21 PM

                                                      I bet they're good for those cookie recipes that include chips....

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                                  pellegrino31 Oct 15, 2013 10:54 AM

                                  I love their chips, particularly the multigrain tortilla and sweet potato.

                                  Several months ago, the Costco near where I live was carrying FSTG Brown Rice crackers - they were gluten free and something between a chip and a cracker. They were amazing! But they have since stopped carrying those chips. After some hunting around online, I found out that they were being tested out and have limited availability. They were so good, I keep hoping they will show up at my grocery store soon!

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                                    BuildingMyBento Oct 15, 2013 08:53 PM

                                    Would the Brown Rice be a flavor or the base? What dip (if any) would you eat those with?

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                                      pellegrino31 Oct 16, 2013 10:18 AM

                                      A little bit of both I think - but I guess the base more so because it is the main ingredient. Honestly I just ate them plain because they were so damn good but they were also quite delicious when eaten with spinach/artichoke dip or a sharp cheddar cheese spread.

                                      I hunted around and you can get the chips on Amazon - a 20 oz bag is $20! Costco was selling it for something like $6 or thereabouts.

                                      I've tried other brands of brown rice/gluten free crackers with a similar ingredient list and they aren't as good as the FSTG version. I hate when that happens - love something and it goes away!

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                                        Ttrockwood Oct 24, 2013 09:31 PM

                                        Crunchmaster crackers are great, easy to find now and gf with lots of seeds and "stuff" in them.

                                  2. Cheese Boy Oct 13, 2013 10:38 PM

                                    Love these chips, and they're nicely sale priced for about 2 bucks a bag right now.

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                                      Pwmfan Oct 13, 2013 03:15 PM

                                      I was particularly fond of the blue corn version but it seems to have disappeared from the shelves of the store where I usually buy them.

                                      I look longingly at the mega- bags of the multigrain version at Costco but alas, even I can eat only so many chips.....

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                                        Ttrockwood Oct 11, 2013 05:55 PM

                                        Ahhhh- i love/hate these chips.....
                                        The sweet potato, olive, hemp seed (!!), and multigrain are all so good- well, for their very short lifespan, i hoover them within a day or so!

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                                          treb Oct 11, 2013 11:25 AM

                                          Just purchased multiple bags of their Multigrain chips on sale at Costco. These babies are awesome.

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                                            truman Oct 11, 2013 08:53 AM

                                            The sweet potato tortilla chips are good - unfortunately we bought the warehouse-sized bag and ate a lot of them...

                                            1. mels Oct 11, 2013 06:00 AM

                                              I have tried a few of their flavors but haven't seen the kimchi flavor. I am intrigued! I will have to keep my eye out (and a stash of peppermint Altoids in my purse).

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                                              1. re: mels
                                                BuildingMyBento Oct 11, 2013 07:36 PM

                                                How about the jalapeño flavor?

                                                Just noticed that one today too (at an organic food store in Manhattan).

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                                                  BuildingMyBento Oct 13, 2013 12:56 PM

                                                  Tried the jalapeño today. One, why are they beet-colored when they "should" be greenish? Two, barely any heat.

                                                  Rather disappointed, but there are still plenty of winners.

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                                                BuildingMyBento Oct 10, 2013 10:20 PM

                                                Update: oh, does that kimchi chip aftertaste linger. Hmm, those might be less of a priority now than their other chips, or I'll have to invest in a barrel of Listerine.

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