Guiltless Gourmet Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

So Georgia may be pretty pleased with herself for having gotten in the last word of 2011, but she obviously didn’t realize that I am now getting the first of 2012! And I want to use it to say that I agree with her belief in making small, gradual changes throughout the year as one sees fit, rather than suddenly trying to be a totally different person on January 1st. Like, my mother suggested to me that I watch less television this year, and I was just like, whoa, Mom, let’s not get crazy here.

But I also think that some of the general optimism and enthusiasm that come along with the new year make now as good a time as ever to try to make one of those small changes. So I have first decided to target my unfortunate affection for tortilla chips, which would be difficult–okay, impossible–to avoid entirely.  (For one thing, that would mean an unacceptable decline in my salsa consumption.) My plan isn’t really to have any fewer tortilla chips this year I did last year, it’s just to have healthier tortilla chips. Instead of buying the Tostitos brand that always looks so familiar and appealing and ooh bright colors!, I’m going to go for a less well-known but equally tasty brand: Guiltless Gourmet.

New Year's Resolution #1. No, make that #2. #1 is to come up with better captions.

The only negative to Guiltless Gourmet tortilla chips is that they’re called “Guiltless Gourmet.” Seriously, I mean, I love alliteration and gourmet things and not feeling guilty and all, but I don’t like to be REMINDED by that word “guiltless” that I’m dieting. (If you can really call my need to have at least two peach rings a day “dieting.”) I personally prefer to pretend that these chips are just plain gourmet, and so guess what–I can! They’re so good that it’s even worth taking the time to pack some into a plastic baggie to bring to work with you. They’re all 120 calories per serving, and they come in many different flavors. There are the usual chip flavors Yellow Corn and Blue Corn…you know, “plain” and “the dark kind” to us non-tortilla-chip-manufacturers. And then they come in cool special flavors such as Black Bean, Mucho Nacho, and my personal favorite, Chili Lime. One upside to the Chili Lime chips is that they are super flavorful even without salsa, meaning that you don’t have to bring an awkward bowl of salsa to your desk. And I know not many of you out there are into the whole “lime” chip craze, but I promise, the chili and lime seasoning on these chips makes you feel like you’re in a touristy yet enjoyable Mexican restaurant with a live Jimmy Buffett cover band. Which to me means nothing short of “home.”


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Posted on Monday, January, 2, 2012, in Chip, Crunchy, Salty and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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