Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review - Frito Lay

I was recently contacted by Frito-Lay and asked to review some of their products for them. This is the first review I have been asked to do so I was excited to jump on the chance and I was not disappointed!

I received a wonderful well packaged assortment of 3 Frito-Lay products. Inside the box was a nice tote bag and inside the tote bag were full sized bags of Lays Light Potato Chips, Sun Chips, and Tostito Chips. Also attached to the tote bag was a nice Chip Clip and also received was a stainless steel water bottle. I also received a coupon for any Frito Lay Product of my choice!
How awesome is that?

The first bag opened was the Light Potato Chips as my husband is a chip freak and he dug into them. I asked him what he thought and he said he liked the regular ones better. I disagree with my husband and enjoyed these lower salt chips better. Although he said he didn't like them as well it sure didn't stop him from snacking on these! I give these a thumbs up!

Next bag to be opened was the Sun Chips. These are now packaged in a new compost-able bag making them more environmentally friendly. The only issue I see is that this package is loud and you can't sneak any without being heard LOL! I loved the Sun Chips and my daughter and I ate them. I also like the flavored Sun Chips I have bought in the past. These also get my Thumbs up.

The last thing to get opened was the Tostito Dips. These chips are perfect for eating all kinds of yummy dips. Since I had these chips I decided to go ahead and make Chile' con Queso. These chips were yummy with the dip! I would definitely recommend these for dips or for just a snack!
I love Tortilla Chips.

Here is my recipe for Chile' Con Queso!

1/2 stick butter
1 medium sized onion
1 Large can whole tomatos
1 jar Salsa of choice
1 Lg box Velvetta

Melt butter in pan and then saute' onion until cooked
In Colander pour can of large tomatoes, drain and squeeze tomatoes until pulp and add to onion and butter mix. Then add Salsa. Once this is hot and cooking cut up Velvetta in pieces and add to mixture. Once Velvetta melts it is ready to serve and enjoy!

If you are concerned about salt intake here is what their website says about the sodium content:

Less Salt Than You Might Think

You probably think of corn chips and potato chips as salty foods, but the surprising fact is that Frito-Lay snacks contain less salt than you might think. For instance, a 1 oz serving of Lay's potato chips contains less than 1/12th of a teaspoon of salt. That's less salt than in a serving of wheat crackers. Our Tostitos SCOOPS! tortilla chips contain less salt than a serving of fruit yogurt!

It might sound strange, but it's true, because the salt in a Frito-Lay chip is sprinkled on the surface, rather than baked in, so it is one of the first tastes your tongue detects. This is why Frito-Lay chips taste saltier than some other common foods.

It's also important to know exactly what salt is, and the role it plays in your body. Sodium chloride, what we call salt, helps maintain our body's fluid volume and electrolyte balance. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that Americans consume no more than 2300 mg of sodium per day (about 1 tsp of salt)."

I give all 3 of these products the thumbs up in my household and highly recommend them when you have the urge to snack. I would like to thank Frito Lay for the opportunity to do this review and I was not compensated to do this review. I only received the products to review!

Joan Penfold has personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation and only received the free products to review and evaluate. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thought and opinions may differ from yours.


  1. Great review! You can never go wrong with chips and it's great that there are some chips out there that are healthier than others! Frito Lays is awesome!

  2. Congrats on your first review Joaness! I will have to try out your recipe some time.