Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips – Gluten Free

I received a free sample of Blue Corn Tortilla Chips from Garden of Eatin’.  Just so you know, besides the chips, I did not receive any compensation for this review. 

(For the record, as I have said before, anyone that wants to send me complimentary gluten-free food to sample and blog about, please feel free to do so.  In fact, if you want to send more Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, I will happily accept them.)

To start off, for full disclosure here, I like most tortilla chips.  Really, what’s not to love?  The mixture of fried corn, salt, and crunch appeals to me.  And I like blue corn chips.  So this was a little bit of a no-brainer. 

But in this case, I didn’t just like them – I loved them!  These things are good.  Really good.  Dig-into-the-bag-until-they’re-all-gone good.

Go-out-and-buy-them-with-my-own-money good.

The chips are the perfect size for dipping, and go extremely well with salsa.  We went through about half a jar testing this. Though the chips themselves aren’t a huge size, they are thick and substantial, like homemade corn tortillas.  They have a great texture, nice crispness, and just the right amount of salt – enough to taste, but not enough to make your mouth burn.

We tried them straight, and they were very good.  With salsa, they were great!  Other dips (think guacamole) should go well, too.  They also worked well for nachos, although the abundant toppings did subdue the taste of the blue corn a bit. 

Basically, we really enjoyed sampling these Blue Corn Tortilla chips.  As far as price, they are on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to corn chips.  But they are organic and non-GMO, and contain no soy whatsoever, unlike most other brands.  I definitely think these are a worthwhile investment, and will buy them in the future.  And as of this writing, there is a $1.00 off coupon on their website. 

One thing to look forward to – the company says that this summer, they are coming out with a blue corn tortilla chip that has sprouted brown rice, lentils and quinoa in it, called Sprouted Blues, and Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips.  I’m going to keep an eye out for those, and will let you know when I find them.

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I’ve been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s even better!

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4 Responses to Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Tortilla Chips – Gluten Free

  1. teketa says:

    I just read a few articles online that denoted that though this product is stating that it is gluten free, it is made in a factory that processes gluten and often times is contaminated by gluten. I am also very disappointed in this product’s claim to be GMO free as well, seeing that one of the ingredients is “Canola Oil” which is rarely if ever considered such.

    I guess you can just put any old stamp on a bag these days, charge more money for them and advertise them to unsuspecting people trying to better their lives.

  2. Nicole says:

    Bought these today and made home-made guacamole (no gluten whatsoever). Long story short–I got instantly bloated and am still in pain 4+ hours later.

    Clearly not completely gluten free 🙁

    • Li says:

      Nicole, I am sorry to hear that! When I tried these chips waaaay back in May 2011, I didn’t have any reaction, but they could have changed how they manufacture them since then. I also gave up grains a year ago because corn and rice began to give me reactions like gluten. If these bother you, you should definitely stay away from them. Hope you feel better! ~Li

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