Super Bowl Snacks with Food Should Taste Good

By Jillian Bernardini - Jan 28, 2014 - 12:48 PM
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Okay, friends, Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! Chatting with coworkers about the festivities this weekend yields a monotone, somber response of, "What game?" Oh Patriots fans, there's always next year! Why not focus on what's more important during pre-game prep and game time: the food.

Revolving around bar bite style finger food like wings, nachos, and quesadillas, one of my all-time favorite snacks and perfect duo of appetizers is the common-but-classic chip and dip! I have been a fanatic of chips and salsa-guacamole-queso pairings since those first days of childhood snacking. Who isn't? However, this year, I want to elevate my Super Bowl snacks with one of my favorite, locally and responsibly crafted chips originating in the Boston area.

Food Should Taste Good, a #BorninBoston classic since 2006, is crafting unique styles and flavors of tortilla chips that add a fun twist to the usual array of dips and party snacks. Some of their new, exciting flavors, like Guacamole tortilla chips and a Kimchi chip, are a bolder, more intriguing vessel to complement those layer dips, tapenades, and chunky salsas.

With more depth of flavor and complexity than the usual white corn chip, I think the Food Should Taste Good chips will be a fun way to modernize my little Super Bowl shindig and showcase a better assortment of flavors. I plan on sharing some of their recipes throughout the week and highlighting my favorite ways to use these fun, innovative flavors. 

A create-your-own chip and dip bar during the Super Bowl is my snacking game plan, and it's a tasty distraction from all of the stress, especially if your favorite team is a bit, well, you know, not playing at all!

Check out their website for more recipes and flavors, or take a quick T ride to your local Whole Foods to see how quickly addictive these chips can be.

Fig and Goat Cheese Dip

5OZSdried Calimyrna figs, or Turkish figs, destemmed
11OZSgoat cheese, softened
8OZSplain Greek yogurt
  1. Take the whole dried figs, finely chop them, and place them in a food processor. If you are using an immersion blender, place them in a bowl.
  2. Add the goat cheese, Greek yogurt, and honey to the chopped figs. Pulse the mixture until smooth or a desired dipping consistency. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, as needed.
  3. Transfer the goat cheese puree into a serving bowl, and serve with the FSTG Chocolate tortilla chip or your favorite, rustic crackers.


Adapted from Food Should Taste Good.