Baked vs. Fried

It's really no contest. Guiltless Gourmet Baked Tortilla Chips deliver full-house flavor with a mere fraction of the fat found in fried tortilla chips. Why is that so important to us? Well it just so happens that we like you and want you to live a long and healthy life.

You see, it's all about balance; the balance between flavor and nutrition that is. With Guiltless Gourmet Baked Tortilla Chips you get to savor the flavor of stone ground corn and our exciting array of sublime seasonings, without being subjected to significant quantities of saturated fat. What a crazy concept - you taste corn, not oil. That's because Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips are all natural and made without the use of artificial ingredients, preservatives or fat substitutes. Our chips are cholesterol free and chock-full of the complex carbohydrates that your body needs, with only 2 grams of fat per serving (unlike the 8 grams of fat in the other guys' fried chips).

Who said snacking had to be a "guilty" pleasure to taste this sinful?

Okay, back to balance. A balanced diet should be low in total fat but should contain small quantities of healthful fat of the poly or monounsaturated varieties, which are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. What you want to avoid are fats from animal products and any fats that are solid at room temperature, otherwise known as saturated fats.

Fried chips are simply brimming with the artery clogging power of saturated fat and chockablock with harmful trans-fatty acids. Trans-fat is a specific type of fat that is formed when liquid oils are transformed into solid fats such as shortening and hard margarine. Unfortunately, trans-fatty acids have been shown to increase your "bad" LDL cholesterol, thus increasing your risk of coronary heart disease. That's why we're baked, not fried. However, we do apply a mist of high-oleic canola oil, which is a natural monounsaturated fat.

This "good" fat can actually lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol, while raising your "good" HDL cholesterol.

Oh, and since we know that you love snacking, we know that you'll love this tasty tidbit - since our baked tortilla chips are not weighted down with a bunch of oil you actually get more chips per 1 ounce serving - 18 of our chips versus only 10 to 12 fried chips.

So let's recap, with Guiltless Gourmet Baked Tortilla Chips the flavors of stone ground corn and our sensational seasonings can be truly enjoyed, unencumbered by a drenching in fried oil. You get to experience true balance between flavor and nutrition.

Come to think of it, maybe that's why it's called a balanced diet.