chips; tortilla; snacks; natural; grains; trans fat

Tostitos has moved beyond whole grains, with the launch of Tostitos Artisan Recipes Flavored Tortilla Chips, in Roasted Garlic & Black Bean flavor. Although black beans have been seen in niche health-focused products, this is a notable launch from a large manufacturer. The product is formulated with a blend of nine grains, 100% natural ingredients, is trans-fat free and offers 8g of whole grains per serving.

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