This weekend my family is going upstate to have a family barbecue at my father’s house. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and other goodies. No barbecue would be complete without chips. Chips and dips are a party staple.
We’re in charge of chips, dips, and paper plates. I took it a step further and picked up some colorful “Fiesta” looking bowls and plates to make the barbecue more fun and festive.
As for the chips and dips I’ll be bringing along two new additions to the Tostitos family. They are called Tostitos Thins tortilla chips. These lighter, thinner tortilla chips are lightly dusted with special flavored salts making them the ideal snack to pair with your favorite margarita or Mexican beer. The two new flavors, Lime & Salt and TexMex are only available for a limited time and are sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide until mid-July.
We’ve enjoyed both flavors and I have to say that they are really good and I hope Tostitos reconsiders and offers these year round.
I happened to have a jar of Mango Salsa in my pantry. The Lime & Salt Tostitos Thins were made for the Mango Salsa! It was the perfect combination. You could taste the tartness of the lime with a hint of salt from the chip along with the sweetness of the Mango and the spiciness of the salsa. Words cannot truly describe just how incredible this combination was. They were made for each other.
The TexMex Tostitos Thins were a lot like regular Tostitos but with a little something “extra”. When I think TexMex I think bold, spicy flavors. That was not the case with these Tostitos Thins. The TexMex flavor is very mild. I know my husband sure loved these chips. I think they would go great with refried beans or chili.
When you are planning your summer “fiestas” be sure to include bags of the limited edition Tostitos Thins.
To celebrate the limited-time availability of Tostitos Thins chips and help you plan your own at home celebration (Fiesta!), Frito-Lay launched the “Tostitos Fiesta 411” tab on its Facebook page. This is the ultimate online destination for planning the perfect fiesta this summer. Tostitos Fiesta 411 gives you access to exclusive, simple summertime party-planning ideas, tips, recipes and more – great complements to Tostitos Thins chips! The tab is only available until July 3, 2012. Be sure to check it out right away.
You can even enter for a chance to win of of four $50 Target gift cards simply by taking a short survey on the Fiesta 411 tab.
I love the idea of turning ordinary backyard barbecues into a fun fiesta.
You really should check out the Tostitos Fiesta 411 Facebook page. The recipes are amazing. I really want to try the frozen watermelon Margarita. There is even a recipe for Mango Salsa which is great because we finished the jar that we had.
Check out these adorable Salsa Sailboats. The recipe is also found on the site.
There are even tips on creating a fiesta tablescape and the perfect party favors.
To help you create your own summer fiesta I have an awesome prize package for a lucky reader. The prize package includes:
- Four bags of new Tostitos Thins tortilla chips (2 bags of each flavor)
- $50 Target gift card to pick up your fiesta essentials
- Reusable Tostitos tote
- Party-planning checklist to ensure you have the essentials covered
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on June 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries.
You MUST complete the initial entry requirement or else the extra entry options do not qualify. The initial entry requires that you leave a comment on this post (see the Rafflecopter form below for specific details).
*I received free product samples and a $50 Target gift card in exchange for my participation in this campaign. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.