Bean Dip and Potato Chips–Giveaway!

Did you know that today is National Potato Chip Day? I didn’t, but I bet Janetha did ; )


One of my favorite ways to eat chips growing up was to throw a handful on my sandwich at lunch. My favorite combinations were cheetos on a plain cheese sandwich with a smear of Miracle Whip or ranch doritos on a turkey sandwich.

Thankfully, my taste buds have change a bit since those days.


Now I like chips that have great textures and good flavor. And not just any chip will do. I love a thicker cut and Nick and I both really like kettle cooked chips for their extra crunch.

One of my favorites are the Terra Chips, especially their Blue Chips.

They are an awesome bluish-purple in color, have a slightly nutty flavor and have 40 percent less fat than leading potato chips, which is definitely a plus.

Plus – bonus! – the vast majority of the potatoes used for Terra Blues are grown on the LaJoie family farm in Northern Maine. Homegrown here in the USA is always a good thing.

And if you’re ever flown JetBlue, you also know that these chips are the official snack of that airline. And I’d say that’s better than a bag of stale peanuts.


To celebrate potato chip day, I made a fun bean dip for my bright blue potato chips!

Smoky Bean Dip

  • 1 15 oz. can fat free refried beans
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp scallions
  • additional toppings: radishes, avocado, cheese

Heat beans on stovetop or in microwave until creamy and easy to stir.

Mix in seasonings, cilantro, and scallions.

Top with radishes, avocado, and/or cheese and dig in.

Having a dip like this to help fill me up means that I won’t eat the whole bag in one sitting ; )


To help celebrate National Potato Chip Day, TERRA would like to give one of you the chance to try their chips!

Want to win a free bag of TERRA Blues plus 2 coupons for TERRA chips?

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite chip!

I’ll pick the winner next Monday, 3/21. Good luck!


  1. My favorite non healthy chips are Wachusett Ruffles (another US manufactured chip, YAY) and my favorite sort of healthy chips are the Lays Baked Ruffles. I can eat a whole bag in one sitting. I really love the Terra Blue Chips. They don’t sell them at my supermarket so I would be excited to get some!

  2. I LOVE Terra Sweet Potato chips! They are perfect. I would love to try the blue chips. I’ve never seen them before! :)

  3. I haven’t ever tried any of the Terra chips, but I’ve heard great things. I love a good crunchy chip too, although it’s hard to turn down tortilla chips.

  4. I love Calbee chips! There’s only about three flavors in the States but I’ve had different ones overseas and I wish more would be imported here!

  5. Terra chips are SO yummy! I’d love to try some of the varieties I haven’t had yet like the TERRA Stripes & Blues® Gourmet Barbeque Chips. I also love tortilla & pop chips. What a great dip too!

  6. I like Terra chips quite a bit, and I love that they are easy to ind. I also enjoy Food Should Taste Good Chips, especially the sweet potato variety, but they are not as easy to find where I live.

  7. My favorite chip I think are falafel chips. So much flavor in something so simple!

  8. Hahaha! I was just talking to Scott the other day about putting chips on sandwiches! I used to put plain chips on ham sandwiches with a little bit of mayo and cheese. It added some lovely crunch and extra salty bite. Heaven!

    I like baked chips, to be totally honest. Not Lay’s but another brand. I can do regular chips but sometimes they can get heavy from all the grease so I can only have a few at a time. I haven’t tired these blue chips before, fun! They would be great for a 4th of July party. :D

  9. Great giveaway! Love the bean dip with colorful radishes on top! Hmmm…I think I love all chips, but if I had to choose just one kind, I’d say classic Lay’s potato chips. They are so good and salty!

    Oh yeah, I’m doing a giveaway on Wed, so don’t forget to check it out!

  10. MMMMMMM bean dip….my favorite!!! My favorite chip are Frito’s…with bean dip ;) I’ve never tried Terra chips, but they look (and sound) incredible!!!

  11. I love Kettle brands Cheddar and Sour Cream. It doesn’t hurt that I can actually pronounce the ingredients and they’re not neon orange like my old favorites, lol.

  12. garden of eatin’ blue corn tortilla chips!!

  13. Your bean dip sounds delicious. My favorite chips are Salt Water Fries. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  14. So difficult to pick a favorite.. but since I must, I would say all of the chips from FoodShouldTasteGood ..especially the Jalapeno and Sweet Potato flavors!!

  15. squash chips! yum

  16. Terra chips are my favorite brand! I especially love their sweet potato and carrot chips, as well as their taro chips :)

  17. I had no idea there was a national potato chip day! I guess this gives me an excuse to eat a few extra ones day ;) My favorite chip right now is the Kettle brand salt and pepper flavor. I’m slightly addicted…

  18. I just discovered Terra chips a few weeks ago! I am addicted to their sweet potato chips!

  19. I don’t know why it took me so long to try them – but the Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips are amazing! Most of the other flavors I’ve tried have been blah, but these are great – and I don’t even like sweet potatoes!

  20. I love terra chips! My favorite kind is their mediterranean bag. Yummy and fun giveaway:)

  21. My favorite chips are bbq, hands down! We just picked up a couple of bags of Terra chips from the store. I’m excited to give them a try!

  22. Guilty as charged :) And I can’t pick a favorite! I have said the same answer on all these giveaways.. haha. I can’t pick!

  23. Terra also makes some of the awesomest sweet potato chips of ALL TIME. Seriously…

  24. Trader Joe’s have ridge cut salt and pepper chips that I love! but I also like ANY kind of sweet potato chips! The sweet and salty… YUM!

  25. I love to eat potato chips on sandwiches! My current favorite chip is food should taste good lime chips. I haven’t tried terra chips though!

  26. My favorite chip would have to be salt and vinegar. Love them!!

  27. Oh yea I want to win! I love blue chips, they’re so fun. But my favorite chip has to be crunchy sweet onion kettle chips. I’m all about the crunch :)

  28. My favorite chips are Cheddar Sunchips! I’m a sucker for anything cheesy.

  29. I’m not a big chip fan but If I was too choose it would be Cape Cod Chips. So good. I don’t know if Stacy’s Pita Chips Count but those are my favorite Hands Down. BTW – The Bean Dip sounds amazing. :)

  30. I love blue tortilla ships!

  31. The Blue Terra Chips look awesome! I LOVE chips! And dips to go with the chips… :) I would love to try Terra Chips!

  32. Salt and Cracked Black Pepper kettle chips are a big favorite around here. So crunchy and spicy.

  33. Oh, I just love chips! Growing up I was a huge fan of sour cream & onions potato chips. Now I like plain tortilla chips – dipped in salsa! :)

  34. Food Should Taste Good SP Chips! I’ve yet to try the chocolate, though..

  35. i really love veggie chips from trader joe’s and ANY kind of sweet potato chips! :)

  36. I’ve never tried Terra chips! I would really like to. Right now my favorite chip is Garden of Eatin blue corn chips!

  37. wise chips.

  38. I love Garden of Eatin’s Guacamole chips. Would love to sample these Terra blue chips!

  39. my favorite chip are the blue corn tortilla ones from trader joes!

  40. I usually have Garden of Eatin’ Chips. The Terra chips sound fabulous…I’d love to try them. Thanks!

  41. I rarely ever eat potato chips but when I do, terra chips are the way to go. Their sweet potato chips are to die for!

    That bean dip sounds super delicious! So good I’d probably just go at it with a spoon. No chip necessary.

  42. My favorite chips are no more… We always would go to the “pickle and chip factory” (granite state chips) for special occasions but they are closed now :-(

  43. I never tried these chips, but I’d have to say my favorite so far is POP chips, they are so light and really not too bad for you! : )

  44. Never tried these,
    I just stumbled here to your site. I clicked on a pound cake link you left at Jenny’s Picky Palate. Glad I did!
    Wonderful site…..I will be subscribing!

    My fave chip are MUNCHIES (air baked potato chips)

  45. ooh, i like their sweet potato fries! :)

  46. Terra chips are one of my favorites! I love their veggie chips! mmm sweetpotato chips are amazing too.

  47. Has to be the Terra Sweet Potato Chips for me, though I’d love to try the blue!

  48. Great giveaway!! My favorite chip is Garden Salsa Sunchips :-)

  49. homemade chips are my FAVORITE!! :)

  50. I love sweet potato chips!

  51. BBQ Popchips!

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