A Surprise Talent + Veggie Chips

by jessicaturner on March 18, 2013


We don’t often buy chips, but when I heard that Green Giant was now making chips, I had to sign up to try them.

And y’all. They are GOOD.

I must admit, I was a bit surprised how good they were.

Elias was so excited to have the Green Giant™ Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips – Zesty Cheddar Flavor on his plate for lunch this weekend.

He ate them all before eating anything else. They are made with real vegetables, 17 grams of whole grain per serving (48g are recommended daily), and are naturally flavored.

Matthew and I also enjoyed Green Giant™ Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips – Sea Salt Flavor with some guacamole. They are made with real sweet potatoes and made with 14 grams of whole grain. Plus, they contains 40 percent less fat than regular potato chips*. ‘Ya can’t beat that.

Green Giant has launched a campaign called Giant Surprise to introduce these new chips. In the promo video they want to see people’s surprise talents, then they show their own surprise – that they are making chips.

The video is really fun. I actually laughed out loud while watching it at Starbucks (and then felt like a total dork).

My favorite part is when the guy does the splits because Mathew can also do the splits (though he is not overweight like the guy in the video, he’s still a dude and I totally find it impressive). Don’t believe me? I have photographic proof.

The kids thought he was so cool that then they had to try. :)

Also, Matthew says it’s “a split” while I say it’s “the splits.” Who is right?

I don’t have any secret talents… unless you count talking in my sleep.

If you have a surprise talent, go share it on the Green Giant Facebook page. And if you want to buy some chips, be sure to print this coupon for 85 cents off!

Are you like Matthew? Do you have a surprise talent?

Disclosure: Thank you to The Green Giant™ for  sponsoring this post- all love of their new chips is my own.


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Cathy March 18, 2013 at 7:28 am

I can pick up sand dollars off the ocean floor with my toes. And I call it “a split” because there’s more than one way you can do a split, so if you could do both side splits and a middle split then you could do “the splits”.

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Shawnna March 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

Ha ha. . . My toes are also very talented. I love being able to pick up the razor with them if I drop it in the shower.

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shellie March 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

I say “the splits.” I’ve never heard “a split” before. :) (So, I think you’re right!)

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jessicaturner March 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

When we were dating, he actually called the US Gymnastics Association, but we couldn’t get through. :)

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Robin Dance March 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

Ha–I’ve never heard “the splits”; which sounds disturbingly like “the runs” (sorry…but what it reminded me of!!).

And MPT? His talents never cease to amaze me….!!!!!!!!

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Stephanie Click March 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

My 8 year old daughter dances competitively … and she calls it “the splits”. She can do all the different kinds and always says “Wanna see my splits?” Which means that I’m going to see all the different variations.

I wonder if that’s a regional thing? Different people from different areas call it different things???? Hmmm.

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jessicaturner March 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Yes, Matthew is from Maryland and I’m from Wisconsin, so that is what we have always said.

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Bev March 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Jessica, I am with you …it is SPLITS … I was a gymnast and at nearly 50 I too can do the splits.

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Rachel March 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I’m from Georgia and I have only heard it called “a split”! I’ve never heard anyone call it “the splits” until today :)

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Debbie March 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Can’t wait to try them…..printed the coupon….we have always loved Green Giant Products !!

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Ann March 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Haha, I’ve never heard “the splits” either. I’m from upstate NY and we always called it a split. But it makes sense if you can do both ways and the middle it would be called splits.

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Mitzi March 19, 2013 at 1:51 am

I’m from Arkansas and was a cheerleader in high school and have always called it “the splits”. I find it very interesting that there’s no clear distinction between regions and what term is used where. Hmm. Love your blog, Jessica.

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Shawnna March 19, 2013 at 7:04 am

I say “a” split or “the” splits.

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Traci March 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Definitely “the splits”.

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