Chips, popcorn, and other salty snack foods are really tough to stop eating. I think that most of us have cravings for these foods at least some of the time. I certainly have a weakness for salty snacks!
Enter Popchips. What can I say about Popchips? The first time I tried them, I was in heaven. They are so tasty! Seriously, these things are awesome. My favourite by far is the Original flavour. I also quite like the BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion flavours… and I have never liked Sour Cream & Onion-flavoured chips. Even the Cheddar-flavoured ones aren’t too bad (I’m neutral on Salt & Vinegar, but it’s the boyfriend’s favourite flavour).
They have a slight greasiness, reminiscent of chips, but they’re popped like popcorn. The best of both worlds! More than that, they’re fairly low in calories: 120 calories for one ounce (about 22 chips). Even if you eat a couple ounces (because who can stop at one?), it’s still not going to put you over the edge if you factor it into your day.
Sodium is a bit much at 280 mg per ounce. Considering that you’ll probably eat about two ounces of these chips, that brings you to 560 mg… just from chips! That’s over a third of the amount that you should have in your entire day. So keep that in mind and try not to go overboard (I know. It’ll be tough. Popchips are deliciously addicting).
Surprisingly, Popchips aren’t really low in fat. They have less fat than most other chips, but honestly not by very much. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it’s just something to keep in mind.
The ingredients in Popchips aren’t the worst, but they aren’t the best, either. The Popchips website says that they’ll be changing some of their recipes so I’m hoping that they’ll be reducing ingredient lists, maybe choosing healthier oils and that sort of thing. But for the most part I wasn’t too concerned with the ingredient list in Popchips. As a processed food, it’s good enough.
As far as health goes, I wouldn’t call Popchips “healthy”. But they are definitely a healthier chip than most of what you’ll see on the market, and they are by far one of my all-time favourite chips out there in terms of flavour! I really love the taste of Popchips.
Would you like to try out Popchips for yourself? Of course you would! To enter to win my Popchips giveaway, leave me a comment below telling me why you want to try Popchips, how you snack healthy, or how you feel about “healthier” products on the market. Please also “like” Popchips on Twitter or friend them on Facebook in order to be eligible for this giveaway.
Winner will be announced one week from today, on Wednesday, March 16.