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14 Feb 2014, Comments (15)

Popchips Review & Giveaway!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Hey everyone!
I recently got a shipment, or “chipment” as Popchips peeps call it (heehee), of 4 of the flavors of Popchips to try for free for a review. The 4 flavors I got in the mail were Barbeque, Sour Cream and Onion, Original, and Cheddar. These chips are NOT baked and NOT fried…they are popped! This allows them to still have a good amount of flavor, without being greasy and high in fat. Here is what they look like fresh out of the bag(s). From top left to right to bottom left to right is Barbeque, Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion, and Original.

Which to try first… I’m not a chip girl, I would choose popcorn over chips (usually bc of the fat content), but I DO like BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion chips the best. So it was a toss up…which to try first!?
I ended up trying the Barbecue first, seeing as the bag was super vibrant in a red/pinkish color, and was my favorite. The chip was full of flavor, hickory, a little spicy, a little sweet. It had a great crunch to it, but wasn’t “airy”, and had some body to it (so not crunchy like a rice cake!). It had just the right amount of salt on it as well for optimal flavor.

Next up, the Cheddar chips. These had a really yummy cheddar cheese flavor. A tad bit salty, but it went very well with the cheesy flavor. It reminded me almost of the crunchy Cheetos, a nice bold cheddar taste, little bit of salt, and an excellent crunch.

Next up on the lineup…the Sour Cream & Onion! These were not as bold in flavor as the Cheddar and Barbeque, and not as salty either. They were more mild in flavor, and you could almost taste the “potato” part of the popchip. (Looks like Barbecue wins as my favorite Popchip flavor this round!)

Lastly, good ol’ Original. A nice crunch, mildly salty, and tastes basically like a standard potato chip would, minus the greasy fingers and mouth feel.

Overall, I like these! The nutritional facts are at the bottom for the Barbecue chips, but they are all roughly the same per serving. Cheddar and Barbeque were definitely my favorites from the bold flavors, that didn’t leave me “missing” traditional chips. I think the Original ones would be good paired with a sandwich, or ON a sandwich for some crunch!

Overall, 4 stars.

GIVEAWAY!

Popchips is offering ONE lucky winner a 3-month supply of Popchips!!! That includes 3, 24- count boxes of chips!! 1 winner, US only, NO PO Boxes.
Here’s how to enter:All you guys have to do is PLEASE subscribe  to at least one of the following:

Their Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/popchips

Their Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/popchips

Their Instagram
http://instagram.com/popchips

or their Website
http://www.popchips.com/

AND… PLEASE leave a comment telling me what is your favorite flavor of chips to enter.
Giveaway will close February 18th, 12 pm.

GOOD LUCK 🙂

16 Jan 2010, Comments (5)

PopChips!

Author: healthnuttxo

What are Popchips, you ask?
Aside from delicious, Popchips are chips, but they aren’t fried or baked, but rather, according to the website, made with “wholesome potatoes, add a little heat and pressure, and pop! It’s a chip”. They are also relatively low in fat, are all natural, and come in 7 delicious flavors. They are the perfect compliment to your lunch, or eaten directly out of the bag. You can “pop” 😉 them in your purse and take them on the go with the conveinent 100 calorie bag portion too.
I was sent a few of the single serving bags courtesy of PopChips! company (thanks guys!).

Each chip is round and flat in shape, and has the consistency of a Lay’s Potato Chip and a rice cake mixed together. They also have a nice CRUNCH to them which I really enjoyed. PERFECT for putting on a sandwich (like tuna or egg salad! Yum!). In the 100 calorie bag portion, you actually get a decent amount. Not like those “100 calorie packs” where you get, like, 4 of whatever you get. *cough cough* has anyone noticed you only get TWO or THREE “mini muffins” in the 100 calorie packs? What is up with THAT *cough cough*

Anyway- :D…without further a due, let’s see how each flavor ranks up!

Original I definietly like the original. Hits the spot when you craving strictly potato-ey flavors. There’s also a good amount of salt on each chip, and really, what’s a potato chip without some salty goodness? 🙂

Cheddar- oooh. These are good. It’s a good cheddar cheese flavor, it sort of reminded me of macaroni & cheese rather than Cheetos cheese flavor. The cheese flavor isn’t too strong, and you can definetely still taste potato flavors, but these are a really good alternative to some other cheezy snacks which leave fake orange residue on your fingers..But we’ll save that rant for another day! 😉

Barbeque- Oh how I loooove Barebeque flavors! This was more of a sweet barbeque flavor, and I definietly tasted a smokey flavor mixed with a brown sugar/honey flavor. It has a wee bit of heat to it too, and left a little burn on my tongue. There was a strong onion/garlic/salty flavor that mixed nicely with the sweeter tastes. It was sort of like a transformation in my mouth- sweet at first bite, then the spice hits!

Sour Cream & Onion- Okay, Who took my PopChips! and replaced them with Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion chips? They taste IDENTICAL- and that’s a good thing!! These are my favorite (with the barbeque flavor) by far. Seriosuly- I bit into these, adn thought, where on earth is the fat? HOW is it so low? These are BURSTING with flavor, and have a nice onion/garlic taste with a wee bit of parsley. Just make sure you pop an altoid after eating these 😉

Sea Salt & Vinegar I had some help with these. I’m not really a fan of vinegar, I don’t even like the smell when we dye eggs at Easter. So, I went to my aunt,  and she gave them two thumbs up. I tried one and I thought they were very salty with a very strong, bitter vinegar flavor. But hey, if that’s your style, go for it!

Overall, 4 stars. These are really good, and I’ll definitely buy them again. I’ll also feel less guilty serving these at parties rather than Doritos or Lay’s because they are all natural, lower in fat than other chips, and don’t have any trans fats. I also like how the portion size is almost double of a normal portion for chips. You get about 20 instead of the typical 10-11 chips per serving, and for a few less calories!

1 oz of each flavor (about 19-20 chips) is around 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 20 carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Each flavor is made with all natural ingredients. The following is just for the original. If you’d like to see all the flavors, click here.

Natural Potato Ingredients (potato flour, potato starch), Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin.

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