I love chips - but they have to be plain, ripple chips. I occasionally will eat BBQ chips if I'm at a party and needing something salty and crunchy, but I don't dig the flavoured chips.
Before I started this healthy revolution of mine, one of my favourite ways to drown my sorrows was on the couch with a giant bag of ripple chips and a girlfriend to listen to me rant. Maybe a chick flick or two, add some gummy candies and you have perfection.
For obvious reasons, giant bags of chips aren't in my food plan anymore. I can and do eat chips, but in smaller servings and occasionally. Sometimes I buy those baked lays, but they just don't do it for me. They don't have that real chippy chippness to them, y'know? Almost soggy.
When I found single serving bags of Popchips at Shoppers while renewing a prescription, I figured I'd give them a try.
100 calories, 3 grams of fat and 1 gram of fibre for the bag (23 grams) is pretty good. So is the sodium content - 230 mg. At least, I think this is good. I've only recently started checking the sodium content on the things I eat.
I was skeptical. These chips aren't baked or fried, they're 'popped' using heat and air pressure. But they're pretty good. In fact, they're mighty tasty. Next time I've got a ripple chips craving, I'll head for a bag of these. I just wish they stocked them in more stores!
Have you ever tried popchips? What's your favourite junk food snack? Have you found a substitute for it, do you enjoy it in smaller portions, or have you banned it altogether?