Monday, 4 June 2012

New snacks on the block: Popchips (review)

As much as I love cakes and chocolate, I enjoy savoury snacks even more. Salted nuts and crisps will be my downfall. Alas, they are not what you would call a health food.

Is it even possible to have healthy crisps?
There are new kids on the block though, and they are called Popchips.
What are Popchips? They are a popular snack from the States. They are neither fried nor baked, but popped with the heat and pressure to achieve a crisp that retains all the flavour and has less than half the fat of fried crisps. Sounds good? You gain less calories, and they don't have any nasties in them either like fake colours or flavours.
Apparently the fans include Aston Kutcher, Heidi Klum, Sean Diddy Combs and Bruno Mars (don't ask me, I have no clue who the last two guys are).

Popchips come in five different flavours: original, salt & pepper, sea salt & vinegar, barbeque and sour cream & onion. They are available at Waitrose at £0.69 RRP for a single serve bag and £1.89 RRP for a share bag.
Each single serving bag has about 17-18 crisps with the total of less than 100 calories.

The first flavour we tried was the Original potato chips. They certainly look different. In comparison to Pringles, for example, they are much thicker, as if they are wearing a puff coat. They are light, non greasy (a bonus in my books) & crunchy.


As I was cooking dinner, I opened a bag of Salt & Pepper Popchips, purely for the purposes of the thorough research of the product for the review. Tried one, very peppery. Not so sure I like it. Let's try another one. One by one. And horror of horrors, I finished the whole packet. On my own.
What can I say? They are addictive.

With several flavours to choose from, you are bound to find the one that suits you. My personal favourite would be Sea Salt & Vinegar, very moreish. And guilt-free too. A good combination.

I have read that you can get hold of the so called Popclip to keep your Popchips fresh in a bag, in case you haven't finished the whole lot. Not sure about the Popclip, what I would need is a Mouthclip.
If you haven't tried them yet, go on, treat yourselves!

P.S. Popchips were sent to me for the review. All opinions are mine.


    1. I had some popchips too and loved them...and they are selling them in my gym now too so they must be healthy right??/

    2. You are right they are addictive!