Thursday, June 16, 2011

Snack Time!

Pop Chips have helped me kick the Potato Chip habit

Hi: My name is Chris and I'm a potato chip-aholic.  It's been a year since I had my last chip.

It started out small - just a handful here and there.  But soon I found myself coming home from work and ripping through an entire large bag.  What's worse is that it was mindless - I would graze on them and not pay any particular attention to what I was doing.

Snack Time Don't

Salt & Vinegar were my favorites.  But a large bag contains 6 servings.  Each serving has 150 calories, 80 of which are from fat.  Each serving has 2 grams of Saturated Fat.  Do the math: one large bag has 900 calories, 480 of which are from fat - that's 12 grams of Saturated Fat.  Medical, heart health, and government authorities advise that Saturated Fat is a risk factor in cariovascular disease.

Snack Time Do

On the other hand, a one ounce serving of Pop Chips has 100 calories, of which only 25 are from fat.  They have zero Saturated Fat.  They crunch just like potato chips.  My favorite is the Barbeque Potato - but they have a bunch of other flavors, including Cheddar, Sour Cream and Onion and, yes ladies and gentlemen, Sea Salt & Vinegar!  They come in large and small bags, but I prefer the small bags - for portion control - so I don't go back to my habit of getting carried away and eating an entire large bag (though it's still better than eating an entire large bag of my old Utz favorites).

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