Potato chips have always been a weakness of mine, and since joining a gym 2.5 months ago, I have been trying to avoid eating them. Last night though, I really wanted to have some chips with my veggie burger and salad. As a compromise (with myself), I decided to try Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips, Salted flavour.
Ingredients: potatoes [with the skins on!], safflower and/or sunflower oil, salt.
Nutritional Facts: According to my bag, a serving of 30-32 “Salted” chips (just over 1/3 of the bag) has 170 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 190 mg of sodium. Interestingly, the Kettle Brand website does not list a “Salted” flavour, only a “Lightly Salted” flavour. According to the website, a serving of 20 “Lightly Salted” chips has 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 135 mg of sodium.
- Less fat (than fried chips)
- Less sodium (than fried chips)
- Large serving size
- Short list of natural ingredients
- Strong potato flavour
- Nice crunch (though not quite as crunchy as a fried Kettle chips – which is actually plus for me)
- Not organic
- Still junk food (albeit healthier than some junk food)
For more on baked potato chips, check out this CTV “[Baked] Potato chip taste taste” video.
To make your own potato chips, try this recipe for “Microwave Potato Chips“.