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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.

 

Pros

  • 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)

 

Cons

  • 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“.

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