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Pop Chips potato chips -- A review

Updated on April 24, 2011

A healthy snack that tastes good

Pop chips is a new type of potato chips that is made by "popping", like popcorn. They are cooked under heat and pressure, This method of cooking results in a low fat, light chip that tastes as good as potato chips made by other methods. Pop chips are made in the United States and are distributed by the Pop Chip company in San Francisco, California. As the package states, they are "never fried, never baked." There are no artificial colors or flavors added to the product as well.

Pop chips are sold in Whole Foods stores, as well as Safeways, Jamba Juice and some Target stores. They are sold by other retailers as well. They can also be found on Amazon. Pop chips come in seven flavors: Original, Cheddar, Barbecue, Parmesan Garlic, Sour Cream and Onion, Salt and Pepper, and Sea Salt and Vinegar. They can be purchased in individual bags or in combination packs.

These chips have a very light flavor and texture. They tend to be uniformly sized and shaped, unlike fried potato chips which come in all sizes and varying shapes. The coating of the flavored chips is uniform, not too heavy in some places and too light in others. They are slightly more expensive than regular chips and are not sold everywhere like regular potato chips. But they would make a nice gift for someone who likes potato chips or someone who likes trying new foods or new cooking methods. Because of their unusual cooking and preparation, they are different from the usual chips you would find in a store. They are very flavorful and people who have tried them usually like them and want more.

The only drawback with Pop Chips is that the bag is small.  The usual package for these chips is three ounces in size, compared with a standard large bag of potato chips  at five to five and one half ounces.  However, this is a healthy alternative to the standard fried potato chip that tastes good as well.

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