Saturday, February 14, 2009

Popchips giveaway

Who doesn't love potato chips? Unfortunately, they're not exactly healthy. There are a few good baked variations out there, but I find that the quality varies wildly from brand to brand. So what's the alternative if you love potato chips but don't love all the calories? The answer is popchips.

Popchips are neither fried nor baked; they're actually popped under heat and pressure. They taste very similar to your full fat potato chips, but each single serving bag has only 100 calories. My parents are obsessed with popchips. The owner of the company was nice enough to send over an assortment of chips, and I've decided to share them with you.
One lucky winner will receive single serving bags of original, parmesan garlic and salt and pepper popchips. To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite low calorie snack; a winner will be drawn at random. The deadline for comments is Monday, February 16th at 5:00 pm PST.

54 comments:

Erica said...

Ow! These sound awesome! I want to try them! Fav low calorie snack=apples!

Debbie said...

The barbeque (yes that's how it's spelled) our my favorite! Impossible to just eat a few, once you start you can't stop until they are gone.

chuck said...

Sara, I've never heard of Popchips. It's so hard to find a low cal chip. I like Cheecha Krackles, they are also gluten free and fat free. I think they are about 75 calories for 2 cups worth.

Elra said...

Sounds so delicious Sara.
Cheers,
Elra

Jo said...

those sound yummy! my fav low cal snack is fruit! apple, orange, grapes... :)

Michelle said...

Happy Valentine's Day Sara! Oh I LOVE Popchips. I get them at Jamba Juice and they are so flippin addicting!!!

Carolyn G said...

My favorite low cal snack are baby carrots. If I get crazy, I get some low cal dip to eat them with.

Cheryl said...

I am always interested in new less bad for you snack foods. I love the Ruffles Low Fat Chips!

Cakelaw said...

Potato chips are good, but I usually avoid them like the plague because of the fat/calorie factor. However, coincidentally, when I was shopping yesterday, I discovered that the Oz supermarket chain Woolworths now produces "light" potato chips in a range of flavours, which only have 2.7g of fat per 31g serving (496kj/roughly 100 calories). I was in like Flynn, and bought a very tasty honey & soy packet.

Suzy said...

How nice of those Popchip people and how nice of you to share! I love frozen grapes. I like Genisoy Soy Chips which reminds me that I haven't bought any in quite a while.

teresa said...

I'm enjoying the Hostess 100 calorie cupcakes as we speak! The chips look amazing!

Judy said...

I've never heard of pop chips. My favorite LC snack is salsa with baked tortilla chips.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love apples, grapefruits, grapes, tapioca pudding, etc...

These chips sound interesting!

Cheers,

Rosa

ChefBliss.com said...

One of my favorite snacks is cut up apples with natural peanut butter on them! I don't know that it's necessarily low fat but it's on the healthy side and it satisfies my sweet tooth!! Nice giveaway, I've seen these but haven't tried them yet!!

Helene said...

I love apples & cheese for a low-fat snack.

Great giveaway.

Happy Valentine Day!

Reeni♥ said...

I like bananas or apples with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, makes you feel like your having a dessert.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh my goodness. I have never heard of these before. My weakness is chips and I love all the gourmet ones at the World Market. I just bought some of the Natural Veggie Tortilla ones today, can't get enough. My only low cal snack that satisfies me at all really is sunflower seeds.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I like eating popcorn. But I'd love to try these popchips. They sound good.

Donna-FFW said...

Bananas!! Those are my fav low cal snack.

Passionate About Baking said...

How novel...great idea. I'm too far for a give-away, but those look good to me!

Karin said...

I never eat chips, but I like low calorie dark chocolate bars very much. My husband loves full fat potato chips - overladen with salt and artery clogging fat. He got a present for his birthday from friends - a large garbage sack filled to the brim with Estrella potato chips. No sign of a heart attack yet...

Barbara Bakes said...

Sara I would love to try these chips. My favorite low cal snack is Stretch Island Fruit Leather. They only have 45 calories and satisfy my craving for something sweet.

Dawn said...

Ohh these sound good. Never heard of them either. YUM

Tracey said...

Those sound really good! I've never heard of them. My favorite low cal snack has to be apple wedges with peanut butter. Yum :)

Tina said...

My favorite low calorie snack is dried mangos. However, they are high in sugar so watch out!

Megan said...

I like the little cups of sugar free rice pudding. I grate fresh nutmeg on top and they are only 70 calories. Inless I eat 2 which has been known to happen. ;-)
I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for these. Sounds like a great product!

Vicki said...

I've had the salt & pepper Popchips, they're tasty! My favorite low-cal snack is edamame, quickly stir-fried in a spicy sauce.

leanne said...

I like 100 calorie popcorn singles. I like all flavors

Jules Someone said...

Popcorn. I could eat it every day.

Elyse said...

I saw these in my local corner mart yesterday, and of course, I had already read your post....soooo, I just had to get some!! MMMM, delicious! Thanks for sharing this awesome find.

stephchows said...

I think I've seen something like this being made at trader joes... seriously loud! haha. My go to snack is air popped popcorn with some smart balance spray on it, that or soy chips (BBQ are the best!)

Sam said...

Just tried the salt and vinegar chips! They were incredible!

Carol said...

A low cal chip, sounds heavenly. My fav low cal snacks are oranges & pop corn.

Cookies and cakes said...

My favorite snack is a toss up between pop corn and fruit! I guess it depends on my mood :-)

biz319 said...

I can't find those around me - pick me!!

Leslie said...

hmmmm..I have never heard of these. I am always up for a good reduced calorie snack.
I would have to say my favorite is carrots..I know, boring!

MaryBeth said...

WOW...these chips sound extremely good, I have never heard of them before. My favorite low calorie snack must be those cute little baggie skinned satsuma oranges. I can never seam to get enough of them before they are out of season again. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous looking chips.

Olga said...

Hummus is definitely a healthy snack.
But I have a hard time resisting Cheetos ;)

Sara said...

My favorite low cal snack is microwave popcorn.

Hayley said...

What a fun giveaway! My favorite low cal snack are apples, thanks again!

xENo said...

PopChips are awesome!

My favorite low-calorie snack would be green grapes. :)

Elle said...

Hi Sara. Thanks for stopping by! Those chickpea fries look incredible! I don't know if I have a favorite low-calorie snack...hummus maybe?

Joped said...

I love Popchips! The best is the BBQ ones, I just finished eating a bag of it a little while ago. Its amazing how much taste these have, no joke.

Monica H said...

Low calorie? What's that? I like to inhale air every once in a while :-)

It would be nice to try these. I'll have to look for them. Thanks for the heads up.

Gigi said...

My fav low fat snack is 100 calorie smart popcorn! YUM.

Dee said...

Ooh, I want. But I'm not sure I've ever had a low cal snack :( I do like to snack on home made granola, but my recent bittersweet macadamia batch is probably as far away from low cal as could be.

Diana D said...

Popchips are new to me but being a snacker I'd love to try them. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Jescel said...

this is the first time that i've heard of popchips.. i wanna try it too! :o)

Cathy said...

Fav low calorie snack? Carrot sticks - but then you need ranch dressing. I've never seen Popchips. They sound interesting.

Gabe's Girl said...

OMG, I just got back into town and am catching up on blogs! I am so happy I am making the deadline. I absolutely love chips, especially on my casseroles! We had this new casserole for Thanksgiving which was a new spin on Green Bean casserole for us. It had chips crushed on top. It was too good for words!

Brooke said...

I love to snack on chick peas with hot sauce.

Maria said...

The chips look tasty! I want to try them! I love snacking on fresh fruit..apples are my favorite year round, but I love watermelon in the summer!

finsmom said...

Yum! These sound great! Ive never heard of them before!

My fav low cal snack are apple chips!!!

The Food Hunter said...

I've never heard of popchips but I would love to try them. My favorite low calorie snack would have to be fruit. Any kind.