Sunday, 17 March 2013

REVIEW! Popchips Barbeque Flavour

Popchips Barbeque Flavour

I've been hearing lots about Popchips and I'veseen lots of reviews where everyone seems to rave about them so I thought I had better get in on the action and see what all the fuss is about. Popchips come in quite a few flavours but I decided to go with BBQ.

Popchips are from California and are not fried or baked but as the name suggests they are popped, like popcorn. Apparently they have less than half the fat of fried crisps.

I don't really understand how you pop a potato, I mean can I do this myself in the microwave? Probably not and the video on the Popchips Website doesn't give much way so I will just assume that they use some kind of wizardry.

Popchips Barbeque Flavour

Popchips are a disc shaped crisp and almost reminded me of prawn crackers but perhaps a little smaller. I purchased them in Sainsbury's for £2 for an 85g bag. The suggested serving size is 23g which is about 18 crisps and this serving is 96 calories (about 5 syns for Slimming World followers). I am not sure why they wouldn't just make the bag 92g so that there were 4 servings in a bag, it seems a bit random. 

Anyway the BBQ flavour is really nice, it is quite strong and I was surprised at the texture of the Popchips and how crunchy they were. I think as they look like prawn crackers I was expecting something similar to the texture of a prawn cracker but they are much crispier.

Verdict
Quite often low-fat or "healthier" snacks are just rubbish in taste and texture (I mean who honestly likes baked crisps?) but Popchips are actually really nice and I would definitely buy them again and also try the other flavours. My only complaint is that they are not as satisfying as some delicious hand cooked fried crisps but for a healthier version of crisps you can't really go wrong.

4 comments:

  1. http://totoeatstheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/special-k-cracker-crisps.html

    http://totoeatstheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/tesco-light-choices-potato-thins.html

    Hey Hannah!! I find these PopChips to be part of the "popped" craze that's been going on this past year, but Pop Chips (the brand) have the biggest budget, so made the biggest ripple. My favourites are still the Tesco Light Choices Thins (Ready Salted tastes like Jacket Potatoes!), but Special K Cracker Crisps and Velvet Crunch Crisps (the Crisps, not the regular crunch) are also impressive. Marks and Spencer are the crunchiest for their Popped Chip! Try them, let me know!!

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    1. Hi! You just reminded me about the Special K Cracker Crisps, I did review them last year and they weren't bad!
      http://www.thereviewaddict.com/2012/10/review-special-k-cracker-crisps.html
      I prefer these Popchips though, I thought that they had a nicer texture. I will have to give the Tesco and Marks and Spencer ones a go too, thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. Haha I actually don't mind baked crisps but then I'm a complete crispoholic! I keep hearing about these Popchips too but I've still never tried them. I'll be giving them a go now! :)

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    1. Definitely give them a go, look forward to your review!

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