Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pop Chips - My New Favorite Salty Snack - Review & Giveaway

For me, the latest and greatest salty snack is popchips! If you haven't tried them yet (and you're missing out if you haven't), they are a light and delicious snack made from potatoes - but NO, they aren't fried like a greasy chip and they're not baked like a boring one. They are POPPED!

That means you are left with a snack that is half the fat of fried potato chips. They also have NO trans fat, saturated fat, cholesterol or preservatives. A 1 oz serving, which is about 20 chips (and seems like a lot since they are so big and fluffy) contains 120 calories and 4 g of fat.

popchips are available in a whole slew of flavors: original, barbecue, sour cream & onion, cheddar, sea salt & vinegar, salt & pepper, and parmesan garlic. My favorite is the sea salt & vinegar - YUM, I just love them! My husband's top pick is the barbecue, which I am so-so on. I honestly am not a big fan of the salt & pepper (but I don't like ANY salt & pepper flavored snacks) or the parmesan garlic. The parmesan garlic, however, is my Mom's favorite by far - if you like a strong flavor you will probably like it too.

You can buy popchips at local retailers - just use their store locator. (I buy mine at Target.) You can also order them online through

Giveaway: I contacted popchips about doing a review and they were nice enough to agree to a giveaway for Jinxy Knows Best readers. One lucky reader will win a special sample pack of popchips, containing nine single serve bags in a variety of flavors including original, barbeque, sour cream & onion, cheddar, salt & pepper, and sea salt & vinegar.

To enter, you must be a follower of Jinxy Knows Best. Just fill out the simple entry form below.

Rules: All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CST 2/7/10. One entry per person, except for extra entries (see below). Entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the United States. Winner must respond to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Extra entries: You can receive up to 5 extra entries for doing any of these things. Just be sure to indicate on the form what you have done.

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Disclosure: I received a sample pack of @popchips to review. I was not compensated in any way for this review.

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