Has anyone ever told you not to “pop until you drop”? Well, in the case of Popchips, perhaps it’s okay to pop until you “drop” :).
If you’ve never tried Popchips before, then you’re missing out on some really unique and great tasting chips! Popchips are not chips in the traditional sense of being fried or baked. Popchips are “popped” in the sense that potato flakes and potato starch are blended together and then with a lot of heat and pressure, BAM!, Popchips are created. Popchips uses only all-natural ingredients and they are natural goodness with little amount of fat. A single serve bag has about 100 calories and 3 grams of fat. So they’re great for those who are on the 100-calories snack diet.
Popchips was founded by 2 creative “poptimist” geniuses who wanted a healthier alternative to the popular American snack. Although Popchips is still a processed food, it is labeled as a healthier alternative to fried chips because it isn’t fried and very little amount of oil is used. They also use non-genetically-modified (GMO) potatoes and their chips are free of preservatives and artificial flavors and colors. That’s why they’re considered all-natural, because they don’t add any junk that nature didn’t provide.
My son, my husband, and I all love Popchips. They truly have a unique taste unlike any other chips out on the market. Because they’re not fried, they’re not greasy and because they’re not baked, they’re not as dry-tasting. Popchips has a slight melt-in-your-mouth sensation after you place a delicate chip in your mouth. Popchips currently comes in seven flavors: original, barbeque, sour cream and onion, cheddar, sea salt and vinegar, parmesan garlic, and salt and pepper. Each flavor has a unique blend of ingredients and they come in single serve 1 oz. bags or larger 3 oz. bags.
For me, Popchips are a great in-between meal snack; as a side with a meal; or eaten alone as a meal. Although I really wouldn’t recommend eating a whole bag as your dinner. It might be hard not to munch off the entire bag though, but with all-natural ingredients, and low in fat content, you really can’t go wrong with these chips. I usually enjoy my Popchips with a refreshing glass of water or some ice cold juice. Popchips are also great with your favorite dip but I really enjoy them just as they are – so that I can truly savor the delicate moistness of the chip and the intense flavor that “pops” in my mouth.
I was fortunate enough to try a selection of Popchips for the giveaway. Imagine my excitement when I received the package and tore open the box! My son who is just as wild about me getting packages at the front door, oohed and aahed when he saw the bags of Popchips. The flavors that I tried are Original, Barbeque, Sour Cream and Onion, Cheddar, and Sea Salt and Vinegar.
The Original flavor is basically just their original flavor with nothing else added. The original is one of my favorite flavor because I can definitely taste the uniqueness of the chips. The Barbeque flavor has a really spicy kick to it and a bit of sweetness to smooth it out. I really like this flavor too because it’s like a fiery dragon meeting a little bee (okay just picture the image in your mind and you’ll understand). The Sour Cream and Onion has a potent amount of creamy onion taste and just a bit tart to the bite. Cheddar really needs no explanation at all – it’s packed with an immense amount of natural cheese in every part of the chip so this is great for cheese lovers. And the Sea Salt and Vinegar isn’t as strong as some other sea salt and vinegar chips that are out on the market. It’s a bit savory in the initial bite and then the tang of vinegar lingers on your tongue. Plus sea salt is a whole lot healthier than processed salt.
When it comes to choosing a flavor of Popchips you really can’t go wrong with any of them. I like all of the flavors to be honest and any flavor placed in front of me will satisfy my craving for something savory, sweet, and tangy. The snack sizes are great for lunch bags (for both adults and kids) and the larger sizes work well at parties or for an afternoon break while watching TV. Just make sure each of you have your own bag 🙂
Popchips is based in northern California and they own every part of the process – from selecting the potatoes, to cooking them, to packaging. So it’s a wonderful little company that’s soon spreading its own news. You can find Popchips at major supermarkets, health food stores, and even at Target and some Costco warehouses. The staff at Popchips are tremendously helpful and “poptimistic” and they all seem to really enjoy working there. So that tells me that a company who cares about their employees and their consumers is a really good company to keep in mind and support.
For more information about Popchips, please visit their website: www.popchips.com. You can also order their chips at their online store.
And here comes the giveaway part. One LUCKY winner will receive a month’s worth of “chipment” (as they like to call it at the Popchips headquarter). The winner will get an assortment of flavors so that he/she can really enjoy the variety that Popchips has to offer.
Here is how to enter:
#1 entry – “Like” Popchips on Facebook and post on their wall that you are entering the giveaway at www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com. Please put Happymomblogger in the heading.
#2 entry – Go to Popchips website: http://www.popchips.com/ and click on “the snackers credo” tab and tell me one of the company’s credo.
#3 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.
#4 entry – Enter in my other contests.
#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.
You can enter as many times as you like but you MUST enter in the Mandatory entry to qualify. The more you enter, the more chances your name will be drawn. You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box.
Contest Start Date: February 1, 2011
Contest End Date: February 13, 2011 (CONTEST CLOSED – WINNER WILL BE SELECTED)
Congratulations to Stacey K. for winning a month’s supply of Popchips courtesy of Popchips!
Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.
GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!
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Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.