Are these healthier than a regular potato chip?
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Chips aren’t something we eat a ton of in our house but when we do decide to dive into them we usually have no problem eating a whole bunch in one sitting. Chips are addictive like that aren’t they? My favorite kind of chips are usually salt and vinegar, how about you? Did you know that Ketchup chips and All Dressed chips are a Canadian thing? Okay, enough random chip talk.
I love sweet potatoes so when I saw the Costco Kirkland Signature Sweet Potato chips I had to try them. Usually if we go out for a burger I will pick sweet potato fries over regular fries if they’re available. So how do these taste? They’re pretty good! They’re definitely addictive. Crunchier and slightly thicker than your average regular potato chip. They have that kettle/baked chip kind of thickness. They’re seasoned with sea salt and I didn’t find them too salty. They definitely aren’t overly flavorful so if you buy these expecting they’ll be loaded with a ton of flavor you might be disappointed. This means that they make an awesome chip to go with some dip. Have you ever had those Terra vegetable chips that come in the black bag? These kind of taste like those.
These aren’t super cheap but they’re also not really overpriced. I paid $7.99 Canadian for this big bag. It’s a similar price to the other chips available at Costco and the bag is quite large. Also the bag states that they’re organic, anytime you see the word organic just expect to pay a little more. Unless you get really lucky and find the organic cheaper than the non-organic. This happened to me once with blueberries, the organic blueberries were cheaper than the non-organic. That was a pleasant surprise.
Chips are super convenient! What would make these even more convenient though is if the bag was re-sealable. There’s no way we would finish this amount of chips in a short time period so I always worry about storing them properly so they don’t become stale. A big bag of chips like this also isn’t the most convenient for those who live alone or just are the only ones in the house who eat chips.
Nutritionally, these aren’t much better for you than plain old potato chips. Don’t let the sweet potato fool you. If you eat 25 chips you’re looking at 260 calories, 16 grams of fat, 125 mg of sodium, eight grams of sugar, four grams of fibre and two grams of protein. Comparing to 31 Miss Vickie’s Plain Chips you’re looking at 270 calories, 16 grams of fat, 210 mg of sodium, 0 grams of sugar, two grams of fibre and four grams of protein. Both these chips have pretty much the same ingredients, it’s more a matter of taste preference (sweet potato or regular) and if organic is important to you.
I’m glad we tried these chips and have no problems with the idea of finishing them up. If we had a larger family or ate chips regularly I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase these again but for the two of us this is just a little too big of a bag and the cost is a little high. The taste wasn’t mind blowing or exactly unique and I was looking for extra flavor but overall they’re enjoyable and go great with dip.
Taste: 8/10 (no complaints but not exactly mind blowing or very unique)
Convenience: 8.5/10 (wish the bag was smaller and resealable)
Sweet potato fries or regular fries?