Posts Tagged: chips

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 21


So what happens if you’re on a $100 food budget for a month and you find yourself wanting something to snack on? Well one option is looking in the cupboard and finding some old chips. Actually, the Sun Chips weren’t that bad considering how old they were. I don’t remember when I bought them exactly, but I’m pretty sure it was sometime in 2009.

I also have some expired packets of hot cocoa mix which taste perfectly fine. But don’t worry, I’m not going to drink any expired milk. :P

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent:  $81.01

Remaining Cash: $18.99

Mar 10

World’s First Compostable Chip Bag

When I was a kid my mom always had a compost heap out back. It seemed odd the way she’d gather all her fruit and vegetable remnants in a big bowl and then take it out to the backyard and dump it on the big heap of disgusting natural garbage. One thing I can say for certain is that I never saw a chip bag in her compost, but that could change today.


Frito-Lay is now packaging their Sun Chips in 100% compostable bags. The bags are somehow made of vegetables, although you’d probably never guess it if you held the bag in your hands. The packaging feels much thinner and it’s much LOUDER when you handle it. The bag rustles a lot, which could end up causing trouble for kids trying to sneak chips before dinner. Heh heh.


I think this is a pretty cool idea. If they can reduce the amount of garbage in our landfills, I’m all for it. Hopefully Frito-Lay will roll out this compostable packaging for all their chip brands. And it would be great if the other snack manufacturers followed suit.

By the way, in case you were wondering, the new packaging does not affect the flavor of the chips.


Jan 10

Pop Pop Pop… popchips

Last summer I found something amazing at Target. It was a brand of chips I had never seen before. These chips weren’t fried, they weren’t even baked, but they were popped! What were they called you ask? Why, popchips of course!


I loved them immediately. One serving of these delicious chips only have 120 calories and 4 grams of fat. Basically, an entire bag has approximately the same calorie and fat content as one candy bar.


Shortly thereafter, I began ordering popchips by the case from I loved this snack so much that I would go around and tell my friends and family members that they needed to try popchips too. One handful and they were hooked.

These days, three of my sisters, my brother-in-law and my dad are all ordering popchips by the case from  Here are some pictures I took from around the office today.






There are seven different flavors: original, barbecue, cheddar, sour cream and onion, sea salt and vinegar, salt and pepper, and parmesan garlic. (Barbecue is my favorite.) To find a retailer near you that carries popchips visit You can also order them directly from their online store or at Amazon.

This blog entry is making me hungry. I think it’s time for some popchips!