The kind people at Popchips sent me some Thai Sweet Chilli potato chips to try the other day. I'm always on the look out for tasty healthier snacks, especially since I started trying to cut back and lose some weight.
What I liked about these snacks is that they pack a mouthful of flavour into every chip. The chips (ok crisps to us British) are very light on the tongue and give a satisfying crunch. They have a mild chilli taste, and I swear I could almost taste a hint of coconut. They describe them as "an exotic fusion of sweet and spicy". I would serve these as an accompaniment to a nice Thai green curry and some sweet chilli dipping sauce.
They have been nominated for a number of awards and Shape Magazine have voted it their Best Snack.
They say that they have found a way of 'popping' a chip that has all the flavour of conventional chips but less fat.
When compared to regular crisps they have 50 % less fat per 23g serving and less calories too 95 Kcal per 23g ( a serving) or 412 Kcal per 100g
Popchips are now in Waitrose and a number of other places, such as WHSmith and Harvey Nichols and I would definitely recommend them for a tasty snack that's light on the waistline.
* PR sample