I am always looking for healthy, low calorie snacks, so when I heard about Popchips, I was intrigued. They are crunchy chips that are not fried, and not baked, but created using heat and pressure to make them pop into being. Since I love sweet potato chips in general, I thought I would give these a try.
The first thing I noticed was the color. They looked a bit lighter in color to other sweet potato chips I have tried, and I think this is due to them not being fried. They really looked the same color as fresh, cooked sweet potatoes. I did not notice any particular smell, other than good old sweet potatoes. So far so good.
In terms of taste, I thought they tasted great. The chips were nice and crispy, with only a hint of salt, so you really got to enjoy the naturally sweet flavor. I can really see that these will help satisfy cravings for something crunchy, something salty, something sweet, and especially something that is all three.
The texture is definitely not that of a typical potato chip. They are lighter, crisper, and airy, not as dense as a rice cake, but not as greasy as a typical chip. All in all, I was really pleased with them. Someone looking for a healthy replacement, or enjoys other veggie chip type snacks would really like these, I think. For a die hard chip lover, these would might not satisfy you upon first taste, but give them a couple of chances; personally I loved them.
With the snack size bag being 100 calories, I am pretty sold on these as a healthy snack alternative. This would be a great addition to a sandwich for lunch, or an in-between meal snack. I am happy to add Popchips to my snack rotation.