We Americans have a special love for anything in “chip form” and seemingly a similar disdain for healthy foods- even though we all know we should be eating them. Thankfully, the food manufacturers love to solve all of our nutrition woes, which is of course why we are all so fit and trim around here.
Nowadays, if you can name a healthy food that you couldn’t pay many Americans to eat in its actual natural form (soy, legumes (AKA beans), kale and other dark leafy greens, quinoa, etc.) I will bet you a dollar that you can buy it as a CHIP. The only problem is that the dollar will probably only buy you about one of those healthy chips, since only rich people would consider paying $4-7 for 4-8 ounces of something called “Farmer Ted’s Organic Sour Cream and Onion Flavored Kale and Amaranth Chips” or whatever.
|Get your whole grains in a chip, right?|
DIPPIN’ CHIPS SUPER GRAINS
Let’s break it down…
DIPPIN’ CHIPS 5 OUNCE BAG (fyi it looks HUGE with all the air in there) = $3.99
|$12.77 per pound|
For a “healthy” chip:regular chip comparison, one can purchase a 10 ounce bag of Tostitos Whole Grain or regular variety corn chips for $3.28 (according to walmart.com) That’s .33 cents per ounce or $5.24 per pound.
|Nutritionally, alas still a chip.|
|First ingredient…good ol’ corn.|
|Remarkable how much like Dippin’ Chips these are….|
Hey, I like a chip as much as the next American, and this Super Bowl weekend we will eat more chips and salsa than on any other of the year. However, if you want to eat quinoa and kale, please go get some and make it and eat it and be healthy-because they ARE healthy foods. But when they come in a bag, I say let’s call a chip “a chip”?