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Friday, January 29, 2010

If You Don't Ask, You Don't Get a Popchip

This story falls under the category "you don't ask, you don't get", a saying made famous by my husband's Bubbie. (that's Grandmother to those of you not in the know). Basically, it you want something, you go after it because you have nothing to lose. What's the best thing that can happen? You get what you want.

Case in point. In the fall of 2007, I was reading one of the city editions of Daily Candy. Featured on the site were a new kind of chip that sounded too good to be true. They were called popchips-and they weren't fried, weren't baked and were made with all natural ingredients like potatoes and corn. Here's the kicker-they were popped-like popcorn-and that is how they became a chip. A little heat and a little pressure plus some added all natural seasonings and you've got a it-a healthier version of a chip.

So I'm reading this with great interest and start looking for it in the stores in Dallas. To my disappointment, I realize I can only find them online at and would have to order them to feed my need. I decided to go to their website and email the to inquire about when these babies were coming to Dallas. Lo and behold, I received an email from the CEO and Founder of popchips, Keith Belling--the very next day. He told me how they were working on getting the chips into the Dallas Ft. Worth market-among many others and we shared a nice email rapport back and forth for a a few months. I also immediately received a shipper of popchips which allowed me to taste each one. (to this day, BBQ are my favorite).

Once we realized we were on the same page, I was on the phone with Keith talking to him about how important it was for dietitians to learn about this product. He wholeheartedly agreed. Not only is the nutritional profile terrific, they fit into a diabetic meal plan perfectly. He and the company are genuinely concerned about the health of Americans and we all know that nobody is going to stop eating chips. So why not give folks a healthier choice?

Highlights include:
  • approx 20 chips per 1 ounce service
  • 120 calories for those 20 chips
  • 4 grams of fat-none saturated or trans
  • 0 grams of cholesterol
  • popchips are an all-natural line of potato popped chips with all the flavor and less than half the fat of fried chips.
  • popchips come in seven taste-bud popping flavors, including original, barbeque (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE, as you know), salt & pepper, sea salt & vinegar and parmesan garlic, and the newest – sour cream & onion and cheddar.
  • popchips also come in a single-serve pack that includes a whopping 15 chips per bag, and only 100 calories and less than 3.5 grams of fat, so it really is okay to eat the whole bag. Compare that with a typical serving of fried chips (or those teeny 100-calorie packs) and your mouth will really drop.
Check out the website, see where you can download a free coupon and get to the store. This will change you into a popchips convert! When I felt like I had that chip craving, my go to was Cool Ranch Doritos. No more! Now it's my favorite BBQ popchips!

Disclaimer: I have the awesome opportunity to work with these great people and this great chip. It's my pleasure to blog about them!

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Blogger Amy S. said...

Love, love, love Popchips!! Thanks for blogging about them.

February 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Kym D said...

Imagine that Bubbie would say $3 for 2 bags at Central Market is a bah-gan! If you haven't tried PopChips, run don't walk to CM or Sprouts (in Dallas) - they are addictive

February 4, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger robinplotkin said...

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February 4, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Marie Spano said...

They taste great! Thanks for alerting dietitians about this PopChips. I'm always in search of good food products that my clients will enjoy.

February 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger robinplotkin said...

Log onto their website at for their full nutritional profile and a list of store that carry them! Thanks for reading!

February 5, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

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