Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Unsalted Potato Chips

Unsalted Potato Chips

I know it sounds crazy, but I REALLY like unsalted potato chips. Truth be told, I actually like them better than the regular salted kind. They just taste so potato-ey. Years ago, I loved the idea of potato chips, but the actual experience never lived up to my expectations. After a couple of handfuls, my mouth started burning. It was the salt. Way too much.

I cannot imagine ever eating full salt potato chips again. I’ve tried Lay’s Lightly Salted potato chips. They have only 50% salt compared to the regular chips. As far as I’m concerned, they taste just fine. I can’t fathom why anyone would want more salt.

But back to the unsalted chips. I’m able to get both Kettle and Tim’s Cascade Style unsalted potato chips at my local grocery stores. The Kettle brand is a bit thicker than regular grocery store potato chips. The only downside is that they tend to get a bit greasy/oily near the bottom of the bag. It helps to store the bags upside down to distribute the oil better. Tim’s chips are super crunchy and thicker too. They’re also reduced fat, so they're not oily.

Whenever I shop, I pick up a couple of bags of whichever brand the store carries. Having a handful of crispy, crunchy potato chips makes even a so-so sandwich lunch something special. Throw in a Healthy Heart Market dill pickle, and there's no reason to complain about missing salt.

Chips & a pickle make a humble fried egg sandwich special!

I know other brands are out there, so look for them. I’d love to hear about what you’re able to purchase.


JMom said...

I also recommend Pringles Lightly Salted chips at 75 mg of sodium for a serving of 16 chips. I keep them handy whenever I need a snack with just a bit of sodium during the day.

shambo said...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to give the Pringles a try. I like the lightly salted versions of things a whole lot better than the original full-salt products. I also get the lightly salted Fritos every once in a while. I used to love Fritos but couldn't eat more than a handful because of the excess salt. The lightly salted version tastes perfect to me.

Anonymous said...

Because of your post I went looking for these brands but could not find them but I discovered "Jay" no salt chips. Really good and you can taste the potato.

shambo said...

I'm glad you found a good brand. I know that different sections of the country sell different brands. I'm just so thankful that there are a couple of brands available in my neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing.