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Soy Crisps versus Popchips

Until I read a short snack blurb in today's San Diego Union Tribune's Food Section about Popchips and their healthy snack potential, I had completely forgotten that I had sampled the barbeque flavor this past summer.

The all natural, "popped" chips were being handed out as freebies at a race event. And let me say, they were tasty. Jim concurred. Popchips are crunchy and flavorful. You'll find them at Whole Foods, Safeway, Jamba Juice, Ralph's and other grocers.

In terms of nutrition, 1 oz (26 grams or about 19 chips) yields 120 calories, 4 grams fat, 250 mg sodium, 2 grams sugar and 1 gram protein.

So Popchip or Soy Crisp???

I still favor Soy Crisps for a few simple reasons:

1. In terms of a BBQ flavor chip, I think the 365 Brand sold at Whole Foods are tastier than Genisoy's version. Also look for Glenny's brand. They are terrific. Safeway's O Organics also has a version.
2. Soy crisps are just as crunchy as Popchips
3. Nutritionally, Soy Crisps offer PROTEIN (6-9 grams per serving)! Calorie counts are comparable as is the sodium. The protein bonus wins me over.

If you are interested in seeing exactly how Soy Crisps stack up versus other Chips from a nutritional standpoint, check out our past blog. Here's the link. Scroll to the bottom for a pdf file that compares soy crisps to popular chip brands and flavors!

Happy snacking.

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