Recently, the nice people at PopChips sent me a box of tasty treats to review, and by a fantastic coincidence, they arrived the day of my best friends’ birthday (they are twins… the grammar is making my head ache)! Already armed with the super delicious (but highly calorific) Kettle Chips I had already bought, I took the box along to share, and get everyone’s opinions about PopChips.
I first heard about PopChips through Jillian Michaels’ podcast, as she’s an investor in the company (and you know I love me some Jillian). These are often listed as one of her recommended snacks on her diet plans. However, these really aren’t diet food – but then, they’re not really crisps, either. They’re puffed up discs of deliciously flavoured, 100% real potato goodness, and each bag is under 100 calories.
Think popcorn, but crisps! So, I took my magical box to the party (not just ANY party, a 30th birthday party!) to canvass some opinions. And to be honest, some of my friends sounded like they were auditioning for a job in PR when I asked them to text me their thoughts later – they obviously really liked these crisps! (And there were plenty of Kettle Chips that got left behind that night, let me tell you.)
This is Charlie. He had plenty to say about PopChips, all of them in handy, bite-sized slogans. He started off quizzically.
“Who would have thought you could flavour air? Crazy!”
Then he upped the ante.
“They were so good, I had my sex-face on. Mmm-mmm.”
(I did not get a sex-face photo. Sorry.)
He finished off with:
“If Sting had PopChips, he wouldn’t need tantric sex.”
Indeed! Those salt and vinegar ones must be good. (What a scamp!)
This is birthday girl #1, Rachel! She loved the salt and vinegar flavour too, and complimented them on their crunchiness.
This is Lorraine, birthday girl #2! She was also heavily into writing slogans when I texted her about her thoughts. “Why have crisps when you can have PopChips?!” she demanded. “Taste just as yummy but fewer calories – just what I want from a snack! Particularly liked the barbeque flavour, very tasty!”
As you can see, Omar was initially sceptical about the idea of low calorie crisps. He is a man’s man. Man’s men don’t eat low calorie crisps. However, he was won over, and pronounced them “tasty, and surprisingly light.” Well. He was eating the manliest flavour, after all.
Here’s Sara (you might remember her from the post about WestQuay’s new Dining area). She liked her salt and vinegar flavour, and told me she reckoned they were “a good alternative to crisps.”
Finally, my dear husband, Michael. We don’t need a quote from him. Look how happy he is, just eating those PopChips.
Really, the face says it all, doesn’t it?