Flex Chips By Popcorners: A Healthy Alternative to Chips
Updated: Nov 17, 2022
If you are a chip-loving, crunch snob, salt addict, read on…
There is nothing better than having a bag of chips with your boring and bland lunch, am I right? Well ditch the Lays, and bring out the Flex. I will straight up tell you right now, I am super picky when it comes to Protein chips. As much as I love knowing I am getting my protein from a chip, I cannot, CANNOT stand when it tastes like I am getting my protein from a chip.. you know what I mean?
I am a total Foodie, and when it comes to deciding whether it’s a yay or nah product, I look at several factors: taste (obviously), nutrition and price. Well let me tell you, this one hits it all. Let’s get right to the ratings breakdown..
Flex Chips has three different flavors- BBQ, Cheddar & Sour cream (weird combo?), and Buffalo. They all taste great. They have just enough flavor, they are not spicey, and the crunch is a mix between a rice cake and a really crunchy chip. The best part of the bag is still when you get to the bottom and the crumbs are saturated with flavor and yumminess. I cannot taste the protein, but does have a slight whole grainy after taste (which doesn’t bother me). Overall, I give it a 4/5 stars for taste…only because I want more flavors. Personal favorite: BBQ
When I look at nutrition, I look at 4 main things: macro ratios, sugar, sodium and ingredient list. I will start with the macro ratio. When choosing a “healthier snack” you want to look at the carbs to protein ratio. You want it to be as close to a 1:1 ratio to stabilize your blood sugars for optimal fat burn. For example, Flex chips has 10 grams protein and 13 grams carbs. That is pretty damn close to a 1:1 ratio, especially if you are looking at net carbs, in this case it would be 8 grams, which is even better! Next, we look at sugar. When choosing a snack, the rule of thumb is to keep it below 10 grams of sugar, which in this case we’ve got it covered with only 3 grams sugar per serving. Sodium is usually where the big disappointment sets in, especially with chips. Surprisingly, Flex chips aren’t so bad with 250mg sodium. Ideally, we want snacks to be 200mg or below, but based on other chips on the market, these seem to be on the lower side, so I will take it. Lastly, we look at the ingredients. I love finding snacks that appeal to a wide range audience and trends- aka I dig vegan and plant based protein products. Flex chips are vegan friendly, contain no GMO’s and have few ingredients. All positive things in my book. Overall, I give its nutrition 4.5/5 stars.
Okay guys, I have been dying to get to price because this is what really sealed the deal for me. I will preface by saying I was big into Quest Chips, until I found this out. I thought it was a joke really, or a knock off. On Amazon (because you know you order everything online now), you can get a box of 20 bags for $16.99. Yeah, that is less than a $1 per bag. You may have the same thought as I did…it must come with like 5 chips in it like those Cauliflower Bites you get at Whole Foods (total rip off but still love them!). Flex chips bags are FULL, like minimum of 25 chips full (I counted). Overall, I give its price a 5/5 stars…literally what gets better than an affordable and loaded bag of chips?
To summarize my Foodie Review, I give Flex Chips a big thumbs up. You get a lot for little, tastes great and overall is an awesome nutritious snack for those who still want to have their chips as their side piece. When it comes to making better choices in food, you have to compromise, and I say, this is an easy compromise to make that can help you stay on track!
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