Thursday, August 27, 2009

PopChips Review & GIVEAWAY! Ends 9/15




Having the privilege of trying these tasty snacks, I thought I'd share a mini-review with everyone.

An online friend of mine from A little of this & Little of that (We didn't even converse about our blog names, had no idea our names were so similar!) had surprised me with sending a package from PopChips.

First, I was impressed with the packaging, the box was sturdy and can be used for other things after eating your snacks. Great package to recycle!

After opening the package, I found a card inside that shared whom the gift was from. I looked down to find these delicious looking snacks staring at me from the box! Included with the snacks were coupons to use at the grocery store (We'll get to that later). The bags of PopChips had appealing designs and I love the colors. These bags have a "clean" design, nothing fancy. However, it got the point across of the contents inside.

Take a look at this fantastic information I have quoted from the F&Q section

how do you pop a chip?
Popping is a way of cooking our all-natural ingredients using heat, pressure, and a little snack magic to burst the ingredients into the shape of a chip before we season it. In fact, making popchips is almost as much fun as eating them. We said almost.

don't chips need a lot of fat
to taste really good?
You'd think. But no oil is used in the popping process, that’s what makes it so great. Then we use just a bit of all-natural safflower and/or sunflower oil in the seasoning. So popchips still have all the flavor, and less than half the fat of fried potato chips. That means you'll never again have to wipe your greasy chip hand on your jeans.

what kind of oil do you use?
We only use all natural safflower and/or sunflower oil (not hydrogenated, of course) in seasoning our chips.

do popchips have any trans fat
or saturated fat?
popchips popped potato chips have 0 grams of trans fat and no saturated fat except for sour cream & onion and cheddar flavors which have 0.5 grams because, well, that’s the way cream and cheese are.

what's all natural?
For us, it's simple: no fake colors, no fake flavors, no preservatives, no fluorescent orange fingertips, and no wiping your greasy chip hand on your jeans. No, really. We only use ingredients you can feel good about eating, like wholesome potatoes, and we leave out the bad stuff, like hydrogenated oils and msg that give snacking a bad name. Even though "all natural" doesn't have any established standards with the fda, we've made it our priority to meet the highest "all natural" standards out there.

do you use any preservatives,
artificial flavors, colors, or ingredients like msg?
Nope. So don't try leaving our chips out for the next seven years. They have no preservatives, no fake flavors, and no fake colors. Every last chip is totally natural.

so how long do popchips stay fresh?
Because there's so little oil, they'll stay fresh for more than 12 months in an unopened bag. To anyone that has the self-restraint to let popchips sit in their cupboard that long to prove it, we commend you. Remember, though, that they have no preservatives, so get a good chip clip after opening the bag. Or better yet, just eat them all at once.

are popchips kosher?
All of our products are kosher certified.

are popchips gluten free?
While none of our popped potato chips are made with gluten, we don’t claim that any of our products are gluten-free. Because we make popchips on equipment shared with wheat and soy products, we can’t assure you there are no trace amounts of gluten in any of our products. If you’re highly allergic to gluten we have to recommend you don’t eat popchips. Sorry.

what about allergens like nuts or dairy?
A very few of our popped chips have soy or dairy and these allergens are marked on the ingredient section of each bag, so be sure to check the bag carefully.

are popchips non-gmo?
Yes, other than our parmesan garlic potato chips (which have a few minor ingredients in the seasoning which we’re still working on), popchips are non-gmo.

are popchips vegan?
Our original potato chips are vegan. Snack away.



The single serving size bags ofPopChips flavors I had received were the following:

Original- These were great! The chips were a little "puffy" with a good crisp and taste to them. I think this flavor along with the next flavor would have to be my favorite from the variety I had received.

Barbeque- I enjoyed the flavor of these chips, the BBQ flavoring was light and didn't overpower the general taste of the popchip.

Sea Salt & Vinegar- Have you tried the salt and vinegar chips out there? If you have, you most likely have noticed a strong vinegar taste to them. These popchips have a light vinegar taste and they were quite pleasant.

Salt & Pepper- Can I be honest about this flavor for a moment? They were good but, this flavor was my least favorite. These chips had too much of a pepper taste to them and not enough salt, all I could taste was the pepper. Don't get me wrong, I love pepper and spices but, I had hoped they would blend nicely together. My children loved them though.

Sour cream & onion- Not bad! Actually, my children devoured the bag before I really had a chance to enjoy them, lol. I'm not complaining, at least they wanted a healthier snack other than regular potato chips or other junk food.

Now, on to the coupons I had received. There are several retailers that sell these popchips. However, we unfortunately don't have a retailer close by. You don't have one close to home either? No problem! You can even order these snacks Online. I'd love to send these coupons to someone who can use them so that they don't go to waste. Since, it would be difficult to choose who I'd give them to, I thought I would host a giveaway for the coupons.

WIN IT:
One winner will receive the following prize of all 3 coupons:
(1) Coupon for a FREE bag of Popchips
(1) Coupon for a B1G1 FREE bag of Popchips
(1) $1 off one bag of Popchips

Open to US Residents, ages 18+ (void in AK & HI)

How do you win?

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Just share in a comment below, your favorite healthy snack is and which flavor of PopChips you would choose with your coupons.

That's it, very simple!

BONUS ENTRIES: Please leave a separate comment for each entry you complete. Each of the following are worth (1) extra entry.
*Follow my blog
*Blog about this giveaway

Giveaway will end on September 15, 2009 at 11:59pm CST


Winner will be chosen and contacted by email. You must reply within 48 hours with your shipping address or another winner will be chosen. Once shipping information has been received, I will then mail out your prize. This prize will be mailed first class.

PRIVACY POLICY: I will not sell, rent, or share your personal information with anyone other than the sponsor of this giveaway (in this case, no 3rd party contact). Entrants will not receive any emails from 'Little Bit Of This And That' with the exception of contacting and staying in touch with the winner until prize has been fulfilled.

Disclaimer: I have not and will not be paid for this review. I had received a gift from another blogger and I have only posted my own personal opinion to share with other readers. I hold no responsibility between you and the company, and/or products you may purchase or receive from them.

58 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on August 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM said...

popcorn is my favorite healthy snack and would choose bbq

mverno on August 27, 2009 at 5:43 PM said...

i like homemade trail mix mverno@Roadrunner.com

deedleweedle on August 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM said...

Cookies are my favorite snack and I would choose the sour cream and onion.

mellowdee on August 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM said...

flavored rice cakes are favorite healthy snack, i would choose sour cream and onion

tinatre on August 27, 2009 at 10:19 PM said...

i love all kinds of nuts. i would take original popchips. i've tried them before and they're great but have yet to find them in the stores in texas.

autie on August 28, 2009 at 7:25 AM said...

I like bananas and I'd pick the cheddar chips.

cdziuba on August 28, 2009 at 7:45 AM said...

cdziuba@aol.com I'd choose Salt and Pepper, and my faveorite healthy snack is crunchy peanut butter on celery sticks!

cdziuba on August 28, 2009 at 7:45 AM said...

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panicxduh on August 28, 2009 at 8:43 AM said...

apples and peanut butter~satisfies my crazvings::

Salt and Pepper!!
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marthajane on August 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM said...

My favorite healthy snack is popcorn. I would love to try the Sea Salt & Vinegar Popchips!

Amber on August 28, 2009 at 10:37 AM said...

My favorite healthy snack are apple slices in caramel and I would love to try the sea salt and vinegar flavor!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber on August 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM said...

I follow your blog too!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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llinda29 on August 28, 2009 at 7:09 PM said...

I will get parmesan garlic
potato

Cynthya on August 28, 2009 at 9:31 PM said...

My favorite healthy snack is almonds (although right now I'm eating a lot of cherry tomatoes from our garden as snacks.) I think I'd pick the Sea Salt & Vinegar flavor, but they all sound good.

Anonymous said...

sea salt chips
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robin_titan on August 29, 2009 at 11:53 PM said...

My favorite healthy snack is a banana :)

I'd love to try the BBQ chips!

Sue on August 30, 2009 at 12:36 AM said...

I've actually had the BBQ flavor popchips and they're SOOOO good. I'd love to try them again!

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Carl on August 30, 2009 at 3:59 PM said...

Favorite healthy snack: Baked Lays.

What I'd buy: original PopChips

5webs on August 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM said...

My favorite healthy snack is Marinated Tofu Sticks, and I would choose the Sour Cream and Onion flavor if I win.
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5webs on August 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM said...

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jlafount on August 31, 2009 at 9:50 PM said...

Barbeque potato

Smooshy on September 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM said...

i'd get sour cream & onion and i love almonds!

courtneystoffel on September 1, 2009 at 10:48 PM said...

I love Baked Lays (Original). If I won I'd love to get the Original.

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mttsmm7 on September 2, 2009 at 9:36 AM said...

I like salt and vinegar potato chips and I would choose barbecue pop chips

C on September 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM said...

I like popcorn for a healthy snack. I'd try the salt and pepper PopChips.
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Kimberly L on September 4, 2009 at 8:12 PM said...

Favorite healthy snack is ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, and raisins). I'd like to try the Sour cream & onion

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LittleEagle on September 7, 2009 at 12:08 PM said...

We like the original flavor but the Costco here stopped carrying them and now only have the BBQ and sour cream and onion which are OK. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Becca on September 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM said...

I love popcorn in a brown bag in the microwave. I would buy the sour cream and onion chips. Thanks :) sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca on September 12, 2009 at 10:58 PM said...

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Becca on September 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM said...

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chromiumman on September 13, 2009 at 8:44 PM said...

celery and carrot sticks
i'd but the original flavor

yyeres on September 14, 2009 at 10:47 AM said...

apples are my healthy snack and i would try the parmesan garlic flavor. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

degood on September 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM said...

My favorite healthy snack is carrots in ranch dressing (well I know the ranch isn't healthy but otherwise carrots are so blah) and I would use the coupon to get the salt and pepper flavor which I have had before and actually like alot and buy whenever we go camping or to picnic at the park. Part of the reason I like it is that my kids hate pepper so that means I get the bag and I know kids won't try to steal any.

degood on September 14, 2009 at 11:04 AM said...

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jennem on September 14, 2009 at 2:24 PM said...

The salt and pepper is actually my favorite and I'd get lots of it!
Our favorite healthy snack is blackberries and raspberries.
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cass said...

Nuts and Barbeque flavor.
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AICORP on September 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM said...

me and my beagle prefer baby carrots as a healthy snack and I'd choose BBQ as the flavor to try

Melanie said...

Bananas!
and the Salt and Pepper flavor is my choice.


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dmjitems on September 15, 2009 at 12:02 AM said...

My favorite healthy snack is a fruit smoothie I make from home.
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Pam on September 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM said...

My favorite GUILTY snack is doritos (shhhhh....don't tell anyone!) so I'd love to try the healthier Sea Salt & Vinegar pop chips. I just saw Hungry Girl talking about these on TV last night! Thanks so much!
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Pam on September 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM said...

I'm already a follower on GFC. Thanks so much!
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Charity/ccboobooy on September 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM said...

I love carrot sticks. I would choose the original. Thanks


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Charity/ccboobooy on September 15, 2009 at 12:14 PM said...

I already follow your blog. charity/ccboobooy

Amanda S. on September 15, 2009 at 1:07 PM said...

I'd choose barbeque and my favorite healthy snack is carrots with hummus.

FDP 4 Life on September 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM said...

i like fruit for a healthy snack, i would like to try the cheddar potato flavor of popchips!

FDP 4 Life on September 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM said...

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susan1215 on September 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM said...

I snack on popcorn. I like the barbeque flavor

js22 on September 15, 2009 at 5:20 PM said...

popcorn is my favorite snack!
I'd choose cheddar potato popchip.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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naynays1 on September 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM said...

I'm a big celery and cucumber fan but would like to try the Sea Salt & Vinegar Popchips

Nancy S. on September 15, 2009 at 11:24 PM said...

I like celery with peanut butter. I would choose the sea salt and vinegar.
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Nancy S. on September 15, 2009 at 11:25 PM said...

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masonsgranny59 on September 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM said...

celery and peanut butter :)
Sour cream & onion:)

Gianna on September 15, 2009 at 11:47 PM said...

I love honeycrisp apples..
I would pick the original potato and then go on from there :)

Donna on September 15, 2009 at 11:51 PM said...

I like popcorn. I would like to try the salt and pepper.
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Donna on September 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM said...

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lilyk on September 15, 2009 at 11:56 PM said...

My favorite healthy snack is yogurt. I would choose the cheddar potato flavor.

 

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