Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where it counts: Sun Chips

I love Sun Chips. Frito-Lay really has me with their promises of multi-grain healthiness. But let's be honest, they aren't all that healthy for the average person. Then again, they aren't all that healthy for a CFer either - need more fat!

But being a Sun Chip lover, I recently bought their snack pack multipack, which gives you small bags of each of the following flavors: Harvest Cheddar, French Onion, Garden Salsa, and Original. Easy peasy to compare.

Not much to report here. All packages hold the same total calories and total fat. But you'll get 10 fewer calories from fat with the Original version.

And there are some interesting changes in the sodium, I presume they essentially bake the same chip and then just dust them with a different type of high-sodium powder? It's probably not enough to make much of a difference but here's the breakdown:

Harvest Cheddar 200mg sodium
French Onion 150mg sodium
GardenSalsa 140 mg sodium
Original 120mg sodium


  1. We love reading your posts. We just found your blog, from cystic life I think, but it is awesome. Thank you for the ideas.
    Dane and Brenda...

    1. Thanks Dane and Brenda, that's nice to hear!