As anyone who has spent an afternoon roaming the aisles of Trader Joe’s knows, kale chips are all the rage in the world of salty snacks. As a superfood, kale boasts a range of nutritional promises and health benefits, and their chip version has been taking over the snack market. But are we just blindly following the trend, or are they really better for us than potato chips?
We looked at the nutritional information for regular potato chips, baked potato chips and kale chips, based on a 1-oz. serving. We’re about to find out which one reigns supreme.
This is the Ultimate Chip Showdown.
Let’s. Get. Ready. To. RUMBLE.
Round 1: Fat Content
Potato Chips: 10g
Baked Potato Chips: 1.5g
Kale Chips: 7g
Ding! Ding! Ding! And the winner is… Baked potato chips!
Round 2: Calories
Potato Chips: 220 calories
Baked Potato Chips: 110 calories
Kale Chips: 160 calories
Sorry kale lovers, but baked potato chips win again!
Round 3: Carbohydrates
Potato Chips: 15g
Baked Potato Chips: 23g
Kale Chips: 13g
And finally a win for kale chips!
Round 4: Fiber
Potato Chips: 1g
Baked Potato Chips: 2g
Kale Chips: 3g
Kale yeah! Another win for the superfood. The competition is heating up.
Round 5: Sodium
Potato Chips: 170mg
Baked Potato Chips: 150mg
Kale Chips: 190mg
Baked potato chips break the tie with another win!
Round 6: Iron (% daily value)
Potato Chips: 4%
Baked Potato Chips: 11%
Kale Chips: 10%
And the winner of the last round is… Baked potato chips!
Surprisingly enough, baked potato chips top the health charts and take the title of Golden Chip in the Ultimate Chip Showdown.
Until next time, may your chips be healthy and your stomachs be full.
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