The chip aisle harbors a rainbow of options using a variety of ingredients, oils and cooking styles to suit all tastes. Crunch down on some of our favorites.
The sweetness of sweet potato combines with the rich, buttery taste of avocado in these savory chips. While not as well-known as more traditional cooking oils, avocado oil is rich in antioxidants and healthy fats.
FLAVOR PICK: Sweet Chipotle
Kettle Brand Potato Chips Cooked in 100% Almond Oil
These are the first potato chips to be cooked in 100 percent almond oil. A healthy alternative to many other cooking oils, almond oil has been shown to reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in men and women, according to a University of California Davis study.
FLAVOR PICK: Wood Smoked Sea Salt
Garden of Eatin’ Blue Corn Chips
These always-dippable chips come from consciously sourced organic blue corn. They are made with expeller-pressed oils in a chemical-free process that can enhance flavor because the oil isn’t heated to a high temperature.
FLAVOR PICK: Red Hot Blues
Popchips are made via an oil-free method of heating the potatoes in a pressurized chamber until they “pop.” Chips are then coated with oleic oils, which various studies have shown support cardiovascular health, ease inflammation and help reduce appetite.
FLAVOR PICK: Barbeque
Rhythm Superfoods Beet Chips
Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber for digestion and potassium for healthy nerve and muscle function. And they’re so much more fun to eat in a crunchy dehydrated (not fried) chip form.
FLAVOR PICK: Sea Salt
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips
This line is a healthy, taste bud-pleasing spin on traditional tortilla chips. Sturdy for dipping in salsa, guacamole or hummus, they’re also flavorful enough to munch on their own.
FLAVOR PICK: Multigrain
If you like the rich, aromatic taste of olive oil, with its healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, try these chips. They’re made the kettle-cooked way, in smaller batches, which results in a thicker chip with a slightly caramelized flavor.
FLAVOR PICK: Sea Salt
This innovative snack is actually popcorn in disguise! Never fried, these “chips” are made from popcorn kernels using a proprietary air-popping process. The result is chips with a tad softer crunch, compared with potato or tortilla options.
FLAVOR PICK: Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn
These airy, light snacks are made from potatoes and vegetables, including tomatoes and spinach. Try them in chip form or easy-to-nibble, kid-friendly veggie straws.
FLAVOR PICK: Garden Veggie Straws
In Italian, primizie means “the first harvest” or the first of its kind. A new spin on old-style chips, these unique flatbread crisps were born when the company founders, who originally ran a catering business, tried browning sandwich flatbread into a crunchy option.
FLAVOR PICK: Simply Salted