|שופרסל צ'יפס תפוחי אדמה מופחת שומן|
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while (firstly thanks that’s really sweet of you:) but more to the point) you may know by now that my “go to” salty snack is pretzels. This week being Pesach, pretzels are not an option. When I read about Shufersal’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips I thought Pesach would be the perfect time to try them. So I picked up a bag one day as I was doing a pre-Holiday supermarket shopping run and I saved them to try after Pesach began. That’s why you are only getting this review now and not before the Holiday, but these are not a strictly Pesach product they should be on the shelf throughout the year.
I like but don’t love regular potato chips. I don’t find them crunchy enough and they are usually to oily for me. That all changed when a few months back a friend randomly mentioned how much she liked Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat Potato Chips. Somehow I had never tried Kettle Cooked potato chips. I checked the local supermarkets but didn’t find any. Finally I found a Herr's brand bag at a 24 hour convenience store that has lots of imported goods. Yes it was WAY over priced but that’s what you get for shopping at a 24 hour convenience store. I couldn’t resist so I got a bag. I was not sorry I bought them, I really enjoyed how overly crunchy they were and how much less oil they had in them but the price prevented me from buying them on a regular basis.
When I read about these Shufersal Reduced Fat Potato Chips something made me think they may be a good “dupe” for the Herr’s Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat Potato Chips I liked so much. Not that the Shufersal bag says anything about them being kettle cooked but for some reason I was expecting them to be extra crunchy and less oily; like the kettle cooked ones. I was not disappointed when I tried them. They were way crunchier than regular potato chips and they were less oily too! “Score”!
If memory serves the Herr’s Kettle Cooked ones were slightly crunchier and a bit more salty but neither of those things bothered me too much. These Shufersal Reduced Fat Potato Chips were still wonderfully crunchy and salty enough as well. (Shufersal intentionally lowered the sodium in these chips; I think they have about 1/4th less sodium than most potato chips. That’s a good thing in my book and I didn’t miss the extra sodium.)
These Shufersal Reduced Fat Potato Chips have 33% less fat than most potato chips. I for one totally prefer the lower fat chips. They are still oily enough that I don’t think most people will miss the extra oil at all.
Bottom Line: If you like crunchy and salty potato snacks, like Low Fat Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, these Shufersal Reduced Fat Potato Chips should be right up your alley. I enjoyed them very much. They are still quite high in calories (100 gram bag 480 calories) so they are not a snack I will allow myself to buy too often but I’m glad to know I have a tasty, crunchy, less expensive option for when I have a craving for Kettle Cooked Potato Chips.
100 gram bags- 4.99NIS- they were "on sale" 10NIS for 4 bags
Kosher for Pesach- Kitniyot
Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.