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What's Really Better For You?

Crisps VS Chips

Is a “Cracker Crisp” really any better for you than a standard chips? We pitted Lay’s Cracker Crisps Smooth Cheddar, which are baked and made from dehydrate patatoes, against regular fried Lay’s Classic Chips. Nutritionist Wendy Brazilian did and anylsis of package labels in five nutrition areas. Here’s how the chips broke down.


The 20-calories differnce between the two bags isn’t much but you get 38 tiny crisps to 15 chips in a 1-ounce serving, which can be more satisfying.

Winner: Crisps


Fat accounts for more than half the calories in the chips, but the crisps hold the fat at a healthier level – to less than a third of the total calories                                              Winner: Chips


A good source of fiber is any food that contains at least 10 percent of the daily value, an excellent source has 20 percent  more. 

                                                           Winner: Tie


We all know that you don’t eat this stuff for the vitamins and minerals. Though both list some, neither has substantial amounts of most nutrients.

Winner: Tie

Overall WINNER

With fewer calories and less than half the total fat, Crisps edged out the patato chips. But if you’re watching salt, they’re kind of high in sodium.

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