Feb 2, 2013

Review: Kellogg's - Special K Sweet and Salty Popcorn Chips

Kellogg's Special K Popcorn Chips promise the "rich, irresistaible taste of popcorn" with a "unique crunch and texture." They're baked snacks meant to satisfy a craving without too much in the way of calories or fat.

A 4.5-ounce box is $3.69 at my local supermarket.

One of the ideas behind these popcorn chips is that you can eat 28 of them for one 120-calorie serving (compared to about 11 Doritos in a 150-calorie serving). I was a bit dubious about the claim, but it does take quite a bit longer to eat 28 of these than it does 11 Doritos. So as long as you're not cramming them down your throat, it does make it easier to not over-snack. These are smaller than a Doritos chips; about an inch per side I think, but they're puffed up which gives a little bit more volume.

As to why you wouldn't just eat popcorn instead, just think about how you eat popcorn (by the handful for most) and these are crunchier. They have a really nice crunch; chip-like, but still delivering a little bit of popcorn texture. It's pretty interesting and maybe a little bit "unique."

Taste-wise, these are pretty good. They taste a lot like kettle corn and I love kettle corn. There's just the right balance of sweet and salty to satisfy.

Overall, Special K Sweet and Salty Popcorn Chips were pretty good! I like the chip-like crunch and the popcorn flavor. I could see these as a reasonable substitute for movie popcorn and the size makes it more likely that you eat them one by one.

Nutritional Info - Kellogg's Special K Popcorn Chips
Serving Size - 28 chips (28g)
Calories - 120 (from Fat - 20)
Fat - 2.5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 105mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g

1 comment:

  1. "A 4.5-ounce box is $3.69"

    This is a marketing test. Kellogg's way of saying "Hello? Any rich pretentious imbeciles ready to take it in the bum again?"

    Not happening!


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