Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stupidest Potato Chips Ever!

It's funny, no less than a week ago I was joking that I should make a potato chip product, call them something like, "Super Health Chips" and splash ridiculous statements all over the bag like, "No added sugar", "HFCS Free", "Zero Trans Fats", "Studies prove eating vegetables decreases cancer risk", "Low Cholesterol", etc. and that they would probably sell like crazy.

Looks like the Golden Flake Potato Chip Company is going to beat me to the punch with their new, "NRG Phoenix Fury chips" which believe it or not are being promoted as chips that will "revitalize" you with their added caffeine, taurine and B-vitamins.

So how much will a bag of NRG revitalize you?

One bag will replenish 560 Calories (about a Big Mac worth), 12 grams of saturated fat, and 1,480mg of sodium.

I feel refreshed and revitalized just thinking about them.

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  1. Anonymous2:44 pm

    Wow. That's all I can say - just wow! How stupid do these companies think people are? Or is the real question "How stupid ARE people?"

    File this one beside the Oh Henry! "energy" bar.

    Or better yet, file both of them in File 13.

  2. Potato Chips in general are, in my opinion, the most over looked source of being over weight. Most check out the "nutrional" information, find no sure and low fat and think we are off to the races. They completely ignore the caloric intake of a serving and then the kicker is the serving size is 10 - 20 chips! Don't we all eat the whole bag! A common calorie value I find on chips of any kind is around 300. It is a common misconception that chips are okay as a snack food choice. I haven't even mentioned the sodium!