Which is healthier: kettle-cooked or regular chips?


Salty snacks are one of my weaknesses, especially when it comes to potato chips. What’s not to love about the crunchy snack that goes perfectly with a sandwich or ice-cold beverage? Well, the calories and fat from potato chips aren’t much to love, but like anything else can be enjoyed in moderation.

I personally prefer kettle-cooked chips and I was secretly hoping that they were healthier than regular chips. Unfortunately, this article from Huffington Post crushed my hopes. It states the chips are about equal when it comes to fat, calories and carbohydrates. The major difference between the two is how they are made. Kettle-cooked chips are made in batches, while regular chips are made in a continuous process. Bottom line is they are both still fried in oil. Maybe I should switch to those veggie chips.