#foodie health products

Chip bag sizes are deceiving….

Just noticed this today–although Fritos and Cheetos are usually packaged in the smaller bags, their calorie count is actually higher than if you buy a bag of Doritos or Ruffles. Actually, Doritos are the “healthiest”/lowest in calories among Frito-Lay regular snacks (this excludes the baked varieties and the 100-calorie packs).

It might sound confusing….you would have to look at the nutritional information (provided in the links above). 1 oz. of Fritos is 160 calories; 1 oz. of Doritos is 140 calories. Sure, it’s not too much of a difference, but it’s still noticeable.

I came to this realization today while doing preparation work for tomorrow’s carts; was kind of craving chips, and kept looking at the calories/fat grams on the chip bags. Sigh. Size doesn’t matter when it comes to chips; the “small” bag actually is deadlier in terms of calories and fat.