Found this ad in a magazine touting Sunchips as “a little bit healthier” and “a lot bit deliciouser”.
I’m curious about the “little bit healthier claim”. Healthier, I presume, compared to other bagged chip varieties. That gets the faux intrepid reporter in me curious: Are Sunchips objectively “a little bit healthier” than say, Doritos?
Sunchips vs Doritos
Calories: Nearly identical. Both have 140 per serving. Advantage: Tie
Fat: 6 grams for Sunchips, 7 grams for Doritos. Advantage: Sunchips
Carbohydrates: Both carry 19 grams per serving. Advantage: Tie
Protein: 2 grams a serving for each. Please don’t ever consider protein when choosing a junk food chip. Advantage: Pointless Tie
Ingredients: Both have staggeringly long lists. 23 items for Sunchips, 25 for Doritos. Both list “whole corn” as ingredient #1. Advantage: Tie
The ad says “a little bit better”. Does a difference of 1 gram of fat per serving constitute “a little bit”? Perhaps. But practically speaking, there’s nothing healthy about Sunchips. They’re processed junk like every other chip.
And, in this blogger’s opinion, they don’t even come close to Doritos in the deliciouser category.