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Kettle Chips Vs. Regular Chips: What’s The Nutritional Difference?
Potato chips may be crispy, salty, crunchy, and delicious, but they’re certainly not the healthiest option when it comes to snacking. Kettle chips are often marketed as a healthier alternative while delivering the same flavor and texture, but is there actually a nutritional difference between the two?
The main difference between kettle chips and potato chips is their cooking processes. Kettle chips are made in small batches in a kettle filled with oil that is continually mixed, and as they cook, the oil cools down. Potato chips are cooked on a conveyor belt that moves through hot oil, which is kept at a consistent heat.
While kettle chips have a different shape and texture, nutritionally, there isn’t much of a difference. According to the Lays and Kettle brand websites, the ingredients for both chip varieties are essentially interchangeable, and the fat, carbohydrate, and calorie measurements are similar.