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Potato Chip Brands Deconstructed

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September 11, 2015
There are 173 brands of potato chips.  What does this mean for you? 7 brands dominate I looked at 173 brands ranging from the household names you know to boutique lines I had never heard of before. It really doesn’t matter. These 7 brands own ~50% of the products on the market: Lay’s Pringles Ruffles Kettle Read More ›

Best Snacks for School

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September 9, 2015
My son recently started school, and now needs lunch and two snacks for school-morning and afternoon.   In addition to the fruit we’ll pack for him, I visited the grocery store to explore other options to send as a snack for school.  While there are a lot of options, few of them are good.   Here’s Read More ›

What I learned analyzing 3062 Potato Chips

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August 13, 2015
No one thinks potato chips are healthy, but just how unhealthy are they? History Potato chips date back to the late 19th Century in the US and the UK.  They originally showed up as chef-cooked restaurant fare.  By the early 20th Century, chips began to be mass-produced for home consumption. Until the 1950s, chips (or crisps  in the Read More ›

Are Kale chips healthy?

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July 30, 2015
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Kale is a superfood, packed with vitamins and minerals, but does all this goodness translate to kale chips? After analyzing 63 kale chip products, the answer is clearly yes AND no. Read More ›