Product Watch

November 2008 Issue

Snack Chips: Fruits, Veggies, Whole Grains…Salt

The Buzz. "Move over potato chips, there’s a new chip in town," says a promotion for Nabisco’s new Garden Harvest Toasted Chips. The company has positioned the new snack as a more healthful alternative to potato chips; fruits and vegetables are prominent on the package. The Basics. The chips are mostly whole grain (whole-wheat flour is the first ingredient), provide three grams of fiber and 120 calories per one-ounce serving (16 chips). The Vegetable Medley and Tomato Basil varieties provide 10% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, a small amount of vitamin C plus 220 to 240 milligrams of sodium per serving. The Apple Cinnamon variety is sweeter, with 1½ teaspoons of sugar per ounce, but only 65 milligrams of sodium. All three flavors are free of saturated and trans fats.

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