8.12.2011

{swank}review & giveaway: popchips



CONTEST CLOSED!  Congratulations to #119 - Doreen Riopel!  You've won a month's supply of popchips!!

 

If you've been following me via Twitter, you will know that I am slightly obsessed with a certain snack otherwise known as popchips.  I can't get enough of the flavour - distinct, addicting and just plain yummy.

The secret to this delicious snack is that popchips are not fried and not baked.  So how do they become a chip?  According to popchips' website, they "take wholesome potatoes, add a little heat and pressure, and pop! It's a chip. The only thing added is a flavorful blend of seasonings for a snack so delicious and crispy, you won't even notice it's {we hesitate to say} healthier."


thanks @popchipsVAN!!

the many flavours of popchips

My good friends at our local popchips office sent me a sample box of the various flavours popchips has to offer:  original, barbeque, sour cream & onion, cheddar, sea salt & vinegar and salt & pepper.  Lil J loved all of them and Miss S was partial to the sea salt & vinegar flavour.


Miss S & Lil J enjoying popchips while watching a movie!

Here's what I thought:

Original:  My overall favourite!  Not too much flavour, not too much salt.  Just right and highly addicting!
Barbeque:  Loaded with the classic barbeque flavour with a little kick.  I'm not a huge barbeque fan but it had just enough flavour.
Sour Cream & Onion:  Very nice with just enough flavour.
Cheddar:  My favourite flavoured popchip!  Not too much cheddar and it will not stain your hands orange.  I can't get enough of cheddar popchips!!
Sea Salt & Vinegar:  Lots of flavour with a tangy, sour vinegar taste.  I found it too strong for my liking but Miss S and Lil J loved them.
Salt & Pepper:  The sleeper favourite.  If you like pepper, you'll love this flavour.  I'm not much of a pepper fan but this one did it for me.  Has a nice spicy kick to it!




Win It!!

Want to win a month's supply of popchips?  Here's how:

The mandatory entry must be done first before any other entries will be considered.  Please leave a comment below with your email for each entry.  If we cannot verify your email address, another winner will be chosen.  Winner will be picked via random.org.

MANDATORY 1ST ENTRY

Go to popchips' website and tell us where you can find a bag of your own popchips.

EXTRA ENTRIES
  • "Like" {swank}mama on Facebook {1 entry}
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  • "Like" popchips on Facebook and tag {swank}mama in a post letting them know we sent you {1 entry}
  • Follow @popchips and @popchipsVAN on Twitter {1 entry}
  • Tweet {up to 3x a day, 2 hours apart} "Enter to win a month's supply of @popchips from @popchipsVAN & @SwankMama http://bit.ly/n9ufn4 #giveaway #contest #swankreview" {1 entry each, up to 3 entries per day}
  • Follow {swank}mama via GFC {2 entries}
  • Vote for {swank}mama on Picket Fence Blogs {see right-hand sidebar on blog} {2 entries}
  • Grab my button and place it on your homepage {see right-hand sidebar on blog} {2 entries}
You can enter this contest until August 26, 2011 at 9:00pm PST.  You must respond by email within 48 hours of being notified by us.  If you do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is open to all US/Canadian residents over the age of 18 years old.

The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of popchips.  Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.
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163 comments:

  1. I "liked" Popchips on FB!!

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  4. I can score a bag at our local Stop n Shop.

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  5. YUM! Apparently these are available at my local Urban Fare..but I haven't yet spotted them. I'm sure these could satisfy a few of my pregnancy cravings ;) hehe.

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  6. I'm also following your blog via GFC

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  7. Well, I put in my postal code and they said that there is nothing near by. I have seen them in grocery stores in Timmins, ON which is an hour away from me. :)

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  8. "Like" {swank}mama on Facebook
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  10. Like popchips on facebook.
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  11. Follow @popchips and @popchipsVAN on Twitter
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  25. I love popchips!!!! BBQ is my favorite :) wandayep@gmail.com

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  27. None near me!

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  39. I can buy these at our nearby Target in MN.

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  66. I couldnt find anywhere on the site to buy the popchips,but I know I can get them at Shoppers Drug Mart here.:)
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  67. I follow you on twitter
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  72. I can get them at Shoppers Drug Mart near my home
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  73. "Liked" {swank}mama on Facebook
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  74. "Liked" popchips on Facebook and tag you
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  81. I can get Pop Chips at my Albertson's and Vons.
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  82. I’m your fan on Facebook, as Jan Messali.
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  84. I’m following Pop Chips on Facebook, as Jan Messali, and I left them a message.
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  85. I follow you via GFC, as Jan Messali
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  88. Safeway carries them! erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  94. I voted today! erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com
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  96. I could get some at Target.

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  97. I'm a gfc follower. 1

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  98. I'm a gfc follower 2.

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  99. I like you on facebook.

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  100. I like pop chips on facebook.

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  101. daily tweet
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  104. I can get them at
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  108. follow via GFC as Jen M 2
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  109. voted
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  112. Follow @popchips and @popchipsVAN on Twitter @mysecrethome
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  119. I can and do find popchips at Costco.

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  121. I can get popchips at Jamba Juice
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  125. Wegmans!
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  129. Oh yay I can find Popchips at Shoppers Drug Mart just up the street!! Perhaps I will go for a walk and try a bag today!!
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  132. I like Popchips on Facebook and commented on their wall the Swankmama sent me, however I couldn't figure out how to tag you in the comment!! I did mention you though! (Rebecca Roberts)
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  133. I follow @popchips and @popchipsVAN on Twitter!
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  140. I can get them at target..
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  145. I can find Pop Chips at Shoppers Drugmart

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  148. I was anticipating that this would have a good sesame flavor, but it really just tastes like seaweed. The sesame is so subtle, you can hardly taste it. Low cal, but not very good flavor.

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