A Study Found Which Bags of Chips Have the Best Chip-to-Air Ratio

 A new study found the average bag of chips is 43% air.  The brand with the best chip-to-air ratio is Fritos, where only 19% of the bag is filled with air.  Cheetos have the worst ratio.  59% is air.

 

 

 I know chip companies have to put SOME air in those bags.  Otherwise, all the chips would get pulverized during shipping.  But a bag that's HALF air does seem a bit excessive, doesn't it?

 

 

A new study looked at 14 different types of chips and other snacks like Cheetos, to find out which brand has the best chip-to-air ratio.

 

 

Overall, they found the average bag of chips is 43% air.  And FRITOS have the BEST ratio . . . only 19% of the bag is air.  Here are the 14 brands they looked at, and how much air you get with each one . . .

 

 

Fritos, 19% air . . . Pringles, 28% air . . . Tostitos, 34% . . . Baked Lays, 39% . . . Sun Chips, 41% . . . regular Lays, 41% . . . Popchips, 45% . . .

 

 

Cape Cod, 46% air . . . Kettle Brand chips, 47% . . . Doritos, 48% . . . Terra chips, 49% . . . Stacy's Pita Chips, 50% air . . . Ruffles, also 50% . . . and in last place, CHEETOS with 59% air.

 

 

The good news is we might be getting more chips than we used to.  A 2015 study found the average bag was 70% air, which is 27% more than the new study found. 

 

 

(Kitchen Cabinet Kings)

 

 

(Fun fact:  That's not normal, breathable air in those bags.  Regular air would make them go stale.  So they fill the bags with nitrogen.)

Originally posted on July 5th, 2018

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