Wednesday, April 09, 2014

French Fry Diary 572: Simply Ruffles


I have had varying degrees of success and failure with potato products that start with the word 'simply.' That would be the only reason I was hesitant to try these new Simply Ruffles from Frito Lay.

I like Ruffles a lot, they are the go-to ripple chip for dipping, rippled and relatively thick, they rock. The trouble would be they get tend to get a little greasy if you're eating a lot at once. A healthier style would be great, and that's what Simply Ruffles is, the better alternative.

Simply Ruffles are just potatoes, expeller-pressed sunflower oil, and sea salt. 'Expeller-pressed'? That means the oil is extracted mechanically using high pressure. How that is better or worse, I don't know. These chips are also gluten free, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Good chips, healthy chips, recommended.

3 comments:

Heironymous said...

A pressed oil would be utilized more for its flavor than its health benefit (nil). Other methods such as chemical or heat can change the source material's (vegetable, seed, etc.) flavor.

Glenn Walker said...

You learn something every day.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. If I run across them, I will definitely pick up a bag. Ruffles rule, and the lighter touch is a bonus.