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Archive for March 23, 2011

TIP OF THE DAY: Smarter Chips

Popcorn “chips”: Pop Corners from Medora
Foods. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE


Today is National Chip & Dip Day. Before you reach for the potato chips and onion dip, here are some suggestions for healthier chipping and dipping.

  • Tortilla chips. Pick whole-grain tortilla chips. Salsa, the dip of choice, is low-calorie and healthy.
  • Popcorn chips. Pop Corners presses popcorn–a whole grain–into chip shapes.
  • Popped potato chips. Popchips are a real find. They aren’t fried or baked – they’re popped. Delicious and nongreasy, they’re a keeper.
  • Kettle Brand Chips. If you want a conventional potato chip, we love the Kettle Krinkle-Cut chips. Thick and very crunchy, they don’t break when dipping.

    Just about everyone loves crunchy snacks. The right chip is crunchy and good for you.

  • Find more of our favorite snacks in our Gourmet Snacks Section.
  • The history of popcorn.
  • The history of tortilla chips.
  • The history of potato chips.


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    PRODUCT: Deli-Style Sandwich Wrap

    We have a new favorite sandwich wrap.

    Tumaro’s, the first company to introduce flavored tortillas, has added New York Deli Style Wraps to its line of gourmet tortillas and wraps.

    The five flavors are inspired by New York deli breads: Rye, Pumpernickel, Sour Dough, Everything and Cracked Pepper.

    The wraps are rolling out now to both mainstream and specialty markets nationwide. A four-pack retails for $2.99 to $3.99.

    The extra-large, 10″ wraps are 96% fat-free, cholesterol-free and high in fiber. And they’re a caloric bargain:

    Tumaro’s New York Deli Style Wraps range from 80-100 calories per wrap. A sandwich uses two slices of bread, adding up to 140-240 calories. Bagels, depending on the size, can range from about 215 calories for a small bagel to almost three times that.

    We appreciate that that the wraps are thin and flexible—easy to fold. All the flavors are delicious, but Pumpernickel and Rye provide authentic “deli sandwich” flavor. Cracked Pepper offers a nice burst of pepper that works especially well for a scrambled egg wrap.


    Our new favorite wraps, Tumaro’s New York
    Deli-Style Wraps. Photo by River Soma |

  • Find more of our favorite breads, plus recipes, in our Gourmet Breads Section.
  • See all the different types of bread in our Bread Glossary.

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