Low Fat vs. Regular Chips Taste Test

– Today we find the least bad low-fat chip – Let's talk about that

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But now, potato chips Who knew that this lumpy root bulge could evolve into the crunchable modern marvel that it is today? (potato smacks on floor) But they aren't so marvelous for your health which is why healthy chips are so amazing – You disrespected that potato – I didn't, I'm– – So hard – I just mashed it

– Okay you said amazing but it's actually, they're amazingly disappointing usually But I'm not gonna give up hope entirely 'cause maybe there's a brand out there that's used their profits and fancy snack scientists to Frankenstein a low-fat chip that's tasty enough to come close enough to its deep fried delicious counterpart to replace it in my snack regimen We're gonna find out, it's time for Good Enough: Low Fat Chips Edition – First up we got Ruffles Original versus Ruffles Oven Baked which says 70% less fat and we're gonna taste these, maybe put it into the context of calories and fat and then determine is this good enough or ugh, that is rough – Okay so just for a visual here, I got the oven baked here and I got the regular here

That's the same amount of fat So this is a pretty large difference, in fact, 70% less – I would say so – And that is important to some people Now I personally think the whole low-fat thing is a sham and I think that it really comes down to the caloric content 'cause a lot of times you do the low-fat thing but there's all these other empty calories in there so what we're going to do, we're going to say, if you were to eat this entire bag of Ruffles and then you were to eat the same amount of chips– – This is a smaller bag so if it were a bigger bag

– The same number of ounces of the baked, what would you have to do to make up the caloric difference? So in this case if I was to eat this whole bag, I would have to, and then eat those to make up the difference, I'd have to jog for 25 minutes, so as you're evaluating is it worth it, think about a 25 minute jog – Is it good enough to save 25 minute, and I suggest we start with these because you know those are gonna taste better it's just are these good enough? Very crunchy – I mean I'm having a good time I'm not complaining – I'm having a good crunch time but my taste time is severely compromised

– Well 'cause you know what a real Ruffle tastes like – I actually don't even taste potato, it's like they took the potato out which I know isn't true – Well let's taste the real thing Oh, why's it so good? – It's so much better – Yet so bad

– It's not just that oh– – Foldy – This tastes, those are the best ones, it's not just that it tastes fattier, it tastes saltier, it tastes more flavorful, it tastes everything, every way that I could describe it except for crunch is better – And maybe this'll help – But is it good enough? – Typically you don't eat a whole bag – I missed my mouth

– Yes – I literally hit the side of my face – Your body doesn't want this – This won't even go in my mouth! Ugh! – Just put this into perspective A serving is 12 chips, nobody eats 12 chips

But if you were to just do 12 chips versus 12 chips, you'd have to jog for four minutes That's like getting the mail if you have a really long driveway Really, really long driveway, or you're just jogging real slow I think these are, 12 of these definitely worth a 12 minute jog, a four minute job Lots of numbers

– Yes I mean it's just, these are just crappy tasting – Okay – I'll run to get the mail multiple times a day Of course it won't be delivered multiple times a day

– [Rhett] So we're saying– – [Link] That'll be a disappointment – [Rhett] Reduced fat Baked Ruffles are– – [Rhett and Link] Ugh, that's rough – Okay now we've got sour cream and onion Pringles versus reduced fat sour cream and onion Pringles 25% less fat – Yes but in terms of calories and in terms of ping pong, which is the calculations we made, if you ate a serving of roughly 15 chips, you would have to play two minutes more of ping pong if you chose the original, or if you decided to eat the whole can like– – I have done that before

– It's very invite, once you pop – Is that the slogan? – You can't stop – That is the slogan, isn't it? – Yes, it is Then you have to play ping pong for 37 more minutes – Okay let's eat first and then we'll play a little ping pong just to see how that feels

– Pringles are so like processed, I love 'em but, I predict that these aren't gonna be that different, because Pringles kinda feel like their own thing – It tastes like an old Pringle – They do not have the crunch – It tastes like a Pringle that has lost something – Well let's make sure because this is the original, I'm gonna try that

I think if I just isolate the crunch – It's not a huge difference – It's slightly different, but I'm not gonna hold that against it in terms of– – If you threw these bags, if you threw 'em together, mixed 'em up, you might not know – The amount of sour cream and onion taste – The more I eat and go back and forth, the more they blend together

– Now– – Mm-hm – Let's play two minutes of ping pong now – Whoa, I got a ball too – I got a blue ball – I got a pink ball

– All right go first – You go first (objects clatter) Oh, there goes the, all right – You know what, don't worry about the table, just do this – We gotta do this for 27 minutes

(objects clattering) Oh gosh, I just lost the (chuckles) What's happening? – This is a specially intense ping pong I think you might have to go like a minute 40

– Well I think the, can you help with the can? Where did the can go? I don't think ping pong matters because these basically taste the same – Oh – So even though I wanna play 37 more minutes of ping pong– – 'Cause who doesn't? – 'Cause who doesn't? – [Rhett] Reduced Fat Pringles– – [Rhett and Link] Good enough – Okay now we've got Lays Barbecue chips versus Lays Lightly Salted Barbecue chips – Mm-hm, 50% less sodium, so again, we're not working with fat now but this is an important aspect of your health is limiting that sodium intake

– Yeah and just to put this in perspective, if you were to eat this entire bag of Lay's chips, you would get 1200 milligrams of sodium, which is half of what you need for the day So two bags of chips a day is all the sodium you need – And this is half of that – That is half of that so 600 And so let's taste first, and then I have an idea for how we could put this into perspective

Would you know you were eating something different if somebody handed you one of those? – No, I would think that's a good– – It's a good chip – Barbecue chip Now I'm gonna try this one Just a little more umph to the barbecue flavor – But it's not life-changing

That's still good – Since it's sodium, let's evaluate in terms of hydration – I know that you like to drink eight glasses of water a day, Link – Always stay hydrated That's my Neal family motto

– And even though this isn't scientific at all, my thought is that if you drink 16 glasses, then you can make up the sodium difference 'cause you're diluting the salt It's called the dilution of salt– – Theory – It's a scientific theory – Okay – So the only way to really do a side by side test is to have you drink 16 glasses of water right now and then taste the chips

– All right – I'll continue to eat the salty ones while you do that – With pleasure – It's almost too salty – Ah

– I think I may actually prefer the lightly salted – Yeah, me too, this is good enough Ugh – You got one and a half down? – It's just, I already know This is good enough, man

I don't need to drink more water than I already drank I'm already micturating at just a constant speed – Okay, I don't even think I need the micturation part of this because I think this is easy Lightly Salted Barbecue Lays– – [Rhett and Link] Good enough! – All right Cape Cod Kettle Chips versus their 40% reduced fat counterpart To put this in perspective, there are 10 more calories per serving and I'm gonna fold four more minutes of laundry in order to make up that difference

– Oh okay – Okay – That's a lot of folding – Or if we look at the whole bag, there's 80 more calories per bag here, that's a half hour of laundry I know how much you hate laundry, Rhett

– The folding part is the worst – That is a crunchy chip The kettle process is just amazing – How'd it get such a crunch in such a low-fat chip? – My criticism of Cape Cod is not the taste of the crunch but the size of the chips are always too small They don't ever get big

– It's small potatoes – I don't know why These are still the same size as each other, so, that doesn't help us out I like folding laundry, it gives me a sense of control Oh

I watch those videos on Reddit where people show you how to fold stuff Of course, I don't usually fold a Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club jacket – [Rhett] That's what you're doing with all your time – [Link] I usually hang this up

What is this, a blue– – Don't worry about that – I hang those up, man – First of all, the low-fat is clearly not as good I would definitely know if you substituted one of those in But it's not bad

– Underwear, I don't fold those either I just kinda throw 'em in a drawer – I hate doing laundry I just throw everything in the drawer and then I spray that wrinkle release on it Y'all know about that wrinkle release? You seen that stuff? It's like magic

– As much as I love folding laundry– – I constantly smell like it – These are definitely good enough Especially to avoid laundry for the average person – Okay so Cape Cod Reduced Fat Chips– – [Rhett and Link] Good enough! – All right now we got Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos versus the reduced fat version The reduced fat only comes in the smaller serving so we can only evaluate if you were to do a serving versus a serving

So you would eat a serving equivalent to that amount, you would then have to lift weights for five minutes to make up the difference, okay? – Well, oh – Well the app did not specify what kind of weights So if you just do this – Or if you need to be good at it – If you just do this for five minutes, you can have a whole bag of regular Doritos

Now let's try 'em, let's taste it Now that we know what that feels like – That is a– – It doesn't taste like a Dorito – Doesn't at all I mean it's spicy but at the same time bland, it's weird how the chip itself, even though there's a lot of the sweet spicy stuff on it– – It's not a bad chip, it just doesn't taste like a Dorito

I would think I'd gotten a off-brand – Oh my gosh Night and day – That's why they sell those in a little bag because people would change their minds too early into the– – And throw 'em away You throw them away

They are horrible I mean, bring it on, bring on the workout, 'cause they're airy, they've got bubbles Just the entire consistency of the thing is, the crunch is better, the taste of the corn chip itself is better – Okay so this one– – Everything's better – Very, very simple

Spicy Sweet Chili Reduced Fat Doritos – [Rhett and Link] Ugh, that's rough – Okay and out of all the healthier chips that we tried, I think the best tasting one was the Lightly Salted Barbecue Lays – [Link] Right there – Those are definitely good enough

Those in my mind may actually be better than the original, so, there you have it Try those, don't try these – No, thank you for liking, commenting and subscribing – You know what time it is – I'm Chris! – I'm Joy! – I'm Katie! – I'm Tristan! – And I'm Chelsea! – And we're on Potato Chip Rock

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