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Mackieís of Scotland Potato Chips

Mackieís of Scotland,
Potato Chips

Clean tasting, not greasy. You taste the Potato Chip, not the oil. Cooked with High Oleic Sunflower Oil. If you want to have a potato chip, a healthier alternative than what is on the market, then Mackieís of Scotland is the chip for you. Check out the pros and cons, and you decide.

Potato chips? REALLY???? Yes really. I will admit it. I love potato chips. Everything about them. Donít you? Come on, admit it. Havenít you ever had a hankering for a bag of chips? The salt? The grease? The carbs and the chemicals? Well thatís also the reason I donít eat them. But darn it, a healthy lifestyle does not mean I live by wheat grass juice, dehydrated nuts and crackers alone. Every once in a while I really do want a healthier alternative of one of the sins of my past.

Good news is that today we have the opportunity to indulge in our CHIP CRAVINGS without the nutritional downside or the guilt.

Right now, itís all about the 150g bag of Mackie of Scotland mature cheddar and onion flavored potato chips. Price: $4.99. Mackieís thick cut potato chips are made with the "plough to pack" process in Scotland: put the seedling in the ground, watch it grow, pull it up, sort the potatoes, wash them, slice them, cook them, season them, bag em, ship em around the world.

The Taylors, a third generation Scottish potato farmer teamed up with the Mackieís, also from Scotland, to create the perfect potato chip by selecting the best varieties of "crisping" potatoes (Lady Rosetta or Lady Clare listed on the bag you receive), then follow strict environmental policies to save energy and minimize impact on the land.

Perfect for all our PureZing readers, Mackieís potato chips are non-GMO, contain no trans fat, nor any preservatives. The chips are gently cooked with High Oleic sunflower oil which creates a great crunch, great potato taste and dry texture.

With 11 g of fat, 0g Cholesterol, 1 g of sugar and 3 g of protein, and 200 calories per serving, not such a bad treat.

SO, the real question is, how do they taste? Like a potato. Like real food. As it should be. There are only 3 ingredients: potatoes, sunflower oil and seasoning. The seasoning is a blend of whey powder, onion powder sea salt mature cheddar cheese powder, yeast powder, sugar beet yeast extract powder, natural paprika extract, parsley, citric acid, natural flavoring and spice extract. The flavor of the seasoning was fresh, not overpowering and not salty at all.

I will also tell you how they donít taste. Mackieís DO NOT TASTE like prefabricated, lackluster chips like some of the chips you might buy. Also, the chips donít taste or feel greasy! That took a while for us to get used to. I donít know about you but I normally dig into a bag, pull out a chip, put it in my mouth, and then wipe my hand on my napkin. Lacking that, I MAY rub my hand on my trousers. Does any of this ring a bell or remind you of someone? So the fact that there is no greasy feel and residue has multiple appeals: for your furniture, clothing, your stomach and taste buds.

The Mackieís company has won numerous awards for great tasting chips as well as executing good environmental stewardship in everything they do.

There are multiple choices available in traditional or ridge cut chips and can be found all over the world. A few of the other flavors are Sea Salt and Vinegar, no salt, lo salt, Haggis and Cracked Black Pepper. Scotch Bonnet Chili Pepper, Crispy Bacon, Honey and Mustard, Tangy Tomato, Caramelized Red Onion and Flame Grilled Aberdeen Angus! Now thatís a mouthful!


PROS:

  • Naturally grown
  • Non-GMO
  • No Trans Fat
  • No preservatives
  • Non Greasy
  • You taste the potato, not the oil


CONS:

  • Not organic potatoes.
  • Side effects of High Oleic Sunflower Oil if not moderate use. Moderate is considered 2T per day.

High oleic sunflower oil mildly increases blood sugar and influence insulin level. Therefore, people with type 2 diabetes can experience the side effect of developing hardening of the arteries. Several studies prove that allergic reactions to sunflower oil are very rare cases. Their main symptoms can be swelling, skin rashes and itching, stomach cramping, nausea and vomiting. Highly refined oil usually does not provoke allergy.

Another high oleic sunflower oil side effect is documented, according to the article in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2001). High levels in the body of both oleic and monounsaturated fatty acid are associated with the increased risk of breast cancer.


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