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Food Gal Contest: Pop Along for Popchips

I said I wasn’t going to lose my head

But then Popchips! Go my heart

(Popchips! Go My Heart)

Apologies to Hugh Grant, who so deftly performed a wicked parody of an ’80’s pop band in the film, “Music and Lyrics” with the catchy, goofy song, “Pop Goes My Heart.” But somehow, I can’t help but hear a version of that silly refrain whenever I think of this California-made snack product.

For those who haven’t yet discovered Popchips, they are an all-natural crispy potato snack food that is neither baked nor fried. Instead, a combination of heat and pressure is used in some mysterious way to create these round disks that have the addicting crunch of potato chips, but no trans fat, no cholesterol, no preservatives, and little or no saturated fat. They’re also certified kosher. A one-ounce serving has 120 calories.

Popchips come in seven flavors, including Sea Salt & Vinegar, Barbecue, and Sour Cream & Onion. They’re available at Costco, Whole Foods, Safeway, Lucky’s, BevMo, Jamba Juice, Target, and other stores.

Three lucky readers of FoodGal, however, will get a free sample of every flavor.


By telling me three things that make your heart go pop. The three people who respond with the most imaginative or memorable answers will win free Popchips.

Deadline to enter: End of the day, July 25. The three winners will be announced July 27.  And sorry, but the contest is limited to those in the continental United States.

To get you popping along your way, here are three things that make my heart go pop:

1) The times when my husband surprises me, by picking up a bunch of lovely flowers at the store, for no real reason at all.

2) Standing on the scale at the doc’s office (the only time I weigh myself), and realizing that last night’s six-course dinner with wine pairings did little damage at all. Sweeeeet!

3) Getting to watch my youngest niece walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma, and feeling as if my late-parents were there beside me, beaming with delight.

Now, it’s your turn.

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