Do You Like Crisps?

@Janey1966 (24141)
Carlisle, England
January 9, 2010 9:08am CST
I'm sat here munching my Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps and it got me thinking. Do you like crisps or do you think they are a health risk, so avoid them like the plague? Personally, I don't eat them that often but when I do I really like them lol. The only brand we tend to go for is Walkers as they seem to be the freshest and use the best potatoes. The fat content is an issue, of course, but at least they're not as bad as Pringles. Apparently, they have a chemical in them that reacts with the brain making us crave them even more..which is why I can't eat just a few at a time. Needless to say, I've stopped eating them!
8 responses
@ElicBxn (61135)
• United States
9 Jan 10
Over here in the States we call them chips, and I love potato chips, but I haven't had any since I went on the diet in June - now you make me want some - darn it! I'll go eat an apple or something...
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
9 Jan 10
Aww I'm sorry about that my friend! Why is it stuff that's really bad for us we all love to bits and other foods (like fruit and veg) are supposed to be good for our health and we think, "Mmm, nice but give us a Mars bar!"
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@ElicBxn (61135)
• United States
9 Jan 10
actually, I love cauliflower and that's one that I'm eating a LOT of. I do miss having the different fruits that we had during the summer. I had a plum and a nectarine every day, now I'm stuck with apples - still all right, but every day?
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jan 10
Apples used to be my favourite fruit when I was little. I used to eat at least three a day, I loved them so much. Nowadays, so-called English apples come from all over the world due to the demand for having apples all year round in the UK. They don't taste the same. This is a shame because I adore English apples, grown in England although there is a resurgance in locally grown ones because there are so many varieties. I didn't know this until recently but Bramley apples originated from just one tree that is very, VERY old! Bramleys are the best cooking apples, apparently...and no messing about with cinnamon either, it spoils the taste.
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@sulynsi (2834)
• Canada
20 Jan 10
I thought you were referring to "crisps" not "chips" which Americans would call fries. Potato chips, like Lays or Fritos or Pringles would be, I thought, your 'crisps" because that's what my dad called them.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
20 Jan 10
Yes, you are quite right my friend. Crisps are potato chips in the US. I found out something interesting yesterday. Lays and Walkers are one and the same as Lays owns Walkers. Depressing but true!
@sulynsi (2834)
• Canada
20 Jan 10
Whoever owns them, they're still making me fat!!
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
20 Jan 10
Same 'ere lol!
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Jan 10
Hi Janey, I love chips. i haven't had a taste of that walker brand. i am also conscious about the fat content and even the salt in it. i used to have LAYS. good that you stopped eating chips this time. stay healthy and live healthy.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jan 10
Oh I haven't stopped...just the Pringles. We have cut down on the crisps but hubby has bought a multi-pack from Netto over the road because they are cheaper than the bigger superstores. This doesn't happen very often but, no doubt the salt and vinegar ones will be left, they don't half make my mouth sting lol!
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Jan 10
ahaaaaaaaaaa...be careful my dear friend. that will be a lot. anyways, i know you know better than me. have fun but eat and stay healthy okay?!
@bingchen (1126)
• China
10 Jan 10
i like crisps.but i dont often eat crisps.because i know not only eating too much can effect human's health,and also make people fat,so i eat to a little.at least i can taste it a little and satisfy my eppetite.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jan 10
They do say that eating what you really like (in moderation) is actually beneficial because you're not starving yourself of nutrients and the like. I'm not one of those people who read labels on food as a friend of mine does that, has hardly any fat in her diet and - in my opinion - is too thin. In fact, when she was pregnant it made her ill because she was paranoid about gaining weight. She's ok though and her baby was healthy too, fortunately. Striking a balance is the key but it is very difficult when confronted with the fussiest eater on the planet i.e. me!
@May2k8 (10238)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 10
I don't avoid them, but even tasted it until no remaining. If there are other people I see chewed then I would feel intolerable. Although I eat a lot, my body is still skinny.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jan 10
I used to be like you! I could eat anything and not put weight on those were the days! I only have to look at food now and gain weight. You are very lucky!
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
9 Jan 10
a relative told me one time, if you really like certain snacks, don't totally cut them off. Just eat them in moderation. I eat crisps sometimes and I don't remember the last time I had Pringles but when there is some, they never last long lol. I prefer kettle chips.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
9 Jan 10
Kettle chips, mmm never heard of those. Are they an American invention? I know what you mean about eating snacks in moderation although some become "comfort food" in this cold weather, to me at any rate.
5 Mar 10
I do like crisps.
• China
10 Jan 10
Yes,I like crisps.But they're unhealy food,so I don't often eat them.