Anyone who knows me also knows that I love sushi. I will eat my weight in sushi (or at least try). I consider an all-you-can-eat sushi night a worthy challenge. Sushi, at least, has nutrients.
Wasabi Ginger Lay’s, however, do not.
|Wasabi Ginger Lay’s. Not sushi. Not even close.|
Wasabi Ginger Lay’s are the brainchild of crowdsourcing. This country, with its 39.4 percent obesity rate, voted on these chips out of cappuccino (gross), bacon mac & cheese (meh), and wavy mango salsa (sounds yummy) options. The winner? A potato chip with wasabi and ginger flavors. I’m not sure how that works.
Granted, I didn’t eat them. I don’t eat potatoes. But it turns my stomach. Wouldn’t it be easier to go get some fresh ginger slices and seaweed and wasabi and eat that as a snack? Healthier, maybe? Because the nutrition label on the chips is just as bad as every other potato chip out there: 150 calories per serving, and 70 of those from fat. 140 mg of sodium, and 17 g of carbohydrates. And no nutrients.
For the gluten-free, beware of the Wasabi Ginger Lay’s: they contain wheat and soy ingredients.
For those that want to try them, let me know how they taste. If anything, they sound like an interesting cheat snack.