Potato Chip Boat Proves There's Far Too Much Air In Your Bag of Snacks

We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalizing bag of chips or nachos or Funyons or whatever and realizing the bag's 2/3rds air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river. » 10/04/14 7:00pm 10/04/14 7:00pm

Which brand of chips has the most chips in a bag of chips?

Dan Gentile of Thrillist has done God's work. He decided to take it upon himself to answer a question anyone who has ever sat on a couch for a long period of time has wondered: How many chips are actually in a bag of chips? And which type of chips has more full chips vs broken chips? And more. » 10/02/14 9:19pm 10/02/14 9:19pm

The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these… » 8/19/14 12:20pm 8/19/14 12:20pm

How Doritos Went From Disneyland Dumpster to Multi-Billion Dollar Snack

Doritos: they're so bad, but so undeniably good. Face it, you're staring at that orange-powdered motherlode of vaguely cheese-flavored corn product and salivating right now. But as you tear into a bag of Cool Ranch, do you ever wonder where Doritos came from? Short answer: a Disneyland dumpster. Talk about junk food. » 5/04/14 11:40am 5/04/14 11:40am

How to Vote On the New Insane Flavors of Lay's Chips

Last week we caught a fleeting glimpse of the potential new flavors in the running for Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" chip contest. Turns out that glimpse was gloriously right and now you can pick your poison and vote for one of the three official contestants: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles, and Sriracha-flavored. » 2/11/13 9:58am 2/11/13 9:58am

Chicken & Waffles? Sriracha? Oh Please Let These Be the New Lay's Chip…

Unless you never watch TV and avoid visiting your local grocery store, you're probably aware that Lay's is running another contest where they invited people to submit ideas for new potato chip flavors last year. The finalists for the company's 'Do Us a Flavor' contest are supposed to hit stores next Tuesday, but it… » 2/08/13 9:38am 2/08/13 9:38am

The Hostess Snack Innovations We'd Miss the Most

A moment of silence please. Hostess is going out of business. The 82-year-old maker of innovative packaged snacks is no more. Its assets will be liquidated and its recipes sold off to junk food collectors and disaster prep investors, and lesser brands like Little Debbie and Entenmann's must take up the slack in honor… » 11/16/12 12:00pm 11/16/12 12:00pm

Voice Activated Popcorn Cannon Blasts Kernels Directly Into Your Mouth

Popcorn can be a fantastically healthy potato chip alternative, but always ends up playing second fiddle. So in an attempt to finally claim snack world supremecy, a company called Popcorn Indiana has created the Popinator, a voice activated kernel cannon that promises to be the perfect weapon to finally dethrone… » 9/17/12 1:38pm 9/17/12 1:38pm

New Nanostructured Snack Packaging Is Most Airtight Ever

A new coating material for food packaging could keep sodas fizzy, chips crispy and military rations more edible, scientists say. It's made of a thin film of nanoscale bits of clay, the same kind used to make bricks, mixed with polymers. When viewed under an electron microscope, the film looks like bricks and mortar,… » 3/28/11 6:40pm 3/28/11 6:40pm