We all have those times during the day when we get a little hungry, but not for anything big, just a small snack to hold you over until your next meal. The tough part is deciding what to eat. You look at what you’ve got. Popcorn and chips. Which one are you going to reach out and grab? I’m here to save you the contemplation. Chips are, hands down, the winning choice.
It seems that chips are the “in thing” with most Americans and popcorn is, well, overrated. People seem to forget about popcorn. They just look at the chips, then the popcorn, and 8 times out of 10, it is the chips that are being chosen. I even surveyed 20 people, 15 of them said they would much rather eat chips than snack on popcorn. This shows that I am not alone in my opinion. Popularity wise, chips win.
It could, in fact, depend on the occasion. When you go to a super bowl party, you don’t gather around a bowl of popcorn. It simply is not filling enough for 13 raging football fans; chips are just the way to go.
When you go to the grocery store, you see endless varieties of chips. It varies from original chips, salsa chips, or pickle chips. When you look at the popcorn section, (if you can even find it) you’ve got about 5 choices. It just does not compare to the 20 types of chips you can select from. That is 20 types at the least. I mean, I went to Kroger today and looked around. You know what I saw? Not popcorn and that is for sure. I saw isle after isle of chips; corn chips, potato chips, chips, chips, chips.
Today, we are all about rushing time. We want the fastest was to get there, we want to get in the shortest line, and the food prepared the quickest. Popcorn takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds to make. You don’t even have to make chips. The most time it will take you to satisfy your hunger is 30 seconds, and that’s only if you can not get the bag open. So, if you’re a busy person, and always on the go, chips are assessable and quick.
Chips also come in a much greater quantity than popcorn does. If you spend 2 minutes and 30 seconds waiting for your popcorn, you expect something filling and of a pretty large quantity. With popcorn, you do not get satisfaction with the bag of air that you receive. Chips, on the other hand, are plentiful. You can get them and right away start eating from the jumbo bag.
Flavor also plays a huge role in the argument of which snack to choose. Chips are a mouthful of flavor in every bite. Popcorn, not so much. You can not tell me that after you have patiently waited out your 2 minutes and 30 seconds, you expect it to be flavorful. I always get those bites of popcorn where it honestly tastes like air. If you are eating chips, you never have that problem, no matter what type you are having.
In conclusion, I have noticed that popcorn just doesn’t live up to potato chip’s standards. It just lacks in flavor and quantity. It takes way too long, it is hard to find while grocery shopping, and you do not have many choices flavor wise. Potato chips, on the other hand, have much flavor, and quantity wise, they crush popcorn. They are made quickly, and easy to find. They are also filling enough to satisfy all of your guests. It doesn’t get much better than a good ole’ bag of chips.