Reduced-Fat Plain Potato Chips
They may be fried, but these reduced-fat chips offer taste, texture, and crunch closer to that of full-fat options for just a few more calories and fat grams (much of which is the heart-healthy kind) than baked chips. Manufacturers are able to do this by adding a step post-fry where they quickly remove excess surface oil before it dries.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Lay's Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat.
Just about indistinguishable from their full-fat counterparts—the only thing missing was the grease on our hands after we raided the bag. Great crunch, courtesy of a thick-cut; super-bright salinity that melts away to soft, true potato flavor.
TASTE TEST AWARD: Ruffles Reduced Fat.
Perfect for the thickest, sloppiest dip. Stays crunchier longer out of the bag than similar ridged potato chips.
TASTE TEST AWARD: Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat.
Supercrunchy with lots of character—all the twists, bubbles, and folds say "homemade," not "factory."