Straight from the Green Mountain State of Vermont, Madhouse Munchies focuses on only one thing, potato chips that are actually healthy for you made from hand sliced New England potatoes. Unlike the big boys in the chip world, Madhouse is a microchip production…no not as in what’s made out of silicon…but think micro-brews…small batches made on site with the finest ingredients.
Their “production line” began with a borrowed French-fry cooker from a restaurant. After experimenting with different oils, potatoes, and seasonings, they settled on North American potatoes cooked in 100 % pure high-monounsaturated canola oil and topped with only all natural spices, herbs and sea salt. Nothing artificial ever.
So you may be wondering, what’s the big deal about the type of oil that’s used to fry potato chips…as long as it isn’t lard or some kind of animal fat….right? Well, check out the table below courtesy of Madhouse Munchies and decide for yourself:
|Compare Our 0.5g to Our Competition||Their Cooking Oils|
|66% Less Sat Fat than “40% Reduced Fat” Cape Cod® 1.5g Sat Fat||Low-Grade Canola Oil|
|50% Less Saturated Fat than Regular Lay’s® 1g Sat Fat||Sunflower Oil|
|50% Less Saturated Fat than Regular Kettle Chips® 1g Sat Fat||Safflower, Sunflower Oil|
Madhouse uses only pure canola oil rich in omega-3 and omega- 6 monounsaturated fat which boosts high density HDL (good cholesterol) lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. And best of all, this oil in combination with fresh regionally grown potatoes makes the chips extra flavorful. If you’re not already seeing them on the shelf of your favorite supermarket, health food store, or sandwich shop, ask them to reconsider. The little extra cost is worth it for not only guilt free snacking but the superior flavor alone!
photo courtesy of Madhouse Munchies