Crisps: The best and worst revealed

18 images

We're a nation of crisp lovers, but just how bad are crisps for your health and diet? We look at the calorie, fat and sat fat content of the most popular flavours to sort the healthy crisps from the ones, we'd be better off avoiding.

It’s estimated that us Brits consume a heart-stopping 6 billion packets of crisps a year (that’s 150 packets each!). We have the largest selection of crisp flavours in Europe and munch our way through more packets of the potato snack than any other neighbouring country. Basically, we’re crisp crazy, regardless of how healthy your crisps of choice may or may not be.

Whether you’re mad about Pringles, can’t get by without a packet of Doritos or would do anything for a handful of Hula Hoops, it’s fair to say they’re a household staple. And we’re just as guilty here at GoodtoKnow! But do you know which crisps are the healthiest, and which crisps are seriously damaging your diet?

We’ve rated some of the nation’s favourite potato snacks from worst through to best, taking into account their calories, fat and saturated fat, and were alarmed by the results. One of our favourites contains a staggering 300 calories per serving, whilst one of the better options only contains 84 calories – so you could eat three and half packets as an equivalent. We know which ones we’ll be choosing next time we need a friend for our sandwiches!

If you’re on a diet or just trying to be a little healthier, wouldn’t you like to know which crisps you can have as a guilt-free treat from time to time, and which ones to avoid on the supermarket shelves?

We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular in the UK and rated them against each other in terms of calories, fat and saturated fat and other factors that can affect their nutiritonal value, and ranked them from worst to best, so that you and your family can make the best choice when it comes to being healthier. But which was bag was found to contain the healthiest crisps? Read on to find out!