Tuesday, January 13, 2009

From the In-Flight Magazine

"Detroiters eat more potato chips than anyone else in the country- about 7 pounds per person, compared to 4 pounds everywhere else." - Peter Cipriano, CEO, Better Made Snack Food

Huh? 7 pounds of chips? For that matter, 4 pounds of chips? Don't get me wrong- I eat my share of junk food. I probably eat your share of junk food too. But 4 pounds of chips seems...a little much.

8 comments:

Maggie said...

Wellll. If it were tortilla chips, I'd say Ian is doing his part. I think he is the reason Doritos make plain corn chips!

A said...

Hm, so a standard single-serving bag of chips is 1 oz. Four pounds is 64 oz. So that's just a bit over a bag a week. More than I eat (my junk food cravings run towards sweet, not salty) but not *that* unreasonable, I think.

Turtle said...

lol, i was thinking "well, add in some salsa and i call that a good dinner...or nachos" so yes, sadly i could see the 4 pounds in a year. If they were tortilla chips. potato chips i am lucky to get more than a handful or two a year.

Susan said...

But here's the thing- that's only potato chips. I don't think there counting tortilla chips, or pretzels, or whatever.

--Deb said...

I'd say it depends ... seven pounds a day? A week? A month? An hour?

Hillary Dickman said...

And we wonder how, with our *amazing* medical advances, Americans are so sick. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes...if we're averaging four pounds of potato chips every year, imagine how much other garbage we're eating, too. How sad!

Sarah G said...

I'm in D-town area and don't eat any chips - so that means someone is making up my share!! :-)

Heather said...

Did they mention over what kind of time period people are consuming all of these chips? A year? A day?