The crisps with the calories of fruit: New snack made in same way as popcorn has fewer than orange or banana
They say a moment on the lips means a lifetime on the hips but now crisp-lovers can brush this clich away.
A packet of crisps sold for the first time in the UK has fewer calories than a piece of fruit.
The crisps, dubbed Popchips, are made in a similar way to popcorn, making them the healthiest version of the tasty snack yet.
Healthier: New 'Popchips' are said to contain less calories than a piece of fruit
Instead of being fried or baked they are popped and the method is simple.
The finest potatoes are selected, then a little heat and pressure are added and then it pops and becomes a crisp.
Just one packet is 95 calories – fewer calories than an orange or a banana.
More calories: The new Popchips have less calories than a banana
They come in a variety of flavours, including barbeque, original and salt and vinegar.
Whereas traditional crisps are made from sliced potatoes, this method sees potatoes turned into the equivalent of grains of rice of kernels of corn.
Popchips are also made without the use of any oil and so are less fatty than their traditional counterparts.
Only a small amount of oil is added during the seasoning process and only the healthiest oils are used which means they all have the flavour but less than half the fat of a normal crisp.
The innovative new product is on the shelves in supermarket chain Waitrose and have already proved to be hugely popular in the US.