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limited edition holiday bags

’tis the season to be snacking! and we’re getting into the spirit with our very first limited edition holiday flavor: salted caramel popcorn.

alongside our festively dressed sweet potato bags, our salted caramel popcorn chips are sweet, salty and exclusively available at u.s. target stores through december 31, 2013.

popchips' limited edition holiday flavors
so whatcha waiting for? hurry into your local target and go on a popping spree for our limited edition bags while supplies last!

popchips' limited edition holiday flavors

thanksgiving crafts and snacks

bringing the sweet potatoes this year? have your snack, and craft it too!

looking for thanksgiving crafts to keep your guests busy while the bird’s in the oven? look no further! after you’ve snacked (and shared) the sweet potato popchips with your friends and family, re-use your empty bags to make something everyone will be thankful for….

popchips' thanksgiving craft you will need:

  • bags of sweet potato popchips (one single serve bag makes five leaves)
  • popchips’ thanksgiving leaf template
  • scissors
  • tape
  • a permanent marker

how to make 'thankful leaves' for thanksgiving directions:

1. snack on the sweet potato popchips until the bags are empty!

2. print the popchips thanksgiving leaf template

3. cut along the seams of an empty bag of popchips to get one flat sheet

4. cut out the leaf shapes from the template by cutting along the black line

5. arrange the leaves so they fit onto an empty bag of sweet potato popchips and tape them down

6. cut the leaves out of the popchips bag and repeat as many times as you want!

7. write one word on each leaf you make that reflects what you are thankful for this thanksgiving

8. sprinkle them over the thanksgiving table and share your words with your family during dinner!

and don’t forget to share them with us too! pin, tweet, instagram, and tag your crafty creations with #popchips

happy thanksgiving to all, and to all a good bite!

thanksgiving recipes with a purpose

’tis the season to give thanks.  and we couldn’t be more thankful to partner with celebrity chef ryan scott, and love with food, to help feed hungry families across america.

feed the hungry with popchips, chef ryan scott and love with foods

every month, love with food members receive a curated box of unique, seasonal snacks.  for every box delivered, love with food feeds a hungry child in the united states. this month, we’re honored to provide sweet potato popchips alongside a host of other holiday friendly snacking options delivered right to subscribers’ doorsteps.

and to spread even more popchips cheer, each box sold will benefit harvest from the heart - chef ryan scott’s organization dedicated to preparing and delivering meals for less fortunate individuals and families on thanksgiving day.

want to help chip in? all this month, the first 100 individuals who visit www.lovewithfood.com and donate $50 or more to harvest from the heart will receive a complimentary case of popchips! click here to chip in.

in the spirit of giving back, here are a couple delicious thanksgiving recipes chef ryan scott whipped up using sweet potato popchips.

fall squash casserole

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ingredients:

  • 1 single serve bag (.8oz) of sweet potato popchips, crushed
  • 2 cups crookneck squash, sliced
  • 2 cups zucchini, sliced
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

directions:

  • preheat oven to 400 degrees. in a large skillet place squash and a small amount of water over medium high heat and cover.  let steam until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes. in a bowl, mix together popchips and cheeses.  take half and mix with the cooked squash, reserving the remaining half for later. whisk together eggs, milk and spices and combine with squash mixture.  fold in some of the melted butter and some black pepper if you desire. toss remaining chip/cheese mixture in about 2 tablespoons of melted butter spread squash mixture in a casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining chip/cheese crumb topping. bake, covered with foil for 18 minutes, then remove foil and bake for 7 more minutes, or until lighting browned.

green olive tapenade snack bites

ingredients:

  • sweet potato popchips
  • 1 cup green olive, pitted
  • ½ cup shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
  • 3 anchovy filets
  • zest & juice of half a lemon
  • black pepper, ground, for taste
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup goat cheese

directions:

  • coarsely chop olives, garlic, capers, shallots, anchovies and lemon zest on cutting board, or in a food processor until incorporated, but still chunky. place chopped mixture in a bowl and add pepper, mustard, parsley and lemon juice and stir in enough olive oil to bind mixture together. spread goat cheese on a sweet potato popchips and then a small amount of tapenade on goat cheese.  or, place in bowls and let guests build their own.

love with food is the easiest way to snack smart. do good. our monthly service delivers a surprise of healthier snack options to your doorstep once per month for only $10/month. for every box sent, love with food donates a meal to feed a hungry child in the usa. to date we have donated more than 100,000 meals. join in the fight for a healthier and hunger free america by learning more about love with food at lovewithfood.com, and become a fan on facebook or twitter @lovewithfood.

love with food and popchips

chipping in: katy perry roars for local high school

it’s not everyday that an international popstar appears at a local high school to perform a private concert.  but that’s exactly what happened in lakewood, colorado today, when katy perry arrived (on her birthday) to reward the lakewood high school students for creating the winning gma music video for “roar” — her hit song from her incredible new album, prism.

katy perry performs at lakewood high school

the students of lakewood submitted their winning lip dub video, and got our attention by involving the entire school! we’re talking every club. every athletic team. the entire student body! the best part? they created all this awesomeness in just one take! we couldn’t believe it and neither could katy.  she was so impressed, that she named the lakewood tigers “the school with the loudest roar” and ultimately, the champions.

chipping in with lakewood high school students and katy perry

as if we didn’t like these kids enough already, the tigers are using this opportunity to give back to their community by raising funds for colorado’s flood relief.  and they are challenging every high school in america to do the same!  talk about popstar status!  to support this incredible cause, popchips donated 2,000 bags of katy’s kettle corn to lakewood high school.

lakewood high school students chip in with katy perry and popchips

is your high school up for the challenge?  let’s hear your roar.

halloween bites, frights and delights!

what’s better than snacking on popchips? snacking on popchips disguised as spooky spiders, snack bats, and vampire bites! here’s how to make this halloween deliciously creepy and tastefully crawly by scaring your friends and family into a fun feeding frenzy…

how to make halloween spider bites with popchips

popchips spider bites

overcome snack-naphobia with these tasty spider bites. 

you will need:

  • original popchips
  • peanut butter
  • licorice
  • candy eyeballs (or raisins)

 

ingredients to make popchips' spooky spider bites for halloween

directions:

take a chip and spread peanut butter on one side. cut the licorice into thin strips, one inch long. lay 6 licorice legs on top of the peanut butter, 3 on each side. take another chip, spread peanut butter on one side and lay the sticky side on top of the legs to create the body of the popchips spider! to add the eyes, dip two candy eyeballs (or raisins) in peanut butter and place towards the edge of one of the sides that doesn’t have legs. repeat until you have plenty of perfectly creepy snacks!

fun and easy steps to make popchips spiders for halloween

 

popchips snack bats

our halloween motto is “no tricks. just treats.” and these snack bats are the perfect way to sweeten up your spooky side, with half the fat and calories in frightfully fried chips.

popchips' halloween snack bats

you will need:

  • katy’s kettle corn popchips
  • large marshmallows
  • red frosting
  • candy eyeballs

sb materials

directions:

take a marshmallow and towards the top, cut two little slits on opposite sides. insert a corner of a chip in each slit until they stay in place. these are the bats wings. using your red frosting, make two little dots for the eyes on the front of the marshmallow and stick the candy eyeballs in place. repeat until your plate is covered in bats! beware: popchips snack bats are known to attract all sorts of devilish snackers.

how to make snack bats for halloween with popchips

 

popchips vampire bites

you don’t have to twi-hard to sink your teeth into these bloody (delicious) treats.

how to make vampire bites for halloween with popchips

you will need:

  • katy’s kettle corn popchips
  • white chocolate chips
  • red food coloring

ingredients for popchips vampire bites

directions:

melt the white chocolate chips in a bowl over a pot of boiling water or in the microwave. add red food coloring until you get a deep color like blood. dip one side of a chip into the melted chocolate and let it drip down the sides of the chip. place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool. invite over count snackula and enjoy.

how to make vampire bites for halloween with popchips

hungry for more? here’s more halloween fun to bring to the party!

pop quiz:  since we love halloween (and our fellow snackers) so much, we decided to put the fun back into snacking by making you an extra special treat – a spooky snack search! can you find all our tummy grumbling halloween words?

popchips' printable spooky word search

pop trivia: did you know? samhainophobia is “an irrational fear of halloween.” the only cure is a bag of popchips. (just kidding…but they help).

bite me. halloween treats. no tricks.

click here for more spooky halloween treats (no tricks)

you could win a trip to the premiere of “the hunger games: catching fire”

we know you’ve been craving it for so long.  well, the wait is finally over.  the hunger games: catching fire hits theatres november 22, and we teamed up with eOne to give canadians the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip to the premiere!

now through november 10, fans across canada can pop into their local london drugs, save-on foods, sobeys and loblaws, or over  to eOne’s facebook page, to enter for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes…

  1. you could win a trip for 2 to the hunger games: catching fire premiere in los angeles
  2. you could win a  private screening of the hunger games: catching fire for you and 20 friends!

popchips' hunger games catching fire giveaway

local canadian snackers can also enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to popchips’ vancouver & toronto pre-screening events! just follow @popchipsCAN to find out how you can enter for a chance to win!

with all the flavour and half the fat of fried chips in popchips’ delicious potato, tortilla and kettle corn flavours, going to the movies has never tasted so good.  so be sure to pick up your favourite flavour of popchips at london drugs, save-on foods, sobeys and loblaws.

 

ride with taste at fashion week 2013

well, big apple, fashion week is here again!  and we all know what that means. so many events, so little time.  too many places to go, and not enough taxi cabs.  so many snacks, so few calories.  well, good thing for #popchipstotherescue!

popchips to the rescue at fashion week

popchips is saving your soles (spiked, wedged, flat, or otherwise) and waistlines (from half the the fat and calories of fried chips) with free snacks and free rides on popchips pedicabs throughout fashion week! running all day friday, september 6, through monday, september 9, the popstar peddling pros from manhattan rickshaw company will pick you up outside of lincoln center, and take you to your next fashion week destination!

flag us down for a free ride

and to find all those hot destinations, be sure to check out the amazing event guide from our friends at savvy city.  they are offering up social currency points to snackers during fashion week that can be redeemed at their savvy city pop up shop & social currency lounge, september 15-16, located at 23 cleveland place in the heart of soho, where you can snack on popchips, drink, play and relax while you shop. download the savvy city app

popchips on savvy city so grab your best fashion week snack-cessory, add a pop of color (because snack is the new black) and get ready to roll around the tents with taste!

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for the latest from the new york snack walk, keep up with #popchipstotherescue on twitter and instagram!

popchips to the rescue at fashion week 2013

what’s poppin at the film festival in toronto

festival season in toronto is cray-cray with deadlines, parties and very little sleep. while hollywood a-through-d-listers get to nosh on celeb chef creations, the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves. more often than not, we are left with the familiar hangry symptoms of irritability, shortness and bossiness. it happens, we get it. that’s why your friends at popchips are hooking you up with katy’s kettle corn in the tastemakers lounge at the toronto movie festival, september 4 – 8, to help you stay fueled and cheerful while you star-gaze.

popchips at toronto film festival 2013

popchips also teamed up with our friends at glacéau vitaminwater to bring you the ultimate film festival snack pack, so whether you’re awaiting brangelina’s arrival or watching the next big blockbuster hit – we got you covered! follow @popchipsCAN on twitter and instagram to find out how you can win a snack pack – delivered straight to your door!

popchips and vitaminwater snack pack

we know you’ve heard it before but we can’t send you something without some product info, right? perfect for when you’re looking for a source of sustained energy (avoid the dreaded nod-off during an oscar nom flick!) glacéau vitaminwater is a delicious and hydrating enhanced water beverage that can be enjoyed any time of day or night. when those hunger pangs really get to you, crack a bag of popchips; naturally delicious popped potato, tortilla and corn chips that are never fried (unhealthy) and never baked (undelicious). and with all the flavor and half the fat of fried chips, you don’t have to worry about wiping a greasy hand on the theatre seat again!

remember, the hangry ‘tude isn’t cute, so be sure to find us at the festival, and let us know if you need a refill.

popchips' tastemakers lounge in toronto

hungry for more? you can also snag our bags all week at the yorkville pusateri’s! and be sure to keep up with all that’s poppin’ in toronto (and beyond) by following @popchipsCAN on twitter and instagram!