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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!

popping up in zipcar near you?

popchips are, of course, the ultimate road trip companion. so why not load your car up to the brim? that’s exactly what our friends at zipcar did!

zipcar popped full of popchips

look out for cars popping up this week in philadelphia, dc, baltimore and new york, and take your guess on how many popchips can fit into a ford focus hatchback!

one zipcar member and one non-zipcar member in each participating market will be awarded $100 in driving credit plus a popchips swag bag. the contest runs from monday, november 18 to sunday, november 24.

zipcar and popchips giveaway

crunch the numbers: tweet your best guess to your local zipcar handle (@zipcarphilly@zipcarnyc@zipcarbmore@zipcardc) using #zippop or enter on site at a live event (dates listed below).

baltimore: tuesday, november 19 at 33rd and st. paul st. near johns hopkins university from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

dc: wednesday, november 20 – parked by the hottest food truck in dc in farragut square.

philly: wednesday, november 20- on drexel university campus right by the drexel rec center from 11:00am – 3:30pm.

new york: friday, november 22, at sarah lawrence’s homecoming from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

snackers are winners. the snacker who submits the closest number without going over wins. winners will be announced monday, november 25, on twitter.

questions? check out the popchips-zipcar contest rules and regulations and more info: zipcar.com/partners/popchips

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

just dance 2014: pop & unlock exclusive katy perry dance

we’re hitting the dance floor with ubisoft, and offering our movers and snackers the chance to snack like a popstar, and dance like one too! and by popstar, we mean katy perry!

that’s right! now through march 2014, purchase specially marked bags of popchips to unlock an exclusive katy perry dance in the new just dance® 2014!

pop and unlock just dance 2014

from target, to safeway, a&p, stater bros., harris teeter, albertson’s, acme, shaws, food emporium, shoprite, and more, we’ve popped 2.5 million specially marked packages of popchips (including katy perry’s signature flavor, katy’s kettle corn) into stores throughout the u.s.

plus, starting november 29, 2013, fans can purchase popchips at any of the participating grocery stores and redeem a coupon for $5.00 off just dance 2014 at any u.s. best buy location.  now that’s music to our taste buds!

so do the dougie, moonwalk, or whatever your move-of-choice is, over to participating stores, and pop and unlock more information here: http://www.justdancegame.com/popchips/

say aloha to maui wowi’s new wingman

nothing is better than having that perfect wingman by your side.  the batman to your robin.  the goose to your maverick.  the smoothie to your popchips.  choosing a great wingman is no easy task.  your wingman has to compliment you, introduce you to their friends and do everything in his power to show your awesomeness to the world.  it takes that special partner in crime, right?  so when maui wowi chose popchips as their new wingman, we took our hand out of the bag and accepted.

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a good wingman…. has to compliment you.  healthier snack options?  check.  gluten- free buddies?  check.  delicious, with no regrets?  check.

a good wingman… introduces you to their friends.  speaking of which, check out where you can find a popchips and our maui wowi wingmen in a city near you https://www.facebook.com/mauiwowiohana

a good wingman… gives “kimye” and “brangelina” a run for their money with a killer nickname for you two.

a good wingman…shares their snacks with you.  we are giving you the opportunity to win the ultimate wingman prize package from popchips and maui wowi.  here’s how:

click here to pick your perfect pair.  then, put a winning wingman name on it.  on december 2, the winning entry will receive a popchips and maui wowi prize package, with enough goodies for you to share with your wingman.

maui wowi prize package

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)