Potato Chips and Wafers
A fat affair with three brands surpassing the limit
“The food problem is a flavor problem. For half a century, we’ ve been making the stuff people should eat—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed meats—incrementally less delicious. Meanwhile, we’ ve been making the food people shouldn' t eat—chips, fast food, soft drinks, crackers—taste ever more exciting. The result is exactly what you’ d expect.” ~Mark Schatzker, T he Dori to Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
Potato chips are not an ideal snack; that any school goer can tell you. However, human beings on the whole can’t seem to help liking such junk foods, which is why potato chips are one of the fastest moving packaged snacks across retail shelves. Despite warnings from the experts about potato chips not being healthy – they are deep-fried, contain artificial flavours and other unhealthy elements – they are preferred by people of all ages. At the end of the day, it remains a snack that one does not think twice before beginning to munch on.
Keeping these factors in mind, we put potato chips in the list of products to go under surveillance. The
quality of any deep-frying snack depends upon several factors including the superiority of raw material such as oil, the optimum time and temperature for frying, and the efficiency of packaging or storage.