Since there are perhaps no greater pursuits in life than science and snacking, we set out to investigate the contents of our favorite bags of chips. How many chips are actually in there? Are there more than the nutritional label claims? How many are broken? And just how much does each chip cost? Science!
These pressing questions led us to purchase two bags of each of the following brands: Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos, popchips, Ruffles, Lay's, Kettle, Funyuns, and SunChips. During transport I treated the chips with a care that I usually reserve for egg cartons, and, although I'm sure one or two broke along the way, the breakage would have been consistent across all bags and thus cancels itself out. Here are the results of this great experiment.