Sunday, 18 July 2010

Slim Chips

No fat, no calories.

Have you ever looked at the nutritional information on the side of a bag of chips? 150 calories, 11 grams of fat… FOR 10 CHIPS! Can anyone here truly stop at 10 chips, especially when lounging in front of a 2-hour movie?

Well, for the health-conscious geeks among you, Icelandic designer Hafsteinn Júlíusson has come up with the perfect solution, the 0-calorie, paper-based chip, which he presented at Milano Design Week 2010: Slim Chips.


Named “Slim Chip” for obvious reasons, the basic ingredient here is non-toxic edible paper, almost nutritionless. Yes, you read it right! Slim Chips is actually edible flavored PAPER SNACK. In the process, organic colors are used along flavors in blueberry, sweet potato and peppermint. As far as taste is concerned, the designer puts it best: “It’s like eating tasty air. Don't get fat, just eat nothing.”

If you are an unconscious snack-addict the Slim Chips will help you avoid gaining excess weight with their "Don't get fat" motto and you might even curb your appetite for snacks altogether given the hefty price tag. A bag of slim chip will cost you $20. That is nearly ten times more expensive than Pringles and about triple the price of a carton of frozen blueberries for a bag of 'nothing'.

So would you, or would you not?

28 comments:

April said...

Hmmmm. I don't think I'm so desperate to lose weight as to eat paper.

La Jodi3 & La Couture said...

Well it doesn't sound too good but I think I might try it since I'm on a diet. I'm still on vaca eattin outside food 24/7 so I Noe I gained weight and need to get healthy again!

Ping said...

hmmmmm paper doesn't sound too delicious, but i'd still like to give it a try. lol

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

Wow no calorie snacks!! Incredible!!

xo
Sophie

Kasia_B said...

Oh wow! Interesting :)

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rebecca said...

The irony of a sweet potato flavour....

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INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

sounds like a GREAT idea lol i want to try it.
thanks so much for posting this fe

tywo said...

It kinda scares me.
But it sounds awesome! I love chips, and a 0 calorie one is definitely in!
Have a good Sunday.





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tywo said...

P.S. what kind of paper is it?. It doesn't seem natural or healthy.





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AH said...

this has to be some sort of prank.. edible paper? i'd rather eat grass. i think.

Dessinatrice said...

Odd, lol... I would try it just to see what that's like!

Ripped Nylon

Ebony said...

Hahaha I would definitely try this...if money were no object! Great post =.D

m.fay said...

um...no thank you.

your blog is darling, happy to find it. i'll be sure to stop back for more.

m.fay
http://www.amateurcouture.com

hope you drop by and say hello. x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

Paper does not sound good to me.
Maybe just eat less, potato chips.
thanks for sharing this interesting post.

Hugs
Carolyn

MarchMusings said...

Sounds like an expensive way of staying slim. Besides I love chips too much!

{ Thy Lady } said...

This sounds like a perfect idea, I would love to try this! Thanks for this post it's fab! x

CHANTELLE said...

hmmm, what an interesting concept! i'm not too sure about this, but i'd be willing to give it a try :)

Betty Bake said...

thanks for following my blog :)
have a great week

Betty Bake

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow that is ummm interesting....That price is a little crazy though, right???

Hope u had a fabulous weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Lara said...

love this concept!, I don't even really like chips, but if someone opens a pack next to me I can't control myself haha xxx

and flowers pick themselves said...

how oddly interesting. i love the packaging.

:)

xo Alison

Naina said...

hmmm...willing to try anything once! : )

knk said...

great post looks amaazing i like it



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molly YEH! said...

THAT'S SOOOOO WEIRD! i want to try them!!

Lily said...

omg, this is perfect for my diet. but the price is not D:

~Lily

Embodying Fashion said...

Thanks but no thanks, I better eat vegetables and fruits :))

ironmaiden said...

that's just crazyy!! but i would taste them lol

Fé... said...

I'm a number one fan of potato chips. I love Pringles and Lays. So I was like going crazily happy when I found out about this. Can this be true? My favorite chips with no calories? I can gobble them all up :D Too bad this isn't available in Indonesia. I really wanna give it a shot. I'm curious of how it tastes :p