It’s not often that we think of snack food as being “intelligent,” but that’s exactly what Los Angeles-based snack company Intelligent Protein Snacks (IPS) thinks snack time should be. Sean Olson, founder of IPS, wanted to create a healthier snack that would provide his energetic kids with the essential proteins they needed to keep them fueled day in and day out. After noticing how much his kids liked eating the crispy edges of cooked eggs, Olson took high-quality egg whites, added corn and other ingredients, and using a high pressure air puffer, popped out the first batch of IPS Egg White Chips.

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What makes IPS so great?
Egg whites truly are a super food, especially for growing kids. It’s a great source of protein as it contains all nine essential amino acids. These amino acids must be consumed through diet, as they are not created by the human body. And these aren’t your ordinary chips; egg white chips have less than half the fat of fried potato chips and fewer carbohydrates than other baked or popped chips.

More importantly, IPS Egg White Chips have that satisfying crunch that you simply can’t get enough of. They have just enough salt to satisfy our cravings without being overpowering, and are great for gluten-free snackers. Plus, each serving of egg white chips provides the same amount of protein as eating two regular egg whites.

IPS Egg White Chips come in a variety of delicious flavors, including Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Cinnamon Sugar, and Sea Salt & Black Pepper. The Barbeque and Sea Salt & Black Pepper were favorites of our taste testing crew.

Where to Buy
Currently, IPS Egg White Chips are sold in Southern California, but they promise they’ll soon be selling them online, so be sure to check out their website and become a fan of their Facebook page to stay up to date.

Grab a bag of IPS Egg White Chips and see what all the crunch is about.

What is your favorite flavor of IPS egg white chips?

–Scott Wardell

photos courtesy of IPS facebook page