Visit any major supermarket in the US, and if you’re looking for pita chips, you’re looking at two primary options: Stacy’s Pita Chips and Athenos.
And like all pita chips – they each have their “white bread” and “wheat-ish looking bread” varieties.
Although these products might look similar from their packaging – the nutrition facts label tells a slightly different story.
The Stacy’s are “multigrain” – meaning the primary ingredient is white flour. Athena’s on the other hand pack a whole grain punch, with whole wheat flour as the lead-in ingredient and a full 3 grams of fiber per serving, not to mention an impressive 100 mg sodium per serving less than Stacy’s:
Stacy’s Multigrain Pita Chips
- Serving size: 9 chips
- Calories: 140
- Sodium: 270 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- First ingredient: Enriched wheat flour
Athena’s Whole Wheat Pita Chips
- Serving size: 11 chips
- Calories: 120
- Sodium: 170 mg
- Fiber: 3 g
- First ingredient: Whole wheat flour
Pita chips often get an undeserved health halo – and it’s important to remember, they’re chips: so like all packaged snack foods, they’re ok in moderation.
And with “50% more free” in current packaging, if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck – nutritionally and financially – stick to Athena’s!