Pita Chip Face-Off

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!