Skip to comments.Eco-Friendly Sun Chips Bags are LOUD
Posted on 12/15/2009 8:07:40 PM PST by MCH
Has anyone out there bought a bag of Sun Chips lately? The new Frito Lay eco-friendly green bag is really LOOUUUDDDD!!!! I swear it's capable of waking the dead if you so much as breath in its general direction, much less actually touch it or reach inside to get a chip. Anyone who's touched one will know what I'm talking about, since it's very noticeable and unforgettable. I guess the new green strategy is to replace landfill pollution with noise pollution instead?
I didn’t notice - I bought a box for school lunches at Sam’s, so not sure if they in that kind of bag. I do love Sun Chips, though. :-)
Besides the fact that they suck (especially the garden flavor) don’t open a bag after a few nips of your favorite whiskey after the wifey is asleep.
LOL! This is exactly what prompted my post :) My wife was asleep upstairs and I opened the bag in the kitchen and it literally woke her up. Man that bag is loud!
Harvest Cheddar is pretty good IMHO. Of course, all the neighbors will know you're eating them :)
Silly question: How does it perform as a chip bag? The decay that's showed in the YouTube video - will it decay like that in my backpack when I'm out camping? Will my chips stay fresh?
After living with envirodesign the last 40 years, I've concluded that just about everything "green" is in reality "worse", and gets dumped due to non-competitiveness in no time flat.
A blade solves your problem.
They are way too loud. I have to dirty a dish to put chips on when we are watching a movie, just so we can hear the ^#$@#$ television over the bag! Harvest cheddar is also my favorite.
Well, at least the neighbors know you are engageing in the proper consumption of said “Sun Chips”. Next time you go out and pick up your mail just say you had an excellent dip experience.
Maybe you should take the chips OUT OF THE BAG before eating them.
If the bag is true cellophane (loud and crinkly),they are made from wood or cotton cellulose. These are renewable materials and compostable BUT the process of converting cellulose to cellophane (tons of chemicals) is very polluting and energy demanding.
This is BattleHymn's recommended strategy as well. At least the noisiness would be limited to a shorter period of time.
Alternatively, you could open the bag once after purchase and transfer the chips to a relatively noise-free gallon-sized zip-lock bag or something instead. Of course, that would kind of the defeat the "eco" advantages of the bag in the first place, wouldn't it? Typical unintended consequences of liberal do-gooder-ness, making things worse.
Why am I not surprised? Most liberal attempts at reducing energy consumption or "going green" typically end up being even worse than whatever perceived problem they're trying to solve. More smoke and mirrors "feel good" technology.
I bought a bag of Sun Chips one time. I tried a couple and threw the rest in the nearest garbage can. They tasted like someone invented a way to season sawdust to kinda taste a little like a potato chip.
Regardless of how it might function in its intended role, Heaven forbid you'd actually put this thing in a backpack and carry it around :) The loud crinkling sound of the bag shifting as you hiked would sound like a forest fire, scaring away all local wildlife you might be interested in seeing.
Add this one to the growing list of failed watermelon coalition technologies - ethanol, electric vehicles, Sun Chips bags...
Pshaw! You are breaking liberal failure (but then again, I repeat myself) logic Rule #1:
Only grade them on their intentions, not on the results.
You obviously haven’t tried their Peppercorn Ranch chips. I agreed with the sawdust comment till I tried those. Definitely worth putting up with the noisy bags.
Seriously!!!! My wife got a bag and we both noticed it.
I don’t buy anything that is “eco-friendly” or marketed as “green”. I will go out of my way and even pay more not to buy green crap.
All modern packaging sucks. All of it.
Half the stuff I buy, cripes, I gotta fire up my chainsaw to get it out!!
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