5 Smart Swaps for Your Favorite Crunchy Snacks

In other words: If you like those, you’ll LOVE these—and save on Points.
Published January 7, 2022

Who loves a good chip? (Rhetorical question.) We all do! But conventional varieties are high in calories, fat, and PersonalPoints™, eating away at your Budget faster than you can pull open the bag. And speaking of the bag, you’ll also find artificial flavors and colors inside.

But the crispy, crunchy snacks we create here at WW are far from typical. At an equal serving size, ours have at least 50% less total fat, are lower in calories and Points® than their competitive counterparts, and don’t contain artificial flavors or colors.

They pack a punch in natural flavor, naturally. But also in sound—and that’s a good thing. In fact, the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize went to two researchers who demonstrated that the more audible that crunching sound, the tastier you perceive what you’re eating to be. Mmm…

Ready to dive into a bag? Let’s go—it’s crunch time.

Like Lay's® BBQ Flavored Potato Chips? You’ll Love WW Barbecue Potato Crisps

Whether you ’cue, ’que, or BBQ, the smoky, tangy, sweet ‘n’ salty flavor of these crisps is irresistible—no wonder they score 4.6 stars from over 10,000 WW shoppers. Light and crunchy with a smidge of garlic and onion seasoning, they pack just 2 Points® per bag, versus 3 Points for Lay’s.* Gluten-free, vegan, and kosher.

Like Doritos®️ Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips? You’ll Love WW Nacho Tortilla Chips

In the ’90s, people often described something they adored as “all that and a bag of chips”—because having it all and a bag of chips was considered peak amazingness. And that’s exactly how we feel about these best-selling cheesy triangles. They’ve got that beloved, savory nacho cheese flavor, but are made with whole grain corn. At just 2 Points® per bag, they shave one Point value off the same amount of Doritos*. Gluten-free and vegetarian.

Like Cheetos®️ Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks? You’ll Love WW Mac & Cheese Potato Sticks

Treat your taste buds to bold cheddar (reminiscent of a creamy comfort food) and an airy potato texture. The only thing this doppelgänger for the crunchy puffed favorite doesn’t come with is a messy orange powder. Each individual bag clocks in at 2 PersonalPoints, whereas Cheetos add 3 Points to your Budget.* Gluten-free, vegetarian, and kosher.

Like Tostitos®️ Scoops!®️? You’ll Love WW Sea Salt Tortilla Chips

When you gotta have something salty, these mini tortillas will make you feel chip-per. Perfectly sized for transporting a reasonable amount of dip into your mouth, they’re plenty flavorful on their own too. And no unpronounceable ingredients here: This preservative-free snack is made of just stone-ground corn, sunflower oil, and sea salt. (Salad hack: Crush up the chips and sprinkle them over your greens for some zhuzh!) While Tostitos have a PersonalPoints value of 3, these clock in at 2 Points*. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and kosher.

Like DORITOS® Cool Ranch® Flavored Tortilla Chips? You’ll Love WW Ranch Tortilla Chips.

We don't know if it's the ’80s nostalgia, the bright blue bag that jumps off store shelves, or the tangy flavor, but Cool Ranch® Doritos® are fan favorites for a reason (or several). The good news? You can get the same deliciously zesty taste with our better-for-you bags of WW Ranch Tortilla Chips. These air-popped corn chips are dusted with a herby, vinegary buttermilk ranch flavor for only 2 Points® and 50% less fat* than their higher-calorie counterparts—now that’s cool. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and kosher.

*WW Barbecue Potato Crisps, 17g vs WW Lay's® BBQ Flavored Potato Chips 17g; WW Nacho Tortilla Chips 17g vs Doritos® Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips 17g; WW Sea Salt Tortilla Chips 17g vsTostitos® Scoops!® 17g; WW Mac & Cheese Potato Sticks 17g vs Cheetos® Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks 17g; WW Ranch Tortilla Chips, 18g, vs. Cool Ranch® Doritos® 18g.