Name a packet of chips that has more crisps in it than air and you have yourself a winner. There will be none because we don’t think it exists.
Opening a bag expecting it to be full of potato chips hardly ever ends in satisfaction. That’s why three South Korean students decided to make a point of it.
Instead of complaining about it or bellyaching on social media, Jang Sung-taek, Yoo Sung-ho and Park Hyun-soo taped together some bags of chips, made a boat out of them and rode it down the Han River just to prove they contain more air than substance.
We totally get where they are coming from -- as do millions of other people around the globe.
This is actually bs I bought a bag of chips and its 3/4 air, Potato Chip bags have given me trust issues pic.twitter.com/N3BTf9tx5V— Zack. (@ZacksLife) May 15, 2014
Mmmm, nothing like a few potato chips in my bag of air. pic.twitter.com/bSkrnATO1O— Lisa Ladouceur (@LisaRunsOn) May 2, 2014
I thought air was free until I bought a bag of potato chips. I mean wtf. Open the bag and it's less than half filled pic.twitter.com/q7aEN9qU4V— I N A C T I V E (@_SonOfTheSeas2) March 4, 2014
Someone needs to start protesting the potato chip industry. Slogan: More chips, less air! More chips, less air! pic.twitter.com/ZkK9x2YQPY— Alyssa Firth (@AlyssaFirth) March 25, 2013
The various chips brands fill packets containing their product with nitrogen gas to protect it from getting damaged during shipment.
Nitrogen not only keeps the chips safe but fresh and crisp as well. Filled with regular air, they will spoil and be no fun to eat.
However, all the logical explanations in the world can’t make up for the disappointment one gets when a perfectly big bag of chips yields nothing more than a handful of crisps, can it?