Slim Chips Flavored Paper Snacks

slimchipsMore from Milan Design Week: designer Hafsteinn Juliusson introduced a calorie-free snack food made out of flavored paper. The chips, which come in peppermint, blueberry and sweet potato, are, of course, organic. The bag reads: "Instead of getting fat you can now eat paper with flavor. It's like eating tasty air." Welcome to the future, where food isn't actually food, but at least you won't get fat. [via Dezeen]

—Paula Forbes

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  1. Panic

    I can't imagine how they can say it has 0 calories. Paper's made from plants, and we eat plants, and those plants have calories. As well, since they bleach the hell out of paper, it's probably taken any nutrients away, and all you're left with is PURE CARBS. This must be a joke, right? Please?

    • Paula Forbes

      It's just a design project, the chips aren't actually in production. I had the same thought re: calories, but the site says they're 0 calorie, so...?

    • M

      If the human body can't gain any energy from what you're eating, "0 calories" is about right. Cows can get energy from paper; humans can't break up those fibers into anything we can use.

  2. JR

    It's likely that they are indigestible fiber. Think of how celery has a negligible amount of calories (depending on who you ask functionally none). Perhaps the better product would be flavored celery or something similar.

  3. Moira

    Flavored paper? This is just about design, yes? No one is actually going to make the product and sell it, are they?

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