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Worst Food in the World: Guinness Potato Chips

Ireland is famous for two things: potatoes and Guinness.
Flavored potato chips

If each is enjoyed separately in their purest form, neither of them is too detrimental to your diet. When you put them together, as British chip-maker Burt's did, however, it's a different story.

The Guinness Potato Chips, which come in two flavors, Original Guinness and Rich Beef Chili, were originally released abroad in 2012 as a limited-edition pub snack. Unfortunately, the beer-inspired chips have found their way across the pond to America. Just what we need, another calorie- and fat-laden junk food!

The itty-bitty snack bags carry about a fistfull of crisps, 205 calories and a whopping 11 grams of fat. If you opt for the larger bag of chips—which, at just five ounces, most adults would easily polish off in a single sitting without any help—you're looking at 771 calories, 43 grams of fat and half a day's worth of saturated fat. That's more calories than you'd find in two McDonald's McDouble burgers!

Our advice? Enjoy your snack and booze vices separately. Grab an 11-ounce Guinness Draught for 125 calories and a serving of a better-for-you chip like Lay's Oven Baked Potato Crisps (120 calories). This ETNT-approved weekend cheat day swap will give you a similar taste for a fraction of the calories and fat—good news if you've been working hard to shed weight before summer.

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