I think someone just accidentally attached an inappropriate tag to the ad. I don’t think they really meant that potato chips are a good low carb food. It was just a pretty funny thing to see on this forum.
Hmm… maybe it wasn’t so accidental after all. As I write this I see 5 targeted Goggle Ads; 3 of them are for diabetic diets or recipes (under the tag “Diabetes (or Diabetic) Diet”, 1 is for a blood sugar meter under the same tag, and the 5th is our low sodium potato chip ad, under the tag “Potato Chip” this time. Interesting that Google correctly picked up that this was a diabetic forum for 4 of the ads but not for the chips The ad does not show up today if I Google “Low Carb”. Maybe someone noticed this thread and fixed the problem. Of course, it does still show up if I Google “Healthy Snack”
I’m not a low carbber, so on rare occaisions I will eat a small potato, but I can’t think of many worse foods for diabetics (or anyone else) than potato chips. Lots of fat, lots of salt, lots of carbs, and deep fried to kill off any vitamins that might have been there in the first place. Potato chips are the junk food that other junk foods try to emulate. Tasty, yes, but not low carb or healthy.