Gluten-free Lay’s Chips Going Natural!

One of the nice things about Frito Lay’s chips that they have a few gluten-free varieties.┬áWell, Frito Lay is getting on the all-natural bandwagon! Find out more below, including a list of which Lay’s chips are currently gluten-free.

Lay's Gluten-free Chips

Wall Street Journal’s article, Can This Chip Be Saved?, quoted Tim Fink, director of Frito-Lay’s seasonings team, “If the ingredient isn’t in a consumer’s cupboard, can we get it off the label?”

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Some of the products are already on store shelves.┬áTheir plan is to remove artificial ingredients in their snacks sold in the U.S. by the end of the year. ┬áSuch ingredients as Red Die No. 40 (FD&C Red 40), an artificial coloring chemical, will be removed in most of the products.┬áHowever, some┬áchips are more difficult to transform into natural ingredients.┬áThey are┬áholding off on a couple of their chips which are big in the teen market. These include┬áDoritos and Cheetos brands. Frito Lay feels that teens will be turned off on an “all-natural” label.

Perhaps you have already heard earlier this year that the new┬áU.S. Dietary Guidelines call for┬álower sodium content in our food. Manufacturers are being urged to cut back on salt and MSG. Frito Lay will not be advertising the lower sodium nor the “all natural” because they do not wish consumers to equate their products for something that may “taste like cardboard”.

I love Lay’s┬áSweet Southern Heat Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips!┬áLucky for me they do not include any tomatoes, which so many other barbecued flavored chips contain.

Keep in mind as they change ingredients you’ll really need to read those labels to ensure they are still gluten-free!

The current Lay’s gluten-free varieties include:

LAY’S┬« Classic Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Deli Style Original Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Honey Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Lightly Salted Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Natural Sea Salt Flavored Thick Cut Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Sweet Southern Heat Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips

BAKED! LAY’S┬« Original Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« STAX┬« Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« STAX┬« Mesquite Barbecue Flavored Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« STAX┬« Original Flavored Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« STAX┬« Salt & Vinegar Flavored Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« STAX┬« Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Crisps

LAY’S┬« Wavy Original Potato Chips

LAY’S┬« Classic Potato Chips 6 Count Singles

Check all nutritional values at Lay’s Allergen List.

One Reply to “Gluten-free Lay’s Chips Going Natural!”

  1. Thanks so much for this list and the great chips you make. We have always had to pay so much for such a small amount of gluten free chips for him. This makes it easier on shopping for snacks.

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