24 Sep

My husband loves chips, and we must go through a couple bags a week.  While we aren’t eating MSG loaded Doritos, we do still purchase Lay’s, Tostito’s and Maui Style Chips.  Recently, I decided to look into chips and GMO content. Here’s what we found out:

Lay’s -

Lay’s potato chips are owned by the Frito-Lay, which is actually a sub-company of PepsiCo. PepsiCo also owns Quaker foods–it is amazing how the more that I research, the more that I realize there are only a few different companies manufacturing our processed foods, but selling them under different names. One example of this is my previous post on Nestle.

Frito-Lay actually owns Dorito’s, Tostito’s, Maui Style, SunChips, Ruffles, Funyons, Cheetos, Fritos, Rold Gold, Stacys and more!

Frito-Lay was named one of top 15 companies that uses GMO crops in 2000.  While they ask their farmers not to use GMO potatoes, they do not enforce it (it is just a suggestion).  They are so vague about the topic of GMOs on their website, that I still believe it is best to avoid this company.

I am pretty disgusted every time I see a Lay’s commercial that basically promotes how “natural” their chips are.  You may have seen one, but if not, here’s a link:


Kettle Chips -

Needless to say I’ve been looking for an alternative chip to meet our family’s snacking needs.  While we were at Costco last night, my husband discovered a new product — Kettle Brand BBQ chips.  I have seen the Kettle brand before, and I knew that they were GMO free, but I hesitated about the Costco bag since it says “Kirkland” on the top (which is Costco’s generic brand).

However, I had no need to worry.  When we got home, I checked out the bag–there was no Kirkland logo on the top of this bag–maybe because it was BBQ and not original.  When I turned it over, I was delighted to see the “Our Natural Promise” section.

Right on the packaging, Kettle brand has stated their written commitment to use non-GMO ingredients.  No MSG flavoring here! Way to go Kettle brand! My family and I look forward to snacking with you in the future!

I checked out the “sea salt” variety to see if the packaging has the same info–it is also a good choice!

Looks like we have our new go-to brand for chips — Kettle Chips!

2 Responses to “Chips”

  1. Annie October 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Good to know!

  2. Tom October 22, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    Kettle Chips are delicious! Spicy Thai is the best!

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