Gluten Free Frito Lay

Gluten free chips

UPDATE: Jan, 2015

Updated this month, Frito Lay now have a list of U.S. Gluten-Free Products and a separate list of U.S Products Not Containing Gluten Ingredients. Frito Lay say they have “validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20ppm of gluten, the level put forward in the FDA’s Gluten Free Food Labeling Final Rule.”

Looking at the Gluten-Free Products list, loads of their chips and on there. If you want to know whether your favourite bag of Cheetos, Fritos or Lay’s is gluten-free, check out the gluten-free list!


Frito Lay make a whole lot of chips in the United States. Lay’s! Ruffles! Tostitos! Fritos! Cheetos! Doritos! and many more. The great thing about these chips is that you can find them pretty much anywhere in the US so if we know which of these chips are gluten free then we can always find a safe bag of chips no matter where in the country we are. This is important information for any gluten free traveller.

So which of these chips are gluten free and safe for celiacs?

I was happy to discover that Frito Lay provides gluten free product information on their website. They provide a list of products ‘not containing gluten ingredients.’ This is a pretty substantial list. They also provide a list of ‘US gluten free products’. This list is smaller but still has a good variety of different chips on it. These ‘gluten free products’ are those which “Frito-Lay has validated through analytical testing that the following products contain less than 20 ppm of gluten” The list was last updated on May 15th, 2012.

BAKED! LAY’S® Original Potato Crisps
BAKED! RUFFLES® Original Potato Crisps
CHEETOS® Puffs SIMPLY NATURAL™ White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Snacks
DORITOS® Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips
FRITOS® Lightly Salted Corn Chips
FRITOS® Original Corn Chips
LAY’S® Classic Potato Chips
LAY’S® Deli Style Potato Chips
LAY’S® Lightly Salted Potato Chips
LAY’S® SIMPLY NATURALâ„¢ Sea Salt Flavored Thick Cut Potato Chips
LAY’S® STAX® Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’S® STAX® Mesquite Barbecue Flavored Potato Crisps
LAY’S® STAX® Original 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
RUFFLES® Original Potato Chips
RUFFLES® Reduced Fat Original Potato Chips
RUFFLES® SIMPLY NATURAL™ Reduced Fat Sea Salted Potato Chips
SANTITAS® White Corn Triangles Tortilla Chips
SANTITAS® Yellow Corn Rounds Tortilla Chips
SANTITAS® Yellow Corn Strips Tortilla Chips
SANTITAS® Yellow Corn Triangles Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® Bite Size Rounds Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® Extra Thin Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® SIMPLY NATURAL™ Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® SIMPLY NATURAL™ Yellow Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips
TOSTITOS® Thick & Hearty Rounds Tortilla Chips

This information relates only to Frito Lay product distributed in the United States.


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  • I’d checked a list a few months back, and I had some Fritos that aren’t on this list, but that were on that list. Ugh, I got so sick. They were a honey BBQ flavor or something like that. It was a rare occasion that I’d actually buy junk food, and so it was sad that I got sick (especially since it was on a long stretch of winding roadway without pull offs).

  • Sorry to hear you got sick. This list of Frito Lay products (which have actually been tested and confirmed to contain less than 20ppm) is their first like this I think and just came out last week. Previously the only list they had as far as I know was products with ‘no gluten ingredients’ so perhaps chips made on machinery with gluten got you! 🙁

  • Stephanie

    May 26th, 2012

    I have to add, that a lot of celiac sufferers, including me, will get sick from foods considered less than 20ppm. Mine has to be completely no gluten.

  • It’s hard because we can’t be sure how many parts per million will make each of us sick and I wish that products labelled as ‘gluten free’ were 0ppm but unfortunately I don’t think this will be the case any time soon.

    Stephanie, how do you ensure that everything you eat is 0ppm of gluten? In the US this is quite the challenge and there is the risk of some gluten in almost everything..

  • Esther

    Sep 9th, 2012

    I love the Frito Lay Stax Mesquite brand chips!
    Unfortunately they made me very ill. I didn’t realize it until I stopped eating them that I felt better. I have IBS. Are these chips safe for IBS sufferers? Since they are gluten free do you think I may be allergic to soy?

  • This list is superb! Thanks for taking the time to create it! And Thank you for your beautiful site!

    Amy Robinson
    Fellow Gluten Free-er