Are Fritos Gluten Free?

Yes, Fritos are gluten-free corn chips. Frito Lay states that their Fritos contain less than 20 ppm (parts per million) of gluten. This level of gluten is accepted by the FDA’s Gluten Free Food Labeling Final Rule. 

There are Different Types of Fritos that don’t contain Gluten 

Original Fritos are not the only corn chips without gluten. In fact, there are four varieties available without gluten. 

Gluten-Free Fritos 

  • FRITOS® Lightly Salted Corn Chips
  • FRITOS® Original Corn Chips
  • FRITOS® Reduced Fat Original Corn Chips
  • FRITOS® Scoops!® Corn Chips

Are Potato Chips Gluten-Free?

Yes, potato chips are (usually) gluten-free. Potatoes are considered a vegetable and do not contain gluten. 

I say potato chips are usually gluten-free because companies can add flavors or other additives that are not gluten-free friendly.

Remember to read the labels, especially if you are sensitive to gluten.  

Frito-Lay Makes Other Gluten-Free Chips too

Frito-Lay owns 10 popular brands of chips, with an extensive list of gluten-free options.

Here are all the GF chips provided by their website, which were last updated on August 17, 2021.

Frito-Lay Gluten Free Chip List by Brand 

Baked Gluten-Free Chips

  • CHEETOS® Baked Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • LAY’S® Baked BBQ Flavored Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Baked Original Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Baked Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Chips
  • RUFFLES® Baked Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Crisps
  • RUFFLES® Baked Flamin’ Hot Flavored Potato Crisps
  • RUFFLES® Baked Original Potato Crisps
  • TOSTITOS® Baked Scoops!® Tortilla Chips

Cheetos Brand 

  • CHEETOS® Baked Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Crunchy Cheddar Jalapeño Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Crunchy Flamin’ Hot® Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Crunchy Flamin’ Hot® Limón Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Crunchy XXTRA Flamin’ Hot® Flavored Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Fantastix! Chili Cheese Flavored Corn and Potato Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Fantastix! Flamin’ Hot Flavored Corn and Potato Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Paws™ Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Puffs Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Puffs Flamin’ Hot® Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Simply Crunchy White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Simply Puffs White Cheddar Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Reduced Fat Crunchy Flamin’ Hot Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Reduced Fat Crunchy Flamin’ Hot Limon Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Reduced Fat Puffs Cheese Flavored Snacks
  • CHEETOS® Reduced Fat Puffs Flamin’ Hot® Cheese Flavored Snacks

Chesters Brand 

  • CHESTER’S® Flamin’ Hot® Flavored Fries

Doritos

  • DORITOS® Simply Organic White Cheddar Flavored Tortilla Chips

Lays 

  • LAY’S® Baked BBQ Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® Baked Original Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® Baked Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® Classic Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Lightly Salted Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Simply Sea Salted Thick Cut Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® STAX® Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® STAX® Buffalo Wings with Ranch Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® STAX® Cheddar Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® STAX® Chile Limón Flavored Potato Crisps
  • LAY’S® STAX® Flamas® 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 Lightly Salted Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Wavy Original Potato Chips

Ruffles

  • RUFFLES® Baked Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Crisps
  • RUFFLES® Flamin’ Hot® BBQ Flavored Potato Chips
  • RUFFLES® Baked Original Potato Crisps
  • RUFFLES® Original Potato Chips
  • RUFFLES® Simply Reduced Fat Sea Salted Potato Chips

SANTITAS

  • SANTITAS® White Corn Tortilla Chips
  • SANTITAS® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips

Smartfood 

  • SMARTFOOD® Popcorn
  • SMARTFOOD® Movie Theater Butter Flavored Popcorn
  • SMARTFOOD® Smart 50 Sea Salt Popcorn
  • SMARTFOOD® White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

TOSTITOS

  • TOSTITOS® Baked Scoops!® Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Bite Size Rounds Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Cantina Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Cantina Traditional Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Reduced Fat Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Scoops!® Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Simply Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Simply Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Strips Tortilla Chips
  • TOSTITOS® Thick & Hearty Rounds Tortilla Chips

There is a PDF list of these chips on the Frito Lay website, or you can grab the same PDF download here.

 

This is a great tool to use when you are shopping for gluten-free chips at the grocery store. 

Next, come discover if grits contain gluten and other gritty facts. Are Grits Gluten Free?