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Are Your Favorite Chips Vegan?  

Jason Hughes
Published by Jason Hughes
Fact checked by Markus Oliver, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: May 10, 2022

The chip aisle is a crazy place to be when you have a craving, with shelves and shelves of chips of all shapes, sizes, and flavors. They even have ginormous variety of boxes. The big question is, though, of all of these chips, which are vegan? It is a need-to-know thing because who has time to read one nutrition label after another.

Let's see if we can navigate the array of colorful chip bags to help you make vegan chip choices.

Vegan Snack Chips

A vast majority of chips have all the things that humans should probably not ingest, such as lard, whey, and cheese.

Even some plain old potato chips have animal-derived enzymes, ugh.

Are Cool Ranch Doritos vegan?

Cool Ranch Doritos are not cool for vegans. The blue bagged chips contain tons of animal products.

  • Lactose
  • Whey
  • Skim milk
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Buttermilk

Are Doritos Vegan??

Nacho-flavored Doritos are not vegan-friendly for the same reasons that Cool Ranch isn't.

However, Frito Lay, the maker of Doritos, has begun to offer vegan chips, hurrah.

  • Chilli Heatwave
  • BBQ and Chilli
  • Lightly Salted

Are Flaming Hot Cheetos Vegan??

Flaming Hot Cheetos have become overly-hyped between the hashtags and flavored soda.

Especially to vegans, since there is nothing friendly about the dark orange dusted snacks.

Plain old salted Lay's potato chips are entirely vegan. They contain only three ingredients - potatoes, oil, and salt.

Are Lay's potato chips vegan?

Plain old salted Lay's potato chips are entirely vegan. They contain only three ingredients - potatoes, oil, and salt.

Not all Lay's chips have the same ingredients, and many are non-vegan.

Are tortillas vegan?

The rule of thumb is that any corn tortilla is vegan-friendly because they are just ground-up corn.

Flour tortillas are typically entirely plant-based, too. But, when you buy tortillas off the shelf, there is always a chance of animal-derived ingredients.

Are Mission flour tortillas vegan?

Mission flour tortillas are 100% vegetable-based, making them versatile for meals and snack wraps on the go.

Are Mission tortillas vegan?

For vegans, knowing your brands is everything. It helps with time and dietary management.

Mission's tortilla products don't contain animal-based ingredients and are vegan and vegetarian-friendly.

Vegan Potato Chip Recipe

Snacks are great because they're something quick that you grab to stave off hunger or satisfy a craving. So, cooking up something seems to miss the point.

But, homemade vegan potato chips are super fast to whip up and will taste better than anything out of a bag.

  1. You will want to preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. Grab those potatoes and give them a good scrub.
  3. Towel dry the potatoes and soak up as much moisture as you can.
  4. The thinner the potato slice, the better the chip. You don't want them larger than 1/8 inch. If you have a mandoline, now is the time to use it.
  5. Use about a teaspoon of olive oil and mix it and the slices of potatoes in a bowl so they all get a slight coating.
  6. You will need to layer your oiled-up potato slices so that they all have room around them to cook and get crispy.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes on one side.
  8. Flip the potato chips carefully and cook for an additional 7 minutes.

FAQs

What flavors of Lay's are vegan?

lays chipsLay's has so many chip flavors that it is hard to keep up with what is vegan and what isn't. So, let's get you a list of what they offer that you can eat.

  • Limon
  • Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice Flavored (yes, it's weird that these don't have any animal derivatives)
  • Lightly Salted BBQ
  • Kettle Cooked Original
  • Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Seat Salt Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut
  • Original Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat
  • Original Wavy
  • Wavy Lightly Salted
  • Stax Original
  • Stax Hot’ N Spicy Barbecue
  • Simply Sea Salted
  • Lays Simply BBQ Flavored Thick Cut Potato Chips

Are Funyun's vegan?

Would you believe that one ingredient separates you and Funyun's fun? The chips contain buttermilk powder which makes them non-vegan.

If you are looking for an alternative, Wise Onion Rings are as crunchy and oniony as Funyun's.

Are Pringle's vegan?

Pringle's gives a little hint about what is vegan-friendly and not. If they are original or salted, they are vegan.

  • Original
  • Wavy Classic Salted
  • Lightly Salted Original
  • Reduced-Fat Original

What makes vegan chips vegan?

Finding that perfect vegan chip shouldn't be as tricky as it is. But, manufacturers use certain ingredients because they are cheaper and more readily available.

Vegan chips are chips that do not contain meat extracts, egg, milk, or other animal-derived products.

It is always good to double-check chip nutrition labels if you have any doubts.


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