9 Secrets About Lay's Chips

The brand is owned by a department of PepsiCo.

That's true, PepsiCo owns and runs Frito-Lay North America, the business Mr. Lay started with the creator of Fritos corn chips.

Lay's sources its potatoes from all over.

In 2018, Michigan and Wisconsin were Lay's top suppliers of potatoes used to create its chips, which are sourced from 25 different states.

But the potatoes are a special strain.

It turns out that the potatoes used to make Lay's potato chips are so exclusive that the multinational snack food giant got into a fight with many small-scale farmers in India who were reportedly cultivating them.

Lay's chips are high in sodium.

One eight-ounce bag of Lay's Classic potato chips has 1,360 milligrams of sodium on the label, more than half of the recommended daily intake of 2,300 milligrams.

… and fat.

A healthy adult should consume no more than 77 grams of fat per day and no more than 13 or 14 grams of saturated fat while following a 2,000 calorie diet.

Baked Lay's aren't necessarily a good substitution.

Although baked Lay's potato chips are "healthier" than traditional deep-fried Lay's potato chips, they still include three grams of fat and 140 milligrams of salt in each 100-calorie bag.

Lay's once released Cappuccino-flavored chips.

Before, Lay's made and distributed potato chips with a cappuccino flavour. The limited run was a component of a competition where Lay's fans could submit flavour suggestions and then select their top pick.

Listed serving sizes are very small.

For instance, the traditional single-serve-sized bag of chips weighs eight ounces, but the servings per container are eight.

There's a science to "Bet you can't eat just one."

The "virtue" that Lay's potato chips try to promote causes us to need more crunch due to a physiological correlation with happiness and pleasure.

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