Frito Lay has updated their gluten-free list, which you can find on their website. The bad news is that they removed some flavors like the Kettle Cooked Mesquite BBQ Flavored Extra Crunchy Potato Chips. We talked with customer service rep Samantha at (800) 352-4477 and found out that they were reformulated and now contain barley malt.
The good news for label readers (which we hope you all are!) is that the new ingredient is listed as “malted barley flour,” which is a refreshing change from the generic “malt flavoring” term we’ve seen elsewhere. In fact, Samantha added that wheat, rye, barley and oats will always be declared as such in the label. And even better news, Frito Lay’s has added tons of new flavors, like the Baked Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored Tortilla Chips and the Baked Lay’s Parmesan & Tuscan Herb Flavored Potato Crisps. Yum.
Thanks to Sue for the tip.