Just the name “potato chips” is a beacon of hope for those with Celiac who constantly crave salty snack foods. Made of crunchy fried goodness, potato chips were invented in 1853 by chef George Crum, who made them one day to spite a customer’s complaints about being served soggy potatoes. Today, chips are one food that, thankfully, come in many easy-to-find, gluten-free iterations. And almost all of them are available at your local grocery store (yes, even if its not a Whole Foods or other specialty store)! Here are a few of the best brands of readily available gluten-free chips around (keep in mind that there are many more where these came from in the gluten-free grocery guide):
Lay’s Gluten-Free Potato Chips. When most of us think of potato chips, Lay’s is the first to come to mind. Lucky for you, most flavors of these classic potato chips are gluten-free according to the Lay’s website. Gluten-free flavors include but are not limited to: Balsamic Sweet Onion, Cajun Herb & Spice, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Chile Limon, Classic, Dill Pickle, Garden Tomato & Basil, Hot & Spicy Barbecue, Light Original, Lightly Salted, and Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Vinegar.
Kettle Brand Gluten-Free Chips. If you’re looking for a gourmet step up from Lay’s, check out any one
of Kettle Brand’s potato chips, which are processed in a gluten-free environment, free of all risk of cross-contamination. Kettle takes pride in using natural ingredients, making chips with absolutely no trans fats, and avoiding the use of GMO’s, or genetically modified foods. Flavors include Sweet Onion, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Tuscan, Honey Dijon, and more.
Food Should Taste Good Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips. Here at Triumph Dining, we couldn’t agree more! As it turns out, all this company’s chips are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization. Examples include the Sweet Potato (enhanced by a hint of cane sugar), Jalapeno, and even Multigrain (made with flax, sunflower, and sesame seeds, in addition to
quinoa and other gluten-free grains).
Any Brand: Pure Corn Tortilla Chips are naturally gluten-free! You’ve got a good dip, but you need a good chip. And Triumph Dining’s choice for best gluten-free corn chip is:
Tostitos Natural Blue Corn (Naturally Gluten-Free)Tortilla Chips! Put them in some guacamole or fiesta dip (see recipe below) and crunch, crunch, crunch away. We love the wholesome taste of these blue chips as a side dish, for nachos, or for light snacking.
Bonus Recipe! Gluten-Free Fiesta Dip:
It’s simple, easy, and will keep you snacking all day long. Spread a layer of sour cream over a platter. Then, spread a layer of salsa over the sour cream. Next, sprinkle copious amounts of cheddar cheese over it all, and stick it in the oven until the cheese melts. The result is a dip so delicious that you won’t be able to leave it alone. Grab those gluten-free chips, because that dip isn’t going to eat itself!