We are not in need of a Gluten Free diet. I know many of my friends and readers are. I have tried various Gluten Free products over the last few months and quite enjoyed them. Recently, LAYS sent me out some chips to try out. Guess what? They are Gluten free. But you would never know by their taste. I checked it out. Every person in my house including my picky son and hubs tried them. they could not tell the difference. Unbelievable really. No difference in taste at all. We tried the lightly salted, salt and vinegar, wavy original, classic, sour cream and cheddar and dill pickle (my fave).
The Lay’s brand is thrilled to announce that many of its potato chips have now been officially certified gluten free through the Canadian Celiac Association. The claim Gluten Free can be found on the back of Lay’s packaging which means that the production of these potato chips meets the requirements of the Canadian Celiac Association’s ‘Gluten-Free Certification Program’. Lay’s potato chips are the first product to be certified by this program. “At PepsiCo Canada, listening to and understanding the needs of our consumers is a top priority for our brands given the increased level of awareness of the ingredients in the foods we eat,” said Lori Alexander, manager of nutrition science and regulatory affairs, PepsiCo Canada. “We are so excited to have obtained official recognition for the Lay’s brand through the Canadian Celiac Association’s ‘Gluten-Free Certification Program’ so that Canadians can continue to enjoy their favourite potato chips without hesitation.” So what’s most important for you to know about Lay’s potato chips that are gluten free? There is absolutely no difference in taste! The majority of Lay’s potato chips have always been gluten free and will continue to be gluten free and as such, taste just great. Any Lay’s potato chip flavours that have been certified gluten free have met the brand’s high standards for quality and deliver the same great taste Canadians expect from the Lay’s brand. “There are so many Canadians who are either affected by Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance or follow a gluten free diet, and the impact this has on their day-to-day lifestyle is not something that is obvious to everyone,” said Brian Benwell, president, Canadian Celiac Association. “It’s incredible to see well-loved brands such as Lay’s making this step towards gluten free in order to give Canadians more options to choose from, making their lives a bit less complicated!” Lay’s potato chips that are gluten free can be found at all major retailers across Canada at a standard suggested retail price of $2.99 for a 200g bag or $3.49 for a 270g bag.† For more information on Lay’s potato chips that are certified gluten free, please visit www.lays.ca, and for a complete listing of PepsiCo Foods Canada products that do not contain gluten ingredients, please visit http://www.pepsico.ca/en/Brands/Frito-Lay-Canada.html. For more information on the Canadian Celiac Association, please visit www.celiac.ca