Now who doesn’t love potato chips? We do and we thought we’d go on the hunt to find some potato chip brands that a) lean toward the healthier side and b) cater to the allergy and gluten-free community. Lucky for us and our readers, we’ve discovered two allergy-friendly potato chip brands that may meet your food sensitivities – especially if you’re allergic to peanuts, soy, or you’re gluten intolerant.
The first company is Deep River Snacks. Their potato chips are delicious, unridged and simple. I first found their kettle chips at an airport (many flavors by the way, I’m a sucker for sea salt) and turned a bag around to confirm that they do not have peanut oil or soybean oil. Check. They also have a note about being certified gluten-free. When I went to their website, they mentioned that their snacks have always been gluten-free, however, they went through the certification process recently to ensure 100% safety from gluten. You can read more about this process here.
The second company is Kettle Brand. Kettle Brand states that all of their potato chips are gluten-free and peanut-free and made in a gluten-free, peanut-free environment. Other products of theirs are also gluten-free and peanut-free but they’re NOT made in the same facility as their potato chips and are processed on the same machinery as nuts. While they state that they thoroughly clean their lines in these separate facilities, they cannot guarantee trace amounts of gluten, peanuts or treenuts would not be present. You can read more about their processes here. So if you’re gluten-free or peanut-free, to be safe, just enjoy their delicious ridged or unridged hearty potato chips. They’re some of the best out there. They also don’t use soybean oil, but instead non GMO expeller pressed high monounsaturated safflower and/or sunflower oils.
Do you have a favorite allergy-friendly potato chip brand that has a super clean process and facility? Please let us know your favorite one in the comments. Eat safe and shop safe.
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