Whether you’re a lover or are more your thing, there are plenty of vegan chips on the market these days that are either intentionally or “accidentally” .
Below you’ll find 12 of our favorite vegan chips recommended by us and/or our trusted closed Facebook Group, The Peas and Carrots Society.
You can listen to us discuss our favorite vegan chips here or read on for a summary. Please note that this article has been updated so may vary slightly from the podcast.
What Makes a Chip Vegan?
Wait…aren’t all chips ? Nope, in fact, many have animal-derived ingredients like , casein, whey, or other enzymes. This is why it’s important to check labels and familiarize yourself with what ingredients aren’t -friendly.
There are a number of resources you can use to help familiarize yourself with ingredients. Back in episode 374 of The Vegetarian Zen podcast, we talked to Adriane Marie of HEALabel about conscious consumerism.
Adriane Marie has an app to help you understand not only whether ingredients are -friendly but also if they are friendly toward the environment, laborers, and your health. You can download the HEALabel app here.
Below is a snapshot from the app regarding the casein. As you can see from the easy-to-read meter, casein is harmful to your health, environment, and to animals. The app also includes company contact information so that if you want to voice concerns about their products or give them kudos for being so awesome, it’s easy to do!
The app also includes company contact information so that if you want to voice concerns about their products or give them kudos for being so awesome, it’s easy to do!
Our List of Top Vegan Chips
Without further ado, here’s our list of our favorite vegan chips in no particular order.
Sabritones Chile and Lime Flavored Puffed Wheat Snacks
Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Sea Salt and Vinegar Kettle Chips
Pringles Potato Crisps Chips, Original Flavored
LATE JULY Snacks Restaurant Style Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Vegan Rob's Puffs, Probiotic Dragon
Fritos Scoops! Original Corn Chips, Party Size!
Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili Flavored Tortilla Chips
Taco Bell Sauce Flavored Corn Tortilla Chips
Sun Chips Original Multigrain Snacks
Lay's Potato Chips, Classic Flavor
Tostitos, Tortilla Chips Bite Size Rounds
Sabritones snacks are traditional puffed wheat snacks from Mexico. With authentic flavors like spicy chilies and tangy lime, it's a treat that's sure to make your mouth water.
When you open a bag of Kettle Brand potato chips, you know you're getting incredible-tasting potato chips made with authentic recipes from quality ingredients by real people.
Original Flavored Pringles Potato Crisps are flavored from edge to edge for a tantalizing potato taste and perfect crunch. With their delicious taste and original, stackable shape, Pringles Potato Crisps always inspire good times with friends - and the convenient, portable can gives you the freedom to snack when and where you want.
The perfect party chips! Authentic restaurant-style tortilla chips, but made with blue corn! We care deeply about using organic and non-GMO ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Vegan Rob's Plant-based snacks! Created from ingredients of this green earth, they are addicting: with a taste that's out of this world. If you like it hot, fire breathing hot, then you'll absolutely love Vegan Rob's Probiotic Dragon puffs. Try our legendary, baked sorghum puffs, infused with a mystical blend of exotic herbs and spices. Along with gut-friendly probiotics to tame that Dragon in your belly.
In episode 286 of the podcast, we listed Fritos original corn chips as one of those "accidentally vegan" chips. The popularity of Fritos corn chips puts this iconic snack in a class of its own. From small towns and family barbecues to parties in the big city, this classic snack is still satisfying fans after more than 80 years.
If your tongue is torn between choosing spicy or sweet, give it a delicious tango of these spicy sweet chili Doritos. Each bite is a mouth-watering, tooth-rattling crunch of delicious sweet and spicy flavor. Combine the Doritos crunch with a combination of spicy and sweet, and you've got an unstoppably delicious snack.
Taco Bell is making it even easier for fans to connect with the nation's leading Mexican-inspired restaurant brand by bringing them the Taco Bell flavors they crave at home, on the go, or when upping their chip and dip game for their next party.
Sun Chips snacks are wavy, ripple-y squares full of whole-grain goodness. Grab a bag of Sun Chips whole grain snacks in your favorite flavor, and tell your taste buds to meet you at the corner of delicious and wholesome.
Each bag of Lay's Classic Flavor Potato Chips is a delicious reminder of how good the simple things are. Nothing is as perfectly seasoned as the traditional taste and crispy crunch that has made Lay's Classic Flavor Potato Chips an American favorite for over 75 years.
Additionally, Lay's lime flavored (Limon) chips are also vegan.
Don't forget, we vote with our dollars so let these companies know you appreciate the fact that they keep animal ingredients out of their products by buying some of these delicious chips!
While not all flavors of Tostitos are vegan (some contain dairy), many of their classic chips and tortilla rounds are vegan.
Don’t forget, we vote with our dollars so let these companies know you appreciate the fact that they keep animal ingredients out of their products by buying some of these delicious chips!
And In Case You Think We Forgot…
Click here to check out our article containing news about Dunkin Donuts’ upcoming vegan donut offerings, PLUS tips for ordering vegan drinks at Dunkin.
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