Are Lay’s Poppables Gluten Free?

Last Updated on September 22, 2022

Today, we’re going to be answering the question: are Lay’s Poppables gluten free and taking a look at which Lay’s flavors you can consume when following a gluten free diet. Lay’s (or Walkers if you’re from the UK) are one of the most popular potato chip brands in the world. If you’re looking for the perfect crunchy chip, that’s packed full of flavor – Lay’s are the best option. They now offer a huge variety of flavors, but are Lay’s Poppables gluten free? Let’s take a closer look.

What Are Lay’s And Lay’s Poppables?

Lay’s is a potato chip brand that has been around for over 80 years! You may know them better as Frito-Lay, Walkers, Smith’s or Hostess; depending on where you are in the world. They offer a huge selection of flavors, in a range of varieties, such as:

  • Kettle Cooked
  • Poppables
  • STAX
  • Wavy
  • Reduced Fat
  • Traditional

Lay’s Poppables are fairly new to the world of Lay’s, but they are absolutely delicious. They’re described as the “perfectly popped snack” and come in five different flavors, including:

  • Honey BBQ
  • Sea Salt
  • White Cheddar
  • Southwest Ranch
  • Sea Salt and Vinegar

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Ingredients In Lay’s Poppables

You may be wondering what the ingredients are in Lay’s Poppables. In their most popular flavor (sea salt), the ingredients are:

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  • dried potatoes
  • vegetable oil
  • potato starch
  • sea salt
  • turmeric

Nutritional Information Of Lay’s Poppables

You also may be curious as to the nutritional value of Poppables, in comparison to their traditional shaped potato chips. Each bag of Sea Salt Lay’s Poppables contains the following:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: Less than 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Are Lay’s Poppables Gluten Free?

Unfortunately, Lay’s Poppables are not listed on Lay’s list of gluten free products. However, they are on their list of products that do not contain any gluten ingredients. The brand state that although these products do not have any listed ingredients that contain gluten, they may contain traces of gluten as they are made on the equipment and in the same area as some of their gluten chips.

For this reason, it’s down to you whether you feel comfortable eating the chips or not. I personally avoid any products that “may contain gluten” because I’m particularly sensitive – but it’s all down to the individual.

While Poppables may not be gluten free, there are a huge selection of gluten free flavors that Lay’s have available!

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Gluten-Free Lay’s Flavors

Gluten-Free

The following flavors of Lay’s are gluten free:

  • Baked Original Potato Crisps
  • Baked Sour Cream & Onion Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Classic Potato Chips
  • Lightly Salted Potato Chips
  • Simply Sea Salted Thick Cut Potato Chips
  • Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Buffalo Wings with Ranch STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Cheddar STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Chile Limón STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Flamas STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Mesquite Barbecue STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Original STAX Potato Crisps
  • Salt & Vinegar STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Sour Cream & Onion STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Wavy Lightly Salted Potato Chips
  • Wavy Original Potato Chips
  • Baked BBQ Flavor Potato Crisps

No Gluten Ingredients

The following flavors of Lay’s do not contain gluten ingredients, but are not listed as gluten free:

  • Barbecue Flavor Potato Chips
  • Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavor Potato Chips
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Flavor Potato Chips
  • Chile Limón Flavor Potato Chips
  • Dill Pickle Flavor Potato Chips
  • Flamin’ Hot Dill Pickle Flavor Potato Chips
  • Honey BBQ Flavor Potato Chips
  • Extra Extreme Cheddar (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Extra Honey Habanero (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Flamin’ Hot (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Flamin’ Hot Limon (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Jalapeño (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Maui Onion (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Original (Kettle) Potato Chips
  • Smoky BBQ (Kettle & Reduced Fat) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Jalapeño Cheddar (Kettle & Reduced Fat) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Original (Kettle & Reduced Fat) Potato Chips
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar (Kettle & Reduced Fat) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Salt & Vinegar (Kettle) Flavor Potato Chips
  • Limón Flavor Potato Chips
  • Honey BBQ (Poppables) Flavor Potato Snacks
  • Sea Salt (Poppables) Potato Snacks
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar (Poppables) Flavor Potato Snacks
  • Southwest Ranch (Poppables) Flavor Potato Snacks
  • White Cheddar (Poppables) Flavor Potato Snacks
  • Salt & Vinegar Flavor Potato Chips
  • Sour Cream & Onion Flavor Potato Chips
  • Flamas Xtreme STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Queso STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Salted STAX Potato Crisps
  • Spicy Chile Limon STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Tangy Limon STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • XTRA Flamin’ Hot STAX Flavor Potato Crisps
  • Sweet Southern Heat BBQ Flavor Potato Chips
  • Wavy Hickory BBQ Flavor Potato Chips
  • Wavy Ranch Flavor Potato Chips

You can find out more information here.

Are Lay’s Poppables Baked or Fried?

Lay’s Poppables are not deep fried and are similar to the Baked range they have on offer, but don’t be fooled – none of their chips are “healthy”, and should only be enjoyed as a treat.

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped to answer the question: are Lay’s Poppables gluten free? And given you an idea of which Lay’s flavors you can enjoy when living a gluten free lifestyle. Many gluten intolerants are okay to eat products that are a “may contain”; it’s simply down to the individual if they want to take that risk.

What’s your favorite flavor of Lay’s? Mine is definitely BBQ! Please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

What Lay’s Flavors are Gluten-Free?

Many flavors of Lays are gluten free, take a look at our extensive list above to find out what chips you can enjoy when following a gluten free diet.

What are Lay’s Poppables Made of?

The main ingredients in all flavors of Lay's Poppables are dried potatoes, vegetable oil and potato starch.

Are Poppables Healthier Than Potato Chips?

Poppables are healthier than regular than potato chips because they're not deep fried, like most chips. However, they're still very much classed as junk food! 

Are Poppables Being Discontinued?

Some flavors of Poppables have been discontinued, but there are several delicious flavors still available to enjoy!