Ruffles is again a product of Frito-Lay brand like Doritos. Like Doritos, this one too is chips that can be eaten as a snack. But Doritos are tortilla chips while Ruffles are potato chips. The company Frito-Lay acquired the rights of this potato chips in 1958 post which it has been marketing the brand. The Ruffles were designed to be rigid and create sturdy and crunchy potato chips.
Initially the brand produced only the basic flavor – Salt and Vinegar, after which it also started manufacturing other flavors like sour cream ad onion, cheddar and sour cream, Barbeque, Loaded chilli and cheese, tapatio and cajun. They also started manufacturing their products in low-fat baked, reduced fat, and reduced salt form since 2008.
Are Ruffles Gluten-Free?
Although Frito-Lay brand produces several sub-brands of potato chips like Lays, Cheetos, etc. But each of these chips taste differently. So, like we scrutinized Frito-Lay’s one product Doritos for its gluten-free status, we will now scrutinize the company’s Ruffle. For those who get diagnosed with Celiac disease, checking which item is gluten-free and which is not is super important and hence, this scrutiny is specifically for them.
Frito-Lay discloses the following Ruffles flavors that are tested and certified to be gluten-free.
- Ruffle Original Potato Chips
- Ruffles Reduced Original Potato Chips
- Ruffles Oven Baked Original Potato Chips
- Ruffles Simply Reduced Fat Sea Salted Potato Chips
These above-mentioned chips are completely gluten-free and can be consumed by the people who are gluten intolerant as the company states it to be. The following list of Ruffle flavors contain gluten-free ingredients but aren’t yet certified to be gluten-free.
- Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Flavored Chips
- Ruffles All-Dressed Flavored Chips
- Ruffles Flame Grilled Cheeseburger Flavored Chips
- Ruffles Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins Flavored Chips
- Ruffles Oven Baked Cheddar and Sour Cream Flavored Chips
- Ruffles Organic Original Chips
- Ruffles Queso Flavored Chips
Ruffle Original Ingredients
The orginal Ruffles include ingredients like Potatoes, Vegetable Oil and Salt. One bag of this original Ruffle includes thick ridges of flavored potato chips that stand up to the dips which are thickest. One bag of Ruffles includes round 12 chips that has around 160 calories and very little sugar. Like we checked on the Orbit gum, these ones also have a very less amount of sugar content in it.
Are Ruffles Chips Good for You?
Although Ruffle chips are made from a vegetable (Potato), it contains almost 17% of fat content in it which is the highest for one single serving. The calorie content is low but while you start eating such potato chips, you might eat the entire package or eat a larger size which might eventually get you to high calorie content too.
Which is better Lays or Ruffles?
Lays and Ruffle both the chips are made by the same brand – Frito-Lay. Both the chips are made of potatoes. They both are different in taste because Lays are made from the real Potato slice and Ruffles are prepared from the mush chips. When we talk about the thickness, Ruffles are quite thinner chips than Lays when had along with a dip.
Both the chips have their own taste and flavor and cannot directly be matched with one another. Both of them are good in taste, gives better crunch than most of the potato chips available in the market and both cannot be eaten on a daily basis.
The baked snack, Ruffles have a variety of flavors that can even be consumed by a person with gluten intolerance. They are tasty and crunchy – hence, is loved by many. But you must eat in a limited quantity as it also contains several ingredients that contribute to the fat content of our body. Rather you can have tasty gluten-free snacks from popular food chains like Taco Bell and the Cheesecake Factory.