You probably think of corn chips and potato chips as salty snacks, but many of our snacks contain less salt than you might think. For instance, a 1-oz serving of LAY’S® Classic potato chips contains less than 1/12th of a teaspoon of salt. That's less salt than in a serving of wheat crackers!
It might sound strange, but it's true. Our potato and corn chips may taste saltier than some other foods because the salt in our chips is sprinkled on the surface, rather than baked in, so it’s one of the first tastes your tongue detects. Check out our sodium infographic below to see how the sodium in our snacks stacks up to other commonly consumed snack foods.
In 2011, Frito-Lay reduced sodium in our flavored potato chips (including LAY'S® Potato Chips, RUFFLES® Potato Chips, and MISS VICKIE’S® Chips) by an average of about 25%. In addition, Frito-Lay offers both LAY'S® Lightly Salted potato chips and FRITOS® Lightly Salted corn chips, which each have 50% less sodium than their traditional counterparts. In general, Frito-Lay snack chips are moderate in sodium.
*LAY’S® Lightly Salted Potato Chips contains 50 percent less sodium than LAY'S® Classic Potato Chips. FRITOS® Lightly Salted Corn Chips contains 50 percent less sodium than FRITOS® Original Corn Chips.