Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fritos Corn Chips

My favorite chip growing up was Fritos. Sure, Cheetos and Funyans weren't too far behind, but Fritos and I have an emotional attachment. I vividly remember being at my Grandmother's during the summer, running through the sprinkler, eating popsicles and Fritos. Of course, growing up in the Cornhusker State, anything with corn was super popular. Years later I became a Chili Cheese Frito fiend (I'll admit I miss them.) And I've also had a couple Frito Pies in my time.

Chicago Vegan Foods even put a Frito Pie Kit with Teese in the Vida Vegan 2013 Swag Bag! How rad is that?

Another thing I love about Fritos is the size. They are tiny and manageable. Eat them one by one or by the handful! Now for the sad news... I'd love to eat Fritos more often than I do, but there's a little problem, GMO's. Frito Lay uses GMO corn for Fritos.

I don't talk about GMOs much because most of the stuff I review is Organic or Non-GMO. I don't know if you've noticed but I don't usually review products that use GMOs, so I would feel weird posting these Fritos without mentioning it. And while we're at it, if you love Fritos and would like to see Frito Lay stop using GMO's, here is a link to contact them. Every little bit helps! I know there are a couple Non-GMO Frito alternatives out there like the Trader Joe's Organic Chip Dippers, but it's just not the same.

So, now my love of Fritos is known and I'd love them even more if they were GMO Free!

  

13 comments:

  1. oh yes, a true classic. Even with the GMO's an occasional bag of Frito's is hard to beat. My mom used to make "taco joes" - which was sorta taco fixins on top of a big pile of Fritos. I think I might make it this month for my theme. :)

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  2. We are chip twins. My love for fritos runs super deep but I also don't buy them cuz of gmos. I like the dippers too. A lot.

    xo
    Kitteeeee

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    1. Yay Kittee! They're so damn good. I have my fingers crossed, someday they'll be Non-GMO.

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  3. That Frito pie kit was so awesome. The sauce even made it back to England without exploding in my bag!

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  4. Ha ha, I love your description of Fritos as being "tiny and manageable"! More things should be that way. I kinda want some Fritos now.

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    1. Smaller the chip, the more you can put in your mouth!

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  5. Quick response from Frito Lay....

    Hi John,

    Thank you for contacting Frito-Lay. Your comments are important to us, so we appreciate your sharing them.

    Our "Simply" line of snacks does not contain genetically modified ingredients. Simply Blue and Yellow Corn Tostitos are made with organic whole corn, Simply Cheetos White Cheddar Puffs are made with organic cornmeal. Our Simply Thick Cut Lay's and Simply Reduced Fat Ruffles are also made with non-GM ingredients. All the snacks in this line are cooked in non-GM expeller pressed sunflower oil. You'll often find these snacks in the natural foods section of most grocery stores.

    John, I'll be glad to share your interest in a "Simply" variety of Fritos with the brand team.

    We appreciate the time you took to contact us and hope this information is helpful.


    Best regards,

    Linda
    Frito-Lay Consumer Relations
    012587085A

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  6. i had no idea fritos were vegan! yay! and i actually LOVE the trader joe's ones.

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    1. Yep! I don't mind the TJ ones, but it's not the same.

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  7. That Teese kit is awesome. I'm so jealous lol

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  8. Thanks for linking to my chili/frito pie recipe. That's our dinner tomorrow night.

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