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Are Great Value Potato Chips Vegan 2022? All Flavors Reviewed


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Today we are taking a look at Great Value potato chips. They are come with a wide variety of flavors that suits any occasion. However, are Great Value potato chips vegan?

There are several flavors of Great Value potato chips being vegan such as Original and Lightly Salted Original. The reason they are vegan is because they do not contain any ingredients derived from animals.

Below is a table showing Great Value potato chips flavors and its vegan status.

FlavorVegan Status
Great Value Potato Chips Original Vegan.
Great Value Potato Chips BarbecueMaybe, contains Natural Flavors.
Great Value Potato Chips Burnin’ Hot FlavoredMaybe, contains Natural Flavors.
Great Value Potato Chips Sour Cream & OnionNo, contains Milk.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips OriginalVegan.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips JalapenoMaybe, contains Natural Flavors.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Lightly SaltedVegan.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Salt and VinegarNo, contains Milk.
Great Value Wavy Potato Chips OriginalVegan.
Great Value Wavy Potato Chips Lightly Salted Original Vegan.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips OriginalVegan.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips QuesoNo, contains Milk.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips Cheddar & Sour Cream No, contains Milk.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps OriginalMaybe, contains Mono- And Diglycerides.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Cheddar CheeseNo, contains Milk.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Sour Cream & OnionNo, contains Milk.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Barbecue FlavoredMaybe, contains Mono- And Diglycerides.

For more vegan chips flavors make sure to check out our Top Vegan Chips List.

Great Value Potato Chips Ingredients

Below is a list of ingredients from all the flavors that I could find.

  • Blue Cheese
  • Buttermilk Powder
  • Buttermilk Solids
  • Canola Oil
  • Caramel Color
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Cheese Cultures
  • Citric Acid
  • Corn Maltodextrin
  • Corn Oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Cultured Buttermilk
  • Cultures
  • Dextrose
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • Disodium Guanylate
  • Disodium Inosinate
  • Dried Potatoes
  • Enzymes
  • Extract Of Malted Barley And Corn
  • Extractives Of Paprika
  • Extracts Of Turmeric
  • Food Starch-modified
  • Fructose
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lactic Acid
  • Lactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Modified Whey
  • Mono- And Diglycerides
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Natural & Artificial Flavors
  • Natural Flavors
  • Natural Smoke Flavor
  • Nonfat Dry Milk
  • Nonfat Milk
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika Extract (Color)
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes
  • Rice Flour
  • Salt
  • Skim Milk Solids
  • Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate
  • Sour Cream
  • Soybean Oil
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Tomato Powder
  • Torula Yeast
  • Water
  • Whey
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Yellow 5
  • Yellow 5 Lake
  • Yellow 6
  • Yellow 6 Lake
  • Yellow Corn Flour

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As always I’ve highlighted the ingredients that we need to take a closer look at.

Non-Vegan Ingredients

Milk

There are several ingredients made from cow’s milk that can be found in several Great Value potato chips flavors. These ingredients are not vegan.

Disodium Inosinate

This ingredient is mainly made from fish, pigs and chicken. It can be made from tapioca starch, but it’s not that common.

Questionable Ingredients

Sugar

Sugar is actually more common than you think in chips flavors. The most commonly used sugar is refined cane sugar. This can be a problem for vegan because the production process.

When the cane sugar is refined it is often bleached. This is where to the problem might occur, because bone char from dead cows is a popular way to bleach the sugar.

This would make the sugar non-vegan, because it’s exploiting animals in the production process.

Disodium Guanylate

Can be made from animals or mushrooms.

Enzymes

The reason enzymes is here is because it can be made from both plants and animals.

Mono- And Diglycerides

Same goes with this ingredient, it can also be made from both animals and plants.

Natural Flavors

This ingredient can be a bit tricky for vegans, because it can contain both ingredients from plants and animals. Companies can but in ingredients here and not needing to disclose it on the label.

There is an example where National Geographic revealed that butt goo from beavers can be found in some vanilla flavors. Think about that for a second.

The only way to be sure is to contact the company and ask.

Artificial Colors

This is a very controversial ingredient within the vegan community. Dietary vegans tend to consume this while ethical vegans don’t. Why is this?

The main reason is the animal testing that is still being conducted, which could be replaced with computer simulation instead.

The ingredients do not contain any animal-derived ingredient and it’s up to you if you want to consume artificial colors.

FAQ

Are Great Value Potato Chips Vegetarian?

Almost all Great Value potato chips flavors are suited from vegetarians. In the table below you can see all flavors and its vegetarian status.

FlavorVegetarian Status
Great Value Potato Chips Original All Vegetarians.
Great Value Potato Chips BarbecueAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Potato Chips Burnin’ Hot FlavoredAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Potato Chips Sour Cream & OnionLacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips OriginalAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips JalapenoAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Lightly SaltedAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Salt and VinegarLacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Wavy Potato Chips OriginalAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Wavy Potato Chips Lightly Salted Original All Vegetarians.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips OriginalAll Vegetarians.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips QuesoLacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Rippled Potato Chips Cheddar & Sour Cream Lacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps OriginalMaybe, contains Mono- And Diglycerides.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Cheddar CheeseLacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Sour Cream & OnionLacto-Ovo & Lacto.
Great Value Stack Attack Potato Crisps Barbecue FlavoredMaybe, contains Mono- And Diglycerides.

Conclusion

It’s great that so many Great Value chips flavors are vegan and vegetarian.

I hope the article was informative and help you spot potentially non-vegan ingredients when looking at ingredients labels in the future.

Thanks for reading, take care!

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