PepsiCo owns and operates Frito-Lay North America, which Mr. Lay established with Fritos. The beverage and snack food company makes $13 billion from Frito-Lay.
A report from ABC News indicates that Lay's chips are made with potatoes grown in 25 different states, with Michigan and Wisconsin being largest suppliers.
Lay's potato chips use an unique strain of potatoes, so proprietary that the snack food giant got into it with small-scale farmers in India who were purportedly cultivating "their" spuds, CNN says.
A single eight-ounce bag of Lay's Classic potato chips has 1,360 mg of sodium, more than half of the CDC's daily recommendation of 2,300 milligrams.
Even if you only eat half a bag, you're still consuming roughly 12 grams of saturated fat.
Sure, Baked Lay's potato chips are "healthier" than traditional deep-fried Lay's potato chips, but a 100-calorie bag of Baked Lay's has three grams of fat and 140 milligrams of salt.
Lay's once made Cappuccino-flavored chips. Lay's fans submitted flavor ideas and voted on the winner.
According to Men's Health, the crunchiness of a Lay's potato chip, a "virtue" the brand promotes, makes us want for more crisp.