8 Interesting & Surprising Facts About Lay's

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1) Lay's is owned by PepsiCo.

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.

2) It sources potatoes from various states

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.

3) The potatoes are of special types

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.

4) Lay's chips are high in sodium

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.

5) They have lots of fat

Even if you only eat half a bag, you're still consuming roughly 12 grams of saturated fat.

6) Baked Lay's aren't really good

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.

7) They had cappuccino flavored chips once

Lay's once made Cappuccino-flavored chips. Lay's fans submitted flavor ideas and voted on the winner.

8) There's science to "Bet you can't eat just one."

According to Men's Health, the crunchiness of a Lay's potato chip, a "virtue" the brand promotes, makes us want for more crisp.

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