Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nacho Cheese Doritos

When my husband went gluten free, one of the things he missed the most was Doritos. Sure, Cool Ranch and some other flavors were safe to eat, but his favorite - Nacho Cheese flavor - contained wheat in the ingredient list.

Every week, for years, whenever he's been in the chip aisle of the grocery store, he's picked up a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos, seen that they still contain wheat, and said "Why!?!?"

... Until last week that is. We went to the grocery store and saw "Contains milk" under the ingredient list - NO WHEAT. Of course, I was immediately paranoid that it still contained wheat and it was a labeling mistake until I contacted Frito-Lay.

I'm happy to say that Nacho Cheese Doritos no longer contains wheat. I still wouldn't feel comfortable buying a bag that said "Contains wheat," and I'd double check the ingredient list to make sure you don't get an old bag, but how sweet - or should I say cheesy ;-) - is this?

Anyway, the response from my inquiry to Frito-Lay is after the jump:

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you for writing to us. The wheat flour has been removed from Doritos Nacho Cheese and it no longer contains any gluten ingredients.

There is still some older packaging material being used that list wheat flour as an ingredient even though it was removed several months ago. The information on the website will be updated when we are certain that old packaging is no longer being used.

We consider you a valued consumer and hope you will continue to enjoy snacks from Frito-Lay.

Best regards,

Frito-Lay Consumer Relations


Kurt said...

I had the exact same experience looking at the bag from time to time! Thanks for posting the letter confirming what I was hopeful was true!! It has been 19 years for me!!! What a treat is was to finally have one!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this information! I just bought some today because it only said contains milk, then double checked on the website and it said wheat! I read the ingredients and noticed the one online said flour and the bag I had did not. Thanks for clearing this up :)

Anonymous said...

Yes! That's my favourite flavour. You are doing the lord's work.

Anonymous said...

Super super helpful. Thank you for posting this! My son is in his last week of eating gluten before having to eat gluten free from now on (Celiac) and we bought these chips as one of his gluten food requests. He is thrilled to know that he now doesn't have to give them up!