List of Halal Chips


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Getting a quick snack of chips can be daunting when living in the USA or Canada. Especially if you’re trying to stick to a halal diet.

In this article, we want to list out all the halal chips we found after doing extensive research and looking into the ingredients. Furthermore, we will also discuss what to look out for next time you go to buy chips and what ingredients you ought to look out for.

Table of Contents:

1. List of Halal Chips in North America
2. What To Look Out For When Buying Halal Chips
3. Tips To Choosing Halal Chips
4. Frequently Asked Questions

List of Halal Chips in North America

Chips Brand & FlavorStatusWhere to Buy
Honey BBQ Lay’sHalalInstaCart
Doritos Sweet and ChilliHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Doritos BBQHalal
Amazon
Enjoy Life PlentilsHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Cape Cod® Original Kettle Cooked Potato ChipsHalalInstaCart
Flamin’ Hot Munchos Potato CrispsHalalN/A
Food Should Taste Good Chips, Kettle Cooked Original Sweet PotatoHalal
Amazon
Fritos OriginalHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Garden of Eatin’ Corn Tortilla Chips, Sesame BluesHalal
Amazon
Good Health Kettle Style Olive Oil Potato Chips (Rosemary)Halal
Amazon
Good Health Kettle Style Olive Oil Potato Chips (Sea Salt)Halal
Amazon
Herr’s Ketchup Flavored Potato ChipsHalal
Amazon
kettle brand backyard barbeque potato chipsHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips, Salt and Fresh Ground PepperHalal
Amazon
Kettle Brand Potato Chips, JalapeñoHalal
Amazon
Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Sea Salt & VinegarHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, OriginalHalal
Amazon
Lay’s Baked Potato Chips, OriginalHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
LAY’S® BBQ Flavored Potato ChipsHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Lays ketchupHalal
Amazon
Lays OriginalHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Popchips barbequeHalal
Amazon
Popchips Sea Salt & VinegarHalal
Amazon
Popchips Sweet PotatoHalalN/A
Pringles OriginalHalal
Amazon
Pringles Salt & VinegarHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Pringles® honey mustard crispsHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Rold Gold PretzelsHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Ruffles All DressedHalal
Amazon
Ruffles OriginalHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
Sabritones Chile & Lime Flavored Puffed Wheat SnacksHalalN/A
Simply 7 Quinoa ChipsHalal
Amazon
Sunchips Chili limeHalal
Amazon
Sunchips OriginalHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
TakisHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
tangy buffalo wing pringlesHalalN/A
Tapatío Limón RufflesHalalN/A
TERRA (exotic potato)Halal
Amazon
TERRA (Original)Halal
InstaCart
Amazon
TERRA Exotic Harvest (sea salt)Halal
Amazon
TERRA Heritage Blend (sea salt)Halal
Amazon
TostitosHalal
InstaCart
Amazon
7-eleven select go! smart sriracha corn tortilla chipsHalalN/A
7-eleven select wasabi soy flavored potato chipsHalalN/A

What To Look Out For When Buying Halal Chips

The list on the back of the packaging is usually super long with ingredients we can’t even pronounce. However, after corresponding with many companies and asking them whether their products are halal or not, we noticed a few common ingredients emerging that make a product not halal.

Here are the main ingredients you want to avoid when buying chips.

1- Animal Rennet (Enzymes)

Animal Rennet is an enzyme used in the food industry to prepare cheese by curdling milk. It is typically extracted from the stomach of a calf (source).

Animal Rennet itself is only halal if the animal, that the animal rennet was extracted from, was slaughtered in accordance to Islam.

However, in North America, companies do not usually slaughter the animal in a halal way. Therefore, consuming any part of the animal (including animal rennet), make the food not halal.

This also applies to Gelatin that is typically found in snacks like Haribo, rice krispies, and other candy.

2- Cheese Flavors (They Typically Include Whey)

Whey is a by-product of cheese. Cheese typically contains animal rennet. Therefore, most cheese flavored chips sold in North America is probably not halal.

Looking for more snacks? Check out our complete list of halal gummies to add to your grocery list!

Tips To Choosing Halal Chips

1. If it’s Vegan or Vegetarian, You’re Most Likely Safe

As muslims, our main concern is not to eat chips that contain animal products because most companies do not halal slaughter their animals.

With that said, if you’re looking at a specific chips that happens to be vegan or vegetarian then you’re most likely safe to eat it. This is because vegans do not consume animal products.

You should always double check the ingredients list, regardless of whether it is vegan or not.

2. Original Chips are Halal Most Of The Time

Original flavored chips typically do not have a long list of ingredients and do not require any animal based ingredients.

With that said, You should always double check the ingredients list

3. Don’t Shy Away From Contacting The Company

Companies such as Lay’s or Doritos are always happy to answer any question you have about their products. From what we’ve found, they’re typically quick to respond as well.

That’s definitely a sure way to get a confirmation on whether their chips are halal or not.

Tip: We noticed that companies always want to be safe and respond back to you saying that their product is not halal certified. This is just to protect themselves to avoid them getting sued. Try and be specific in your Email and go through the ingredient list of the chips.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Lay’s Chips are Halal?

The following Lay’s Chips are halal:

  • Lay’s Original
  • Lay’s Ketchup
  • Lay’s BBQ
  • Lay’s Salt & Vinegar

Is Doritos Chips Halal?

Not all Doritos Chips are Halal: After contacting Doritos, they confirmed that the following chips are halal

  • Doritos BBQ
  • Doritos Sweet Chilli

Check out our full correspondence with Doritos when we asked them whether Doritos Hot Cheetos is halal or not.

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