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I ate some baked lays last night and felt very sick all night and haven't been feeling great all day today. Other than that I didn't eat anything different from what I normally eat and there was no risk of cross contamination with anything.. These were the only thing I had that was different. They're labeled gluten free so I figured it would be okay, but I started feeling sick pretty soon after eating them. I'm not sure if it's another ingredient in them or what (and i know it's not the soy).. Has anyone else had a reaction to lays potato chips?

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1 hour ago, 1398_Days said:

Has anyone else had a reaction to lays potato chips?

Here in the UK I can't eat Lay's owned Walkers crisps as even the ones without gluten ingredients can cause a reaction. I read it was something to do with their production processes. Looks like others have same problems too:

 

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Lay's regular chips are gluten free.  You might have reacted to the super greasy chips or one of the other ingredients in them. 

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@Twelthlady -- Seriously, Lay's Potato Chips (Fritos, Plain Chips for sure) are gluten free in the US.  We eat them when traveling.  We have never been glutened by Lay's.    Just read the label.  I can not vouch for all the varieties because I have to watch for garlic and onion).  Hubby eats regular Doritos too.  Just read the label.  

I know chips are not healthy, but in a pinch, we can stop at a mini-mart and grab them, eat them while camping or eat at a party.  We buy the little bags when we are with extended family.  No chance of cross contamination.   When the bags are first opened, we take them.  The all bets are off after the bag is opened.  My nieces and nephews....you have to worry about more than gluten!  :lol: 

When you are first starting out, it is hard to digest anything, really.  You have lots of damaged areas in your small intestine.  That's why we recommend avoid junk processed foods for a while.  

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Classic Lays and some flavored varieties are certified gluten-free. Baked Lays are not. They are made from some sort of potato purée, as are Pringles chips. Frito Lay does an outstanding job of labeling, usually on the back of the bag in the lower right. Lays BBQ chips are not gluten-free as they contain malt.

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yes! i have tried them over and over...definite problem.  Not sure why but after researching it have concluded it is because of potatoes, which are incompatible too.  They belong to the Nightshade vegetables which includes tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. check them out online... causes distress in humans in general

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1 hour ago, 2lonedogs said:

yes! i have tried them over and over...definite problem.  Not sure why but after researching it have concluded it is because of potatoes, which are incompatible too.  They belong to the Nightshade vegetables which includes tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. check them out online... causes distress in humans in general

I am not sure where you get your information from regarding nightshades, but I don't think that is accurate--they are just vegetables, and some people may react to that particular class.  While it may be true for you that you reacted to the potatoes, there are ingredients other than the potatoes that people can react to. :)

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21 hours ago, SLLRunner said:

I am not sure where you get your information from regarding nightshades, but I don't think that is accurate--they are just vegetables, and some people may react to that particular class.  While it may be true for you that you reacted to the potatoes, there are ingredients other than the potatoes that people can react to. :)

here you go...
Other symptoms of nightshade intolerance are depression, anxiety, constipation, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, joint pain, headaches, nausea, bloating, flatulence, IBS, anemia, and poor food absorption. Symptoms of nightshade intolerance often overlap with those of gluten or dairy intolerance.Nov 6, 2012

Beware of Nightshades | Jane's Healthy Kitchen

janeshealthykitchen.com/beware-of-nightshades/

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Hi 2lone dogs,

I react to nightshades also.  It is not a gluten reaction, but still isn't all that fun.  I don't think it's a real uncommon thing to react to nightshades, and they probably do affect many more people than is realized.  There are chemicals called alkaloids in nightshades that can make many people sick.  So I agree, it could be a nightshade reaction the OP had.  It's not impossible for a person to test themselves for food reactions.  The OP could eliminate all nightshades for a few weeks and then try eating a lot of them for a week and see what happens.  That would mean eliminating potatoes (except sweet potatoes), tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.  That kind of self testing will work for many food intolerance issues.

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On 6/7/2016 at 10:42 AM, Donna Jene said:

Classic Lays and some flavored varieties are certified gluten-free. Baked Lays are not. They are made from some sort of potato purée, as are Pringles chips. Frito Lay does an outstanding job of labeling, usually on the back of the bag in the lower right. Lays BBQ chips are not gluten-free as they contain malt.

We have similar Walkers baked crisps in the UK and they're verboten here too:

https://www.glutenfreestudentcookbook.co.uk/2012/02/23/walkers-crisps-no-longer-suitable-for-people-with-coeliac-disease/

 It's a pity as I used to like them, especially 'square crisps' I used to munch them with abandon! :D Ah well...

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