Lay's


Lay's
Lay's
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Type Potato Chips
Owner Pepsico
Country United States
Introduced 1932
Related brands Frito-Lay
Wavy Lays
K.C. Masterpiece
Lay's WOW chips
Lay's Stax
Markets World
Previous owners 1932 - lovin
1961- the Frito Company and Lay's merged to form Frito-Lay Inc.
1965 - Frito-Lay merged with The Pepsi Cola Company to form Pepsico, Inc.
Website http://www.lays.com/

Lay's (known as Walkers in the UK and Ireland, Chipsy[1] in Egypt, Poca in Vietnam,[2] Tapuchips in Israel[3]) is the brand name for a number of potato chip (crisps) varieties as well as the name of the company that founded the chip brand in 1932. Lay's chips has been marketed as a division of Frito-Lay, a company owned by PepsiCo since 1965. Other brands in the Frito-Lay group include Fritos, Doritos, Ruffles, Cheetos, Rold Gold pretzels, and Sun Chips.

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History

In 1932, salesman Herman W. Lay opened a snack food operation in Nashville, Tennessee and, in 1938, he purchased the Atlanta, Georgia potato chip manufacturer "Barrett Food Company," renaming it "H.W. Lay Lingo & Company."[citation needed] Lay criss-crossed the southern United States selling the product from the trunk of his car. In 1942, Lay introduced the first continuous potato processor, resulting in the first large-scale production of the product.[citation needed]

The business shortened its name to "the Lay's Lay Lingo Company" in 1944 and became the first snack food manufacturer to purchase television commercials, with Bert Lahr as a celebrity spokesman.[4] His signature line, "so crisp you can hear the freshness," became the chips' first slogan along with "de-Lay-sious!"[citation needed] As the popular commercials aired during the 1950s, Lay's went national in its marketing and was soon supplying product throughout the United States.[citation needed]

In 1961, the Frito Company founded by Elmer Doolin and Lay's merged to form Frito-Lay Inc., a snack food giant with combined sales of over $127 million annually, the largest of any manufacturer. Shortly thereafter, Lays introduced its best-known slogan "betcha can't eat just one." Sales of the chips became international, with marketing assisted by a number of celebrity endorsers.

In 1965, Frito-Lay merged with the Pepsi-Cola Company to form PepsiCo, Inc. and a barbecue version of the chips appeared on grocery shelves. A new formulation of chip was introduced in 1991 that was crisper and kept fresher longer. Shortly thereafter, the company introduced the "Wavy Lays" products to grocer shelves. In the mid to late 1990s, Lay's modified its barbecue chips formula and rebranded it as "K.C. Masterpiece," named after a popular sauce, and introduced a lower calorie baked version and a variety that was completely fat-free (Lay's WOW chips containing the fat substitute olestra).

In the 2000s, kettle cooked brands appeared as did a processed version called Lay's Stax that was intended to compete with Pringles, and the company began introducing a variety of additional flavor variations.

Frito-Lay products currently control 59% of the United States savory snack-food market.[5]

International

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  • Walkers is a snack food manufacturer in the United Kingdom best known for manufacturing crisps.

PepsiCo has owned the Walkers crisp label in the United Kingdom since 1991 and distributes Lay's product via this brand name. Walkers flavors include Cheese & Onion, Ready Salted, Salt & Vinegar. Walkers also makes Sensations branded crisps in the UK. The logo for the British version is notably similar to the American brand, featuring a red ribbon around a yellow sun. The other Frito-Lay brands are also distributed through the Walkers label.

  • In Spain they are commercialized with the name Lay's.
  • In the Benelux Lay's are sold in three varieties: Lay's, Lay's Light and Lay's Sensations (Thai Sweet Chili/Red Paprika/Oven Roasted Chicken and Thyme). Lay's Super Chips (Heinz Ketchup/Mexican Pepper/Perfect Pickles/Salt 'n' Pepper [all through Delhaize) and Lay's Baked Chips (Mediterranean Herbs/through Delhaize). As with Doritos, Lay's are manufactured, distributed and imported in Germany by Frito Lay's Benelux division, Smith's Food Group.
  • In Argentina, Lays was commercialized before 2001 with the name Frenchitas and Chizitos for the Cheetos.

After Thin's was sold to Snack Brands Australia (Owned by Arnotts), Smith's produced a line of potato chips under the Lay's brand for a brief period of time. The Lay's line was eventually rebranded in 2004 as Smith's Crisps, while the traditional Smith's line was renamed Smith's Crinkles. Thins is still sold in Australia as a direct competitor to Smith's Crisps.

  • In Canada, the chips are distributed through the Lay's label.
  • In Colombia the chips are sold under the name Margarita. They are still commercialized under the label Lay's, however.
  • In Mexico, Pepsico acquired Sabritas S. de R.L. in 1966. Lay's along with other products such as Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos and Ruffles are marketed under the Sabritas brand. The logo for the Mexican company sports the red ribbon, but it has a stylized smiling face instead of the sun. It controls around 80% of the market there.
  • In Egypt, Lay's was once sold with its own label until it was merged with the local label Chipsy (شيبسى), which has since become the local unit of Lay's under much the same arrangement as Walker's.
  • In Israel, the Lay's label is distributed with the name Tapochips (תפוצ'יפס)
  • In France, the famous singer Sébastien 'Angel' De Sousa from the Arthur Crew is sponsored by Lay's corp.
  • In September 2007, Lays changed their logo. It is similar to the previous one, but with more of a 3D look and the letters 'a' and 'y' connected. The bags themselves were also redesigned.
  • In Brazil, chips are distributed under a Lay's sister-company, Elma Chips.
  • In Vietnam, Lay's is distributed as Poca.

Flavors

Other than barbecue-flavored potato chips, which were introduced no later than 1958, until the early 1990s, the only flavor of potato chips available had been the conventional (salted) one. Despite many new flavors since, the original is still the selection of 79% of consumers.[6]

North America

In the United States, Lay's offers a number of flavor combinations, in addition to the classic chips. Flavored products in the traditional fried varieties include Sour Cream & Onion, Barbecue, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Hidden Valley Ranch, Salt & Vinegar, Salt & Pepper, Flamin' Hot, Dill Pickle, Limón, and a thicker "Deli style" chip. The WOW! brand was rebranded in 2004 as Lay's Light after the olestra formula was altered and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed removal of warnings about various health consequences of the fat substitute.

The following Lay's flavors are available nationally in Canada: Classic, Bar.B.Q, Salt & Vinegar, Wavy Original, Dill Pickle, Smokey Bacon, Sea Salt & Pepper, Sour Cream & Onion, Roast Chicken, Lightly Salted, Curry, Ketchup, Poutine, Pizza, Salsa, Wasabi, Curry and Ginger, and Masala. Lay's also launched Cheddar & Sour Cream and BBQ Rib as limited time flavors in summer 2010. Additionally, Fries & Gravy are available in Atlantic Canada, while Old Fashioned Bar.B.Q is available in Eastern and Quebec. The company also sells Baked Lay's and Lay's Stax across the country.

Europe

There are a number of unique products in the United Kingdom sold under the Walkers label, including prawn cocktail, pickled onion, beef & onion, Greek kebab and Marmite. Walkers also runs a 'Nations Flavour' promotion that the public vote for the flavor they like the best. Flavors included in the 2010 promotion are: Spanish Chicken Paella, Japanese Teriyaki Chicken, German Bratwurst Sausage, Italian Spaghetti Bolognese, French Garlic Baguette, American Cheeseburger, Brazilian Salsa, Scottish Haggis, Irish Stew, English Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Dutch Edam Cheese, Australian BBQ Kangaroo, South African Sweet Chutney, Argentinian Flame Grilled Steak and Welsh Rarebit. The previous winner of this promotion was Builders Breakfast.

In Greece and Cyprus, Lay's are made and packed by Tasty Foods and Corina Snacks LTD, with Mediterranean flavors which include Feta cheese flavor, Tzatziki, Olive and Tomato, Oregano, Sea Salt & Black Pepper and various more. There are hundreds of sub-variations in the Mediterranean line adjusted to each country's liking.

In Germany, Lay's are sold in three varieties: Lay's, Lay's Light and Lay's Sensations (Thai Sweet Chili/Red Paprika/Oven Roasted Chicken and Thyne - [available in Cologne/Aachen only through the German locations of Delhaize). Lay's Super Chips (Heinz Ketchup/Mexican Pepper/Perfect Pickles/Salt 'n' Pepper [all through Delhaize) and Lay's Baked Chips (Mediterranean Herbs/through Delhaize). As with Doritos, Lay's are manufactured, distributed and imported in Germany by Frito Lay's Benelux division, Smith's Food Group. Several flavors as noted above are only available through Delhaize (Belgian supermarket chain)] which has opened 2 locations in Cologne and Aachen (Delhaize Germany locations, Lay's Flavors Benelux).

In the Netherlands the following flavors are marketed: Lay's (Naturel (Natural), Paprika (Bell Pepper), Cheese Onion, Bolognese Original, and Barbecue Ham (Barbecue Bacon)) Lay's Super Chips (Salt'n Pepper, and Just Paprika (Bell Pepper)), Lay's Sensations (Red Sweet Paprika, Thai Sweet Chili, Mexican Peppers & Cream, and Japanese Teriyaki), Lay's Light (Natural, Paprika (Bell Pepper), and Balsamico), and Lay's Finest (Mixed Pepper & Sea Salt, and Finest Sea Salt). In addition, Lays started a new campaign in 2010 in the Netherlands, in which people can enter a competition to suggest new flavours, resulting in three new flavours being produced, and, after voting, with one of them becoming the winner (the three new flavours being 'Mango Red Chilli', 'Patatje Joppie' and 'Nr. 66 Babi Pangang'). 'Patatje Joppie' became the winner of the competition and is now being sold as limited edition.

In Belgium there is a Cucumber and Goats flavour. Russia has "Lay's MAX" chips (Chicken, Sour cream & Onion, Sour cream & Cheese, Ham & cheese flavors) and some international "Lay's" flavors plus Russian specific flavors, including Mushroom & Sour cream and Crab & Red caviar. In Romania the Lay's flavors are Salt, Paprika, Cheese, Barbecue, Sour Cream & Dill; the Lay's Sensations flavors are: Thai Chili, Baked chicken with lemon and thyme; Lay's Max and Lay’s Sticks flavors are: Paprika and Salt.

In Poland the chips flavors are: Cheese, Green Onion, Chicken with Spices, Salted, Paprika, Hot green peppers, Fromage, Cucumber and Guacamole. There is also the Lays Apettite flavor of Cheese and Onion, Classic salted, Ham and cheese, Ketchup and cheese. Lay's Strong: Chilli and Knuckle of pork and horseradish. 'Lay's from the Oven' flavors are: Natural salted, Mediterranean herbs and Grilled paprika and lastly the '4 Pory Roku' ('4 Season of the Year') which change flavor every Season. Lay's Appettite Stix: Ketchup, Garlic and sour cream dip.

Australia

Under the Smith's label in Australia, unique flavors include Greek Feta & Herb, Italian Tomato & Basil, and cilantro exist. In the baked products, there are classic, barbecue and sour cream & onion varieties. The kettle cooked version includes original, sea salt & vinegar, mesquite barbecue and jalapeño brands. Wavy Lay's have original, hickory barbecue, ranch and Au Gratin flavors while Lay's Stax offers original, sour cream & onion, Cheddar, barbecue, ranch, pizza and salt & vinegar. The Lay's Natural includes thick cut barbecue and sea salt brands.

South America

In some countries such as Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, some of the Lay's flavored products are sold with the "Lay's Mediterraneas" label, and include such flavors as Ham, Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil and Tomato, Olive Oil and Basil, Greek Tzatziki Cheese with onions, Lasagna, Beef Carpaccio with Parmeggiano, and Smoked Manchego Cheese. Chile there are Lemon and Cilantro, and Sour Cream and Onions versions. Peru has Lay's Sabores Peruanos" (Lay's Peruvian Flavors), with flavors like Andean cheese. Peru also has the Lay's Dips brand, which includes a Peruvian Criollo Chili sauce sachet.

Asia

One flavor sold primarily in southern Asia is called "Magic Masala". This flavor is very popular in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It is also sold in Indian deli stores in Canada and the United States. South Asian Lay's chips are ridged, closely resembling another Frito-Lay brand in North America, Ruffles.

Beside Magic Masala, Flavors popular in India are "American Style Cream and Onion" and "Spanish tomato tango"."World Classic Salted" is available as well. Recently, Lays India introduced a contest to name new flavors, and then invited the public to taste and vote on the best of them. The new flavors in production now are HipHop Honey and Chili, Cheesy Mexicana, Mango Mastana, and Tangy Twist. The winner of the contest was "Mango Mastana".

Flavors featured in Thailand include Nori Seaweed, Basil, Squid, Spicy Chili Squid, Seafood and Mayonnaise, and Spicy Seafood.

In Thailand there are Classic, Sour Cream & Onion, Cheese & Onion, Mexican Bar-B-Q, and Japanese Nori Seaweed. Temporary international flavors have also been introduced, such as French Mayonnaise, Balsamic Vinegar and Salt (England), Garlic Soft Shelled Crab (Hong Kong), Soy Sauce, Salmon Teriyaki (Japan), Lobster, Bacon & Cheese (America). Other traditional "Thai" flavors include Tom Yum, Thai Chili Paste, Thai Seafood Dip, Chili and Lime.

Lay's China has four ranges of flavors: Cool & Refreshing (Cucumber, Kiwi, Blueberry, Cherry Tomato, and Lime), Classic Flavors (American Classic, Italian Red Meat, Mexican Tomato Chicken, Texas Grilled BBQ, and French Chicken), Intense & Stimulating (Numb & Spicy Hot Pot, and Hot & Sour Fish Soup), and Stax (Authentic Original, Finger Licking Braised Pork, Seafood Barbecue, Spicy Seafood, Tomato, Crispy Roasted Chicken, Black Pepper Rib Eye Steak, Cucumber, Kiwi, Blueberry, and Lime).

Flavors in Vietnam include Original, Brazilian BBQ, Beijing Roasted Duck, Manhattan Steak, Nori, and Mornay Shrimp.[7]

Middle East

Since its acquisition of Chipsy, Lay's chips (marketed as Chipsy) in Egypt inherited the Chipsy range of flavors as well as the pre-merger Lay's flavors. These flavors include salt and vinegar, cheese (most likely based on Rumi cheese and the most popular flavor), seasoned cheese, tomato, kebab on charcoal, and chili and lemon.

Lay's, with its original brand, is also produced by the Saudi Snack Foods Company in Saudi Arabia, and is exported to the other GCC countries. It is available in several flavors, including ready-salted, salt & vinegar, pepper, ketchup, and French cheese and barbeque.

Nutritional information

As with most snack foods, the Lay's brands contain very few vitamins and minerals in any variety. At ten percent of the daily requirement per serving, vitamin C is the highest. Salt content is particularly high, with a serving containing as much as 380 mg of sodium.

A one-ounce (28 gram) serving of Lay's regular potato chips has 160 Calories, and contains ten grams of fat, with one gram of saturated fat. Kettle-cooked brands have seven to eight grams of fat and one gram of saturated fat, and are 140 Calories. Lays Natural has nine grams of fat, two grams of saturated fat and 150 Calories. Stax chips typically contain ten grams of fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat and are 160 calories per serving. Wavy Lays are identical to the regular brand, except for a half-gram less of saturated fat in some combinations. The various brands do not contain any trans fats.

The baked variety, introduced in the mid 90's, feature 1.5 grams of fat per one ounce serving, and have no saturated fat. Each serving has 110 to 120 Calories. Lay's Light servings are 75 Calories per ounce and have no fat.

Lay's Classic Potato chips were cooked in hydrogenated oil until 2003.[8] Currently, the chips are made with sunflower and/or corn oil.

Baked Lays are produced in cheddar, barbecue, sour cream and onion, and original flavors.

Animal origin enzymes

Some Frito-Lay brand seasoned products manufactured for the US market may contain rennet or pork enzymes that are added in cheese production.[9] This makes them unsuitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and vegans.Snacks marked "kosher" are free of animal enzymes.[citation needed]

See also

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References

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