We did not think that they were serious.
Frito Lay wrote to us some time ago alerting us that they had recently reduced the level of sodium in its entire lineup of Lay’s flavoured potato chips by at least 25% and up to 50% in some flavours. They asked chowtimes if we would be agreeable to feature this in our blog. We replied saying that we do not mind doing so as long as it benefits our readers. We asked them for coupons that we can give away.
Well, they said did not have coupons but said they can ship us samples instead.
Even though they said shipped us some but I did not think that they would ship an entire box.
We always have a bag (or two) at home … but we never had so much before. Oh yeah … Nanzaro was estatic over all the chips.
Frito Lay shipped us six different types of flavours. What’s your favourite? I like the Bar-B-Q the best but hate the Ketchup. The Sour Cream and Onions are not bad.
Oh … about the sodium level of Lay’s potato chips …
Here is the little pitch from Frito Lay:
Potato chips and salty snack products are often thought to be higher in sodium, but it may surprise you to find out that a 2007 Statistics Canada report shows that salty snacks actually account for only 1% of the salt in Canadians’ diets. Even so, Frito Lay Canada committed to reducing the sodium in its entire lineup of Lay’s® flavoured potato chips.
According to a widget that Frito Lay had put up to help everyone compare the sodium level of the Lays potato chips against some of our favourite food:
50g serving of Lay’s chips consist of 27mg sodium while 37g serving of salted peanuts consist of 310mg of sodium.
Sorry all. Suanne and I would have shared the chips with you if it were coupons Frito Lay sent us. It is just too expensive to send you the samples.