Always being a fan of Cheetos and always being a fan of cinnamon sugar sweets I was soooooooooooo looking forward to the release of Sweetos. OK, I know junk food is junk food and we should not have much in our diets. However, hear me out… IF we are going to eat it, and it’s our right to choose whether we do or don’t, isn’t it great to know whether or not it’s SAFE for a gluten free person or Celiac to eat?? So I am trying to help you out here!! Ok Ok Ok… I know this sounds a lot like justifying the fact that I have been eating Cheetos Sweetos all morning… and maybe it is. But that does not change the fact that “inquiring minds want to know”
Many of the Cheetos products I like are actually marked “gluten free” Sweetos are NOT. In an email response from the Frito-Lay company they explained to me that in the U.S. the bags and items that are marked gluten free are tested to be sure they contain less than 20ppm of gluten, which is the acceptable level based on the FDA Gluten Free Food Labeling Final Rule. They continued on to explain that they have items that are made not containing gluten ingredients but that these items are just not tested to be able to mark the packages gluten free. In their response they also explained….
“Gluten is treated as an allergen in our manufacturing facilities. It may be helpful to know that we run non-seasoned chips first, and thoroughly clean the lines between seasoned runs that contain allergens and/or gluten to prevent cross contamination. We conduct a complete sanitation before the non-seasoned chips are run again”.
Well folks, Sweetos are not packaged “gluten free” but they are on the list of items that are not made with gluten ingredients. So this means they are not tested to be labeled gluten free but yet do not have any gluten containing ingredients. This means that each of us will have to decide what is best for ourselves and our families. However, I felt this information was helpful in my personal decision on whether or not to try Sweetos.
I did try them. I liked them but wished that the cinnamon/sugar coating was a little heavier so that it would remind me more of a “churro” type of flavor. They are available for a “limited time” so if you want to indulge in this sweet treat start looking at your local grocery stores in the chip section.
Check out the nutritional information and the Frito Lay social media pages….
Frito Lay Website: http://www.fritolay.com
Frito Lay Nutrition Page: http://www.fritolay.com/nutrition/special-dietary-needs/us-gluten-free-products-and-products-not-containing-gluten-ingredients.htm
Frito Lay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FritoLay
Frito Lay Twitter: https://twitter.com/fritolay
Frito Lay Instagram: https://instagram.com/fritolay/
Frito Lay Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/fritolay/
This Product is NOT marked gluten free and so you must decide whether it is or isn’t a good product for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet; none of the ingredients contain gluten.
I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review. The opinions stated here are simply my ow