Vegan Guide to Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Kettle Brand Vegan Flavors

Everyone loves a fantastic vegan kettle potato chip. I know I do.

I also like knowing what the ingredients are. These two items lead to this post listing which Kettle Brand Potato Chips are Vegan.

Below are all the Kettle Brand chip varieties I could find along with their ingredients (as of 2019) and if they are vegan or not. If you have any questions, changes or suggestions, please post in the comments and I will get the post updated.

Why did I create this post?  It is difficult to know exactly if a packaged food is vegan or not.  I have benefited from so many vegan food posts, I thought it was time for me to put one together to help others out.

Overview and Kettle Brand Q&A

In General

 

I spent lots of time going through the Kettle Brand website looking for specifics and detail about ingredients.  Found lots of good information and still had a few questions.

I have emailed Kettle several questions for clarification here are their responses.  Some of the info was a little confusing so I am working to get 100% clarification.

Question: Question about the Maple Bacon Kettle Chip Flavor. Is it Vegan? Are any animal products contained in the natural flavors?

Kettle Answer: That is correct. If our chips contain dairy, sugar or honey they are not vegan. The sugar we use is filtered through bone char. The only product I know that has vegan sugar is our Backyard BBQ but it is not listed on the packaging.

 

Another item mentioned in a different email: In addition, we want to mention that the rennet (enzyme) used in our products containing cheese is not animal based-we use vegetable rennet.

Salted Flavors

Sea Salt (Vegan)

Sea Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chips

How can you go wrong with sea salt? It is a can’t go wrong classic and totally vegan.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sea salt.

Available sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz, 13oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/sea-salt/

Organic Sea Salt (Vegan)

Organic Sea Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chips

What’s even better than Sea Salt Kettle Chips?  Organic Sea Salt Kettle Chips

Ingredients (in 2019): Ingredients: Organic potatoes, organic safflower and/or sunflower oil, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic White Vinegar Powder (Organic Maltodextrin, Organic White Vinegar), Sea Salt, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Tartaric Acid, Salt, Organic Molasses Powder, Citric Acid, Organic Rice Concentrate, Organic Tomato Powder.

Available Sizes: 5oz

Product Page:  https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/organic-sea-salt/

Krinkle Cut Sea Salt (Vegan)

Krinkle Cut Sea Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chip

Looking for something a little different? then the Krinkle Sea Salt Kettle Chip Could be the way to go

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sea salt.

Available Sizes: 13oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/krinkle-cut-sea-salt/

Less Fat Sea Salt (Vegan)

Less Fat Sea Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chips

For those who are looking for less fat sea salt kettle chips, this is the way to go.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sea salt.

Available Sizes: 8oz

Product Page:  https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/less-fat-sea-salt/

Himalayan Salt (Vegan)

Himalayan Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Prefer salt from the top of the world, rather than the bottom of the ocean?  Then the Himalyan Salt flavor is for you.

As an added bonus they are cooked with Avacado oil.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, avocado oil, and Himalayan salt.

Available Sizes: 1.5 oz, 4.2oz, 6.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/himalayan-salt/

Wood Smoked Sea Salt - Almond Oil (Vegan)

Wood Smoked Sea Salt Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Wood Smoked Salt.  I did not know this flavor even exists, now I do and can not wait to try it.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Almond Oil, Maltodextrin, Sea Salt, Yeast Extract, Potato Maltodextrin, Garlic Powder, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Smoked Sea Salt, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Sunflower Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor.

Available Sizes: 4.2oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/wood-smoked-sea-salt/

Organic Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper (Vegan)

Organic Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Yo! Salt and Pepper are chips are the BEST!

Ingredients (in 2019): Organic potatoes, organic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic brown rice flour, sea salt, organic black pepper, organic onion powder, organic rice concentrate, organic garlic powder, organic jalapeño powder.

Available Sizes: 5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/organic-salt-and-fresh-ground-pepper/

Krinkle Cut Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper (Vegan)

Krinkle Cut Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Krinkle Cut, Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper what more can you ask for?

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, rice flour, salt, black pepper, yeast extract, spice, garlic powder, onion powder, citric acid, spice extract, jalapeño powder.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz, 13oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/krinkle-cut-salt-and-fresh-ground-pepper/

Unsalted Flavors

Unsalted (Vegan)

Unsalted Kettle Brand Potato Chips

If salted exists then i suppose the law of opposites dictates that Unsalted must exist.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil. This is not a sodium free food.

Available Sizes: 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/unsalted/

Barbeque Flavors

Korean Barbeque (Contains Sugar)

Korean Barbeque Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Have not tried these but they look super tasty.

One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sugar, organic dried cane syrup, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, spices, natural flavors (including smoke), tomato powder, torula yeast, yeast extract, molasses powder.

Available Sizes: 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz, 13oz

Product Page:https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/korean-barbeque/

Backyard Barbeque (Vegan)

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

A Vegan Backyard BBQ.  What is better than that?  Accordin to Kettle support this flavor IS vegan.  The sugar used is vegan sugar, so while the other BBQ flavor contain bone char sugar, these do not. Score one for the good guys.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Sugar, Salt, Maltodextrin, Paprika, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Tomato Powder, Troula Yeast, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Natural Flavor (including Smoke), Citric Acid.

Available Sizes: 1oz, 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz and 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/backyard-barbeque/

Organic Country Style Barbeque (Vegan)

Organic CountryBarbeque Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Checkout the Organic Country BBQ Kettle Chips

Ingredients (in 2019): Organic potatoes, organic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic dried cane syrup, salt, organic paprika, organic spices, organic garlic powder, organic rice concentrate, citric acid, natural smoke flavor.

Available Sizes: 5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/organic-country-style-barbeque/

Bourbon BBQ (Contains Sugar)

Bourbon Barbeque Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Bourbon BBQ has looks like a good flavor, contains no milk or honey but it does have sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Tomato Powder, Paprika, Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Spices, Torula Yeast, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Gum Arabic, Natural Flavor (Including Smoke), Bourbon.

Available Sizes: 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/bourbon-bbq/

Spicy Flavors

Chile Verde (Contains Sugar)

Chile Verde Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Check out the Chile Verde Kettle Chips. One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, maltodextrin, sugar, salt, green bell pepper powder, chili powder, jalapeno powder, onion powder, spices, vinegar, garlic powder, citric acid, yeast extract, parsley, natural flavors.

Available Sizes: 5oz and 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/chili-verde/

Peperoncini (Contains Sugar)

Pepperoncini Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Pepperoncini. One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Maltodextrin, Sea Salt, Salt, Green Bell Pepper Powder, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Spices, Vinegar, Jalapeno Powder, Onion Powder, Parsley Powder, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Parsley Flakes.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/pepperoncini/

Orangic Peperoncini (Vegan)

Organic Pepperoncini Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Organic Pepperoncini

Ingredients (in 2019): Organic potatoes, organic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic maltodextrin, organic bell pepper, salt, organic white distilled vinegar, organic garlic, organic cane sugar, organic chili pepper, organic rice concentrate, organic onion, citric acid, organic parsley, natural flavor.

Available Sizes: 5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/pepperoncini-2/

Jalapeno (Contains Sugar)

Jalapeno Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Jalapeno Kettle Chips One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support, the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, dextrose, salt, sugar, maltodextrin, onion powder, natural flavors, torula yeast, yeast extract, garlic powder, jalapeño powder, parsley flakes, paprika extract (color).

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz and 13oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/jalapeno/

Organic Jalapeno (Contains Sugar)

Organic Jalapeno Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Organic Jalapeno Chips. One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Dextrose, Salt, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Onion Powder, Spices, Torula Yeast, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Jalapeño Powder, Natural Flavors, Parsley Flakes.

Available Sizes: 5oz

Product Page:  https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/organic-jalapeno/

Sriracha (Contains Sugar)

Sriracha Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Sriracha Kettle Chips. One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, maltodextrin, sugar, salt, spices, red bell pepper powder, garlic powder, paprika, vinegar, dried red pepper sauce (aged red peppers, vinegar, salt), Natural Flavor.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/sriracha/

Fiery Thai – Almond Oil (Contains Sugar)

Fiery Thai Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Fiery Thai Kettle Chips. One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Almond Oil, sugar, maltodextrin, lemongrass salt (salt, lemongrass oil), spices, garlic powder, yeast extract, onion powder, parsley, citric acid, natural flavor.

Available Sizes: 4.2oz

Product Page:  https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/fiery-thai/

Specialty Flavors

Sea Salt & Vinegar (Vegan)

Sea Salt and Vinegar Kettle Brand Potato Chips

If salt and vinegar chips are good then sea salt and vinegar chips are even better.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Vinegar Powder (Maltodextrin, White Distilled Vinegar), Sea Salt, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz, 13oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/sea-salt-and-vinegar/

Dill Pickle Krinkle Cut (contains sugar)

Krinkle Cut Dill PickleKettle Brand Chips

Sounds weird but a good chance they are pretty good.

One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, maltodextrin, salt, garlic powder, vinegar, sugar, yeast extract, onion powder, natural flavor, spice, citric acid, parsley.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/krinkle-cut-dill-pickle/

Tropical Salsa Avacado Oil (contains sugar)

Tropical Salsa Kettle Brand Potato Chips

I have no idea what these taste like.

One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, avocado oil, maltodextrin, sugar, mango salt (salt, mango juice concentrate), tomato powder, green bell pepper powder, jalapeno powder, onion powder, spices, salt, citric acid, vinegar, garlic powder, parsley, yeast extract, chili powder, lactic acid, natural flavors.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 4.2oz and 6.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/tropical-salsa/

Chili Lime Avocado Oil (contains sugar)

Chili Lime Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Chilli Lime Kettle Chips.

One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, avocado oil, lime salt (sea salt, lime oil), maltodextrin, onion powder, sugar, tomato powder, dehydrated parsley, garlic powder, jalapeno pepper powder, sunflower and canola oil, citric acid, white distilled vinegar powder, spice, natural flavors.

Available Sizes: 4.2oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/chili-lime/

Maple Bacon Potato Chips (contains sugar)

Maple Bacon Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Kettle Support says there are no animal products (bacon) in these so that is good.

One thing to note these chips contain sugar and according to Kettle support the sugar is not vegan sugar which means it may have been filtered through bone char.  So if you avoid bone char sugar then it will be best to skip this flavor.

I am just not sure about what Natural Flavors mean, I have a feeling there could be animal products in there

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, sugar, maltodextrin, maple sugar, salt, dried cane syrup, dried molasses, sea salt, natural flavors (including smoke), spice.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz and 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/maple-bacon/

NOT Vegan Flavors

Honey Dijon (Contains Honey)

Honey Dijon Kettle Brand Potato Chips

While these do not contain milk or dairy, they do contain honey so if you avoid all animal products then you will also want to avoid the Honey Dijon flavor.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Honey Powder (Dried Cane Syrup, Honey), Mustard Powder [Mustard (Vinegar, Mustard Seeds, Salt, Turmeric), Maltodextrin, Modified Corn Starch], Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Spice, Maltodextrin. Canada only – Contains Mustard Seed

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/honey-dijon/

Sour Cream & Onion (NOT Vegan - Contains Milk)

Sour Cream and Onion Kettle Brand Potato Chips

It makes sense that sour cream and onion would not be a Vegan option, disappointing any the less. I can see them wanting to use milk to get a true sour cream taste.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Organic Whey Powder, Organic Nonfat Yogurt, Salt, Organic Buttermilk, Onion Powder, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Organic Sour Cream (Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Cultured Cream), Organic Nonfat Dry Milk, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor. CONTAINS: MILK

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/sour-cream-and-onion/

New York Cheddar (NOT Vegan - Contains Milk)

New York Cheddar Kettle Brand Chips

This one is interesting it contains Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Cultured Cream but does not have Milk listed as an alergin.  I wonder why this is.

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Maltodextrin, Organic Nonfat Dry Milk, Salt, Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Sea Salt, Cultures, Enzyme), Sugar, Organic Sour Cream (Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Cultured Cream), Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Lactic Acid, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Spice.

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/new-york-cheddar/

Wasabi Ranch Krinkle Cut (NOT Vegan - Contains Milk)

Wasabi Ranch Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Wasabi Ranch Kettle Chips

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, onion powder, cane sugar, maltodextrin, sea salt, natural flavors (contains milk), garlic powder, citric acid, lactic acid, parsley, spices, wasabi powder. Allergen Declaration: Contains: Milk

Available Sizes: 5oz and 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/wasabi-ranch/

Spicy Queso Krinkle Cut (NOT Vegan - Contains Milk)

Spicy Queso Krinkle Cut Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Makes complete sense that Spicy Queso Kettle Chips would not be vegan

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or, Sunflower and/or, Conaola Oil, Organic Whey Powder, Salt, Cayenne Pepper Sauce, (Aged Cayenne Peppers, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic), Maltodextrin, Green Bell Pepper Powder, Spices, Cheddar Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Onion Powder, Lactic Acid, Yeast Extract, Organic Nonfat Dry Milk, Organic Cream, Parsley, Natural Flavors (including Smoke), Corn Starch, Citric Acid. Contains Milk.

Available Sizes: 2oz, 5oz and 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/spicy-queso/

Buffalo Bleu Krinkle Cut (NOT Vegan - Contains Milk)

Buffalo Bleu Krinkle Cut Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Buffalo blue Kettle Chips

Ingredients (in 2019): Potatoes, Safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil, maltodextrin, sugar, cayenne pepper sauce powder (aged cayenne red peppers, distilled vinegar, salt, garlic powder), sea salt, garlic powder, tomato powder, chili pepper, onion powder, white distilled vinegar powder, citric acid, spice, natural flavors (contains milk)

Available Sizes: 1.5oz, 2oz, 5oz, 8.5oz

Product Page: https://www.kettlebrand.com/our-products/krinkle-cut-buffalo-bleu/