Sun Puffs Four-Cheese Flavored Whole Grain Snacks are wavy, ripple-y squares with 14-19g of whole grains per serving. They are a popular snack for kids at school, people at home munching, or just about anyone.
What’s more, they are gluten-free!
The Sun Puffs are included in a list of Frito-Lay products that do not contain rye, wheat, barley, or oat within their ingredients. You may notice that oats don’t naturally contain gluten, but they are often commingled with other grains that contain gluten.
But there’s a small caution.
Frito-Lay cautions that some products may be manufactured on lines that are also used for products containing gluten. The lines do get cleaned between production runs, but Frito-Lay doesn’t test the products for gluten content. Another issue to keep in mind is that, before manufacturing, the ingredients may have commingled with gluten-containing products.
Consider all those possibilities when evaluating gluten-free products.
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Another issue to consider is that specific product ingredients may vary from one country to another. Similar products from the same company may have slightly different ingredients and recipes based on local needs and preferences.
Sun Puffs Ingredients
For the Sun Puffs sold within the US, here are the ingredients included: whole cornmeal vegetable oil (corn oil, and/or sunflower oil, and/or canola oil), whole buckwheat flour, whole oat flour, brown rice flour, maltodextrin (derived from corn), whey, sugar, buttermilk, natural flavors, salt, onion powder, sour cream (skim milk and cultured cream), garlic powder, Monterey Jack cheese (salt, milk, cheese cultures, and enzymes), cheddar cheese (cheese cultures, milk, salt, and enzymes), whey protein concentrate, gouda cheese (cheese cultures, pasteurized milk, salt, and enzymes), mozzarella cheese (cheese cultures, milk, salt, and enzymes), skim milk, butter (cream, and annatto), yeast, annatto extracts, paprika extracts, and turmeric extracts.