Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs?

Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I posted a disastrous list of America’s most popular snack brands – all of them containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Top Snacks

Everyone was in uproar about their favorite brands – Nabisco, Frito Lay, Orville Redenbacher, and Kellogg’s heavy use of GMOs in their popular products and asked for alternatives.  I created this handy chart below that lists some of my favorite non-GMO snacks that are equivalent in taste and satisfaction to these popular snack brands. To be perfectly honest, I think the non-GMO snacks taste better knowing they aren’t poisoning me.

I usually don’t recommend many snack foods like these that often – I like to preach the gospel of whole real foods, however sometimes you just need to get your snack on and this is how you do it without consuming genetically modified ingredients and supporting companies that use GMOs who are trying to stop the effort to label GMOs and our right to know.

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Recommended Non-GMO Snack Brands:

One thing I love about the non-GMO snack brands, is that they do not contain MSG, an ingredient that keeps you going back for more and more and more. This is why some of the GMO snack brands like Doritos are so addictive and have become “popular” as a result.

Take back your food, get your friends and family involved and share these products with them!

Have a great week!

Food Babe

P.S. I’d love to know - What are some of your favorite non-GMO snacks?
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242 Responses to “Do Your Favorite Snack Brands Contain GMOs?”

  1. mjones

    I like what you do and agree with 95% of your posts. This is all well and good for people in or close to a big city. The nearest you can find any of these snacks or a real “health food” store is about 100 miles from where we live. Azure does deliver close by, but that is once a month. Makes it tough.

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    • Susan (to mjones)

      Order on Amazon.

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    • Nati (to mjones)

      Most of the time my kids ran out these snacks and they are bit more pricey… I make sure there is always organic fruit available to them. I put them on a tray in the middle of the table. And now they don’t even make it to the pantry instead the go for apples, clementines or bananas! You just need to try different things and they might like it.

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    • Emmanuelle (to mjones)

      I live in Korea and can’t find these healthy alternatives. So I order from iherb.com. Great prices. And if you’re in the States, they often have free shipping. :)

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    • Leslie (to mjones)

      Try http://www.vitacost.com I haven’t checked for these particular items. They have good prices, and shipping on orders over $49 is free.

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    • Sheila (to mjones)

      Have you ever ordered from Vitacost? They have lots of good healthy snacks and other items and if you spend more than $40, shipping is free. You will be amazed at what you can get there.

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    • Amy (to mjones)

      I don’t live in a big city, and though I am an hour away from one I know I could get by with the stores available in my area. Wal Mart is getting better at offering GMO free options and a TJ Maxx nearby often has ate July brands! ordering online is best and often cheaper too!

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  2. Jennifer G

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate you not only telling is what’s not good for is but giving us alternatives! I fell in love with your suggested Late July brand sea salt tortilla chips!!! They are by far the very best tortilla chips I’ve ever tasted!!!!

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  3. Kira

    Garden of Eatin Red Hot Blues !!!!

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    • Dawn (to Kira)

      Yes!!! The Red hot blues are great with homemade hummus!!! I am hooked!

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  4. Renee

    I got 1 lb of Whole Foods 365 white corn Tortilla chips for under $3.00. The bag was full of chips and not full of air! The chips are certified USDA organic, QAI certified and also verified NON GMO project. The chips contain expeller pressed organic sunflower or safflower seed oil. I doubt they taste as good as Late July but they are a decent replacement for GMO corn chips.

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  5. Tania Bogenschneider

    Skinny POP popcorn! All natural, no GMO, no preservatives and zero trans fats!

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  6. Rich

    Orville Redenbacker makes non-GMO gluten free popcorn. Works for my gluten intolerance. Check it out.

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  7. Jen

    Garden of eatin’ tortilla chips. Confirmed non-GMO

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  8. Nicki

    How are these GMOs poisoning you???

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    • Marcia (to Nicki)

      genetically modified organisms have glyphosphate (roundup) built right into the plants cant be washed off because it’s right in the fibers of the plants; it’s highly toxic…

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  9. Yaritza

    Simply 7 sea salt quinoa chips and their jalapeno lentil chips! So good!!

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  10. Christy

    Very cool ! love the article.. you are awesome! I love Garden of Eatin’s Blue Corn Tortilla Chips! So bad.. but so good.. at least no GMOs lol

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  11. Rachel

    Poison…not something I want! I heard from an Iowa State nutrition professor that eating food with Genetically Modified/altered ingredients were NO different than non-GMO ingredients. The only GMO’s are yellow #2 corn and soybeans which we only eat the starch, sugar, oil, and meal from. I consider poison to be toxic which none of those are. Before you go believing everything you read, check the authors credentials!

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    • Trish (to Rachel)

      Before you go on bashing an author and start believing a single nutrition professor, do some research to see what other people with ‘credentials’ say.

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  12. Loretta

    I thought popcorn was not GMO!??

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  13. Chelsea

    I love Hail Merry cocoroons…the chocolate ones taste like brownies, and they’re gluten free, non-gmo, and I think they might be vegan too…

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  14. Vicky

    How about some alternative products that don’t contain cow’s milk? Although I like the soft, cream-cheese-like goat’s milk cheese, it gets a little boring after awhile. Do you know of any foods containing goat or sheep milk cheese?

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  15. Antoinette

    I like Eda-zen Crunch-a-ma-me! They have undertaken a multi-year project to make sure their n0n-GMO soy is grown in the USA. The crunchy edamame snacks come naked or lightly seasoned. I think you would love them!

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  16. Nicole

    I was wondering your opinion on the Beanitos brand chips.

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  17. Melissa

    I looked at the ingredients on every Garden of Eatin Chips….everyone had Expeller pressed Canola Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil. Yet the bags are all labeled ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’.

    I’m confused! Isn’t all Canola Oil GMO?

    Please answer.

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    • Laurie M. (to Melissa)

      Yes, canola oil is one of the GMO foods, but there is non-GMO canola that is still grown, just like there is still non GMO corn and non GMO soybeans.

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  18. Georgia

    I highly recommend Boulders kettle cooked olive oil potato chips. They are addicting.

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  19. Jessica

    Earth Balance vegan popcorns! Non-Gmo, gluten free & vegan

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  21. Wendi

    I love Kashi snacks. I always thought they were organic and gmo free, am I deceived?

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  22. Kerry

    You should try Jackson’s Honest Chips..made from organic potatoes, sea salt and fried in coconut oil. They are delicious!

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  23. Gina

    Skinny pop!! Delicious and non GMO

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  24. Kristen

    Most of the alternatives I’m good with – but Ak Mak crackers – man, I’ve never ever ever in all my 43 years liked those. Okay, perhaps they weren’t around 43 years ago, and I certainly wasn’t eating them at that time, but they have never tasted like Triscuits. Surely there was a better match to Triscuits than Ak Maks.

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  25. McCoy

    Our go to snacks besides raw fruits and veggies are Angie’s kettle corn(they have a variety of flavors, our favorite being sweet & salty), veggie straws by sensible portions, skinny pop popcorn, non GMO gogo squeeze applesauce, simply balanced organic corn tortilla chips(target) or Kirkland brand organic tortilla chips(Costco) & peace all natural cereals and granola in Greek yogurt… Oh and non GMO trail mix. Having 4 kids I always have these things on hand as well as homemade jerky from gf ground beef or bison.

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  26. jas

    Could you please share some AFFORDABLE GMO-free options? All of the items you recommend require an upper middle class salary to regularly purchase. They are often 3x the price of the GMO versions.

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    • Sharon (to jas)

      jas I hear ya. It is more expensive to eat organic and non-gmo at first. But when you start to change over to healthier foods, you will find that your food costs actually go down because processed food is much more expensive than whole foods. Try doing it in steps. I mean, a bag of Fritos runs $4.29? That’s expensive to me. When you start putting better quality foods into your body, you will find you eat less of the processed foods and therefore save money.

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  27. Susie

    I like Food Should Taste Good snacks but can’t find much information about them. The backs of the package say gluten free, not made with genetically engineered corn, no MSG… Am I making a good choice? I wish they came in bigger packages but they have become my go-to chips and crackers. Discovered the cheddar tortilla chips in the Minneapolis airport of all places!

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  28. Carey (to )

    Pure food, or “real food” would be; Organic, NON-GMO, NO Pesticides, NO HFCS, NO MSG, NO Preservatives, etc!!! That would be PURE food. Real organic food is far better than any Kosher branded food I’ve ever seen. There are tons of food products with the Kosher marks that are full of toxic crap. See how they have the masses fooled…And are you aware of the the ritual/process for Kosher meat? According to the Torah the throat is slit, the animal bleeds out (which takes 15 to 20 minutes) and the animal dies an agonizing slow death. Special…more pure…yea right….(interject sarcasm)

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  29. Cheryl (to Carey)

    Don’t know where you got your info on kosher killing, but the throat is NOT slit – that would disqualify the animal immediately! A kosher beef kill, for example, is where a specially trained Rabbi uses a long, very sharp sword-looking knife. He quickly and expertly inserts it at the base of the neck and all the way into the heart in one motion and removes it just as quickly. Because the knife is razor sharp, there is minimal pain to the animal. Also, because the heart has been pierced, it only takes about two to five minutes for the animals to bleed out sufficiently to cause unconsciousness, followed by a painless death a few minutes later. People who are not familiar with the natural “death throes” of any animal believe that the sometimes violent jerking the body makes is in response to pain. Not true! It is the normal spasms (contractions) of the large muscles when they are being deprived of blood and oxygen. The brain is already dead; the animal is already dead; the muscles are just reacting – and will continue to spasm in lesser degrees until the body is completely cooled. I used to be half owner of a meat processing plant and helped in all phases – from the initial dispatch of the animal to wrapping and freezing the cuts of meat. And yes, I am a woman too! I still harvest and process my own game meat and fish.

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