6 Things You Didn’t Know About Frito-Lay

Responsible for many of your favorite chip flavors, this company has some pretty fascinating facts you should know about!

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Frito’s Corn Chips

In 1932, C.E. Doolin bought a bag of corn chips from a local business in San Antonio. It just so happened that the manufacturer of this chip was selling his business, which Doolin decided to purchase.

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Lay’s Chips

During the same year, Herman W. Lay began his business in Nashville, which delivered snack foods. He purchased the manufacturer, and the H.W. Lay & Company was born.

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A Merger

In 1961, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay company merged and became Frito-Lay, Inc.

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Their Products

It is likely that Frito-Lay makes your favorite snack! After all this company makes up 59 percent of the U.S. snack chip industry.

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Potato Chip Varieties

Frito-Lay has over 56 varieties of potato chips alone. From Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Flavored Potato Chips to Pizza Flavored Potato Crisps, there is a little something for everyone!

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More Than Chips

Frito-Lays may specialize in the potato chip, but they have stock in 33 companies that make snacks. For instance, they own Doritos, Grandma’s and even Cracker Jack!

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