There are 3 main types of Tostitos: scoops, triangles, and rounds.
For each of these, there are multiple flavors, some of which are vegan, and some are not.
I went ahead and looked up all the ingredients in each variety to figure out which Tostitos flavors are and are not vegan.
Non-Vegan Ingredients in Tostitos
There are some obvious non-vegan ingredients in most of the varieties that aren’t vegan friendly, which are all dairy:
- Sour cream
And a few variations of those.
Aside from that, the only other question mark is the sugar. Sugar is usually vegan, but sometimes isn’t because it’s processed with bone char (not actually in the final sugar though).
If you want to be safe, avoid the flavors with sugar as well (I’ll point them out below).
The basic scoops have a short and obviously vegan ingredient list:
Corn, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil), and Salt.
There are 3 flavors in total of the “scoops” line:
Avoid the multigrain scoops if you want to be on the safe side.
About half of the Tostitos Triangles varieties are clearly vegan:
|Original Restaurant Style||Yes|
|Hint of Lime||No||Sour Cream, Whey|
|Hint of Jalapeno||No||Sour Cream, Whey|
|Roasted Red Pepper||No||Sour Cream, Whey, Milk protein concentrate, Lactose, Buttermilk|
|Black Bean & Garlic||Maybe||Sugar|
|Simply Organic Blue Corn||Yes|
|Cantina Thin & Crispy||Yes|
Finally, there are 4 varieties of Tostitos Rounds, with a fifty-fifty split between being vegan and not:
|Sabritas Salsa Verde||No||Whey|
|Salsa Ranchera||No||Natural Flavors (Contains Milk)|
Summary: Which Tostitos Flavors Are Vegan?
The majority of Tostitos actually are vegan-friendly.
There are 2 that might or might not be vegan due to the sugar: Multigrain Scoops and Black Bean & Garlic Triangles. It’s up to you if you’d like to take that risk.
The only flavors that are clearly non-vegan are:
- Hint of Lime
- Hint of Jalapeno
- Roasted Red Pepper
- Sabritas Salsa Verde
- Salsa Ranchera
As a final note, it’s possible that this changes over time, so double check the ingredients when you buy any.
I’ll try to check-in every 6 months or so and update this page if there are any changes.