We do our very best to create the world's best potato chips that almost everyone can enjoy. Chip fans with allergies or dietary restrictions can find detailed information on this page about our products and how our processes create the most delicious, allergy-safe snack experiences we can make.
Free of Most Major Allergens
All Route 11 Chips are free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, wheat, soy, eggs, fish, and shellfish.
The only major allergen in our factory is milk. Some of our flavors contain milk; others do not.
For a limited period of time in the summer of 2022, due to a global shortage of sunflower oil at any cost, we blended refined non-GMO peanut oil with our normal sunflower oil. These bags were appropriately labeled with peanut oil in the ingredients. As of August 2022, we returned to cooking in pure sunflower oil, and we anticipate continuing to cook only in sunflower oil.
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Route 11 Chips has its own Factory
Our private factory makes nothing but Route 11 Chipsand happiness. This means that most major allergens do not even enter our facility. All Route 11 Potato Chips are made right here in our factory in Mount Jackson, Virginia. You can even come visit us and watch us make them!
We take a lot of pride in our little chip factory. Looking through the windows to our kitchen, you'll see equipment so clean that it's gleaming! To minimize any chance of batch-to-batch allergen contamination, we perform intense cleanings at the end of every day we cook, and it really shows!
We plan our cooking schedule with a lot of care to minimize the chance that any of our dairy-containing flavors might affect any of our non-dairy flavors. We do not make dairy and non-dairy flavors at the same time. Also, if we are cooking more than one flavor in a single day, we always cook the non-dairy flavor first, getting it safely sealed up before any dairy-based seasoning is used.
Delicious, Better-for-you Oil
We cook all of our potato chips in 100% expeller pressed, high oleic sunflower oil. This great-tasting oil is particularly high in monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids (one of the two "healthy" fats), which can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Enjoy!
Details on Major Dietary Restrictions
Peanuts and Tree Nuts
All Route 11 Potato Chips are peanut-free and tree nut-free. Our factory does not process peanuts or tree nuts.
During the summer of 2022, we temporarily cooked in a blend of sunflower oil and non-GMO, refined peanut oil due to a global shortage of sunflower oil. As of August 2022, we returned to cooking in 100% sunflower oil. All bags of our chips have been correctly labeled for ingredients, and will show "peanut oil" in the ingredients if there is a chance that peanut oil was used in that batch. Because our chips have a 6-month shelf life, chips that were possibly cooked in partial peanut oil should no longer be available anywhere after February 2023. Orders from this website ship directly from the factory and are very fresh chips. Therefore, all chips ordered on this website will no longer contain peanut oil.
Gluten / Wheat
All Route 11 Potato Chips are certified gluten-free by GFCO. Our factory processes no wheat or gluten.
Shellfish and Fish
Yes, we have a flavor called Chesapeake Crab, but it doesn't actually contain crabonly a blend of herbs and spices that will take you back to the salty goodness of a traditional, mid-Atlantic crab fest! All of our chips are free of fish and shellfish. Our factory processes no fish or shellfish.
Milk / Dairy
Our factory does process a limited amount of milk products. Here are the flavors that have dairy:
- Sour Cream & Chive: contains whey powder, nonfat dry milk powder, sour cream powder, buttermilk powder, and lactic acid.
- Dill Pickle: contains lactose.
- Salt N Vinegar: contains lactose and cultured buttermilk.
All our other flavors contain no milk or dairy: Lightly Salted, Barbeque, Chesapeake Crab, Mama Zuma's Revenge, Sweet Potato, Yukon Gold, and No Salt.
Vegan / Vegetarian
All flavors of Route 11 Chips are vegetarian.
Eight of our flavors are vegan: Lightly Salted, Barbeque, Chesapeake Crab, Mama Zuma's Revenge, Sweet Potato, Yukon Gold, and No Salt.
Our other three flavors contain dairy (see above): Sour Cream & Chive, Dill Pickle, and Salt N Vinegar. These three flavors do not contain any other non-vegan components.
Milk is the only non-vegan substance that our factory processes.
Cholesterol & Trans Fats
All flavors of Route 11 Chips have no cholesterol and no trans fats. We cook our chips in expeller pressed, high oleic sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is rich in monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids (one of the two "healthy" fats), which can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Eggs & Soy
All Route 11 Potato Chips are egg-free and soy-free. Our factory processes no eggs or soy.
We realize that dietary restrictions and allergies can get complicated. We're committed to transparency about our ingredients to make it easier for our wonderful chip fans to determine if our flavors meet your needs.
The full ingredients of every flavor is listed on the Product Page for that case of chips. We're also including all ingredient lists below for convenience and easy reference:
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt ™.
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, cane sugar, salt, paprika, tomato powder, garlic powder, spices, natural smoke flavor, paprika extract.
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, seasoning (lactose, dextrose, salt, sodium diacetate, garlic powder, onion powder, citric acid, malic acid, dill weed and spice extractive). (Contains milk.)
Sour Cream & Chive
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, seasoning (whey powder, nonfat dry milk powder, onion powder, salt, sour cream powder, rice flour, buttermilk powder, sugar, chives, lactic acid, citric acid and natural flavor). (Contains milk.)
Salt N Vinegar
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, seasoning (sea salt, lactose, cultured buttermilk, maltodextrin, malic acid, vinegar and citric acid). (Contains milk.)
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, salt, spices, and paprika.
Mama Zuma's Revenge
Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, cane sugar, salt, paprika, habanero powder, garlic powder, spices, natural smoke flavor, paprika extract.
Select organic sweet potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt®.
Yukon gold potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt®.
Select potatoes and expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil.