Allergy Information

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 tree nuts, gluten, wheat, soy, eggs, fish, and shellfish. Currently, our chips may contain refined peanut oil. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, there is a critical shortage in the global supply of sunflower oil. For now, we have only intermittent access to sunflower oil at any price. In order to keep making you delicious, all-natural chips, we have begun blending in a high quality, non-GMO, REFINED PEANUT OIL with sunflower oil.

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Route 11 Chips has its own Factory

Our private factory makes nothing but Route 11 Chips—and 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!

Squeaky Clean!

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!

Allergy-focused Scheduling

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

Due to the conflict in Ukraine, there is a critical shortage in the global supply of the sunflower oil we normally cook with. As a stop-gap measure, we are currently blending sunflower oil with a high quality, non-GMO, refined peanut oil.

Details on Major Dietary Restrictions

Peanuts and Tree Nuts

We are temporarily cooking in a blend of sunflower oil and non-GMO, refined peanut oil. Our factory processes no tree nuts and no peanuts other than non-GMO, refined peanut oil. We will return to cooking in 100% sunflower oil as soon as we can.

The FDA does not consider refined peanut oil to be an allergen. The refining process removes the peanut proteins that are responsible for most allergic responses. According to a scholarly article published through PubMed (a database of the National Institutes of Health), "It has been shown, in well-designed studies, that refined peanut oil can be safely consumed by the vast majority of peanut-allergic individuals." This necessary measure will allow us to continue supplying you with a safe, allergy-conscious, non-GMO product that maintains its highest quality and exceptional taste.

REFERENCE: Crevel, R. W.; Kerkhoff, M. A.; and Koning, M. M. "Allergenicity of refined vegetable oils."  PMID: 10722892. Originally published in "Food and Chemical Toxicology," 2000 Apr;38(4):385-93. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10722892/

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 crab—only 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 currently cook our chips in a blend of peanut oil and 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.

Ingredient Lists

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:

a bag of Lightly Salted chips

Lightly Salted

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt ™.

a bag of Barbeque chips

Barbeque

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, cane sugar, salt, paprika, tomato powder, garlic powder, spices, natural smoke flavor, paprika extract.

a bag of Dill Pickle chips

Dill Pickle

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, seasoning (lactose, dextrose, salt, sodium diacetate, garlic powder, onion powder, citric acid, malic acid, dill weed and spice extractive). (Contains milk.)

a bag of Sour Cream chips

Sour Cream & Chive

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut 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.)

a bag of Salt N Vinegar chips

Salt N Vinegar

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, seasoning (sea salt, lactose, cultured buttermilk, maltodextrin, malic acid, vinegar and citric acid). (Contains milk.)

a bag of Chesapeake Crab chips

Chesapeake Crab

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, salt, spices, and paprika.

a bag of Mama Zuma chips

Mama Zuma's Revenge

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, cane sugar, salt, paprika, habanero powder, garlic powder, spices, natural smoke flavor, paprika extract.

a bag of Sweet Potato chips

Sweet Potato

Select organic sweet potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt®.

a bag of Yukon Gold chips

Yukon Gold

Yukon gold potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil, and unrefined sea salt by Real Salt®.

texture of unsalted chips

No Salt

Select potatoes, expeller pressed high oleic sunflower oil and/or non-GMO peanut oil.

three kids enjoying Route 11 Chips
our gleaming, clean kitchen
the Route 11 Potato Chips factory