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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Delicious Tasting Snacks from Frito-Lay | Product Review

We have been huge fans of the snack foods made by Frito-Lay here in our household so when I was sent this snack pack of goodies to review for all of you we were super excited here in the Hill household to receive them! Over the years we have tried many of the Frito-Lay products but I have to admit...we haven't tried them all!

Today I have some great info to share with you all about Frito-Lay’s sustainability efforts. Frito-Lay Casa Grande plant is a great example of how Frito-Lay is working to minimize its impact on the environment. They want their fans to be in-the-know about some of the groundbreaking company-wide sustainability efforts that they currently have going on.

•At the Casa Grande plant, they've implemented technologies to recycle water, generate electricity and steam from renewable energy sources, achieved LEED certification and succeeded in sending nearly zero waste to the landfill.
•At all of their facilities, they reuse their shipping cartons up to six times before recycling them to help reduce waste. All Frito-Lay manufacturing plants are striving to divert at least 99% of waste from landfills.
•Frito-Lay added 1,200+ fuel-efficient Sprinter vehicles to its fleet along with converting 650 sales cars to hybrid vehicles to help reduce emissions. Now, they're even using all electric route delivery trucks in some of their metropolitan markets.
· For more than a decade, Frito-Lay North America has been committed to reducing the use of key major resources & the company’s overall environmental footprint, with the goal of: reducing water use by 75%; natural gas by 50%; electricity by 45% and fuel by 50% - all by 2020.
· Through the “Near Net Zero” project, Frito-Lay has gone further than any other U.S. food manufacturer in taking a production facility nearly “off the grid”.

Wow...that is really impressive and I am really happy to see that happening from one of my family's favorite snack food companies!

Our Review: The generous folks over at Frito-Lay sent us a reusable shopping tote filled with 4 big bags of snack products to review for all of you. We received the Lay's Classic Potato Chips that are made with all natural ingredients with no MSG, no Preservatives and no Artificial Flavors. They have 0 grams of Trans Fat. We have had these potato chips many, many times! We love them and they are our favorite brand of chips! We love dunking them into some good french onion dip! These chips never last long here in our household!

We also received a bag of Tostitos in the Hint of Lime flavor which we have never had the Hint of Lime Flavor until now. (we have always had the regular). I opened the bag and served them to my family during movie night with a big bowl of Peach Mango Salsa and let me tell you...in about an hours time...they were gone! These Tostitos are made with all natural ingredients, no artificial flavors, no MSG and no Preservatives. The Hint of Lime flavor has just that...a hint of juicy lime taste to them which I think makes them perfect to dunk into a fruit based salsa! The perfect crunchy, salty...sweet snacky type of chip!

The following night we broke open both bags of Sun Chips that we received for the review since we had a few friends over to watch a football game. We served them the Harvest Cheddar and the Garden Salsa varieties. Both are made with all natural ingredients, no artificial flavors, no MSG and with no perservatives. I cut up 3 different types of cheese and served the cheese right along with these Sun Chips and by the time the football game was over...all of the snacks were gone. We have never had any of the Sun Chips line of products before and I will admit...we loved them and will be purchasing more! Our favorite out of these two varieties was the Harvest Cheddar! Oh my...we loved the crunchy, cheesy taste with these chips! I love that they have 18 g. of whole grain goodness per 1 oz. serving and we all need to consume more whole grains!

Overall Impression: We loved all of the products we received from Frito-Lay and we will be purchasing more! As I first stated in my review...we are big fans of Frito-Lay but had never tried 3 out of the 4 products we received but boy...I am so glad that they sent us 3 products that we never had before because we now have some new favorite snack foods! yeah!!! We would like to thank Frito-Lay for sending us the snack pack to review for all of you! Frito-Lay and their snacks ROCK and the Hill household loves them!!!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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