Chips are one of the most loved snacks around the world. It is readily available anywhere you go and can be your best friend when you travel or don’t have anything to snack on while watching your favorite TV show. Many chips brands have emerged recently. Earlier Uncle chips and Lays dominated the market but recently even Bingo and Pringles are much appreciated by everyone. So, what are the details of these brands? How are they different from each other? Let’s check out a comparison of Lays, Uncle Chips, Bingo and Pringles. Here is a detailed comparison of the four products, so you know what you eat!
Lays has been in the Indian market for a long time and has adapted itself fairly well by launching some flavors that are completely catered to the Indian market. The most prominent example is its Indian Magic Masala flavor, which is adapted to the Indian taste with all the Indian spices. In addition to that, it is available in all types of sizes so one can buy a pack of INR 5 also and go higher up to INR 10, 20 and so on.
The main ingredients of Lays chips are potatoes, Vegetable Oil which could be sunflower, canola or corn oil, sugar, salt, natural flavors, corn starch, tomato powder, and some other flavored seasoning depending on the flavor you choose.
Uncle chips have its place in the Indian market for a long time and were acquired by Lays in the year 2000. Uncle chips have some unique flavors that suit the Indian taste.
The primary ingredients of uncle chips include potato, milk solids, vegetable oil, spices that include onion powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, turmeric, and other spices depending on the flavor, salt, sugar, black salt, tartaric acid, citric acid, and some other ingredients can be specific to the flavor that you buy.
Bingo presents its brand in relations to Indian snacks. For example, Bingo has hatke jhatke and mad angles, which are more like the Indian khakra. They aim to position Bingo as something that can be like an Indian pakora with chai. When it comes to the pricing, it is similar to that of lays and is available in packs ranging from INR 5, 10, 20, and so on.
The main ingredients of bingo are edible vegetable oil, rice grits, seasoning mix (depending on the flavor), garlic powder, acidity regulator, spices & condiments and other ingredients depending on the flavor.
Pringles are very different from the other three brands mentioned above. They can be considered more elite because they are not just slightly more expensive but also come in a canister and not a bag like the other three. They all have the same shape and size.
Pringles contain dried potatoes, vegetable oils that include cottonseed oil, corn oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil. Apart from that, it contains rice flour, maltodextrin, degerminated yellow corn, cornstarch, wheat, and salt. It does not contain any artificial flavors or preservatives.
Chips contain high saturated fat and sodium so it can lead to weight gain if consumed in large quantities. They also contain a high amount of salts and sodium, which might lead to hypertension or heart diseases.
The chips market and the snack industry is one of the largest and enjoys a lot of attention in the market. The brands mentioned above are some of the most prominent players in the snacking industry and do enjoy a lot of attention from the public.