Sun Chips is a brand of baked, rippled, multigrain chips launched in 1991 and produced by Frito-Lay.
Permanent flavors include Original, Harvest Cheddar, French Onion, and Garden Salsa, and Cinnamon in 2007. Current limited editions (possibly only in certain test markets) include Honey Graham and Apple'N Caramel. Previous limited editions included Cinnamon Crunch early in 2007, the first time sweet flavors were added since Apple Cinnamon and Honey Nut in 1999. In 2008, Peppercorn Ranch and Roasted Sweet Chili were added as new flavors. In 2009, Spicy Chipotle was introduced.
As of 2006, Sun Chips is an exclusive sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Volunteer Recognition Program.
Sun Chips bags note that they carry 6 grams of fat per 1 ounce serving (as opposed to the normal 10 grams of fat per one ounce serving in regular potato chips), and have no cholesterol nor trans fat. Sun Chips also contain 75mg of Potassium per serving. Sun Chips are also labeled as one of PepsiCo's "Smart Choices Made Easy," a list of their products marketed by the company as healthier alternatives to other snack foods.
A nearly identical product, SunBites, is marketed in the UK by Walkers. Utz and Snyder's of Hanover offer similar products as well.
In 2010, Frito Lay plans to introduce compostable packaging for the SunChips product line. The bag, made of plant-based material, will "fully decompose in about 14 weeks when placed in a hot, active compost bin or ...