Are Corn Nuts Vegan & Gluten Free? Ranch, BBQ, Original, Chile Picante, Nacho, Jalapeno Cheddar

Corn nuts are a crunchy corn kernel snack made for those who love eating a crunchy snack during playing video games or enjoying movie night with friends. 

In this blog post, I will check all favors ingredients of Corn Nuts owned by Hormel Foods Corporation and whether they suit you.

Corn nuts are made with natural corn, Oil, and Salt, but some brands may add some allergen ingredients, which leads those with a strict diet or following a lifestyle to wonder before consuming them.

Two of the commonly asked question are corn nuts Vegan & Gluten Free?

About Corn Nuts & Their Ingredients

By deep-frying corn kernels made of corn nuts and other ingredients for making different flavors, including Original, Ranch, BBQ, Chile Pican, Nacho, and Jalapeno Cheddar

In addition to corn kernels, corn nuts are flavored with various seasonings to give a variety of flavors, such as chili or barbecue.

Are Corn Nuts Vegan?

The answer is YES. All Corn nuts flavors are vegan. They are made without using derived animal ingredients, including

  • Original
  • BBQ,
  • Chile Pican
  • Nacho
  • Jalapeno Cheddar

the only debate is regarding the “Ranch” flavor, which is made using sugar, which is probably made with sugar that is often filtered with bone char. Many vegans consider sugar and other No. So, on you to decide if this flavor fits your needs or not.

Are Corn Nuts Gluten Free?

Fortunately, All flavors of corn nuts are free from gluten-containing ingredients. Also, they are made in a facility that doesn’t handle wheat, barley, or rye.

So, you don’t need to worry about this snack if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. But it should be moderate since it may contain saturated fat & high sodium amount.

Final Thought

Indeed, Corn Nuts are Vegan except for one flavor that may contain sugar filtered with bone char, “Ranch Flavors,” and all flavors are Gluten free.


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