T.G.I. Friday’s Cheddar and Bacon Chips

October 30th, 2015

TGIFridays cheddar and baconT.G.I. Friday’s advertises on its bags of cheddar and bacon potato skins chips that the snack contains more bacon than ever before. But a TINA.org review of the snack’s ingredients following a reader’s tip brings into question if the chips had any real bacon to begin with.

“No bacon whatsoever,” wrote a TINA.org reader who surveyed the ingredients on the back of the bag. Indeed, TINA.org found that the word “bacon” does not appear once among the more than 30 listed ingredients, which led with soybean oil and/or sunflower oil. “How can you claim ‘more bacon’ when there is no bacon!?!”

Good question, reader. Maybe more accurate product packaging would have read bacon flavored in the same way some fruit snacks are labeled fruit flavored.

In any event, if it’s real bacon you’re after, label this bag of chips T.G.I. Fail.

T.G.I. Friday’s did not respond to requests for comment.

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