Are Funyuns Gluten-Free?

Are Funyuns Gluten-Free?

Funyuns are manufactured by Frito Lay and yes, they are gluten-free. However, Frito Lay does not specifically test and certify Funyuns as gluten-free. They simply don’t contain any gluten-free ingredients. Due to how they are manufactured, there is most likely some cross-contamination.

Funyuns are Gluten-Free!

According to Frito Lay, the following flavors do not contain gluten:

  • FUNYUNS Baked Onion Flavored Rings
  • FUNYUNS Flamin’ Hot Onion Flavored Rings
  • FUNYUNS Onion Flavored Rings

Funyuns Ingredients (Original)

Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Corn, and/or Canola Oil), Salt, and less than 2% of the following: Corn Starch, Sugar, Corn Flour, Buttermilk, Maltodextrin (Made from Corn), Onion Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Dextrose, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors (Including Natural Toasted Onion Flavor), and Gum Arabic. Contains Milk Ingredients.

Funyuns Nutrition Info

Serving Size: Around 13 Pieces (28g)
Calories: 130
Calories from Fat: 60

Amount Per Serving%DV *
Total Fat 6g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 280mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g5%
Dietary Fiber <1g3%
Sugars <1g 
Protein 2g 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Vitamin B62%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: Funyuns Nutrition
Img src: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

3 thoughts on “Are Funyuns Gluten-Free?”

    • Hey Debby,
      Thanks for the comment. Yes, we’ve also updated the information above. While Funyuns don’t technically contain any gluten ingredients, they aren’t certified as gluten-free by Frito Lay due to how they are manufactured. So there is most likely cross-contamination.

    • MSG is very rarely sourced from wheat, and when it is, it is processed in a way that it does not contain the “gluten” that causes celiac reactions. Some people with IBS may get mild intestinal upset. Rarely, some people have a yet-unnamed auto immune response triggered by another wheat compound called ATIs, but they are not responding to gluten, and it is still quite rare for MSG to be made from wheat
      The history of the MSG scare is pretty disgusting. MSG is harmless, with rare exceptions. MSG is naturally occurring in fermented foods. If you eat soysauce or sauerkraut, you’re eating MSG.


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