50 Best Chips in the World [Top Potato Chip Brands Guide]

What are the best chips in the world? Check out the options in this comprehensive list of 50 top chip brands and flavours.

Potato chips are the preferred snack choice in the UK, the US, and pretty much everywhere else too!

As a result, it’s no surprise how many different chip brands and flavours have emerged in recent years. We can’t get enough of them.

But which are the best?

To help you decide, I’ve rounded up 50 of the best chips in the world. In no particular order, let’s dive in…

Chip brands

Let’s begin with some classic and well-known American chip brands!

The Best Chips in the World: Classic Potato Chips Brands

Let’s start with some tried-and-true American chips that have become deliciously famous around the globe.

1. Pringles

When Pringles debuted in 1968, they revolutionised the world of potato chips. Not only are they addictively delicious, but their unique shape and packaging keep every chip fresh and intact.

2. Lays

Crispy, light, airy, and satisfying, Lays has been a go-to choice for chips cravings for more than 75 years. You can always count on Lays to come up with some unique (and even bizarre) flavour options — but more on that later!

3. Ruffles

Ruffles chips are famous for their ridges, which offer a distinctly different snacking experience than “flat” chips. They’re especially great with a bowl of sour cream and onion dip.

4. Kettle Brand

Their tagline is, “We’re good in an extra way,” and it’s hard to disagree. Kettle Brand chips have a one-of-a-kind, extra-crispy texture and a dizzying array of flavours that are simply irresistible.

5. Cape Cod Kettle Chips

What started as a small regional brand of American chips quickly boomed into one of the crunchiest, tastiest chip brands around. This is one brand where you’ll want to stick with their classic sea salt flavour — it’s almost impossible to beat.

6. Fritos

Yes, Fritos are technically corn chips (not potato), but they’ve been a staple in the snacking world for almost 100 years! Thick, crispy, salty, and slightly greasy, they’re the key ingredient in a Texas-style Frito pie with beef chilli and melted cheese.

7. Funyuns

Spoiler alert: There’s no actual onion in Funyuns chips. But if you love the taste of deep-fried onions, you’ll be blown away by these chips that feature “natural toasted onion flavour” in the seasoning blend.

Brands of chips

Next up: some extraordinary brands of chips if you like a variety of flavours!

The Best Chip Brands with Unique Flavours

Bored with plain old salt? Give your taste buds a jolt with these brands of chips in a variety of fun flavours.

8. Miss Vickie’s Jalapeno Kettle Chips

Miss Vickie’s kettle-cooked chips strike the perfect balance between thickness and crunch, and their jalapeno flavour is out-of-this-world. It’s just the right amount of heat with a touch of sweetness to tame the burn.

9. Sabritas Adobadas Potato Chips

Made in Mexico and slowly becoming popular abroad, don’t miss your chance to try these tasty chips if you see them on the supermarket shelf. The flavour is reminiscent of spicy tomato ketchup — you won’t find anything like this anywhere else.

10. Old Dutch Crunch Sour Cream & Dill Kettle Potato Chips

This lesser-known brand of American chips (popular in the midwestern states) offers deliciously natural-tasting flavours. Sweet Onion and Mesquite BBQ are tasty runners-up, but their biggest hitter is the herby, salty Sour Cream & Dill flavour.

11. Utz Potato Chips “The Crab” Chip

Don’t worry — no crabs were harmed in the making of this chip. Utz carries a lot of different varieties, but their signature is “The Crab,” made with Chesapeake Bay crab spices for a bold pop of flavour.

12. Deep River Snacks Salt & Cracked Pepper Chips

If you love crinkle-cut chips, Deep River might become your new favourite brand. The combination of super salty with the slight kick of black pepper makes this brand of chips simply irresistible.

13. Takis Fuego Hot Chili Pepper & Lime Tortilla Chips

Spice lovers adore Takis brand chips for their thick, crunchy texture and seriously spicy flavours. Turn up the heat with one of their newest varietals that combines fiery hot chilli pepper with a hint of sour lime.

14. Popchips

With a light, fluffy texture like your favourite cheese puffs, Popchips offers a totally unique snacking experience. Try their tangy, salty, yet slightly sweet sour cream and onion flavour, and there’s no going back.

15. “Dirty” Kettle Potato Chips

These thick-cut, kettle-cooked chips offer unbeatable crunch, but their flavour offerings are what really set them apart from the rest. Try their Funky Fusion, Maui Onion, or (a personal fave) Sriracha Honey. Yum!

16. Herr’s Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips

If no potato feels complete to you without a healthy dose of vinegar, you’ll love these tangy chips from Herr’s. There’s nothing subtle about the vinegar flavour here — it packs a serious punch, so get ready to pucker up!

17. Zapp’s Potato Chips

Thick cut and fried in peanut oil, Zapp’s brand of chips offers a taste experience akin to the spicy goodness of Chick-Fil-A. With a distinctly Cajun twist, you’ll find fun flavours like Voodoo Heat, Spicy Cajun Crawtator, and Cajun Gator-Tator.

18. Wise Honey Better Potato Chips

Wise may have a reputation for being a somewhat bland potato chip, but their honey butter flavour is a major exception. Slightly sweet and slightly salty, your taste buds won’t know what to make of them — except to have more!

19. Chester’s Cheese Puff Corn

Cheetos get all the glory, but many people overlook the equally (or some say even better) alternative known as Chester’s “Puff Corn.” They’re cheesy, they’re fluffy, and they’re melt-in-your-mouth soft — what more could you possibly want?

20. Irvins Salted Egg Potato Chips

Looking for a taste sensation that’s unlike anything else on this list? Pick up a bag of this Singaporean brand of chips that tastes exactly as it’s described — salty, eggy, and incredibly savoury.

best potato chips

Tried all the best potato chips? Here’s a selection of top chips that are not made of potato for a change!

Different Kinds of Chips – “Potato Alternatives”

Did you know that some of the top chips aren’t even made with potatoes? Dazzle your palette with some of these delicious non-potato chips.

21. Tostitos Corn Chips

Consistently tasty, it’s hard to find a better brand of corn chip for your next Mexican-themed dinner party. The original restaurant-style chips are ideal for nachos, while their “Scoops” hold up to even the heartiest dips and salsas.

22. Pirate’s Booty Snack Puffs

How could you not have fun eating good chips by the name of Pirate’s Booty? Their aged white cheddar flavour is seriously cheesy and seriously addictive (you’ve been warned).

23. Doritos

Did you know that one of the best chips in the world doesn’t contain any potatoes? Doritos are solidly corn-based and wildly addictive, especially when you try their Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese varietals.

24. Sun Chips

Tasty chips made with 100% whole grains like corn, wheat, rice, and oats? That’s what you get with every bag of Sun Chips, which have a light, airy texture and slightly crinkled texture.

25. Nong Shim Hot & Spicy Shrimp Crackers

Technically they’re crackers (not chips), but you’ll find them right alongside your favourite brands of chips in the supermarket. These crispy, tasty Korean treats are made from rice flour, ground shrimp, and hot red chillies.

26. Takis

Another corn-based chip, Takis offer a slightly softer texture than other brands of chips, which makes snacking easier on your mouth. Bonus: Their unique packaging (similar to the Pringles brand) ensures you get fewer broken chips.

27. Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws

Although there’s technically some potato contained in these crispy “straws,” they’re also made of other goodies like spinach, tomato, corn, and turmeric. If you thought eating your veggies had to be boring or tasteless, think again!

28. Cheetos

Whether you choose the classic, crispy version or the “puff” version that’s softer and airier, it’s hard to go wrong with the salty, cheesy goodness in a bag of Cheetos. Try the Flamin’ Hot flavour if you dare!

29. Simply 7 Snacks Quinoa Chips

Light, healthy, and surprisingly tasty, it’s worth adding a bag of Simply 7 chips to your “to try” list. Made of quinoa and available in a variety of flavours like cheddar, barbecue, and onion, they’re somewhat reminiscent of Sun Chips.

30. Sabritones Chile & Lime Flavored Puffed Wheat Snacks

For a taste of Latin America, pick up a bag of Sabritones puffed wheat chips. They (quite literally) melt in your mouth, providing a totally different eating experience than your standard crunchy potato chip.

31. Late July Sea Salt Thin & Crispy Tortilla Chips

They might be thin and crispy, but Late July produces some of the top chips for dipping into your favourite salsas and guacamoles. Bonus: These corn chips also stay perfectly crisp if you make a quick batch of nachos in the microwave!

Potato chips brands

If you are looking for more health-conscious potato chips brands, Check out these ones!

The Healthiest Types of Chips

Who says chips have to be junk food? Satisfy your cravings (without ruining your diet) with some of these healthy chip brands.

32. Terra Real Vegetable Chips

Sweet potato? Taro? Yucca? Exotic root vegetables? Terra offers all those and more in their gourmet line of thin, crispy, and surprisingly delicious veggie chips.

33. Trader Joe’s Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers

Anything from Trader Joe’s is synonymous with clean, healthy, and delicious, and their Elote Corn Chip Dippers are no exception. Dusted with a mildly spicy, slightly sweet seasoning, they’re the perfect accompaniment to your favourite salsa.

34. Baked Lays

Slightly sweeter and crispier than their traditional cousins, Baked Lays offer a great snacking option for health-conscious individuals. With 65% less fat than regular Lays, you don’t have to feel an ounce of guilt.

35. Mi Rancho Corn Chips

Optimally crunchy for your next batch of nachos or guacamole, Mi Rancho corn chips pack tons of flavour into a guilt-free package. Made with five simple, organic ingredients, they’re one of the healthiest brands of chips out there.

36. 365 Potato Chips by Wholefoods Market

Wholefoods is another name synonymous with clean eating, so it’s no surprise that their brand of kettle chips ranks among the healthiest on the list.

They’re only available in sea salt flavour, but they tick all the other boxes — gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and non-GMO.

37. Siete Kettle Cooked Chips

This grain-free chip is perfect for anyone following a gluten-free, Paleo, or Keto diet — although they’re insanely delicious even if you’re not avoiding grain.

Made from cassava and coconut flour, these chips offer a delightful alternative to traditional corn or potato chips.

38. Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips

As the name suggests, the founders of this brand of chips believed in making a high-quality yet appealing chip. They certainly succeeded with this tasty chip made from healthy ingredients including sunflower, flax, and sesame seeds.

Brands of potato chips

Last but not least, here is a bonus list of brands of potato chips around the world that are a must-try!

Bonus: 12 Crazy Chips Flavours

You’ve probably heard of many of the brands of chips on this list already, but what about some lesser-known brands and truly bizarre flavour combinations?

Let’s finish this list with a collection of the best chips (and strangest flavours) from around the world that are harder to find. If you like these, you might also enjoy these exotic foods

39. Walker’s BBQ Pulled Pork Chips (USA)

40. Hunky Dorys Buffalo Crisps (Ireland)

41. Bohemia Mushroom Chips (Czech Republic)

42. Blueberry & Kiwi Lay’s Potato Chips (China)

43. Walker’s German Bratwurst Sausage Crisps (England)

44. The Listy Pirate Cornish Pasty Flavoured Crisps (England)

45. Smith’s Vegemite Crisps (Australia)

46. Baked Bacon Cheese with Seaweed Lay’s Potato Chips (Thailand)

47. Hot & Sour Fish Soup Lay’s Potato Chips (China)

48. Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Potato Chips (USA)

49. Hokkaido Camembert Cheese Doritos (Japan)

50. Mackie’s of Scotland Whisky & Haggis Potato Crisps (Scotland)

Try These Famous Chips Brands This Year

The best chips in the world come in a huge variety of flavours and styles. With any luck, this post has introduced you to some new and interesting ones to try.

Tired of potato chips and want something else to give your taste buds a jolt? Check out the hottest chillies in the world next!

Author: Danny Newman

Title: Writer and Content Creator

Expertise: Travel, Digital Nomadry, Outdoors, Blogging

Danny Newman is a writer, content creator, and digital nomad from the UK. He founded the travel and lifestyle blog What’s Danny Doing, a popular resource for people seeking more adventure, self-discovery, and purpose. A nationally syndicated writer, Danny’s work features in dozens of online publications, including MSN.com and news sites across the US.