Tayto Snacks

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding Tayto Snacks products.

Where do we grow our potatoes and what are the most common varieties used?

Most of our potatoes are sourced locally from Co. Meath and Co. Dublin potato growers. Saturna, Lady Clare and Rosetta are the varieties predominantly used.

How can I contact Tayto Snacks?

Please refer to the Contact Us page on our website. If you have a query related to a topic which is not covered in the drop-down selection options, please write to us at the following address below stating the nature of your query above the address. e.g. Career Opportunities, Tayto Snacks, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co.Meath, Ireland.

Where can I find information about sponsorships or donations from Tayto Snacks?

All sponsorship/donation proposals must be submitted in writing. A response will be sent to each request received. Please state the name of the brand from which sponsorship is sought e.g. ‘Hunky Dorys’ Sponsorship Request, Marketing Department, Tayto Snacks, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co.Meath.

Where can I find nutritional information about Tayto Snacks products?

The best source of information is the ingredients line and nutritional information found on pack.

How can I buy Tayto Snacks products?

Tayto Snacks products are sold in a vast number of retail locations in Ireland. Our products can also be purchased in certain other jurisdictions e.g. Australia through TASTE IRELAND website: https://www.tasteireland.com.au/.

I can no longer find my favourite Tayto Snacks product. What happened to it?

We always strive to offer our consumers the best variety of brands and flavours at the most convenient locations. There are occasions, however, where we must discontinue certain products if they are not selling in sufficient quantities and do not justify ongoing production.

Can I buy Tayto Snacks products online?

Currently, our products are available for purchase through retail outlets in the Republic of Ireland and in Australia through TASTE IRELAND website: https://www.tasteireland.com.au. We plan to launch online sales of our Tayto products in the near future. Details will be posted to this page in due course.

Tayto Crisps Wedding favours

We do not supply Tayto wedding favours however we have seen instances where hotels produce these on behalf of the bride and groom. We would advise that you consult with your hotel wedding planner.

Can I get a voucher for a Tayto Snacks product?

We do not have any vouchers that we are able to distribute, however, you should check with your local retailers for possible offers and discounts on Tayto Snacks products.

Can I get a sample of a Tayto Snacks product?

We are not able to accommodate individual sample requests, however, you should check with your local retailer for opportunities to try any of our latest creations.

Can I take a tour of the Tayto Snacks factory?

Public Tours are facilitated through our factory tour which is part of the Tayto Park visitor experience. Please contact Tayto Park for further details of opening times.

Are there career opportunities within Tayto Snacks?

Vacancies will be posted on our website. If there are none posted when you visit but you would still like to submit your application please do so in writing to: HR Manager, Tayto Snacks, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co.Meath

Do Tayto Snacks products contain gluten?

Some of our products are gluten free: Gluten Free Tayto Bistro, Gluten Free O’Donnells crisps, Gluten Free Pombear. We always advise consumers who are concerned about food sensitivities to read the label and check with their doctor if they have questions.

What are the nutritional benefits in crisps?

Savoury snacks are made from natural raw ingredients such as potatoes, grains (e.g. wheat, maize), starch and vegetable oils. All savoury snack products contain vital nutrients (carbohydrate, fats, proteins), micronutrients in the form of minerals, vitamins and fibre and offer a quick and convenient source of energy.

What is the most commonly consumed pack size?

A 25g packet is the most commonly consumed pack size in Ireland.

How many packs of potato crisps does the average person in Ireland eat per week?

According to IUNA (Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance) the average Irish child consumes about 13 grams of savoury snacks per day. That’s equivalent to half a 25g pack of savoury snacks per day, or 3 packs per week. The average Irish adult consumes less than 2 packs per week.

How long does it take to turn a potato into a bag of potato crisps?

About 12 minutes from peeling the potato to putting the crisps into the packet.

What do you cook your crisps in?

All of Tayto Snacks crisps are cooked in hi-oleic sunflower oil. Hi-oleic Sunflower oil is a key contributor of vitamin E.

What is sunflower oil and why is it good for me?

Sunflower oil is light in taste, contains more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil and is high in polyunsaturated and low in saturated fat.

What crisps are not suitable for people with allergens?

All of our packaging clearly states specific allergen information for the 12 allergens which are under legislation.

What is the average amount of calories in a packet of crisps?

An average 25 gram pack of potato crisps provides approximately 125 to 150 calories.

What is the difference between salt and sodium?

Sodium and salt are not the same. Sodium is a key component of salt, which has been used traditionally to preserve and flavour food products.