Tostitos, Lay’s Chips, and SunChips will lose their artificial flavors, preservatives and the dreaded monosodium glutamate (MSG) and will gain the label “all-natural.” Frito-Lay has made the change in response to surveys that say up to 70 percent of consumers are looking for more natural foods.

The changes won’t turn these snack foods into health foods, and I hope that consumers won’t see them as such. The sodium and fat content in the foods will still be very high. However, I’m glad to see that some of the unnecessary artificial ingredients are being taken out of these snack foods.

Notice, I say some. According to Fox News, one of the “all-natural” ingredients in Tostitos is corn sugar. If you remember, corn sugar is the new name for high-fructose corn syrup — not something that many people would consider natural. 

CBS News has more information.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Frito-Lay makes its junk food less junky
Customers want more natural junk food, and Frito-Lay is doing what it can to give it to them.