Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding Tayto Snacks products.
1. 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. Lady Rosetta, Lady Clare, Edony Lady Jo and Kiebitz are the varieties predominantly used.
2. 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 that 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.
3. 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 send your request to ‘Sponsorship, Tayto Snacks, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co Meath.
4. Where can I find nutritional information about Tayto Snacks products?
The best source of information is the ingredients declaration and nutritional information found on the pack.
5. 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/.
6. 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.
7. 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 and we also sell a small selection of Tayto crisps on www.taytocrisp.ie but these can only be shipped within the republic of Ireland. We also sell and ship Tayto merchandise internationally, and you can place orders also at www.taytocrisps.ie. Please note the Tayto online shop is currently closed due to covid-19 restrictions and will reopen in due course.
8. Can I order Tayto Crisps Wedding favours?
We do not supply Tayto wedding favours; however, you can order a party pack from the website www.taytoscrisps.ie. We have also seen instances where hotels produce wedding favours on behalf of the bride and groom. We would advise that you consult with your hotel wedding planner. Please note the Tayto online shop is currently closed due to covid-19 restrictions and will reopen in due course.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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 however, due to covid restrictions, the factory tour experience is currently closed. Please keep an eye on Taytopark.ie for when this experience will resume.
12. 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 see our vacancies tab on the contact us page where you can send us your details. Alternatively you can send by post to Vacancies, Tayto Snacks, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co Meath.
13. Do Tayto Snacks products contain gluten?
Some of our products are gluten-free: Gluten Free Tayto Occasions, Gluten-Free Pom-Bear. We always advise consumers concerned about food sensitivities to read the label and check with their doctor if they have questions. Our Gluten Free products are listed in the Coeliac society guide.
14. What are the nutritional benefits of 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. We provide many of our packs in a variety of pack formats that allow our consumers to choose the portion size that suits their needs best.
15. What is the most commonly consumed pack size?
A 25g packet is the most commonly consumed pack size in Ireland. This is the size we use in many of our multipack formats.
16. 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 9 grams of savoury snacks per day. That’s equivalent to just over a third of a 25g pack of savoury snacks per day, or 2.2 packs per week. The average Irish adult consumes less than two packs per week. ( Source IUNA (Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance) National Children’s Food Survey II 2017 -2018, National Adults Nutrition Survey 2008 -2010
17. 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.
18. What do you cook your crisps in?
All of Tayto Snacks crisps are cooked in vegetable oil (Sunflower oil and Rapeseed oil in varying proportions).
19. 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.
20. What crisps are not suitable for people with allergens?
All of our packagings clearly states specific allergen information for the 14 allergens which are listed under EU legislation.
21. 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.
22. 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.