Snacks Without Red Dye 40

By Kristie Turck •  Published 07/31/22 •  3 min read

Last updated on September 4th, 2022 at 03:09 pm

We have been busy reading labels to collect a list of snacks without Red Dye 40. 

Since reading labels for artificial food dyes like Red 40 is time-consuming, we thought we would do the work for you.

As always, check the label again when you buy any of the products listed. Manufacturers often change ingredients.

This list is for snack foods and not inclusive of healthy snack foods. We know that parents whose children need to avoid Red Dye 40 want to be able to give their kids special snacks and treats on occasion. That is what this list is designed for. 

What is Red Dye 40?

Red dye 40 is a synthetic food coloring sourced from crude oil. It is a petroleum-based dye. Its sole purpose is to make our food look a certain way. 

I kept visualizing a red velvet cake when I started exploring this topic. It makes sense that there would be a ton of red dye in something like that! Don’t panic, red velvet cake fans; I found this safer alternative recipe for you. 

I have since learned that Red Dye 40 is pretty much in everything. Ok, not everything, but I challenge you to walk down an aisle in your grocery store and not find at least 20 different food labels. I’m talking about butter, frosting, yogurt, drinks, jello, cake mixes, syrup, and juice.

How To Avoid Artificial Colors In Food

Look for food labeled as USDA Organic, which does not allow any artificial dyes. 

Also, read labels. The following artificial food colors are allowed according to the FDA.

Look for terms like:

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Reasons To Avoid Red Dye 40 In Food Include:

I urge you to do your research. Here is a great place to start from PubMed “Toxicology of Food Dyes“.

I can’t help but think of when moms sounded the alarm about BPA around 2007. It took years of evidence and research to have our Government acknowledge that BPA should not be used in baby bottles, sippy cups, and formula cans. If you are not familiar with BPA, I created a crash course.  My point is that hopefully, someday, these artificial synthetic colors will not be allowed in our food.

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List of Snacks Without Red Dye 40

Here is a list of snacks without Red Dye 40.

  1. Annie's Organic Variety Pack
  2. Annie's Organic Variety Pack
    $7.69 ($0.70 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:03 am GMT
  3. Strawberry, Apricot And Wildberry Fruit Strips Variety Pack
  4. Strawberry, Apricot And Wildberry Fruit Strips Variety Pack

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  5. Pirate's Booty Cheese Puffs, Healthy Kids Snacks
  6. Pirate's Booty Cheese Puffs, Healthy Kids Snacks
    $13.09 ($1.31 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 02:26 am GMT
  7. Fritos Original Corn Chips, 1 Ounce (Pack of 40)
  8. Fritos Original Corn Chips, 1 Ounce (Pack of 40)
    $15.18 ($0.38 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:03 am GMT
  9. SkinnyPop Microwave Popcorn
  10. SkinnyPop Microwave Popcorn
    $45.00 ($0.45 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:41 am GMT
  11. Simply Doritos & Cheetos Mix Variety Pack
  12. Simply Doritos & Cheetos Mix Variety Pack
    $13.98 ($0.44 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:05 am GMT
  13. Goldfish Crackers Big Smiles with Cheddar, Colors, and Pretzel Crackers
  14. Goldfish Crackers Big Smiles with Cheddar, Colors, and Pretzel Crackers
    $11.88 ($0.41 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 01:37 am GMT
  15. Mott's Fruit Flavored Snacks, Assorted Fruit, Pouches
  16. Mott's Fruit Flavored Snacks, Assorted Fruit, Pouches
    $7.24

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    11/28/2022 12:05 am GMT
  17. Mott's No Sugar Added Applesauce, 46 Ounce Jar
  18. Mott's No Sugar Added Applesauce, 46 Ounce Jar

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  19. JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip
  20. JUNKLESS Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip
    $39.99 ($6.06 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 04:26 am GMT
  21. Happy Baby Organics Yogis Freeze-Dried Yogurt & Fruit Snacks
  22. Happy Baby Organics Yogis Freeze-Dried Yogurt & Fruit Snacks
    $11.81 ($3.94 / Count)

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    11/28/2022 12:05 am GMT
  23. Bare Baked Crunchy Banana Chips, Simply Banana
  24. Bare Baked Crunchy Banana Chips, Simply Banana
    $34.74 ($2.14 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 12:07 am GMT
  25. Bare Baked Crunchy Apple Chips, Granny Smith
  26. Bare Baked Crunchy Apple Chips, Granny Smith
    $29.99 ($1.47 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 02:56 am GMT
  27. Sanaia Unsweetened Applesauce
  28. Sanaia Unsweetened Applesauce
    $19.99 ($0.28 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 12:03 am GMT
  29. Babybel Mini Original Semisoft Cheeses
  30. Babybel Mini Original Semisoft Cheeses
    $31.96 ($1.00 / Count)

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    11/27/2022 11:16 pm GMT
  31. Stonyfield Organic Kids Strawberry Vanilla & Blueberry Lowfat Yogurt
  32. Stonyfield Organic Kids Strawberry Vanilla & Blueberry Lowfat Yogurt

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  33. Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Original Flavor Pack of 24
  34. Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Original Flavor Pack of 24
    $36.99 ($1.03 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:03 am GMT
  35. Smartfood White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn
  36. Smartfood White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn
    $25.92 ($1.04 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:04 am GMT
  37. Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, Sea Salt, 23.5 oz.
  38. Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, Sea Salt, 23.5 oz.
    $15.89 ($0.68 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:04 am GMT
  39. BEAR - Real Fruit Yoyos Variety Pack - 4 Pack
  40. BEAR - Real Fruit Yoyos Variety Pack - 4 Pack
    $25.90 ($1.85 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:04 am GMT
  41. GoGo squeeZ Fruit on the Go Variety Pack, Apple Apple, Apple Banana, & Apple Strawberry - 20 Pouches
  42. GoGo squeeZ Fruit on the Go Variety Pack, Apple Apple, Apple Banana, & Apple Strawberry - 20 Pouches
    $11.88 ($0.19 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 03:01 am GMT
  43. General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios Gluten Free Cereal Family Size (Pack of 2)
  44. General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios Gluten Free Cereal Family Size (Pack of 2)
    $19.45 ($0.45 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 01:21 am GMT
  45. Organic Juice Drink Assorted Variety Pack, 6 Fl Oz
  46. Organic Juice Drink Assorted Variety Pack, 6 Fl Oz
    $36.95 ($6.16 / Fl Oz)

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    11/28/2022 01:26 am GMT
  47. YumEarth Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks
  48. YumEarth Organic Fruit Flavored Snacks
    $24.30 ($0.81 / Ounce)

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    11/27/2022 05:16 pm GMT
  49. Black Forest Gummy Worms, 4.5 Ounce (Pack of 12)
  50. Black Forest Gummy Worms, 4.5 Ounce (Pack of 12)
    $19.52 ($0.36 / Ounce)

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    11/27/2022 05:32 pm GMT
  51. OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Family Size - 3 Packs
  52. OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Family Size - 3 Packs
    $13.17 ($0.23 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 12:17 am GMT
  53. Clif Kid Organic Granola Bars
  54. Clif Kid  Organic Granola Bars

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  55. Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original
  56. Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original
    $18.00 ($0.45 / Ounce)

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    11/28/2022 04:01 am GMT
  57. Ritz Original Party Size Crackers
  58. Ritz Original Party Size Crackers
    $5.28 ($0.46 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 12:03 am GMT
  59. Wheat Thins Original Whole Grain Wheat Crackers
  60. Wheat Thins Original Whole Grain Wheat Crackers
    $4.99 ($0.25 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 04:22 am GMT
  61. Sunchips Multigrain Chips Variety Pack of 40
  62. Sunchips Multigrain Chips Variety  Pack of 40
    $21.86 ($0.55 / Ounce)
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    11/28/2022 02:33 am GMT
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Further Reading:

What is Red Dye 40 Found In

Red Dye Free Red Velvet Cake

Food Dyes Possibly Linked To Hyperactivity in Children 

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