updated 10/5/2010 7:10:28 PM ET 2010-10-05T23:10:28

Frito-Lay hopes to quiet complaints about its noisy SunChips bags by switching out the biodegradable bags for the old packaging on most flavors.

The snack maker says it will switch back to original packaging made of a type of plastic for five of the six varieties of the chips. It will keep the biodegradable and recyclable bags for its sixth variety, its original plain flavor. That's its second best-selling, after Harvest Cheddar.

Spokeswoman Aurora Gonzalez says the company received complaints about the noise from the bags since they were launched in April 2009.

The bags are louder than traditional bags because the material used for them is made from plants and has a different molecular structure.

Frito-Lay is a unit of PepsiCo Inc., based in Purchase, N.Y.

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    BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Less successful was the new bag that Sun Chips came in. It made a sound similar to that of a jet engine. It was the cost of good intentions, really, as it was made of a crinkly but well-intentioned biodegradable material. But if you went anywhere near it or jostled it, let alone try to open it or tried to reseal it, all conversation in the room had to stop. You couldn't hear the TV or the sound of, say, a passing train or a Rolling Stones concert. Well, the Sun Chips folks have relented, mostly. They have announced they're changing the packaging on all but the original version of their chips. There's still time.

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