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RE: Potato Chips 2005/04/05 23:10:26 (permalink)
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Anyone remember Charles Chips? They used to get delivered right to your house in huge cannisters. You could also get pretzels and other items. I`m going back to the 60`s. The sight of the truck pulling up to the house was pure delight


Martin,
That company is another Pennsylvania snack maker!
Charles Chips are still sold in this area. It seems to me that they still have delivery trucks, too. I'll have to check into that one.
I still prefer Sterzing's Tri-Some to any other chips I've ever had, with "Dirty" Potato Chips from Memphis and Zapp's Potato Chips from Louisiana right along behind.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/04/12 09:55:11 (permalink)
I remember Charles' Chips --- they'd deliver them in huge cannisters. They were quite good. My favorite, though, is vinegar and salt chips. My husband like Ruffles and that's what he usually brings home. I don't eat many chips because I cut my carbs back, but Yah vinegar and salt, barbeque, and Charles' Chips rule.

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RE: Potato Chips 2005/04/12 12:47:53 (permalink)
Restoration Hardware sells Charles Chips in large tins. Never tried them though. Anybody else like Jay's Potato Chips. I use to love driving past the plant on the Dan Ryan and smelling the fresh made chips.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/04/13 20:38:16 (permalink)
Yuck! I tried Gibbles once and it was like eating...grease or salt...
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/05/16 11:36:22 (permalink)

Anyone remember Charles Chips? They used to get delivered right to your house in huge cannisters.
Martin,
That company is another Pennsylvania snack maker!
Charles Chips are still sold in this area. It seems to me that they still have delivery trucks, too. I'll have to check into that one.
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I am an avid Sterzing fan dating an avid Charles Chip fan. He has tasted Sterzings (gobbling up the last in my one lone bag) and agree they are pretty good but says I need to taste Charles' to make up my mind. Do you have an internet address where I can order some online. We are taking a short road trip to Burlington Ia to buy Sterzings direct from the factory (if that is possible). Thank you

Lenne
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/09 15:18:43 (permalink)
Someone mentioned Kettle Chips lightly salted.
Utz now is making "gourmet" chips - kettle style with flavors.
One is lightly salted. It is my DH's amine favorite chip right now.

Other really good chips I tried recently are Terra Chips - Olive Oil and Fine Herbs. They have a real kick!
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/09 15:30:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Tristan Indiana

Anybody else like Jay's Potato Chips. I use to love driving past the plant on the Dan Ryan and smelling the fresh made chips.


Jay's potato chips was a staple in my house when I was growing up. I would drive my mother crazy when I ate a whole one of the two bags in the box in one sitting. That would be for breakfast during Saturday morning cartoons.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/09 15:30:46 (permalink)
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Route 11, what do you think of Route 11 chips?

I think Route 11 chips rock. I've been spending a lot of time in NVA recently and have picked up quite a few flavors of these, I've liked them all. The habanero flavored chips are actually hot, and I'm an avowed chile head.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/09 16:20:02 (permalink)
Terra's Sweet Potatoe chips are very good. Particularly when looking for a better crunchy, carb choice.

No one else mentioned, but I still like a can of Pringles every once in a while.

Never been to Pennsylvania, maybe next year.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/26 17:47:01 (permalink)
As a child, I remember the excitement and anticipation I would feel on the mornings that our CHARLES CHIPS driver was scheduled to deliver our fresh tin of chips (and the bellyache I would have by the afternoon from eating more of them than I should have!).

I have found Charles Chips online at The Vermont Country Store http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=9418&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=39&iSubCat=176&iProductID=9418, including the distinctive Charles Chips tin. I still eat too many of them the day that my order arrives.

Luckily, some things, like Charles Chips never change!
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/27 10:10:10 (permalink)
To all the Potato Chips I've loved before:

Cape Cod
Rt 11
Eagle Brand Kettle Chips(now extinct)
Martin's
Grandma Utz's Handcooked Potato Chips(Lard baby, lard!)
Herr's Kettle Cooked
Lays Wavy Chips(my exception to my kettle fetish)
Mister Bee's Kettle Cooked(A West Virginia brand)

I'm pretty much a purist for a plain potato chip, but yesterday I tried Target's private collection brand Archer Farm's PArmesean Garlic Kettle Cooked, and I have to say, they were pretty damned tasty.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/27 16:07:32 (permalink)
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Originally posted by angel92

Gibbles chips are just too darn salty!


You can say that again.

Oh, wait! You did!

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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/27 16:59:08 (permalink)
If you are a potato chip lover, as I am, be grateful that you do not live in the desert southwest. This area does not evoke great regional brands of potato chips, as did New Jersey, where I formally resided. The most exotic you can get here is Tim's Cascade Chips, and that was only in one store. Other than that, it's Lays and the fill in the blank store brand, in this case Albertson's or (gag) Wal Mart.

We can still make a mean flauta here though!
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/06/27 17:16:40 (permalink)
I remember when Charles Chips distributed in the Kansas City area. This was in the early or middle 1960s. It was so cool to get cans of chips delivered right to your doorstep. And the chips were so good. More consistent than the Guy's & Kitty Clover chips you could buy around KC.

The chip delivery didn't last very long, though, at least not in our neighborhood.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/07/02 16:56:38 (permalink)
"Cape Cod" chips -- plain and salt & vinegar .....
The ingredients read thusly: potatos, peanut oil

There *is no discussion
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/07/21 02:39:48 (permalink)
Bill,

We moved from the East Coast to Overland Park in 1973. We were able to get Charles Chips delivered up until 1979. I remember the driver telling my mom that they were shutting down in KC. I remember that they had a flavored chip similar to BBQ, but I can't remember the name.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/07/21 08:25:30 (permalink)
Ick, not a fan of potato chips anymore; I prefer Quaker's Crispy Minis (I believe they're called "Quakes" in the US). I've also recently become addicted to Jax cheese curls. Though one brand of chips I LOVE (though I never eat them anymore) is Miss Vickie's, especially the sweet chili and sour cream ones.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/03 22:29:41 (permalink)
Gibbles were always the best locally, and have always been fried in lard. But then Martins (of Potato Roll fame) bought them out. All of a sudden the whole taste changed and it was like eating nothing and getting a nasty coating of grease all over your mouth. These are not the original Gibbles Chips from my childhood.

Recently Martin's has started making chips and their Kettle Gold tastes just like the original Gibble's chip. Amazing isn't it?

I remember Charles Chips, Styx pretzels (still sold locally), Herr's Grandma Utz, and Snyders brands.

Anyone remember Thomas's Pretzels and chips?
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/03 23:27:32 (permalink)
I am sure that most of you have never even heard of Kitchen Cooked potato chips, let alone ever tasted one, but they are a true Roadfood potato chip, first made in the 1930s and still manufactured in Farmington (population 2600), about 20 miles west of Peoria, IL. The chips are delivered, primarily to central Illinois stores, within 48 hours of the time the potatoes are dug out of the ground, but they will also ship anywhere from their website at: http://www.kitchencooked.net/
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/04 03:52:53 (permalink)
Hello,
6star, I've had Kitchen Cooked chips back in the late 60's and 70's, but haven't seen them lately here in Va.. And they were GREAT! Always love Martin's BB-Q chips, but lately I am partake of Snyder's Orignial Chips. Rt. 11 chips, made up the road from me in the Valley of Va. are also a treasure. What amazes me is the diversity of chips of late. At work we have have ketchup chips, dill-pickle chips, etc... most of them taste bad. And the race is over on hot chips, they all lose. Most of them are so hot that they have no flavor except for heat. A chip, to me, compliments a sandwich or burger, or is good enough to eat by itself. I do like Herr's, regular and at times there Salt and Pepper Chips. But I've found an inconsistency with their Salt and Pepper Chips, sometimes too salty or too peppery. So I'll stick with Snyder's.
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/04 11:15:13 (permalink)
Fieldthistle,

They make some good chips in Staunton. I can't remember what they're called but I always buy them at Melrose City.

Lynne
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/11 03:39:03 (permalink)
Hello all,
Has anyone tried to make their own chips. I have, but they were too greasy. That's why I stick with store bought.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
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RE: Potato Chips 2005/09/11 22:18:18 (permalink)
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Hello all,
Has anyone tried to make their own chips. I have, but they were too greasy. That's why I stick with store bought.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle


The grease is the best part, son! Man up holmes
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/03/14 12:45:55 (permalink)
Anybody remember Hillbilly BBQ chips? IIRC, they were the first ones I ever tasted and must have been like running a drug through my veins...I'm hooked on BBQ chips to this day. Sadly they went by the wayside.

As far as other tastes, I enjoy Cape Cod and just about any plain old salty chip. Of course, since Rachel's sponsored and Indianapolis 500 winner they moved to nearer the top of my list!
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/03 13:02:31 (permalink)
Mike-Sells old fashioned Salt & Cracked Black Pepper potato chips are very good. The hubs brought home a bag the other day and it has been devoured.

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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/03 13:28:00 (permalink)
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so many chips,so little time.....I like cape Cod chips(all flavors)but also go for Lay's chips,preferably salt and vinegar or the pickle deal......not a ruffle fan but most friends go for them.....as was said,it's hard to find a really objectionable chip(or maybe I haven't looked hard enough)
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/09 19:49:06 (permalink)
Dearfolk,
Conversely, the worst potato chips I ever ate were Snax Bullock from Conyers, Georgia. These came out in 1962-63, and didn't last. Why? They were IMPOSSIBLY, INEDIBLY salty. (The former factory, retooled, still squats beside I-20 just west of town.)
Gordon's from Atlanta were far superior. They disappeared a few years ago.
It sure would be nice for someone to open up a microchippery in these parts. At least for now we've got Dirty, Zapp's, Golden Flake, and the occasional chip from Pennsylvania to tide us through.
Uncrunchingly, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, GA.
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/09 21:57:26 (permalink)
Add me to the list of Utz-lovers! I brought back several bags of Grandma Utz kettle chips from Philly. You just can't get chips in lard in the Cleveland area.

When I lived in Canton, there was a small company called Gold'n Crisp in Massillon that still made kettle chips cooked in lard, but they are only distributed in Canton-Massillon, maybe Akron.

Our local chip company is Thomasson's, in Elyria, OH since the 1930's. My dad used to talk about how great those chips were when you could get them hot at the store. Now they're owned by Jones Chips of Mansfield, but still use the original recipes and factory in Elyria. www.joneschips.com/thomassonshistory.htm

Giant Eagle is now carrying Helmar Chips - they've got pictures of Babe Ruth and Shoeless Joe Jackson on the bag, and have baseball player cards inside.
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/19 23:31:53 (permalink)
As a former Reading, Pennsylvania resident, my whole family grew up on Good's Potato Chips. Half of us ate the Home Style brand in the red & white bag, and half the family swore by the Original brand in the blue & white bag. Recently, the two companies (they were distant relatives) merged into one company and now both the red bag Good's AND the blue bag Good's are available in just about any store you walk into in the Reading & Lancaster areas. I just checked out their web site and luckily we can now get both kinds shipped to our home in Iowa. Can't beat Good's !!!!
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RE: Potato Chips 2006/04/19 23:49:32 (permalink)
Zapps and Terra Chips are good--hubby likes all those mouth burning types, I like more flavor, the young 'ns like Pringles ( which, old broad that I am I remember when they first came out), still like them for nostalgia and some of the wacky limited edition flavors--got thai sweet chili pringles at Walmartand they were pretty good--not thai tasting at all though. Pringles remind me of trout fishing at Bennet Springs State Park in Lebanon, MO back in the dating years, I had to eat something to keep up with all the refreshing Anheuser-Busch beverages being thrown my way-- But let's face it, chips rock anyway youlook at it. My Mil sends some down from STL--are they Charles Chips, or Guys? We like em all.
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