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2004/06/22 10:59:52 (permalink)

Potato Chips

I recently bought (actually got them free with a coupon) of Gibbles Potato Chips. I had not had them for a very long time and was so disappointed in the taste. I could not even taste the potato, only the grease. Come to find out, Gibbles are fried in lard. Yuck! Now, if you really want a wonderful chip, try Troyer Farms! I live in NW PA and this is a regional chip although you can buy them online. These chips are absolutely wonderful and I will buy them over any other brand. They stay fresher longer and have a great taste.
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    angel92
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 20:28:00 (permalink)
    Gibbles chips are just too darn salty!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 20:29:10 (permalink)
    Gibbles chips are just too darn salty!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 21:00:03 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by angel92

    Gibbles chips are just too darn salty!


    Angel,
    Maybe that's why you nibble with Gibbles!
    Uncrunchingly, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 21:01:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by angel92

    Gibbles chips are just too darn salty!


    Angel,
    Maybe that's why you STILL nibble with Gibble's!!
    Still Uncrunchingly, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
    P. S. Tee hee!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 21:06:34 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    Of all the Pennsylvania chips I've ever tasted, my hands-down favorite is Grandma Utz's Kettle Cooked.
    A friend of mine says that those are indeed excellent, but his favorite is Diefenbach's from Womelsdorf, PA. (near Reading somewhere). Those are cooked in 100% pure lard.
    My favorite chips of all are Sterzing's Tri-Some from Burlington, Iowa. They also make a low-salt variety, but that is only available in their immediate territory. I guess I better go back there to have some, what say?
    In this area, we can obtain Zapp's from Gramercy, Louisiana and "Dirty" Potato Chips from Memphis - both brands are consistently excellent in all flavors. Zapp's occasional special runs are often awe-inspiring - and I've learned to grab them when I see them, because they run out quickly.
    Still Woefully Uncrunchingly, Ort. Carlton in Lovely 30601-Central.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/07/08 21:48:05 (permalink)
    OC-- I agree that Sterzing's are the best--but since they are not particularly salty, haven't tried the no-salt available here in Iowa. The good news is the new, luncheon size bags of these great chips, which I pick up for frequent carry out lunches. Buying only small bags, I now don't eat too many forbidden foods! Crunching only twice weekly in Iowa-----

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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/12/03 23:29:21 (permalink)
    My hands down favorire are the Black Pepper Potato Chips by Kettle.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/12/03 23:39:08 (permalink)
    I've yet to meet a potato chip I did not like, but I too especially like the black pepper Kettle chips. Anything made in the reading, PA area is good as well.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/12/04 00:10:00 (permalink)
    Back in 2000 I catered a large wedding party in McMinnville, OR. Amongst the guests was the owner of Kettle Chips. He liked my food so much, we commenced to talking and carrying on. The next morning a pickup pulled up filled with cases of Kettle Chips for yours truly. I've been a loyal customer ever since.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/12/07 11:27:17 (permalink)
    Yukon Gold black pepper chips are very good, too - they remind me of baked potatoes... Utz makes a salt and pepper chip but they taste like chemicals. I like Barbara's yogurt and green onion chips very much.

    For slumming, or when I'm feeling sorry for myself, Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream chips hit the spot...

    But really, like Carlton Pierre, it's hard for me to find a potato chip I don't like.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2004/12/07 11:51:56 (permalink)
    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 2005/01/06 23:26:17 (permalink)
    I like Lay's Classic Potato Chips. Have to buy them in the individual size though, because when I start, I eat the WHOLE bag.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/01/11 15:23:53 (permalink)
    Utz. I used to like Gibbles but now they're just too salt and greasy.
    Same goes with Cape Cods.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/01/11 16:01:24 (permalink)
    Route 11, what do you think of Route 11 chips?
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/01/11 22:12:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by enginecapt

    Back in 2000 I catered a large wedding party in McMinnville, OR. Amongst the guests was the owner of Kettle Chips. He liked my food so much, we commenced to talking and carrying on. The next morning a pickup pulled up filled with cases of Kettle Chips for yours truly. I've been a loyal customer ever since.


    Wow. I used to have dreams of things like that when I was a kid... I'd eat and eat and eat and then I would wake up and realize I'd had all the enjoyment without the calories!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/01/11 22:21:06 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Route 11, what do you think of Route 11 chips?


    Ha! A friend and I wrote were bored at work and wrote each other some haikus about Route 11 chips last fall. Let me check with him and see if he minds if I post them here...
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/01/15 11:34:49 (permalink)
    As a native Central Pennsylvanian I have always like the Middleswarth brand of chips for dipping purposes...they are very mild and complementary to most dips...But, I feel that the best chips to stand on their own are the HARTLEYS brand...they are a thicker and more full-bodied chip...but, alas, they are a local brand as well...They are so GOOD!....yummmy...:)
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/02/24 14:25:34 (permalink)
    A long time ago I was in central PA. and bought some potato chips that I
    really liked--they were(I believe) called Styx Chips, or something like
    that. Does anybody know if they are still in business and, if so, where
    are they based. Thanks a lot and good munching.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/02/24 15:55:49 (permalink)
    The absolute best are Snyder's of Berlin (NOT Hanover) in the silver bag. Just the regular ones, not kettle cooked, and not flavored with extraneous tastes. Unfortunately, their availability in my area is spotty at best.

    For Southern brands, I like Golden Flake Thin N' Crispy (plain) from Birmingham.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/15 16:55:33 (permalink)
    golden sun chips, my favorite from the late 60's and early 70's
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/17 17:06:11 (permalink)
    I just had some Old Dutch Ketchup Potato Chips. Apparently they are "the thing" in Canada. For me, one bite was enough to put them on my NWIH (no way in h...) list of things to eat!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/22 15:16:06 (permalink)
    The best chips are made the old fashion way with lard. Gibbles and Martins Kettle Cooked are both very good. And for whoever said they could not find Gibbles anymore, check out this site (they have your Troyer Farms as well):
    http://www.hometown-treats.com/ec_chips.html
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/23 21:51:11 (permalink)
    best chips for my money are Tim's Cascade Jalepeno and Charles Chip Jalepeno. Yum.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/24 06:53:43 (permalink)
    As has been pointed out south-eastern and south central pPennsylvania is potato chip capital of the country with numerous local brands, plus the head-quarters of larger players in the eastern regional market such as Utz and Herr's. My favorites- Martins kettle cooked chips with Bickels regular a close second (Bickels have a distinctive taste- perhaps because they are 'seared for flavor'. Martins are just excellant thick deep-fried chips).
    One chip I have yet to try is Diffewnbachs, appaently lard fried in small batches and only availabel in the Reading Pa area. I will have to scout some out the next time we are in the area
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/24 08:21:41 (permalink)
    Good's red bag (there is also a blue bag variety), made in New Holland, PA. They have a very light, fresh taste. On Saturday, I was at Renninger's in Kutztown PA. The snack booth has so many varieties of potato chips and pretzels from the Reading area, including Good's, Martin's chips and hand-twisted hard pretzels and Faller's pretzel sticks, that you would think you had died and gone to chip and pretzel heaven.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/24 09:12:59 (permalink)
    Goods red bag chips are the best!
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/24 09:22:47 (permalink)
    Sterzings from Burlington, IA -- yummy! Perhaps the Easter Bunny will bring a bag for me. Once I start eating them, I can't stop. My favorite are the chips that get folded over during the frying process. Double crunchy and delicious. I always eat the folded ones first. : )

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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/03/28 15:26:15 (permalink)
    Another vote for Sterzing's and Zapp's! Whem my wife visits Iowa she brings the Sterzing's Tri-Some chips.
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    RE: Potato Chips 2005/04/05 22:40:08 (permalink)
    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
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