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lou987

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RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 10:51 AM (permalink)
middlesworth barbque are the best, dont forget wise plain
 
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    renfrew

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    RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 11:29 AM (permalink)
    I still see them in the stores here in the boston area. Wachusett chips too...
     
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      Art Deco

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      RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 12:23 PM (permalink)
      Those Zapp's Craw-Tators are hard to beat...
       
      #33
        Kristi S.

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        RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 1:04 PM (permalink)
        I have recently become addicted to Cape Cod Russet chips. They are EXTREMELY crunchy, so eating them in an office setting is not recommended. I also have enjoyed Utz Crab Chips, and Herr's as well. They make a funky Ketchup-flavored chip which I'm not too fond of; but the plain flavors are just fine.
         
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          can

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          RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 2:59 PM (permalink)
          I grew up in west central Ohio and Mom always had Mikesell's potato chips. I think they are fried in peanut oil. I moved to Michigan and met someone from Dayton and she would bring me Mikesell's whenever she went home. My mother is no longer living. Now I live in Fort Wayne, IN and Mikesell's are available again!! Life is good.
           
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            paul and louise

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            RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 3:45 PM (permalink)
            as to chips......
            barbecued potato chips to be exact
            grippo's is the one
            ask any frito people who has the best bbq chip...
            they will humbly tell you grippo's does, and that they have tried unsuccessfully to copy it.........
             
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              jvsmom

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              RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 6:54 PM (permalink)
              I can't believe someone mentioned Mikesell's! Many, many years ago, when I was about 9 years old, my (much) older sister was newly married and had moved with her husband to Illinois. I took my first long roadtrip, with my parents, from Massachusetts to Illinois to visit her, and while passing through Ohio, we discovered Mikesell's. My mother loved them, so much so that a year and a half later, when we were able to go back to visit my sister again, we spent several hours trying to find the exact same grocery store we went to the first time to get some Mikesell's. It's been a long time, and I don't really remember them, just that they were very good, and the first thing I thought when I saw the title of this thread was "I wonder if anyone will mention Mikesell's?"

              As for State Line, I remember hearing a jingle for them on the radio - "Head for the State Line; the super, natural potato chips!" Of course, you can't see punctuation on the radio--so I heard that and thought "What the HECK is a 'supernatural' potato chip? Does it give you psychic powers or something?"
               
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                Ted Steak

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                RE: Regional potato chips Wed, 05/21/03 7:31 PM (permalink)
                Four words: Wise Bar B Que! My favorite for years now. Great for eating while having a few good beers.
                 
                #38
                  ksgirlinchi

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                  RE: Regional potato chips Fri, 05/23/03 1:35 PM (permalink)
                  I am so happy to see that Kitchen Cooked made the list!!! My mom lives near Farmington, IL, home of Kitchen Cooked, and they are THE potato chip in the greater Peoria/Galesburg area. They were also recently mentioned with several other regional goodies on a list in Esquire magazine (in the March or April 03 issue). They leave your mouth slick and crunch like nothing else....
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by kholzhauer

                  Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips from central Illinois are the fruit of the potato chip gods!
                  The initial taste is best described as 'slightly lard-y' (but in a good way!)
                  This taste coats your mouth and creates a morphine-like addiction that will have you
                  finishing the whole bag. Jay's brand has tried to mimic this recently to only reasonable results. They have a variety of flavors but plain 'ol salted are the best! It looks like these
                  babies are available online now: http://www.kitchencooked.net/

                  Think globally, eat locally.
                   
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                    ConeyIslandLou

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                    RE: Regional potato chips Fri, 05/23/03 3:50 PM (permalink)
                    A Silly Question for you out there: Is Wise a Regional brand??? I know you cant find them in some areas of the midwest..but unsure otherwise...
                     
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                      Lucky Bishop

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                      RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/9/03 3:04 PM (permalink)
                      Back in the '80s, there was a Texas brand called Bob's (which was the first brand by the company that eventually became Poore Brothers) which had a jalepeno and cheddar chip that I still remember with much fondness although it was discontinued a good dozen years ago.
                       
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                        hawkeyejohn

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                        RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/9/03 4:05 PM (permalink)
                        I second the Sterzing nomination.

                        http://www.sterzingchips.com/NewFiles/home.html
                         
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                          Oneiron339

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                          RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/9/03 4:45 PM (permalink)
                          At least some of you know what you're talking about - the best chips in the world have always come from Central PA. All the smaller mfg brands, like Grandma Utz, Martin's, Gibble's (Nibble with Gibble - what a slogan!), Stehman's, etc., course they're all made with lard, but they are thicker than the national chains (Lay's, Golden Flake, etc.). Cape Cods are ok but they don't ship or last well. Lay's just came out with a kettle cooked version similar to the above-named brands, thicker and almost w/ the lard taste, but in a pinch they'll do. Middleswarth are OK too. And for pretzels, Lancaster County still has the best - again - small mfg. brands: Hammonds, Martins, fresh right off the oven and hand-rolled. You can go right to the location and watch your pretzels come off the line rolled by little old ladies and baked and placed into your tin or bag before your eyes. There's also a pretzel called "Uniques", an interesting taste developed by a guy whose recipe left out something but tasted good he began calling them uniques. Go for the local, smaller mfg brands near Lancaster and you'll taste the best.
                           
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                            cheryldale

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                            RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/9/03 5:11 PM (permalink)
                            Those flavors of "cracked pepper" and "parmesan" chips sound awesome, do they have a website to mail order? Also, someone mentioned Zaps Chip in Louisiana. They are AWESOME, they are cooked in peanut oil, and they even have "sweet potato chips", very good!
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by yumbo

                            Hey Ya'll -

                            Let's hear it for the regional potato chip brands - i.e., anything other than Lay's. Out here in the Pacific Northwest we have a great little brand of chips called Tim's. They have some incredible varieties, like Parmesan and Garlic or Cracked Black Pepper.

                            -Yumbo
                             
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                              jpatweb

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                              RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/9/03 5:30 PM (permalink)
                              One of the main reasons that regional chip makers thrive is because chips are fragile and their universally accepted packaging does little to protect them. They just don't travel well and for companies and retailers, breakage equals profits that could have been. Currently, there's about 120 plants across the country, most serving a somewhat immediate area. That's a remarkable number, considering the rampant consolidation in the food industry. Now if chips came in little boxes, that'd be another story. It's a fair bet we wouldn't be debating the merits of, say, Cape Cod versus Route 11.

                              On another note, I'm a big fan of Maui Chips.
                               
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                                peppertree

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                                RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/16/03 8:43 PM (permalink)
                                Wise Potato Chips are not available in Texas markets. (Maybe a specialty shop, not a regular market).

                                I liked Wise when I was home in NYC. I remember in college in Philadelphia, I would go to a convenience store called Wawa and buy Herr's. They also sold Pa. Dutch chips.
                                 
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                                  Ort. Carlton.

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                                  RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/16/03 9:27 PM (permalink)
                                  Dearfolk,
                                  Recently, I was tuned onto THE BEST potato chips I ever ate: a bar in my lovely home town, Athens, Georgia, recently added a kitchen. On their menu they have homemade potato chips with blue cheese. Oh, my! An order is $5.00 and will hold me through six (Imperial!) pints of Guinness, if not more.
                                  The name of the place is The Globe; it's at 199 North Lumpkin Street downtown. Crab around on the net and you'll find a writeup of it by a local beer/food connoisseur/writer named Owen Ogletree... a good friend, I should add.
                                  Packaged-wise, my favorites are Zapp's (especially the vinegar & salt), Grandma Utz's, and - of course - Sterzing's Tri-Some from Burlington, Iowa. Now them's some kind of good!
                                  Only Slightly Crunchily, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
                                   
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                                    Bushie

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                                    RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/16/03 9:31 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

                                    Dearfolk,
                                    Recently, I was tuned onto THE BEST potato chips I ever ate: a bar in my lovely home town, Athens, Georgia, recently added a kitchen. On their menu they have homemade potato chips with blue cheese. Oh, my! An order is $5.00 and will hold me through six (Imperial!) pints of Guinness, if not more...

                                    Only Slightly Crunchily, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.


                                    Ort, after six Imperial pints of Guinness, why would you even CARE what kind of potato chips you're eating???

                                    Welcome to Cheeseburger, Orten.
                                     
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                                      ocdreamr

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                                      RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 06/16/03 10:52 PM (permalink)
                                      cosmos & LVW

                                      Was doing some surfing this weekend & came across the fact that the Vermont Country Store sells Charles chips in the can!
                                       
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                                        Jameslakes

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                                        RE: Regional potato chips Tue, 06/17/03 10:29 AM (permalink)
                                        I think I have tasted almost all the chips mentioned in all the posts. One HUGE factor in the manufacturing process for all chips is that the raw material is bought on the open market. As the growing season changes potatoes come from various states, various fields and various food brokers. The best chip makers are those that take into account the Water Content, Specific Gravity, and a host of other factors for each load of potatoes and when necessary alter their cooking recipe(usually the temp and time for cooking). When you think that your favorite chip tastes slightly different or not how you remember it, it probably does! It's not your taste buds that have lost their memory, it is the product...
                                        On another note..the regional chips such as Terrells, Route 11 (my favorite), Mike-Sells, Nibble w/Gibble, and too many more to mention are in a class by themselves. The National guys, and UTZ is now considered a national provider, market their chips to the greatest number of similar tastes so there always will be a center line they are trying to hit. The regional guys kind of state "this is what we make, we like them, hope you like them too"
                                         
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                                          meowzart

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                                          RE: Regional potato chips Tue, 06/17/03 11:04 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by ocdreamr

                                          Nibble with Gibble's. These started in the Central Pa/MD area but are available in a wider area now. I gave up Utz's for these


                                          I love Gibble's too!! Fried in lard. Doesn't get much better than that! I think Grandma Utz's are fried in lard, too. In MD, I can get Gibble's at Weis Markets. Never have a problem finding them when I go to my mom's in S. Cent. PA, though!

                                          I also love Martin's Potato Chips. Also from S. Cent. PA. My grandma always brings us some when she comes down. A small bag for each of us (me, bro, sis...all transplants to MD).
                                          http://www.martinschips.com/history.html

                                          When I was a kid and would go to the farmer's market with my mom on Saturday mornings, Utz and Martin's both had stands there. They would bring the chips to market in these enormous tins, dump them out on the work surface and bag them up for you right there. The nice lady at the Utz stand would always sneak me one. They stapled the bags shut back then. Something I am sure you would never get away with nowadays!!

                                          Meowzart
                                           
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                                            CheeseWit

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                                            RE: Regional potato chips Thu, 07/3/03 3:09 PM (permalink)
                                            Just thought I'd let everyone know that in the month of July we celebrate the Sesquicentennial (150 year) birthday of potato chips. First made in Saratoga, NY.
                                             
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                                              elcoraidercheer

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                                              RE: Regional potato chips Sat, 07/12/03 4:50 PM (permalink)
                                              The brand "Terra chips" makes Taro chips. These are mostly found in Hawaii, but they are GREAT! I like them better than potato chips!
                                              http://www.terrachips.com/products/tc_taro.html

                                              --Terra
                                               
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                                                45013

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                                                RE: Regional potato chips Sat, 07/12/03 11:02 PM (permalink)
                                                In the Dayton, Ohio, area is the Mike Sells brand.

                                                http://www.mike-sells.com/
                                                 
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                                                  repartee

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                                                  RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 07/14/03 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                                  How I'd long for all/any of those potato chips.

                                                  Over here in the land of the rising sun we have pickled plum flavour, fried octopus (tako yaki) flavour, and butter and salt flavour that I can remember without running out to the convenience store.
                                                   
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                                                    Herron

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                                                    RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 07/14/03 12:26 PM (permalink)
                                                    Uncle Ray's Potato Chips from the Detroit area are really tasty (http://www.unclerays.com/). I love the coney dog chips - they taste just like a Detroit coney! You can read reviews of all the Uncle Ray's brands here (http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?manuf_code=13).
                                                     
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                                                      RubyRose

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                                                      RE: Regional potato chips Mon, 07/14/03 12:31 PM (permalink)
                                                      My favorite brand is Good's, made in a small plant in New Holland, PA. They are very light in color and always taste so fresh.
                                                       
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                                                        tiki

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                                                        RE: Regional potato chips Fri, 07/18/03 7:58 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by lvw

                                                        Charles Chips--delivered to your door in a big brown tin.


                                                        A Blast from my youth!!!!Are they still in business?? I loved them-we went through at a can a week and the local diner where my mom cooked used them too.
                                                         
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                                                          mek

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                                                          RE: Regional potato chips Fri, 07/18/03 8:29 AM (permalink)
                                                          Gibble's and Utz- Grandma Utz in the brown bag (cooked in lard).
                                                           
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                                                            CheeseWit

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                                                            RE: Regional potato chips Fri, 07/18/03 8:40 AM (permalink)
                                                            Last weekend, we attended the Central PA Arts Festival in State College, PA. I picked up a bag of one of my favorite regional brands, Middleswarth. Yummmmmmmmm!
                                                             
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