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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/18 19:04:36 (permalink)
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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.

I just saw Charles Chips somewhere. I think it was Key Largo or Fort Lauderdale. In a bag not a can.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/18 22:03:40 (permalink)
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cosmos & LVW

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


Wow! Those must be pretty good chips if people are willing to buy them from the bathroom.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/19 00:07:30 (permalink)
Oh wow - I had totally forgotten about Charles Chips! I loved those when I was a kid. My grandmother always had the tins - they were a special treat when we were at her house. I don't eat many chips these days, but I think I may have to order some of these.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/19 10:00:43 (permalink)
We used to get Charles Chips when I was growing up. Very thin and crispy. The real appeal though, was the can. I still have a bunch of them that came from my aunt's house in Mobile AL. Great for keeping the critters out of flour, corn meal, etc and a little more interesting to lookat than tupperware.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/19 10:21:34 (permalink)
I agree - the Charles Chips cans were (are) great. Not only useful, they had real old-fashioned charm. I love the color scheme.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/19 12:03:37 (permalink)
Im still stumped - is Wise a regional chip?? I dont ever remember seeing them in Kansas....how far west do they go?
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/21 13:13:04 (permalink)
I saw Wise chips when I lived in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. I think they're fairly close to national by this point.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/21 13:44:52 (permalink)
Charles Chip's no longer makes their own production, they only use co-packers and although the quality is decent, it no longer has anywhere near the taste of their orginals.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/21 16:03:02 (permalink)
Sterzings...I had them ship me a case last month.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/25 14:10:37 (permalink)
I love Utz potato chips, especially the Kettle Cooked brown ones. Mmmm

[img] http://www.mobeo.com/mcpweb/images2/utzkettleclassics.jpg [/img]
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/25 18:44:48 (permalink)
Got this off Al Roker's show on the Food Network www.taquitos.net
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/07/25 21:54:08 (permalink)
I USED TO LOVE POTATO CHIPS? Am I the only one who has noticed that there is something lacking in the recent 3/5 year chips taste. After extensive investigating with independent small regional makers as well as several large instititional chippers, I learned that this is caused by the Russet Potato Growers, who have been over irrigating potato fields, to encourage growth, with more consistant product. This results in Potatos lacking potato taste , flavor or character. They have the correct balance of sugar and starch Brix prior to frying, but don't taste the same after tunnel frying, often are finished with lighter color. If you want to check simply boil or bake some supermarket russet potatos and try tasting for potato flavor. main reason restaurants are enhancing mashed potatos, with Garlic, Cheese or etc. Hope your potatoes are better then mine.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/02 01:38:45 (permalink)
STERZINGS ARE THE BEST! CAN'T FIND A DECENT IN CHIP IN SOUTH CAROLINA - INSTEAD, HAVE TO ORDER MY STERZINGS FROM BURLINGTON, IOWA
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/02 11:44:25 (permalink)
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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.


We LOVE Mikesell's potato chips. Especially the "old fashioned" variety. There are two local-ish chips in Cincinnati: Husman's and Grippo's. Never liked Grippo's; too greasy. But Husman's are a nice chip. Still about the only sour cream and onion I can eat.

I've had Utz's and love 'em. And Wise are good too, when we travel to where they're available. But Mikesell's is the best....
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/02 11:55:31 (permalink)
I still like potato chips, but I agree with your assessment of flavor. I knew about the over irrigation, etc. by the russet growers. The manufacturers are looking for a particular starch content and brix level and the growers have answered that call with the potatoes that are commonly used in chip production. Good observation on your part.
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I USED TO LOVE POTATO CHIPS? Am I the only one who has noticed that there is something lacking in the recent 3/5 year chips taste. After extensive investigating with independent small regional makers as well as several large instititional chippers, I learned that this is caused by the Russet Potato Growers, who have been over irrigating potato fields, to encourage growth, with more consistant product. This results in Potatos lacking potato taste , flavor or character. They have the correct balance of sugar and starch Brix prior to frying, but don't taste the same after tunnel frying, often are finished with lighter color. If you want to check simply boil or bake some supermarket russet potatos and try tasting for potato flavor. main reason restaurants are enhancing mashed potatos, with Garlic, Cheese or etc. Hope your potatoes are better then mine.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/02 12:04:20 (permalink)
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Just discovered Golden Flake "The South's Original Potato Chip". They're incredible.


Golden Flake is the chip of choice for a potato chip sandwich--two slices white bread, Duke's mayo (about 1/4" thick), pepper and about 2 inches of good old Golden Flake chips, all squeezed together so the chips don't fall out when you take a bite. This is without doubt the most white trash of white trash food, but I ate more than a couple of these growing up out in the country.

Slightly more palatable--a few golden flake chips on a sandwich. Nice little crunch and salt.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/02 19:30:56 (permalink)
1/4" thick mayo? 2" chips? How many angioplastys is that good for?
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/03 01:14:05 (permalink)
Guy's BBQ Chips! In the 60's and 70's living in Arkansas as a kid that was all I would eat! Frostie Root Beer and Guys Chips, If Only??????? LOL
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/04 02:35:38 (permalink)
I haven't seen a Charles' Chips can in many years but they were yummy growing up. Now I love the Old Dutch brand of Dill Pickle chips, our friend brings them up to Alaska when she goes on a trip to North Dakota.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/19 13:57:35 (permalink)
Goose Island Brewery (in Chicago) serves what they call "Pub Chips".
These used to be free, but you can still get a generous basket and
(maybe a free refill) for a buck! These are cut a little thicker than regular bagged chips and are very well browned. They soak these in some "secret ingredients" before frying them. They are great as are their burgers, beer and other dinners. Think that they might soak these in some kind of malt syrup left over from the brewing process? Just bought one of those rotating deep fryers and have been trying to duplicate these at home. Might try blanching pre-sliced red potatos in boiling malt liquor?
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/19 14:15:26 (permalink)
Gibble's and Utz...especially Grandma Utz's,in the brown bag (cooked in lard).
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/19 16:15:37 (permalink)
I just found a bag of Poore Brothers salt and pepper chips in the vending machine in the foyer of a Shaws in Boston: I haven't had Poore Brothers chips since I left the southwest. I thought about buying all the bags, but I restrained myself.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/19 16:28:32 (permalink)
Ahh yes, Sterzings chips. One of the great benefits of living in Iowa. They're only as far away as the closest grocery store. They're more readily available across the state than they were a few years ago.

Yumm!

Cindy
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/21 12:10:31 (permalink)
I live in the Snack food capitol of the world...york pa

Martins Chips
UTZ
Bickels
Herrs
Snyders of Hanover Pretzels
Wolfgang Candy
and 10 minutes from hershey

The list is endless...ENDLESS

The snack food association has their annual meeting in a hotel just around the bend from me...

great stuff.

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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/21 12:49:33 (permalink)
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Originally posted by lleechef

I haven't seen a Charles' Chips can in many years but they were yummy growing up. Now I love the Old Dutch brand of Dill Pickle chips, our friend brings them up to Alaska when she goes on a trip to North Dakota.


They're for sale at Restoration Hardware....

http://www.restorationhardware.com/page.jhtml?type=product&categoryId=cat160101&id=prod170106

...and at the Vermont Country Store.....

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/search.asp?q=charles+chips&restrict=prdSell_pages

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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/08/29 07:52:21 (permalink)
A local favorite here are Mister Bee's Chips, made in Parkersburg WV. We also have access to Martin's, Utz's, Mikesells, Charles Chips,Troyer Farms, and Wise. My favorite, though, has to be the aforementioned Rt 11 Chips from Middletown Va....yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/09/02 07:31:13 (permalink)
I was in a store this weekend that didn't carry my favorite brand - Good's - so I bought Gibble's and thought you might enjoy this blurb from the back of the bag:

"Today, with all the various oils on the market, Gibble's still uses lard - an animal fat - to make their potato chips. Why? Because we believe that simple and natural is best.

Do you realize that, commonly, to produce vegetable oil, seeds must be roasted, steel rolled, and flooded with hexane solvent to extract the oil, which is then treated with lye, neutralized with hydrochloric acid, filtered through diatomaceous earth, and deodorized under high temperature?

Lard is a rich, naturally stable fat, rendered from pork that provides the true home style flavore most people prefer. Pure energy. Simple and delicious."

Ah, I'll have to remember that.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/09/02 08:36:51 (permalink)
Which just explains why you want to "Nibble with Gibbles"!
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/10/01 08:27:56 (permalink)
Does anyone from the Pittsburgh area remember Blue Star Chips (came in a can) from about 30 years ago? My father-in-law's dad once owned the company.
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RE: Regional potato chips 2003/10/01 10:23:50 (permalink)
Here in Florida we have a favorite chip that has become legend among us locals.

http://www.bullschips.com/index.html

My whole family loves these, we prefer the Minorcan flavor.......check out the link.

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