"Chippos" Potato Chips ???

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Morton95
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"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sun, 03/9/08 8:22 PM
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Anyone remember "Chippos" Potato Chips.
They came in a box and were distributed by Betty Crocker
I think they were made with dehydrated potatos
They predated Munchos by a bit and Pringles by a while.
Loved them as a kid, in the 1970's
No one I know ever heard of them.

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sun, 03/9/08 8:26 PM
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No, but I remember Chieppo's chips that were made in North Haven, Connecticut back in the '40s and '50s.

Morton95
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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sun, 03/9/08 8:31 PM
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I found this reference to "Chippos", it referres to a TV commercial for the product

13) CHIPPOS POTATO CHIPS BY BETTY CROCKER: woman takes group on tour of kitchen to demonstrate new chip¯Chuck McCann is part of tour¯celebrity


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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Wed, 06/4/08 11:06 PM
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I remember Chippos! So glad someone else does, I was beginning to think I am the only one who remembers them. They came in a rather large box with a photo of the chips on the front of the box and I seem to remember red lettering on the box.
They were delicious as I remember. They had a waffle or grid-like texture on close inspection and were the predecessor to Munchos and Pringles.
They used to run TV ads showing people serving Chippos & regular potato chips at a party and how the Chippos didn't leave grease stains in their basket vs the regular chips which did.

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Thu, 06/5/08 8:36 PM
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is it possible you are talking about "chipsters" from Nabisco? they were around in the 70s. I totally loved those. someone else found them in italy, still made today by a company named belin.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh11/kateyk12/chipster.jpg


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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Fri, 06/6/08 11:03 PM
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No, but I can see how you might think that. I think that they were rivals. I distincly remember the box, it was very large and the entire front of the box is an extreme closeup of the chips. They were quite good, from the perspective of a child's tastebuds.
Anyone out there remember the 10:30 candy bar??? A vanilla chocolate coated bar with a cinnamon swirl on it?
Also, whip-n-chill and soft and swirl (soft and swirl was an instant pudding that came in chocolate, vanilla and peach).
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Originally posted by kateyk12

is it possible you are talking about "chipsters" from Nabisco? they were around in the 70s. I totally loved those. someone else found them in italy, still made today by a company named belin.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh11/kateyk12/chipster.jpg



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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 07/7/08 4:28 PM
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I always thought Chippos were just the brand of snack the Simpsons enjoyed.

http://www.angelfire.com/il2/illiterature/simpsons/customs/HomerChippos.jpg

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 07/28/08 3:22 PM
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I have a Chippos box - I dont have it photographed yet but Ill try to get it online - when I do Ill add it to my retro-food collection:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/15501552@N07/sets/72157603919752068/

I actually collect 1970s and 80s food boxes/bags/etc- particularly candy and snacks - if anybody wants to do some trading - drop me a line!

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Fri, 11/14/08 1:42 AM
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I remember CHIPOS ... They were good... flash fried in 7 seconds the box said. I prefer "newfangled" chips like Pringles (fat free at this point) but I remember Chipos being a more substantial chip. Too bad these along with other childhood favorites likr Kelloggs Danish Go Round are long gone.

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sun, 04/4/10 5:59 PM
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I loved Chippos.  Can't believe they quit making them.  I thought they were baked but I guess not.

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sun, 04/4/10 7:26 PM
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When I was growing up in NYC, most of the regular potato chips sold came from Pennsylvania manufacturers such as Wise and Bachman. The labels on the bag only listed a few ingredients. When products such as Pringles and Chipos came out, I declined to try them after reading the list of ingredients of these so-called potato chips. I couldn't see how a soap company and a flour company could make a good potato chip.

If General Mills stopped producing Chipos, it probably was because of disappointing sales.

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 04/5/10 2:43 AM
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Wasn't Chippo one of the Marx brothers??

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RE: "Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 04/5/10 10:16 AM
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No, that was Zippo! 

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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Sat, 05/7/11 8:30 PM
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Yes, I remember Chippos and I have been searching for them since the 70's.  I remember the big red box.  They came in a box like cereal.  The closest thing to them now is Munchos, but they don't match that wonderful snack that I miss so much.

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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 10/31/11 2:06 PM
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I remember them well, very delicious!!! I've attached a picture
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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 03/24/14 3:14 PM
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I remember and loved Chippos. I thought it was spelled with one p. Why can't we find a picture of the box they came in? I had them as a kid / teen in Iowa.

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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 03/24/14 3:36 PM
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My first Job out of College was with Nabisco, (National Biscuit Company!!!) I was a Rep in Newark N.J. and sold a bunch of Chipsters there. I was the only Cracker Rep who would venture into Newark...Not Sunshine or Keebler and made some nice commissions.

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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Mon, 03/24/14 3:45 PM

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Re:"Chippos" Potato Chips ??? - Tue, 03/25/14 12:39 PM
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Thanks, Chris...that jogged the memory cells!  I didn't really remember the box or the name but seeing the actual chips and the napkin test brought it back...my mom would occasionally buy Chipos back in the '70s.