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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 07/18/03 7:04 PM
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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.

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 - Fri, 07/18/03 10:03 PM
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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 - Sat, 07/19/03 12:07 AM
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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 - Sat, 07/19/03 10:00 AM
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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 - Sat, 07/19/03 10:21 AM
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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 - Sat, 07/19/03 12:03 PM
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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 - Mon, 07/21/03 1:13 PM
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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 - Mon, 07/21/03 1:44 PM
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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 - Mon, 07/21/03 4:03 PM
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Sterzings...I had them ship me a case last month.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 07/25/03 2:10 PM
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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 - Fri, 07/25/03 6:44 PM
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Got this off Al Roker's show on the Food Network www.taquitos.net

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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 07/25/03 9:54 PM
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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 - Sat, 08/2/03 1:38 AM
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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 - Sat, 08/2/03 11:44 AM
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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 - Sat, 08/2/03 11:55 AM
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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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Originally posted by wesza

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 - Sat, 08/2/03 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by CoreyEl

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 - Sat, 08/2/03 7:30 PM
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1/4" thick mayo? 2" chips? How many angioplastys is that good for?

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sun, 08/3/03 1:14 AM
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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 - Mon, 08/4/03 2:35 AM
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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 - Tue, 08/19/03 1:57 PM
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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 - Tue, 08/19/03 2:15 PM
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Gibble's and Utz...especially Grandma Utz's,in the brown bag (cooked in lard).

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 08/19/03 4:15 PM
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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 - Tue, 08/19/03 4:28 PM
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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!

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 08/21/03 12:10 PM
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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 - Thu, 08/21/03 12:49 PM
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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 - Fri, 08/29/03 7:52 AM
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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 - Tue, 09/2/03 7:31 AM
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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 - Tue, 09/2/03 8:36 AM
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Which just explains why you want to "Nibble with Gibbles"!

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 10/1/03 8:27 AM
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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 - Wed, 10/1/03 10:23 AM
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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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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 10/1/03 10:40 AM
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Ahh yes! Those are delicious! Having a harder and harder time finding them in Gainesville. I believe Ward's still carries them. Some of the little "kwik" stops were carrying them but have seemed to stop. Guess I'll have to wait for another trip to Palatka, well, I meant through Palatka. Have you been to the farm??? "Bulls-Hit Farm" that is??? I haven't. Not sure what they do down there.....I mean between the bulls and the chips. Wait a minute, are those really POTATO chips we're eating!?!?!??! Oh yeah, Palatka, potato/cabbage capitol. Must be taters.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 10/1/03 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by Furgs

We're partial to Route 11 Chips out of Middletown, VA, just north of where Rte. 66 and Rte 81 intersect. They have a lot of flavors, but my personal favorite is Mama Zuma's Revenge--they are HOT!! My family's other faves are Dill Pickle and Sour Cream and Onion. You can watch them make the small batches of chips on Fridays and Saturdays. You can buy them prepackaged in gourmet-type stores, but I suggest going to the source and having them bag them for you there.


Consider this another vote for Virginia's esteemed Route 11 Chips. Although by commercial standards, Pennsylvania's Utz chips are accessible, affordable and highly consumable !

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 01/22/04 7:04 PM
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Jays from Chicago.
Can't stop eating 'em!

www.jaysfoods.com

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 01/31/04 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by peppertree

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.


The wife and I swear by Wawa! Got to stop on the way home tonight and have some Wawa hoagies and a bag of Utz chips.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 01/31/04 11:27 PM
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Speaking of Utz chips, I did some radio shows last year when the "Snack Attack!" issue of my food newsletter came out. I was on a show out of Albany, NY and the host told me that stores up there carried Utz chips that were Nathan's Hot Dog flavored! I sent him a bag of Utz's crab seasoning chips but he never sent the Nathan's chips in return... was he pulling my leg or does such a thing exist?

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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 02/6/04 3:04 PM
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Essvee, I am not sure if anyone has informed of the fate of state line but this is what I have figured out so far. They are made out of Quebec now. In fact I was just finishing my bag of state line when I saw this. Currently the only place I know of that has it is a pizza place in Windsor CT. I have no idea how they got it but I bought it. Anyone that recieves product for the Yum Yum Potato Chip should be able to get State Line for you.

I miss those days of driving rte. 20, hitting Wilbraham (from Palmer), rolling down the windows just to breathe in the chip air.
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Originally posted by essvee

Oh man, am I glad this topic popped up. I desperately need an answer to this question: What in the world happened to State Line potato chips?

State Line was the best potato chip in the world, bar none. They were made in Wilbraham MA, and were available all over southern New England. I went back home last year, after an absence of some years, and they had disappeared completely. I asked my moms, other folks, even spa owners, no one could say anything but "oh yeah, I remember them, not sure what happened..." The humanity!

Why were they the best, you ask? There are two kinds of chips, forget the odious kettle chips for now. There are the greasy, well-fried kind, like Wise and Humpty Dumpty. These chips are smallish and deep golden brown and taste of grease. All right for some. Then there are the elegant, non-greasy, fried-just-right kind. They are largish, thickish, fried to a graceful ivory-brown, and possess a sublime, potatoe-y, greaseless flavor and crunch. Wachusett brand chips from central MA are an exemplar of this style as well.

Out here in CA, its basically Lays, or some kind of fancy kettle-like chip. Feh. State Line and Wachusett are to Lays as pate is to liverwurst. It was a sad days for snacking the day State Line closed their doors. Can anyone tell me what happened? It would at least offer some closure for my grief. Thanking you, your humble servant, essvee.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 02/6/04 4:05 PM
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A local favorite around here is Mister Bee Potato chips which are made in Parkersburg, WV, and they's just introduced a particularly tasty kettle style chip. Utz is also a local fave, and has so many flavors it's confusing, including a new line of "Mystic Style Kettle Cooked". But still my favorites of all time were the Cape Cod Chips and the wonderful RT 11 tater chips.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 02/10/04 12:13 PM
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re: Cape Cod
The company was bought by Lance of Charlotte NC. Originally they were to make and distribute throughout the South, out of Charlotte. However due to the cost of manufacturing on Cape Cod, they are switching all of their production to Charlotte. They have huge capacities and can service all of the East from there.
Also, they have perfected the taste, so no one should notice any changes in quality...except the poor guys who will lose their jobs in Hyannis, MA!

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 02/10/04 1:40 PM
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oh that is horrible..i remember visiting the cape cod plant a lot and i always thought how nice it is that it was still around making chips locally!

sad news indeed

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 02/14/04 4:15 PM
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I remember my sister-in-law writing to Jays to see if they could broaden their maket so she could buy them in Indianapolis. This was years ago. After she sent them the letter a package came back with several bags of Jays Chips in it. Nowdays you can get Jays everywhere I think.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 02/14/04 4:31 PM
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Just a few comments, for what they are worth. Loved Poore Bros. potato chips while living in Arizona.

Have seen Charles Chips cans at Cracket Barrel stores. Used to get Charles Chips regularly on their home delivery route, about 50 years ago. Really good chips back then.

Am now just about adicted to Lay's Dill Pickle Chips. They are delicious!

Herr's are good also. I've wondered....as I understand it, Herr's bought a small potato chip company named Dildine's at one time. My maiden name was Dildine and my ancestors came from Pennsylvania...could it be that my ancestors once had a potato chip company? Interesting and haven't found the answer yet.

But none of the chips taste like they did back in the 40s, when they really had potato flavor, and were a treat to eat, when I could only afford a small package of them once in awhile for lunch while in high school.

As I said....no biggie, just my reminiscences and comments.

Donna

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 6:48 PM
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I love Herr's potato chips! The best brand of chips you can buy. Their "red hot" potato chips is something you *must* try if you want your chip to have a spicy kick! I am addicted to them! A close second is the "salt and vinegar", followed by the BBQ.

The best BBQ potato chip that I have ever had are the UTZ brand. Oh man, they are wonderful!

~Jessica

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 7:12 PM
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CONNS...OHIO'S best chips...ever

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 7:14 PM
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Are DanDee Potato chips still made in Waterfort, PA? Haven't seen them in the stores in Western New York for the past 2 years.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 8:23 PM
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Wise BBQ chips...period!

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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 9:41 PM
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Originally posted by Nushiekitty

Essvee, I am not sure if anyone has informed of the fate of state line but this is what I have figured out so far. They are made out of Quebec now. In fact I was just finishing my bag of state line when I saw this. Currently the only place I know of that has it is a pizza place in Windsor CT. I have no idea how they got it but I bought it. Anyone that recieves product for the Yum Yum Potato Chip should be able to get State Line for you.

I miss those days of driving rte. 20, hitting Wilbraham (from Palmer), rolling down the windows just to breathe in the chip air.

quote:
Originally posted by essvee

Oh man, am I glad this topic popped up. I desperately need an answer to this question: What in the world happened to State Line potato chips?

State Line was the best potato chip in the world, bar none. They were made in Wilbraham MA, and were available all over southern New England. I went back home last year, after an absence of some years, and they had disappeared completely. I asked my moms, other folks, even spa owners, no one could say anything but "oh yeah, I remember them, not sure what happened..." The humanity!

Why were they the best, you ask? There are two kinds of chips, forget the odious kettle chips for now. There are the greasy, well-fried kind, like Wise and Humpty Dumpty. These chips are smallish and deep golden brown and taste of grease. All right for some. Then there are the elegant, non-greasy, fried-just-right kind. They are largish, thickish, fried to a graceful ivory-brown, and possess a sublime, potatoe-y, greaseless flavor and crunch. Wachusett brand chips from central MA are an exemplar of this style as well.

Out here in CA, its basically Lays, or some kind of fancy kettle-like chip. Feh. State Line and Wachusett are to Lays as pate is to liverwurst. It was a sad days for snacking the day State Line closed their doors. Can anyone tell me what happened? It would at least offer some closure for my grief. Thanking you, your humble servant, essvee.


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RE: Regional potato chips - Tue, 03/16/04 9:46 PM
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Sorry 'bout that. Hit the wrong key, I guess. I recall, as a little 'un, stopping at the State Line factory. There was a small showroom on the corner of the building, and you walked in and they gave you a free bag of the freshest chips ever! They were always hot and just yummy! Never have had them as good since. State Line is still available around here, and they are still my favorite. Sometimes, I heat them up in the microwave, but they never taste the same as in those long-lost days. Wise are my 2nd choice.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 03/17/04 3:55 PM
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Originally posted by anselmo1

Are DanDee Potato chips still made in Waterfort, PA? Haven't seen them in the stores in Western New York for the past 2 years.


DanDee are made by Troyer Farms, located in Waterford, PA, outside of Erie.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 03/17/04 4:00 PM
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I love Herr's potato chips! The best brand of chips you can buy. Their "red hot" potato chips is something you *must* try if you want your chip to have a spicy kick! I am addicted to them! A close second is the "salt and vinegar", followed by the BBQ.

The best BBQ potato chip that I have ever had are the UTZ brand. Oh man, they are wonderful!

~Jessica



Jessica, if you really love potato chips as I do, you must start to look at the boutique brands. Utz and Herrs are commercial grade, made to sell on sale, potato chips. They are OK but they are not even in the same league as Rt 11, Tastee Apple (Taro chips), Grippos (BBQ). All these have web sites that you can order from. They are the Mercedes while Utz's and Herr's are the Fords. Both can get you where you want to go, but Mercedes will get you there in style.
Try them and let me know. James

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 03/18/04 1:43 AM
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Thanks for the tips, James! I'd love to look into fancier brands of chips ... if I had that kind of money :) I am but a college student, after all! I'll look into the websites, though ... Rt 11 looks like it makes some killer salt and vinegar chips! Mmm!!

~Jessica

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 03/18/04 10:41 AM
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Nushiekitty, thanks so much. You've helped a poor sick man. Phishmonger, where are you in time and space that the finest chip in the world is still available to you and yours?

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 03/18/04 11:10 AM
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essvee-
I'm in the "Quiet Corner" of northeast Connecticut. State Line Chips have been longer than I have, and I hope they'll continue to be here.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Thu, 03/18/04 5:17 PM
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I just bought a bag of "Cape Cod" dark russet potatoe chips. The bag says that they are still made in Cape Cod and factory tours are available.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Fri, 03/19/04 6:06 AM
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You are correct gottatravel, some of Cape Cod chips are still made there and the tours are functional. However, the corporate decision was made to move most of the production to Charlotte NC. If you go on the tour you will never see the entire factory making chips anymore. At one time the entire factory was cooking 16 hours a day! Who knows, maybe for image they will continue on a small scale, but probably the land is too valuable for that and as contracts run out, they will scale back further until they finally announce the closing. May take up to two more years.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 03/24/04 11:53 AM
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The chips that our Charles Chips distributor sells now are the
Snyders of Berlin (out of PA). They have the kettle style chips which are real crunchy. The best ones we like are the Jalepeno flavored.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 03/27/04 4:37 PM
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Originally posted by Jameslakes

The National guys, and UTZ is now considered a national provider, market their chips to the greatest number of similar tastes


Utz used to have billboards pointing out that there's "No Utz in LA" with a pony-tailed man with an earring cursing into a cell phone. Maybe things have changed.

My parents used to get pretzels from Charles Chips, and my grandparents used to sell Wise chips in their store. I don't eat chips much except when they come as a side with a sandwich.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 03/27/04 4:46 PM
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Utz used to have a billboard along 1-95 North outside of Baltimore, Maryland, right after you paid the toll at the Harbor Tunnel that featured a female woman with big hair (think Marge Simpson height) that simply said,

In Nashville they got big hair, but they don't got UTZ

I almost crashed each and every time I passed that billboard.

Their Grandma Utz kettle chips are made in smaller batches, cooked in lard, and are mighty fine eating. Just don't share them, and you will have plenty for yourself.


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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 03/27/04 6:37 PM
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Dearfolk,
How grateful I am to see that other folks know about Sterzing's. The company refuses to start up a website, still cooks by hand, and is apparently about as expansion-oriented as a truly serious dieter. Thankfully they are willing to ship; the last ones I received, the label was still typed by hand on an old manual typewriter. Hey, I'll bet they're still using old rotary dial telephones, too.
If I ever find a woman crazy enough to marry me, Sterzing's will be a definite stop during our Honeymoon In Dubuque.
Chipping Slowly Away, The Eroding Ort. Carlton in 30601-Land.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Sat, 03/27/04 6:56 PM
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Cains Foods,best known for their mayonnaise,but only in new England,as far as I know,used to make some of the best tasting potato chips on the market.They had a big plant down around Medford Mass,but i think they have been out of the chip biz for about 20 years.Its too bad,they were one of the most unique tasting chips around.Im not sure what was so different about them,but you could always pick them out amongst the other brands.I do recall that they were the only brand I remember that came in a clear bag.You have to have faith in your product to package it that way.

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RE: Regional potato chips - Wed, 04/7/04 3:24 PM
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Charles Chips--delivered to your door in a big brown tin.


WOW! Haven't thought of those in years! I remember Granny would have them delivered! Also on hand were Mr. Salty pretzels.......what a blast from the past!

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