Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio?

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donw9876
Cheeseburger
2009/10/21 21:01:38
Reading a review in the Cinci Enquirer by Polly Campbell about duck lard based french fries got me wondering: are there any brands of potato chips fried in lard that are available in Ohio (preferably SW Ohio)? The food industry has been on a campaign of ethnic cleansing against using animal fats in deep frying for the last 20+ years, so I assume that this would practically be a novelty item and would require a signed cardiologist's release form for purchase.

You see, I'm not as obese as I'd like. I figure that Eric Cartman has a source of lard potato chips to account for his svelte figure.

Seriously, this would be a very cool *occasional* treat. Thanks for any leads.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/21 22:09:37
I'm not a potato chip eater, but if I could find some fried in lard or duck fat I would be an avid consumer.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/21 23:39:24
Can you get Utz potato chips there?  According to their website, Grandma Utz Regular and BBQ chips are fried in lard:
http://www.utzsnacks.com/..itioninfo_transfat.html 
 
By the way, they will sell them to you online:
http://www.utzsnacks.com/store/p-34-family-size-grandma-utz-potato-chips.aspx
post edited by 6star - 2009/10/21 23:43:22
joclyn
Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/22 02:06:24
beat me to it!

grandma utz chips are just what you're looking for!  AND you can order online from the company!

http://www.utzsnacks.com/store/c-40-grandma-utz-kettle-chips.aspx
 
joclyn
Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/22 02:20:24
hmm.  after posting the above, i went to one of the local news sites...

what did i find?  an article about utz's - saying that, pending regulatory approval, they're going to be bought by snyders of hanover.

[link=http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/consumer&id=7076784]http://abclocal.go.com/wp...onsumer&id=7076784[/link]



'supposedly' no changes will be made - all ops centers will remain open.  hmmph - yeah, for maybe 6-9 months.  and then they'll start dropping products and employees.

better get your grandma utz's chips now...
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/22 09:43:52
What's wrong with Snyder's? I love them...they're great. What makes you think they'll change anything. They're both located in Hanover, PA (within 2 miles of one another) and both produce terrific products. Hopefully, if anything, it'll further spread the Utz brand...as Snyder's of Hanover has a bigger distribution.
donw9876
Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/22 18:34:53
That's interesting. Snyder's brand stuff is sold widely in SW Ohio ... mainly pretzels. (I've also seen some Husman's style chip bags at the store that are branded Snyder's - they seem to be partnered.) Conceivably once this goes through those lard chips could be special ordered here.
joclyn
Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/22 22:49:30
why do i think there will be changes? 

because EVERY time one company buys another, SOMETHING  goes by the wayside.  what usually goes is product that the company that is absorbed has that duplicates what the purchasing company has.  snyders of hanover has chips already. 

if the actual products aren't discontinued, then the recipe's will be changed - which is just about the same thing, in the long run.
shortchef
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/25 16:41:11
When we lived in Chambersburg, we used to buy Gibble's potato chips. They are fried in lard and they are delicious. To my great delight, Publix here in Florida has started carrying these (at least the one in Nokomis does). They are as good as we remembered. Not heavy at all, they are our favorites with just about everything. We used to buy Utz's (grandma Utz's) but they were kinda heavy and greasy.
rainyday6
Hamburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/26 05:11:04
I just ordered some; the cheapest S&H was almost ten bucks for 3 bags!!  They better be good.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/26 08:06:49
Wow, now thats dedication. What was the total cost per bag then, $5?     
rainyday6
Hamburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/10/27 02:54:17
No, b/c it's 11.49 for 3 large bags (I think 8oz each).  I ordered a total of 6 bags, regular and 2 BBQ.  Plus shipping the grand total was 32.
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Lard Potato Chips distributed & sold in Ohio? 2009/11/04 21:38:34
joclyn

hmm.  after posting the above, i went to one of the local news sites...

what did i find?  an article about utz's - saying that, pending regulatory approval, they're going to be bought by snyders of hanover.

http://abclocal.go.com/wp...onsumer&id=7076784



'supposedly' no changes will be made - all ops centers will remain open.  hmmph - yeah, for maybe 6-9 months.  and then they'll start dropping products and employees.

better get your grandma utz's chips now...



Looks like it won't happen after all:

Protecting the Public from a Pretzel Monopoly
http://blogs.wsj.com/deal...om-a-pretzel-monopoly/