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Behind-the-scenes look at West Virginia’s only potato chip manufacturer
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PARKERSBURG — Mister Bee potato chips have been made in Parkersburg for nearly 70 years, but today the process is more efficient than ever.
West Virginia Potato Chip Co. majority owner Mary Anne Ketelsen invested more than $2 million in new equipment that more than tripled production capacity, while bringing costs down 40 percent.
Production was suspended for more than two months while the new equipment — including a potato peeler, slicer, an overhauled fryer and a catwalk — was installed, although Mister Bee built up inventory in advance to cover that gap.
Mister Bee utilizes approximately 45,000 pounds of potatoes a day, the same amount they went through in three days with the previous equipment. The potatoes are purchased from Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, Ketelsen said.
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'Drinkable' potato chips: the products keeping your phone grease-free
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Pre-smashed One Hand Chips are far from the first to tailor the dining experience around our phone-centric lifestyles.
Among the concerns facing today’s social media maven: how can one scroll through Instagram and enjoy a bag of potato chips without getting their phone all greasy?

It’s a dilemma Steve Jobs was never able to solve, but that hasn’t stopped today’s innovators. A Japanese snack company is offering chips that require only a single hand to consume – and you don’t have to touch the chips at all. The Tokyo company Koike-ya is behind One Hand Chips, which come pre-smashed so that you can essentially drink them, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now you can swipe with clean hands, and while the calories pile up, you don’t have to waste valuable energy chewing. As one enthusiast tells the paper: “I can just take it and chug it.”

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British man keeps massive potato chip in display case

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That’s a big chip.
A
British snack eater found what can only be described as a gigantic potato chip while eating his snack. Now, he apparently has locked the chunk-sized chip away for safekeeping.safekeeping.

Daniel Heginbotham purchased a bag of chips to eat with his lunch but decided to crack it open during mid-morning, SWNS reports. During that snack, he discovered the six-inch-long chip sitting in the bag.
“I pulled it out and it kept going, it was a lot longer than I thought it was going to be,” he told SWNS. "So I went and got a tape measure; it was six inches long. I was quite happy - it was the biggest crisp I had ever seen. Everybody wants to find a big crisp, don't they?”
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Order anything but the potato-chip mountain at Ernesto’s
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You can’t judge a joint by its Instagrams.
New Lower East Side restaurant Ernesto’s is home to NYC’s most viral dish right now: paleto Iberico con chips, a Matterhorn-like heap of cured Spanish ham and potato crisps.
It sure looks like fun. But, like most Instagram food, it’s more for the eyes than the palate.
Whether approached with fork or fingers, the $22 meat-and-potatoes mountain spews a mess of fragments on the table. The chewy pork isn’t too salty or too oily — it’s just ordinary. The chips are chips. Some were soggy.
The British guy and his date next to us were curious: “Is it worth a splurge?” I assured them it was the least interesting dish on the menu.
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Lay’s searches for Arizonan to feature their smile on its potato chip bags
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TUCSON - Did you ever dream that your face would be on the bag of potato chips? Well, luckily for you, Lay's is looking for local people in Arizona to have their smile displayed on millions of its bags.
As part of their Operation Smile campaign, the potato chip brand is conducting a nationwide search for people who spread happiness in their communities.
With Arizona's weather known to bring smiles from across the nation, Lay's decided that a great place to start looking for the best smiles in the country to display on their bags was the Grand Canyon State.
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Getting Lay'd: Lessons in potato chip diplomacy 

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It's 2020, and weed is legal, and the world is ending, and there's nothing else to do but eat potato chips. We at the Reader have a long tradition of feeding the trolls of the Frito-Lay company, particularly when it comes to things like cappuccino chips.


But the worldview of Lay’s is broad and inclusive and bigger than the snack aisle at Park to Shop in Bridgeport, which is huge. The selection of Lay’s is dazzling and confounding. Not long ago I swept up a dozen varieties of Lay’s, formulated from a chemistry set of flavoring agents (disodium inosinate, L-alanine, sugar) to appeal to the Chinese palate.

They sat in a pile until I picked up a dozen more Thai flavors at Talard Thai Asian Market a few weeks later. I’m not in the habit of playing favorites but the results were pretty clear to the distinguished panel of tasters I assembled, who—with the exception of one miscreant who claimed to love every single flavor he shoved into his gob—preferred the Thai flavors to the Chinese.
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Lay's chips in on Leap Day birthday celebrations with free potato chips for Leaplings
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To help this month’s Leaplings have a joyful birthday, Lay’s is “chipping” in on the celebrations that only happen once every four years.
A PSA for the
approximately 200,000 Americans born on Leap Day: simply visit the Lay’s Facebook page on Friday, February 28, and comment on the brand’s Leap Day post to let Lay’s know that 2/29 is your birthday for a chance to win a free bag of Lay’s potato chips.
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Cheetos Popcorn
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New popcorn snack covered in orange Cheetos dust is available in Cheddar and Flamin' Hot varieties ""Cheetle®", as the orange and red dust symbolic of true Cheetos fandom is officially known, is taking over a new snack for Cheetos fans to enjoy in the new year: popcorn. Cheetos Popcorn marks the first time ever that popcorn has been infused with Cheetle.

Cheetos' new ready-to-eat Popcorn brings the taste of the iconic Cheetos seasoning to one of America's snacking favorites, swapping the butter and salt for the cheesy and spicy flavors. Available in two flavors — Cheddar and Flamin' Hot® — Cheetos Popcorn will step up fans' snacking game with cheesy and Flamin' Hot twists on a snack for any occasion.

Ready to go right out of the bag, Cheetos Popcorn creates a new snacking experience that pairs the classic taste of popcorn with an added boost of cheesy, spicy and flavorful fun from Cheetos.

Cheetos Popcorn is available now in 7.0oz Cheddar bags and 6.5oz Flamin' Hot bags for a suggested retail price of $3.99, and 2oz bags for a suggested retail price of $1.89.
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Football Fans to Scoff 11,000 Calories Each on Game Day This Sunday
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- 7 in 10 football fans will overindulge this Sunday, with the average fan planning to eat food totaling 10,821 calories and 180 grams of saturated fat

- Football fans are more likely to know the number of touchdowns or yards their quarterback has thrown this year, than their cholesterol figures

- Less than half know that high cholesterol has no symptoms

- New website reveals and ranks the healthiest States

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released today reveals that the average football fan in the United States will eat a staggering 10,821 calories and 180 grams of saturated fat this Sunday – the day of the big game.

The mind-boggling quantity is more than four and half times the recommended daily calorie intake – and equates to the same level of saturated fat a person should consume in a week.
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Pringles Rick & Morty 'Pickle Rick' potato chips
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Company: Kellogg Company
Websitewww.pringles.com
Introduced: December 2019
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail Price: $1.50 per can
Product Snapshot: For the 2020 Big Game, Pringles is returning for the third year in a row, but this time in partnership with the biggest pop culture hit around, Adult Swim's award-winning series Rick and Morty.
Known for its bold flavors, playful nature and endless stacking possibilities, Pringles will this year test the limits with Rick and Morty, in a humorous, mind-bending animated spot. And because of the intense fandom around Rick and Morty, the partnership will feature a  flavor of their very own. 
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Answer Some Personal Questions To See What Cheetos Flavor You Are

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This Personality Quiz Will Reveal Which Weird Chip Flavor You Are
Chicken and waffles?
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In the spirit of all things Chips, do you know what the word "CHIPple" means? The following is from While You Were Working SmartBrief

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In the spirit of all things Chips, do you know what the word "CHIPple" means? The following is from While You Were Working SmartBrief

... but "chipple" became your new favorite word
Why it matters: Sometimes in the workplace we end up dealing with people who can be really annoying or difficult. We carry on working with them because they are talented in some capacity, but we always find ourselves having to explain away their less desirable traits to people who might be encountering them for the first time. It's almost like a disclaimer.

At the 34:30 mark in this podcast featuring Conan O'Brien and Tina Fey, the late-night funny man explains how he and some of his colleagues save the time it takes to say that rambling disclaimer about a challenging person by just saying one word: chipple.

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Vintage Wise Sign Goes for $1,680

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On October 26, 2018, this vintage 34"x72" Wise Potato Chip sign went for $1,680 (including the 20% auction house premium) at an auction held at Chupp ASuctions & Reasl Estate LLC in Shipshewawa, IN.  

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15 Knockoff Foods That Are Doing Hilarious Impressions Of Popular Products

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Have a break of a Kat Kot bar.
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Taco Bell Is Making Chips Out of Cheese
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As Dave Navarro once said on a reality TV show about tattoo artists, Taco Bell is a brand that believes in living mas. That’s plainly evident to anyone who’s seen their menu of Doritos tacos, cheesy gordita crunches, and the like over the years. That Live Mas Mentality also applies to the line of branded snacks that bear the company’s name.
That’s even more true now that Taco Bell seems set on launching a line of Cheddar Crisps that put queso front and center. And by that, I mean these things appear to be made entirely out of cheddar cheese. Spotted by @Candyhunting, Instagram’s busiest snack sleuth, this new ‘Bell offering will be made with 100 percent real cheese and feature “bold seasonings,” according to the packaging. They’ll be available in a spicy “Fire! Sauce” flavor and “(Mild)”, which is for cowards.

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The story of the invention of the potato chip can be summed up by this famous quote from the movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" staring the legendary actor and American hero, James Stewart:

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Do You Actually Know Whether These Popular Foods Are Vegan?
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Oreos? Flamin' Hot Cheetos? Doritos?
McDonald's Originally Sold Potato Chips
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Maurice and Richard McDonald opened up a barbecue restaurant called McDonald’s in San Bernardino, California. Later they decided to change the menu to sell hamburgers, potato chips, pies, and milkshakes. Ray Kroc was a milkshake maker salesman who was impressed by the restaurant, and he bought a franchise, opening his first McDonald's in 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Chip Auction News:
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On September 25, 2019 this rare Chip Item sold at Dan Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA for $1600 plus 28% Buyer's Premium for a total of $2,048 at Auction

Shaw Pottery made this super rare piece for executives and VIPs of the Frito Lay potato chip company in the mid 1950’s. Frito the kid was also the Fritos mascot at the newly opened Disneyland park in 1955 making this of double interest. Morphy's has never heard of this piece coming to market. Condition: (Very Good - Excellent). Dimensions: 5" x 10 - 1/4".

Note that it doesn't have any of the now politically incorrect connotations of the Frito Bandito.
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The Snackie Awards: Top 10 winners across all categories
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Perhaps the worst-kept secret at TODAY is how much the TODAY Food team — and all TODAY staffers! — truly loves to snack. We're always munching on new products in between meals and meetings. That said, we definitely have our favorites.
These are the top noshes and nibbles we've deemed so totally crave worthy that we created our very own accolades: The Snackie Awards (aka "The Snackies"). After accepting office-wide submissions earlier this summer, we narrowed it down to 10 categories.
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Chefs Reveal the 14 Unexpected Items That Taste Better Refrigerated
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“Because we live in a particularly warm and humid climate, our refrigerators are one of the few places that remain consistently cool and dry, making them a perfect spot to store your potato chips, a food that’s very prone to getting stale. When refrigerated, potato chips stay crisp and don’t get soggy since they have little exposure to everyday moisture.one of the few places that remain consistently cool and dry, making them a perfect spot to store your potato chips, a food that’s very prone to getting stale. When refrigerated, potato chips stay crisp and don’t get soggy since they have little exposure to everyday moisture. To take it to the next level, you could even freeze potato chips if you wanted too, since most of the moisture is taken out of the potatoes during the dehydration process so there’s little to not water left to freeze them over in those low temperatures.” – Vijayudu Veena, executive chef of Jaya at The Setai, Miami Beach
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CHEETOS’ CHESTER CHEETAH GETS ITS OWN FUNKO POP! FIGURE
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Chester Cheetah, the official mascot of Frito-Lay’s Cheetos, is the latest brand icon to get a Funko Pop! vinyl figure.
Part of Funko’s Ad Icons line, the Cheetos Chester Cheetah Pop! figure depicts the self-described “hip kitty” in one of his coolest pose: crossed arms and crossed legs. Standing approximately 3 3/4-inches tall, the flamin’ hot collectible comes packaged in a window display box and is now available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth for $10.99 with shipping slated for December.
a 4-inch water service feed, rail service and outside storage space.
Burton and Mike Statter of Cresa represented Condor in the deal. Nick Steitz of JLL represented National Wood Products.
Please see CoStar COMPS #4861819 for more information regarding this transaction.
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Eva Longoria set to direct Flamin’ Hot Cheetos’ creator’s biopic
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The “Desperate Housewives” star is on board to direct “Flamin’ Hot,” a biopic about Richard Montaсez — the Frito-Lay janitor who created spicy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and became a phenomenon within the snack food industry.
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According to Variety, the film will be scripted by Charles St. Cloud and Lewis Colick, who wrote the 1999 drama “October Sky.”
What seasoning is mentioned the most times in the Bible?


Salt
Thyme
Sage
Garlic

A number of herbs and spices are mentioned in the Bible, but none as iconic as salt. It’s mentioned in relation to the sea, food, as a metaphor, and perhaps most prominently in the story of Lot. When fleeing the city of Sodom, Lot’s wife glanced back at the city and was turned into a pillar of salt.

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The Best Thin Potato Chip Brand You Can Buy at the Store

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Welcome to our ongoing series of Taste Tests That Will Surprise No One. We started with seltzer, and followed that with hamburger buns. Today we return to tell you what you already know about the best potato chips—in short, that they are made by Lay's.
But let's back up. Some may argue that kettle-style or thick-cut chips are superior. That's fair. But for this test, we limited ourselves to classic-style, thin-cut chips. And so, without much effort, Lay's Classic took home top honors.
However! Lay's were not necessarily the best chip in every test we performed. Once we started cooking with them—yes, chips are more than just a mindless snack—another, lesser-known chip outshone that ubiquitous brand. For our methodology and the full list of potato chips we tasted, scroll to the bottom of the page. First up, the rankings!
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A Snack-Holding Pool Float Now Exists, and It's the Best Way to Prevent Soggy Chips and Dip

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You're guaranteed to wind up with a soggy mess if you eat a bag of chips in the pool, but not if you have a snack-holding pool float. Luckily, such a thing exists in 2019, and it's an instant summertime staple. Heluva Good is the brain behind this handy float, which the brand announced on Wednesday and dubbed the SS Snacker.
It has two seats, two slots for chips, a space for dip, and four cup holders to set you up for ultimate snacking-while-swimming success. And yes, that happens to be Lance Bass and Joey Fatone living their best lives on the float with some French Onion Dip, but sadly, the duo is not included with each float.
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5 Things to Eat When You’re Craving Potato Chips

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Crunchy, salty… did we mention crunchy? When a craving for potato chips hits, it’s no joke; the allure is so strong. But then, after the last crumbs are out of the bag, we usually don’t feel so great.
We’ve read articles that suggest munching on celery to satisfy the craving for crunch, but come on—that’s just not going to do it. It’s the salt-fat-crunch combo that’s so powerful. So we asked registered dietician-nutritionists and personal trainers Lyssie Lakatos and Tammy Lakatos Shames (a.k.a.
The Nutrition Twins) for some healthy, real-world alternatives to that tempting crinkly bag.
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The Best and Worst Trader Joe's Products
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This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.
Trader Joe's is one of the most popular grocery store chains in the United States, making more than $13 billion in 2017.
That's even more impressive when you consider Trader Joe's doesn't have sales, a loyalty program, or even an online store.
But customers swear by the chain's products, from cheese to tequila to its famous $0.19 bananas.
Not everything at Trader Joe's is a good buy, however. We consulted food blogs and online reviews to find the best and worst Trader Joe's products for shoppers.
With that in mind, here are 24 products to buy at Trader Joe's and seven more you should skip every time.
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J.J. Watt did something awesome to help a young student get a better grade on class project
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J.J Watt seems to be a good guy.
Before every game he has fun throwing passes to fans in the stand and he’s seemingly always going out of his way to make his fans smile.
He did just that on Tuesday as he did something that one young fan will never forget.
A teacher tweeted at Watt to tell him one of her young students picked the Houston Texans star to be the celebrity endorser for his “Energy Chips.”
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This Is, by Far, the Weirdest Thing You Can Do with a Potato
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I grew up in a German-Irish family, which should mean that I can drink you under the table (not true) and that I am intimately familiar with the potato (true). We ate a lot of potatoes growing up. We had mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, scalloped potatoes, and potatoes au gratin. We ate potatoes for breakfast (hash browns) and lunch (potato salad) and dinner (my favorite: potato dumplings).

But until I started working for Kitchn, I did not know about all the non-eating things that you can do with a potato. For example, I did not know that you can use a potato to clean up broken glass or to remove rust from your cast iron pan.
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How The Pennsylvania Dutch Turned A Rural Town Into A Snack Food Empire
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Tucked close to the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland, the borough of Hanover, Pa., population 16,000, is a long way from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
A farming center with an industrial core, prior to the turn of the 20th century this rural town was best known as the site of the last skirmish before the Union and Confederate armies clashed at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. But thanks to a provident combination of heritage and modernization, York County, where Hanover is located, has exchanged its Civil War identity for a more savory image: "Snack Food Capital of the World."
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Giant Idaho potato prop converted into Airbnb rental
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A 6-ton potato prop has been converted into an Airbnb in Idaho after touring the U.S. for 6 years.
Now called the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the fake spud traveled on the back of a semi-truck for the Idaho Potato Commission to promote the state’s crop, according to the
Idaho Statesman.
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Man offered up to $1K for chip shaped like Texas

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TEXAS – A Texan is being offered $1,000 for a chip shaped like the Lone Star State.
But this wasn’t a chip off the old block, as it stood out from the bunch shaped like Texas.
The viral video from @emilioxtorres shows the surprising find with many people suggesting he try to sell it on eBay.
A potato chip shaped like a heart is currently up to $750 in bids on eBay.
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Argument over 'potato chip crumbs' lands man behind bars
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An argument of “potato chip crumbs” lands an Escambia County man behind bars.
According to a report, William Contreras and his girlfriend got into an argument over potato chip crumbs that were left on the floorboard of a vehicle.
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Doritos lure runaway pig 'the size of a mini horse' home

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Doritos, as it turns out, are more than just a junk food for teens with the munchies — they helped deputies in San Bernardino, California, lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.
The sheriff's department 
wrote online Sunday that deputies learned of the runaway pig -- and "due to previous calls," they "knew where [the pig] lived."
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IDF: Would-be Arab attacker hid knife in Pringles can

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The Israeli military says it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in a Pringles container being held by a woman.
By The Algemeiner
The Israeli military says it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in a Pringles container being held by a woman.
The incident took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint, north of the Israeli capital.

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The Snacket: Help us to determine the ultimate snack food March Madness bracket-style
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March Madness has officially begun. (Which, by the way, if you haven't signed up for our Expert Bracket Showdown, you can fill out your bracket here.) The greatest 48 hours in sports will start on Thursday and Friday as the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament gets underway in sites across the country.
But in order to properly watch all of that basketball, you'll need to fuel up. Snacks are an important part of tourney watching and the general party experience. What better way to determine the ultimate snack food than by creating the ultimate snack bracket. Thus, we present to you "The Snacket." It may sound a little weird, but it tastes amazing.  
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Don't settle, go with kettle (potato chips)
Published on March 20, 2019
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If you’re a living, breathing, human being you’re surely aware of Cape Cod Potato Chips. If you’re not, have you truly lived? We’re not sure. We’ll have to go to the judges. Cape Cod chips are famous not only in the Massachusetts relaxation destination where they were created. These crunchy, salty masterpieces are known nationwide - nay, worldwide - for their kettle-cooked style that many have tried to imitate. The standard flavor is simply a classic. It’s potato chip perfection. But Cape Cod comes in many shapes, sizes, varieties, and flavors. We should know. We’ve toured their factory in Hyannis, MA.

If you’re a living, breathing, human being you’re surely aware of Cape Cod Potato Chips. If you’re not, have you truly lived? We’re not sure. We’ll have to go to the judges.
Cape Cod chips are famous not only in the Massachusetts relaxation destination where they were created. These crunchy, salty masterpieces are known nationwide - nay, worldwide - for their kettle-cooked style that many have tried to imitate. The standard flavor is simply a classic. It’s potato chip perfection. But Cape Cod comes in many shapes, sizes, varieties, and flavors. We should know. We’ve toured their factory in Hyannis, MA.
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Eric Swalwell: Choose Me or a Bag of Chips
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That’s right, just when you didn’t think that Duke Nuke’m could get anymore humorous, oops he did it again. In a hilarious tweet Thursday morning, Congressman Eric Swalwell tweeted out “$1 could buy you half a bag of chips OR it could save us from a crumbling government. How will you spend yours?”

Johanna Jones: Battles Katy Perry in Potato Chip Contest! | American Idol 2019

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Doing Time in the Potato Chip Factory
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In the twenty-first century, a master's degree and a journalism job is not enough to keep you out of driving Uber and working at the potato chip factory.

What does failure smell like? To me, it reeks of rotten potatoes.
After twenty years of trying, unsuccessfully, to piece together a living from adjunct teaching and freelance writing, last summer I took a job at Saratoga Potato Chips LLC, boxing chips at their Indiana factory.
My first morning on the job, I knocked over an entire pallet of boxes stacked nine feet high. Later, on the multipack assembly line, I scrambled to keep up like a panicky Lucy Ricardo at the candy factory.
Finally, I was sentenced to chip inspection. I was led to the line with no instruction, so I made up my own rules. I decided that if I wouldn’t want to eat the chip myself, it would go into the trash.
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We asked Marie Kondo to fold a bag of potato chips and other random stuff
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By Faith Bernstein and Brittany Berkowitz
I think we can all agree on one thing -- there's nothing more satisfying than watching Marie Kondo fold things.
Kondo is widely known for her bestselling book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," and more recently her Netflix show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," where she teaches American families the art of decluttering.
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Jeff Van Gundy called into an ESPN Radio show to defend his brother in a heated potato chip debate
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The sports argument of the day was not a recycled argument about the Super Bowl, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, the NBA trade deadline, or MLB free agency.
It was about potato chips.
On Friday, "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz" had former NBA coach and executive Stan Van Gundy on when the interview got side-tracked and turned into a debate over potato chips.
Van Gundy argued that plain potato chips are the best flavor and that dips, like a french onion dip, are the best way to make them more flavorful.
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Potato chip truck crunched by Tonawanda rail bridge
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The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling potato chips wedged his rig beneath a railroad bridge Monday afternoon in the City of Tonawanda, according to police.
The driver got stuck at about 1:45 p.m. while heading southbound on Young Street told police he was lost and did not see the signs about vehicle height restrictions, City of Tonawanda police said. Adam Hamdan, 42, of Montreal, was issued a traffic summons. The rig from Black Deer Transport was operating out of the province of Alberta, police said.
This isn't the first time a truck has met this particular bridge. In 2017, Cheryl Ackley Ward, who with her husband manages a repair shop across the street, captured surveillance video of a truck trying, and failing, to pass beneath it.
She also caught Monday's accident:
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Off The Beat: Dispute over chips may have sparked machete mayhem
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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An apparent spat over “a few bags of chips” may have sparked a machete confrontation and threats to cut buttocks, an arrest affidavit states.

Luis Nunez, 48, of the 2300 block of 3rd Street Southwest in Vero Beach, was arrested Jan. 24 on an aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge after the incident.

An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy went to Nunez’s listed address for a disturbance.

A man said Nunez “threatened him with a machete because he wasn’t listening to him,” an affidavit states.
The man said he was in the living room and Nunez “asked him to grab a hospital bed from off of the couch,” the affidavit states.
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For generations of WNYers, a potato chip is merely a vessel for Bison chip dip
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Whether you destroyed a tub while you were snowed in last week or you had to eat your way through another New England Super Bowl, chances are that most Buffalonians had some kind of exposure to one of our region’s ultimate comfort foods, Bison French Onion Dip.

It’s been a Western New York guilty pleasure since it was introduced in 1958, when it was more often paired with Buffalo’s own Dan-Dee potato chips, which came in a metal tin or with two bags inside a cardboard box.
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Potato Chip Rock trail may get a dedicated parking lot in Ramona
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's most popular hiking spots may become a little easier to get to — before the hike up, that is.
County planners will consider whether to purchase about 84 acres of land from the Taylor Family Trust to help construct a parking lot on State route 67 to help hikers access the trail head.
Currently, hikers and runners park along SR-67 and on surrounding neighborhood streets and run or hike along the highway and private or state-owned lands to access the county's utility road that leads up to the popular North County landmark.
"The most popular route to Potato Chip Rock is currently accessed by hikers parking on the shoulders of SR 67 and on nearby neighborhood streets, which poses safety concerns. Hikers park their vehicles on the shoulders of SR 67 and traverse private or State-owned land to access the City of San Diego’s utility road to Potato Chip Rock, which hikers use as a trail," the County Board of Supervisors plan says.
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Consider Bebe Rexha's Potato Chips
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Last Wednesday night, on the second-floor landing of the Koreatown event space Second Floor, a pair of electric-green headphones nestled amongst an assortment of limes floated atop a slender, rectangular pillar. The centerpiece was symbolic—Bebe Rexha, the Brooklyn singer and songwriter, had written an original song (and two remixes) inspired by three new potato chip flavors, with lyrics like “Oh baby/ It’s the freakin’ weekend, let’s get crazy.” I thought maybe the headphones would play the music, but they weren’t plugged into anything.
Down the hall and further into the depths of Second Floor, another pillar held up a block of cheese, which made a nearby electric guitar look distinctly cheddar-colored; across from that, a table with a record player, a fuschia-colored boombox, and a bowl of chilies.
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Every Flavor of Lay's Potato Chips, Ranked
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The world is blessed with hundreds of potato-chip options, but those options would probably be reduced to dozens were it not for Lay's, which generally take up an entire grocery store aisle thanks to their ridiculous number of flavors. They're the undisputed king of the potato-chip realm. But with so many to choose from, which is the best, and which constitutes wasted space on the picnic table? We grabbed them all and, with extreme bias in full force, ranked them from worst to best. 
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Walmart bans woman who rode cart while drinking wine from Pringles can
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Police in Texas received a strange call on Friday that involved a woman drinking wine in the parking lot of a Walmart.
According to USA Today, employees at the store in Wichita Falls had asked officers to ban the woman after she had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours as she rode around on an electric cart.

The incident reportedly began just after 9 a.m., when officers received a call about a suspicious person in the parking lot.
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Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory
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By Tiffany May
  • Feb. 4, 2019
HONG KONG — One spud was a dud.
Caked in rust and mud, a World War I hand grenade was harvested with potatoes in France and shipped to a potato chip factory in Hong Kong — until a machine found that one was not quite like the others.
The bomb, a German-made device that was in an unstable condition, was defused by the Hong Kong police at the factory on Saturday using a “high-pressure water firing technique.”
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Australian police crack down on European potato chip drug syndicate
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Australian police have shut down a European crime syndicate that used students and tourists to distribute millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs hidden in potato chip packets, wine bottles and packs of chili paste.
A 26-year-old French national was charged Wednesday as part of a six month investigation by Australian Federal Police (AFP) and border officials into the smuggling ring which dealt in cocaine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy.
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12 popular potato chips around the world
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Salty and satisfying, what Americans call “potato chips” are universally loved. Whether you call them “chips,” “crisps,” or “pommes chips,” it’s likely you’ve found yourself at the bottom of a bag — and wishing you had more.
From Indonesia to South Africa, here’s what potato chip fans around the world love to dig into…
In the US, Lay’s chips are a staple. Canadians enjoy flavors like poutine. Walkers crisps are the go-to in the UK. In Egypt, Chipsy chips prevail. In Japan, Calbee’s potato chip flavors are a favorite. In Mexico, people often eat Sabritas. Thailand has their own version of potato chips. In South Africa, Simba chips are popular. In India, Lay’s has unique flavors. In Germany, paprika is often added to potato chips. Lay’s offers unique potato chip flavors in Indonesia. In Russia, Lay’s offers flavors that can’t be found elsewhere.
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Police: Elwood man lit bag of chips on fire at Berkot's
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An Elwood man allegedly lit a bag of potato chips on fire at Berkot’s Super Foods, police said.
On Sunday, Kurtis E. Gniadek, 30, of the 100 block of Bushthorn Drive allegedly walked into Berkot’s Super Foods at 180 N. Front St. and set a bag of potato chips on fire, Braidwood Police Chief Nick Ficarello said.

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Deputies: South Carolina Teen Lied in Potato Chip Shooting
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a teen intentionally shot his cousin for eating his potato chips, but lied and called it an accidental shooting.
Colleton County sheriff's deputies said once the 17-year-old victim recovered, he told investigators the truth about what happened.
Authorities say 19-year-old Ryan Langdale gave deputies a different gun than the one fired in the Sept. 29 shooting, saying his cousin accidentally shot himself.
Deputies say the victim eventually told them Langdale shot him in the chest after warning him not to eat his chips. Investigators say they also found the gun really used in the shooting.
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All the Chips You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Chips, crisps—whatever you call ’em, they’re delicious. And you know what’s awesome? There are lots of vegan ones to go around. Here’s a list of some of our faves:

7-Eleven Brand:
7-Eleven BBQ

7-Eleven Hot Italian Sausage

7-Eleven Original

7-Eleven Prime Rib

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Barbecue

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Original

7-Eleven Select Kettle Style Salt and Vinegar


Beanfields:
Beanfields Barbecue

Beanfields Black Bean & Sea Salt

Beanfields Jalapeño Nacho

Beanfields Nacho

Beanfields Pico De Gallo

Beanfields Sea Salt

Beanfields White Bean & Sea Salt
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Cudahy man charged with putting girlfriend in choke hold over a bag of potato chips
CUDAHY - An argument over a bag of potato chips led to a Cudahy man allegedly punching through doors and putting his live-in girlfriend in a martial arts choke hold.
Jacob Kubacki, 42, allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend in the 3200 block of East Morris Avenue on Aug. 2. Kubacki also has a warrant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department on a pending domestic abuse case with the same woman from 2017 – and had a no-violent-contact order in place.
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UK postal service to public: Stop mailing potato chip bags
Campaign urges chipmaker against plastic packing
(CNN) - The UK's postal service is urging environmental campaigners to stop sending empty potato chip bags without an envelope after the launch of a campaign urging the country's most popular chip producer to ditch its plastic packaging.
The online campaign, which has been signed by more than 310,000 people, calls on the PepsiCo-owned
British chip manufacturer Walkers to make its plastic packaging more environmentally friendly.
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Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety
Thanks to long time pal Jerome Rothenberg for alerting me to this. The bling taste test is consistent with my opinion.

Cook's Country

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

Potato Chips
Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety: We held a potato chip battle royale to find the best products on the market.

HOW WE TESTED
Potato chips were invented in America and remain one of the country's favorite snacks. Last year, we spent $7.3 billion on them—considerably more than we spent on pretzels, corn chips, or popcorn. So which potato chip is the best? A few years ago, we decided that it was thick, salty kettle-cooked chips, but behind the scenes, the debate raged on. We decided to settle it the only way we know how: Resurvey the options and hold a new blind tasting. Using data from a market research firm, we identified nine top-selling, nationally available potato chips and purchased each in its simplest salted flavor. Our lineup included four “regular” chips and five thick “kettle-style” chips, priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We focused on one core evaluation: sampling the chips plain. Our tasters rated each chip's flavor, texture, and saltiness, as well as its overall appeal. After forming our rankings, we held an additional test, asking participants to drag the chips through creamy French onion dip and eat them. This helped us gauge the chips' sturdiness and compatibility with thick, flavorful dips.

Regular and Kettle Chips: What's the Difference?
All the products in our lineup contain just potatoes, oil, and salt, yet there were noticeable flavor and texture differences among them. We knew that processing played a role; to find out more, we spoke with Molly Mancini, the innovation manager for Utz, a Pennsylvania-based snack company that manufactures potato chips in a variety of styles under several brand names, such as Zapp's and Dirty Chips. Like us, she identified two main styles: thin, delicate chips (which she calls “regular”) and thick kettle-style chips.

Making regular potato chips is a fully automated, nonstop process called a “continuous fry.” The potatoes essentially “go from raw to finished chips in one fell swoop,” Mancini said. Raw potatoes are placed on conveyor belts and quickly washed, peeled, sliced, fried, and packaged. Belts even propel the potatoes through the fryers, and there's no stopping to change the oil, which is automatically replenished.

Kettle chips are made similarly, with one big difference: They're fried in batches in big vats. Because they're not propelled through the oil, they must be agitated, either with a rake-like device or with an automatic stirrer, to ensure that they cook evenly and don't clump.

Crispy versus Crunchy
When we looked at our tasting results, we saw a clear pattern. Again and again, tasters described kettle chips as “crunchy” and regular chips as “crispy.” Both terms refer to the sound foods make when you bite into and chew them. Some experts argue that they refer to the same textural quality, but there's also research suggesting that “crispy” and “crunchy” are two distinct eating experiences.

There's a very simple reason that kettle chips seem crunchier: They're generally sliced thicker. We measured 25 chips at random from each bag and found the kettle chips to be about 50 percent thicker than regular chips, on average: 1.56 millimeters versus 1.07 millimeters. Because they're stirred during the frying process, kettle chips are also more likely to fold over or become cupped. When you take into account the layers of folded chips, the difference in thickness is much greater. A single folded or crumpled chip is often as much as 13 millimeters thick. That's a lot of crunch.

The frying process also contributes to the crispy-crunchy distinction between regular and kettle chips. As Harold McGee explains in On Food and Cooking (2004), sliced potatoes undergo chemical changes when they are fried. Regular chips are fried at a high, consistent temperature (about 350 degrees) for just 3 to 4 minutes, which means that the starches and moisture in the potatoes don't have time to interact. According to McGee, the chips are “delicately crisp and fine-grained” as a result. Kettle chips require 8 to 10 minutes in the fryer. In that time, the moisture and starch granules combine. The starch begins to dissolve and forms a sticky gel that essentially glues the potato's cell walls together. According to McGee, this gives kettle chips their characteristic hard, crunchy quality.

Did Oil and Salt Matter?
We were curious if the frying stage affected flavor, too, so we looked at the types of oil used.

Our winning chip was fried in 100 percent peanut oil and tasted especially rich and “potato-y.” Most of the others were fried in a blend of oils such as sunflower, safflower, and canola, and tasters didn't notice any meaningful flavor differences among them.

Fat and salt didn't seem to play a major role in our rankings. Chips ranged from 7 to 10 grams of fat and from 90 to 180 milligrams sodium per serving, and there were no strong trends. Though we generally preferred chips with at least 120 milligrams of sodium, there were exceptions: One chip with that much sodium tasted bland, and another with just 90 milligrams was acceptable. Mancini explained that this could be due to the size of the salt particles, as coarse salt “creates a different type of crunch and mouthfeel” than fine salt, “which melts right away.”

Picking Our Favorites
Given all we'd learned about kettle chips and regular chips, we weren't surprised that our tasters could tell them apart and generally preferred one style to the other. Still, we recognized the good and the bad in each style. One regular chip was so thin that it felt “wispy,” and two kettle chips were crunchy to the point of being “hard.” The rest of our lineup ranged from good to great.

Our overall top scorer was a kettle chip, but a regular chip was close on its heels. We think they're ideal representatives of their styles, and we enthusiastically recommend both. The “beautiful crunch and great salt balance” of Utz Kettle Classics, Original ($0.47 per ounce) had tasters declaring, “I love these chips.” Meanwhile, our favorite regular chips, Herr's Crisp 'N Tasty Potato Chips ($0.31 per ounce) were “totally traditional” and “delicate” but not frail or flimsy—they even held up to thick, creamy French onion dip. If you want to make everyone happy—or inspire a heated debate—we recommend buying both.

METHODOLOGY
We tasted nine potato chip products, selected from a list of national best sellers as compiled by Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Our lineup included five thick kettle-style chips and four traditional thinly sliced chips; they were priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We sampled them plain in a blind tasting. A panel of testers also evaluated them dipped into creamy French onion dip. Nutritional information and ingredients were obtained from product packaging; sodium and fat levels are per 1-ounce serving. Prices were paid in Boston-area supermarkets or online, and products appear below in order of preference.
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Hungry, lost trucker left cargo full of potato chips

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Potato chip robbery by man with machete triggers chase, deputies say

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There is a massive Frito-Lay shortage in NYC bodegas

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Your Snack Preferences Will Allow Us To Guess Your Generation With 100% Accuracy
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To answer each of the following questions, all you need to do is press the food you want to pick! It's just that easy!

(Click the picture or the link below!
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Pringles sues Tennessee, claims it overpaid state taxes by $2M
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NASHVILLE — Pringles says it erroneously overpaid its Tennessee taxes by $2.1 million and the company known for its potato chips is suing the state to recoup the money.
Pringles Manufacturing Company sued state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano late last month in Davidson County Chancery Court. The Michigan-based company has a Jackson, Tennessee manufacturing facility.
Court filings say Pringles erroneously overpaid sales and use taxes from 2012 through 2015 on purchases that were actually tax exempt.
The lawsuit says Pringles filed a refund claim in December 2016, but Tennessee's Department of Revenue didn't determine the claim during the required six-month window, so it was deemed denied.

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Walmart bans woman who rode cart while drinking wine from Pringles can
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Police in Texas received a strange call on Friday that involved a woman drinking wine in the parking lot of a Walmart.
According to USA Today, employees at the store in Wichita Falls had asked officers to ban the woman after she had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours as she rode around on an electric cart.

The incident reportedly began just after 9 a.m., when officers received a call about a suspicious person in the parking lot.
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Doritos
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Caroline Stanko
Crispy, crunchy, and covered in an irresistible neon orange powder, Doritos are one of America’s favorite snacks.
They were invented at Disneyland

Shutterstock (2)

Legend has it, we have Mickey Mouse to thank for these crispy treats, according to Business Insider. Doritos’ parent company, Frito-Lay, operated a restaurant named Casa de Fritos inside the park in the 1960s. When a salesman saw Casa de Fritos throwing away stale tortillas, he suggested they fry them for chips instead. When marketing executive Arch West saw this, he loved the idea and convinced Frito-Lay to start selling the chips nationally in 1966. Celebrate the Dorito with these 14 recipes that make the most of your favorite chip.
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12 popular potato chips around the world
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Salty and satisfying, what Americans call “potato chips” are universally loved. Whether you call them “chips,” “crisps,” or “pommes chips,” it’s likely you’ve found yourself at the bottom of a bag — and wishing you had more.
From Indonesia to South Africa, here’s what potato chip fans around the world love to dig into…
In the US, Lay’s chips are a staple. Canadians enjoy flavors like poutine. Walkers crisps are the go-to in the UK. In Egypt, Chipsy chips prevail. In Japan, Calbee’s potato chip flavors are a favorite. In Mexico, people often eat Sabritas. Thailand has their own version of potato chips. In South Africa, Simba chips are popular. In India, Lay’s has unique flavors. In Germany, paprika is often added to potato chips. Lay’s offers unique potato chip flavors in Indonesia. In Russia, Lay’s offers flavors that can’t be found elsewhere.
THINK PINK
It’s October, which means the colors are changing.

In nature, there are browns, reds, oranges and yellows as autumn takes hold.

Everywhere else, there’s pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that items ranging from accessories to sporting gear are turning pink. And food is no exception.

Some of the new pink offerings are rose-colored spins on already popular flavors, like Cape Cod Potato Chips Pink Himalayan Salt & Red Wine Vinegar chips. While the bag is perfectly pink, the kettle-cooked chips appear to be normal colored — though 5% of the proceeds from the limited-batch flavor go to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn are also getting into the pink, but not through their individual products. Each location is collecting funds in-store to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a cause inspired by CEO Scott Fischer's mother's struggles with the disease.

However, Doc Popcorn isn't leaving the unofficial color of the season behind. The shop is selling a pink PopBucket — which holds about eight cups of popcorn — from which $4 from the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

— Megan Poinski
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Deputies: South Carolina Teen Lied in Potato Chip Shooting
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a teen intentionally shot his cousin for eating his potato chips, but lied and called it an accidental shooting.
Colleton County sheriff's deputies said once the 17-year-old victim recovered, he told investigators the truth about what happened.
Authorities say 19-year-old Ryan Langdale gave deputies a different gun than the one fired in the Sept. 29 shooting, saying his cousin accidentally shot himself.
Deputies say the victim eventually told them Langdale shot him in the chest after warning him not to eat his chips. Investigators say they also found the gun really used in the shooting.
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Man who used potato chip bag to skip work for years has been fired

An Australian electrician was fired recently for using a potato chip bag to ditch work and play golf, and he actually got away with it for two years before he was caught.
According to Yahoo News Australia, 60-year-old Tom Colella was a senior union delegate and had worked as an electrician for the same company for 20 years. Then one day his employers got an anonymous tip saying Colella had actually been playing golf while he was supposed to be at work at least 140 times during the past two years. Somehow, nobody had noticed his absence.

Like other employees at his company, Colella had a personal digital assistant that tracked his assigned and completed job tasks and also had a GPS that monitored his location. Colella allegedly hid his PDA in an empty foil potato chip bag and sealed it up, which blocked the GPS signal and hid his location from his employers.
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ABC News: The Story and Pride Behind One of America's Favorite Snacks: Lay's Potato Chips
H.W. Lay was a traveling salesman during the Great Depression when he started peddling chips out of the back of his Model A in 1931. It was how he made a living across the Southeast, said Chris Quinn, senior vice president of sales at Frito-Lay.
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Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety
Thanks to long time pal Jerome Rothenberg for alerting me to this. The bling taste test is consistent with my opinion.

Cook's Country

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

Potato Chips
Thick and crunchy kettle chips versus the traditional thin and crispy variety: We held a potato chip battle royale to find the best products on the market.

HOW WE TESTED
Potato chips were invented in America and remain one of the country's favorite snacks. Last year, we spent $7.3 billion on them—considerably more than we spent on pretzels, corn chips, or popcorn. So which potato chip is the best? A few years ago, we decided that it was thick, salty kettle-cooked chips, but behind the scenes, the debate raged on. We decided to settle it the only way we know how: Resurvey the options and hold a new blind tasting. Using data from a market research firm, we identified nine top-selling, nationally available potato chips and purchased each in its simplest salted flavor. Our lineup included four “regular” chips and five thick “kettle-style” chips, priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We focused on one core evaluation: sampling the chips plain. Our tasters rated each chip's flavor, texture, and saltiness, as well as its overall appeal. After forming our rankings, we held an additional test, asking participants to drag the chips through creamy French onion dip and eat them. This helped us gauge the chips' sturdiness and compatibility with thick, flavorful dips.

Regular and Kettle Chips: What's the Difference?
All the products in our lineup contain just potatoes, oil, and salt, yet there were noticeable flavor and texture differences among them. We knew that processing played a role; to find out more, we spoke with Molly Mancini, the innovation manager for Utz, a Pennsylvania-based snack company that manufactures potato chips in a variety of styles under several brand names, such as Zapp's and Dirty Chips. Like us, she identified two main styles: thin, delicate chips (which she calls “regular”) and thick kettle-style chips.

Making regular potato chips is a fully automated, nonstop process called a “continuous fry.” The potatoes essentially “go from raw to finished chips in one fell swoop,” Mancini said. Raw potatoes are placed on conveyor belts and quickly washed, peeled, sliced, fried, and packaged. Belts even propel the potatoes through the fryers, and there's no stopping to change the oil, which is automatically replenished.

Kettle chips are made similarly, with one big difference: They're fried in batches in big vats. Because they're not propelled through the oil, they must be agitated, either with a rake-like device or with an automatic stirrer, to ensure that they cook evenly and don't clump.

Crispy versus Crunchy
When we looked at our tasting results, we saw a clear pattern. Again and again, tasters described kettle chips as “crunchy” and regular chips as “crispy.” Both terms refer to the sound foods make when you bite into and chew them. Some experts argue that they refer to the same textural quality, but there's also research suggesting that “crispy” and “crunchy” are two distinct eating experiences.

There's a very simple reason that kettle chips seem crunchier: They're generally sliced thicker. We measured 25 chips at random from each bag and found the kettle chips to be about 50 percent thicker than regular chips, on average: 1.56 millimeters versus 1.07 millimeters. Because they're stirred during the frying process, kettle chips are also more likely to fold over or become cupped. When you take into account the layers of folded chips, the difference in thickness is much greater. A single folded or crumpled chip is often as much as 13 millimeters thick. That's a lot of crunch.

The frying process also contributes to the crispy-crunchy distinction between regular and kettle chips. As Harold McGee explains in On Food and Cooking (2004), sliced potatoes undergo chemical changes when they are fried. Regular chips are fried at a high, consistent temperature (about 350 degrees) for just 3 to 4 minutes, which means that the starches and moisture in the potatoes don't have time to interact. According to McGee, the chips are “delicately crisp and fine-grained” as a result. Kettle chips require 8 to 10 minutes in the fryer. In that time, the moisture and starch granules combine. The starch begins to dissolve and forms a sticky gel that essentially glues the potato's cell walls together. According to McGee, this gives kettle chips their characteristic hard, crunchy quality.

Did Oil and Salt Matter?
We were curious if the frying stage affected flavor, too, so we looked at the types of oil used.

Our winning chip was fried in 100 percent peanut oil and tasted especially rich and “potato-y.” Most of the others were fried in a blend of oils such as sunflower, safflower, and canola, and tasters didn't notice any meaningful flavor differences among them.

Fat and salt didn't seem to play a major role in our rankings. Chips ranged from 7 to 10 grams of fat and from 90 to 180 milligrams sodium per serving, and there were no strong trends. Though we generally preferred chips with at least 120 milligrams of sodium, there were exceptions: One chip with that much sodium tasted bland, and another with just 90 milligrams was acceptable. Mancini explained that this could be due to the size of the salt particles, as coarse salt “creates a different type of crunch and mouthfeel” than fine salt, “which melts right away.”

Picking Our Favorites
Given all we'd learned about kettle chips and regular chips, we weren't surprised that our tasters could tell them apart and generally preferred one style to the other. Still, we recognized the good and the bad in each style. One regular chip was so thin that it felt “wispy,” and two kettle chips were crunchy to the point of being “hard.” The rest of our lineup ranged from good to great.

Our overall top scorer was a kettle chip, but a regular chip was close on its heels. We think they're ideal representatives of their styles, and we enthusiastically recommend both. The “beautiful crunch and great salt balance” of Utz Kettle Classics, Original ($0.47 per ounce) had tasters declaring, “I love these chips.” Meanwhile, our favorite regular chips, Herr's Crisp 'N Tasty Potato Chips ($0.31 per ounce) were “totally traditional” and “delicate” but not frail or flimsy—they even held up to thick, creamy French onion dip. If you want to make everyone happy—or inspire a heated debate—we recommend buying both.

METHODOLOGY
We tasted nine potato chip products, selected from a list of national best sellers as compiled by Chicago-based market research firm IRI. Our lineup included five thick kettle-style chips and four traditional thinly sliced chips; they were priced from $0.31 to $0.61 per ounce. We sampled them plain in a blind tasting. A panel of testers also evaluated them dipped into creamy French onion dip. Nutritional information and ingredients were obtained from product packaging; sodium and fat levels are per 1-ounce serving. Prices were paid in Boston-area supermarkets or online, and products appear below in order of preference.
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She's 100 years old – and credits her long life to beer and potato chips
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Man asked to leave H-E-B for riding electric carts, assaults officer with potato chips: Police

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Affton parent angry after he says 5th grader ate chips with marijuana in them at school

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Man wields machete and leads police on chase after snatching $17 worth of potato chips
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You may have heard the story of how the first potato chip was made, by accident, in Saratoga Springs.
Alan Richer knows the other story. 
In the more widely-told tale dating back to the 1850s, an overdressed and dissatisfied diner at Moon’s Lake House sends back his potatoes — “not once, but twice,” Richer said — for being too thick and soft. Out of spite, the chef, George Speck Crum, takes out his razor to make the potatoes extra thin and deep fries them, thinking they would be inedible, but the customer eats them right up.
Richer, a chip historian who lives on Saratoga Lake, said that’s one of a few origin stories, and he knows them all. In another, Crum’s sister, “Aunt Kate” Weeks, accidentally drops a potato into a doughnut fryer.
“And when they cut it open, that’s how it got invented,” he said. 
Richer will share stories like these, along with his entire collection of chip history memorabilia, at the second annual Chip Festival set for Saturday at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The all-day event serves as a fundraiser for the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and will feature a variety of chip samples; a national chip contest judged by Culinary Institute of America dean Brendan Walsh, with winners in 12 categories; and an appearance by the Big Idaho Potato Truck, a traveling six-ton imitation spud.
Here is a great video done by The History Channel in 2006 from their show “What Americans Eat” This episode is entitled “Salty Snacks”
Visit The History Channel for more great content by clicking here.
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Here is an early excerpt from “The Cook’s Oracle” 1822, that shows there were recipes for prying sliced potatoes back then, Possibly obscuring the history of the Saratoga Chip and it’s origins!
, City of Westminster, London
potato chip, creator of Wow-Wow sauce
Born
1775
England
Died
1827 (aged 51–52)
London, England
Resting place
St Clement Danes
Nationality
British
Known for
Cook's Oracle,
William Kitchiner M.D. (1775–1827) was an English optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word during the 19th century, and his 1822 cookbook, The Cook's Oracle, was a bestseller in England and the United States. In the United Kingdom, the origin of the potato chip is attributed to Kitchiner, with The Cook's Oracle including the earliest known recipe.[1][2]
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BY FRANK ANDRUSCAVAGE / PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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Man bites woman’s face during potato chip dispute
A Ringtown man was jailed Thursday after state police at Frackville charged him with biting his wife in the face and causing injuries, during an argument over potato chips.

George S. Beaver, 59, of 17 Jerrys Road, was charged by Trooper Christopher Rooney with simple assault and harassment.

Beaver was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Christina E. Hale, Frackville, and committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post 10 percent of $10,000 bail.

Rooney filed the charges against Beaver stemming from an incident about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at his
home....………
By Lorraine Swanson (Patch Staff) - Updated Date Don't show on local voices March 18, 2017 12:14 am ET Moderation
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Potato Chip Eating Drunkard Charged With Disorderly Conduct: Cops
Palos Park police said man claimed he was looking for a friend's party and could not explain why he was banging on people's doors.
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PALOS PARK, IL -- The St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend got off to a wild start for Palos Park police, who cited an alleged intoxicated reveler for disturbing the peace Friday evening.

Around 6:45 p.m. Friday, police were called to the area of the 11900 block of Rt. 7 (Southwest Highway) that a drunkard was yelling and screaming and alarming people, Palos Park Police Chief Joe Miller said.

Officers were advised that an alleged intoxicated man was going from house to house along Rt. 7 banging on people’s doors. When police arrived at the front door of the 11900 block of Rt. 7, they saw a man screaming and eating from a potato chips bag while knocking on the house’s windows and doors....………
By Haley Rush
Published: March 13, 2017, 9:58 pm Updated: March 14, 2017, 5:17 am
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Albuquerque woman hopes to create potato chip with New Mexico twist
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman is hoping to make her state proud by creating a potato chip with a New Mexico twist.

It’s no secret, green chile is associated with New Mexico, but Albuquerque native Heather Taush wants it to be associated with the nation.

“I just think green chile is really special and the rest of the nation needs to experience our little slice of heaven here,” said Taush.

So to do that, she entered the Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ contest. She created the chip flavor, “Green Chile Cheese Fries.”...………
BY LINDSAY COHN
3/14/17
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14 Crave-Worthy Potato Chips from Around the Country
No dip required
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March 14 may be National Potato Chip Day, but if you’re anything like us, you don’t need a holiday—or an excuse—to load up on the fried taters year-round. And we’re not alone: According to the USDA, the average American consumes 46.7 pounds of potatoes each year.


Here, 14 potato chip varieties that elevate the humble snack into an otherworldly realm, from decadent white chocolate to bacon and cheese...………
By Nic Andersen - February 21, 2017
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This chip sold for $100 000, yes a real potato chip
The most expensive chip of all time.
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Last year we saw the internet lose its mind over the death of Harambe the gorilla. Since the gorilla’s death he has amassed something of a cult following online and around the world. Merchandise and a collection of memes have made Harambe a well-known name among millennials.

Now into the full on crazy. CNN has come across an eBay listing where one single Cheetos potato chip has been sold for $100 000. Yes, we are as flabbergasted as you are, you can be sure of that. So why is this chip worth so much? This particular chip doesn’t contain any special ingredients, no gold flakes or anything like that. It is a regular Cheeto, except for the fact that it is shaped (apparently) like a gorilla climbing a tree………
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Published: November 28, 2016, 9:18 pm Updated: November 29, 2016, 8:10 am
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Potato chip truck catches fire, burns to a “crisp”
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WESH) – A Lays potato chip truck went up in flames Sunday morning in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

The truck was parked outside a CVS pharmacy when emergency crews responded to the blaze. Traffic slowed as motorists caught a glimpse of the burning truck.

The chips, destined for store shelves were destroyed when the truck was literally burned to a crisp.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.………
By Spooky on February 20th, 2017
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Fail Chips – Pre-Crushed Potato Chips That Don’t Leave Your Hands Greasy
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For years, companies have been researching ways to best package potato chips to prevent them from being crushed, but one company is actually crushing them on purpose so that you can just toss them in your moth directly from the bag, without touching them with your hands.

I’m not yet sure if Fail Chips are an actual product or just a promotional stunt, but the concept behind them is actually pretty cool. Most potato chip fans will tell you that the best part of a bag are the crushed chip bits at the bottom. They’re super salty, super seasoned, and best of all, you can toss them in your mouth straight out of the bag, without having to lay a finger on them. Well, somebody decided to make the best part of the bag the whole bag. They take full-size chips, crush them into small pieces, package them in colorful bags and sell them as tasty snacks………
Tasneem Nashrulla
BuzzFeed News Reporter
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Pringles gets 'loud' with line of potato-free chips
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Pringles is once again experimenting beyond the potato.

The iconic snacks brand is rolling out a new chip line made of corn, grain and vegetables. (Don't worry. Its classic line is staying put).
Called "Loud," the new line's name emphasizes its five bold flavors: Fiery Chili Lime, Mighty Margherita Pizza, Salsa Fiesta, Spicy Queso and Super Cheesy Italian.
Although ingredients such as grain and vegetables may suggest a healthier alternative, its caloric content is the same as its standard potato-based chips……….
Tasneem Nashrulla
BuzzFeed News Reporter
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This Guy Feeding Another Guy A Chip Behind Donald Trump Is A Thing Of Beauty
“Makes Snacks Great Again.”
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By Kelly House | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on July 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM, updated July 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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Kettle Chips factory tour reveals anatomy of an Oregon potato chip
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By The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on August 23, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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Potato chip argument leads to man stabbed in neck, Portland police say
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BOAT MADE FROM CHIP BAGS!
NY REGION
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: July 8, 1989
FOOD STUFF
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SUZANNAH WEISS
JANUARY 25, 2017, 10:30 PM
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Trump's White House Snack Of Choice Is Hilariously American

After becoming President, Donald Trump made a few changes to the White House. The Oval Office now matches Trump Tower with a golden rug and curtains.

The update he gave the kitchen was equally predictable. It's now stashed with Lay’s potato chips, The New York Times reports. This is also a delicacy he likes to keep on his private plane.……

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Thanks to the Toga Chip Gal, Jessica Richer, for bringing this one to my attention!
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Hot off the press: From the February 2017 edition of Bon Appetit magazine interview by David Walters of Comedian Samantha Bee.

By Taunton Gazette Staff
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Taunton Cheetos arsonist gets jail time for trying to torch ex-girlfriend's house

TAUNTON - A 31-year-old Taunton man who attempted to burn down his ex-girlfriend's house while she was still inside was convicted of malicious destruction of property and sentenced to serve the maximum two-and-a-half year jail sentence, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Shemroy Williams, of 42 Weir St., was convicted by a jury in Taunton District Court after just one hour of deliberation.


On March 10, 2016, Taunton police and fire officials responded to 164 Somerset Ave. after the intended victim and her friend reported that the defendant was attempting to light the home on fire.
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
August 4, 2014
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Extracting audio from visual information
Algorithm recovers speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass.
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.
In other experiments, they extracted useful audio signals from videos of aluminum foil, the surface of a glass of water, and even the leaves of a potted plant. The researchers will present their findings in a paper at this year’s Siggraph, the premier computer graphics conference…….
By STUART ELLIOTTJUNE 11, 2012
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Ads Promise You’ll Fall in Love With Cape Cod (Chips)
A brand in a competitive segment of the snack market is returning to its roots in a campaign meant to play up its origins.

The campaign, now under way, promotes the Cape Cod brand of kettle-cooked potato chips sold by Snyder’s-Lance by declaring that it comes from the “Home of ridiculously good chips.” That home is Hyannis, Mass., on Cape Cod, where the kettle chips were first made in 1980 and are still produced in a plant there.

The campaign is being called the first for Cape Cod that includes television and digital media. On TV, there is a commercial, set on a beach, that offers a humorous look at just how ridiculously good “ridiculously good” can be, featuring a flock of sea gulls that plays a hit tune by, the 1980s pop group A Flock of Seagulls…….
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Dieffenbach's Potato Chips launches Uglies - potato chips from waste potatoes
The Pennsylvanian snack manufacturer Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. exhibited for the third time 3rd time at the Pennsylvania Farm show. The impact it is having on growing its Central Pennsylvania business has been tremendous, according to Dwight Zimmerman, the VP of Sales and Marketing for Dieffenbach’s……
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Similarities and Differences between the US and South America Potato Chip Markets
The potato chip was created in the USA, while the potato itself originates from South America. What are the similarities between those two huge markets today regarding this tuberous crop? And what are the differences? 
By Barbara Zec
Since the cultivation of the first potatoes, between 8000 and 5000 BC in Peru, and since the introduction of the much, much younger potato chip, many things have happened. Both products have conquered the world. Each of them is a global phenomenon. One interesting fact is that none of the South American countries is among the top 10 producers of potatoes, while the USA is in third place. What happened? Moreover, the USA has conquered the world with the Lay’s brand, including South American markets. Lay’s global domination is beyond doubt, while the success of other brands tends to be more localized. Let’s look at the current state of the most important brands in both markets…….
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Although Baltimoreans are notoriously loyal to their “own” brands such as Old Bay, Berger Cookies and Under Armour, there are a few interesting anomalies that this town as adopted as their own even though they are not, or are no longer here. I have to say, I’m not really a “chips” kind of guy…….
By MIKE ESTERL
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PepsiCo Wants to Sell Healthy Food, Consumers Want Chips
The food and beverage giant says it wants to make more ‘good for you’ snacks, but much of its revenue growth comes from high-fat, high-salt standbys such as Doritos and Cheetos…….
  • Cindy O. Herman/For The Daily Item Mar 14, 2015


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National Potato Chip Day: Fast Facts about Middleswarth Chips
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- Middleswarth produces 2,500 pounds of potato chips per hour during peak season. During slower times, like right after the Christmas holidays, it scales back to about 1,200 pounds per hour. "That way, we can manufacture what we need and keep it fresh every day," said Jeff Goff, vice president of the company……….
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Updated: Mar 04, 2015 12:19 PM EST


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THE SECRET SNACK COMPANY THAT WARREN BUFFETT LOVES
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Sometimes when Warren Buffett loves a product—See's Candies and Dairy Queen ice cream, to name two—he buys the company. Or he voraciously acquires shares in the business—as he's done with Coca-Cola (KO, -0.24%), to the tune of $16 billion………..
November 22, 2016


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Woman Turns Potato Chip Theft Into Felony Robbery

What began as a potato chip theft turned into a case of 1st degree robbery Sunday morning.
According to Everett Police probable cause papers, at about 11:30 AM a 40-year-old woman from Snohomish went into the Subway store in the 3700 block of Broadway and grabbed 10 bags of potato chips. The owner of the store chased her outside the door and across the street…..


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Detroit Friends chips makes Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’

(WXYZ) - Whenever Oprah Winfrey endorses a product, you better believe business will be booming for that company.

It's golden, crunchy and was a best kept secret until now. We are talking about Detroit Friends Potato Chips.

Daytime TV legend Oprah Winfrey announced this year's list of her favorite things and these chips were one of the 104 products she picked.

Michael Wimberley is the founder of Detroit Friends Potato Chip.

"We are so delighted," he said. "It's an honor to be named by such a well known person.”….

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Stephanie Steinberg , The Detroit News 3:10 p.m. EST November 7, 2016

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Detroit Friends chips makes Oprah’s Favorite Things

Detroit potato chip maker Michael Wimberley is still in disbelief that Oprah found his Detroit Friends Potato Chips and featured them on her annual “Favorite Things” holiday gift list.

“It’s a miracle,” he says.

The 53-year-old native Detroiter started the chip company at Van Dyke and East Forest seven years ago to help revitalize the Hope District and provide employment opportunities……..

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By TONY BUHR staff writer Oct 18, 2016

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Co-founder of Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips retires in Ellensburg

A good potato chip potato is about three-and-a-quarter inches big and has a low sugar content so it doesn’t turn brown when fried, said Jeff Leichleiter, co-founder of Tim’s Cascade Style Potato Chips.

Leichleiter retired from Tim’s July 15, after 30 years working for the company. He and his wife, Ann, live on a sustainable farm in Ellensburg…….

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FOOD & DRINK » FOOD & WINE
by ARI LEVAUX

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Potato Chip Scrambled Eggs

Similar to migas, which are made with corn chips and eggs, potato chip scrambled eggs are an easy, last minute way to sneak some potatoes into breakfast. There was a brief, glorious period in my life during which I thought I had invented a delicious breakfast dish that, it turns out, has long existed.

Migas translates from Spanish into "crumbs." In Portuguese the word is migalhas. In both countries, "crumbs" are typically made with day-old bread, and a varying mix of meat, veggies, and seasonings. There's also a Jewish version that combines old matzo with eggs……


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JUNE 29, 2016 8:00 AM
BY CINDY SCHAEFER
Correspondent
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Young NC State entrepreneur a chip off the old block

Josh Monahan, 20, started 1 in 6 Snacks in part to help combat hunger in North Carolina. For each bag sold, he gives five cents to a local food bank.

CARY ——
Becoming an entrepreneur was not a stretch for Josh Monahan, who grew up watching his parents build their own business.

More impressive is the decision to start his company at the age of 20, while still a full-time college student. His company, called 1 in 6 Snacks, has been up and running for three months….



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03/12/2015 12:25 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2015

Richard Bootman Finds Whole Potato In Potato Chip Bag

What came out of Richard Bootman’s potato chip bag is strange, no matter how you slice it.

Actually, it’s weirder because of what wasn’t sliced: a whole uncut and unpeeled potato — no chips.

Bootman, 25, of Mildenhall, UK, found the whole spud Monday morning in a package of Snackrite steak and onion crisps he purchased at an Aldi’s grocery store……

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By Brian Nearing Published 7:40 pm, Monday, October 17, 2016
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Life-saving potato chip alerts woman to cancer
by: Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Apr 13, 2016 - 11:33 PM

MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A Marysville, Washington, woman says her love of potato chips led to a discovery that may have saved her life.

Kristine Moore has eaten Ruffles potato chips every day for the past 20 years.

In February, a sharp fragment of a chip poked her tonsil. The next day, she felt like she was coming down with something and went to the doctor.

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By Brian Nearing Published 7:40 pm, Monday, October 17, 2016
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Keeping an invasive potato pest in check

The state's long campaign against a potato-destroying pest is getting a boost from $1.2 million in state aid for a new research center at Cornell University.
The grant will rebuild an aging, World War II-era center that focuses on the battle against the golden nematode, a microscopic, subterranean worm native to South America that has been in parts of Long Island since the 1940s. It is also found in several upstate counties west of the Finger Lakes region.

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Published January 29, 2016
Allicator News

Police: 61-year-old man throws potato chips

A Gainesville man ended up in jail after his snack craving turned into a criminal charge.

Gainesville Police arrested James Donald Robertson Jr., 61, on Wednesday morning after they said he attacked someone with a bag of potato chips.

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Published October 18, 2016 KTAR News

Autopsy: Woman found buried with chips, perfume and a note

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — The autopsy of a Maine woman found dead behind her in-laws’ home shows she was buried along with a bag of potato chips, a bottle of perfume and a note that took “an apologetic tone.”


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Published October 21, 2016 FoxNews.com

Swedish brewery makes the world's most expensive potato chip

Looking for a salty snack that will really knock your socks off?

This potato chip may do just that—and leave a gaping hole in your wallet.

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Published October 6, 2016 FoxNews.com

World’s spiciest tortilla chip is a world of hurt

Are the type of eater who can consume a whole jalapeno without wincing? Can you chug a bottle of Tabasco? Do you like the idea of a food so spicy you may start to hallucinate?

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From the October 26, 2015 NY TIMES, TIMES INSIDER

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Published March 14, 2016 FoxNews.com

The surprising history of potato chips

Today potato chips are the most popular snack food in America and are devoured at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds annually, so it’s hard to believe that the snack food was created completely by accident…….

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Associated Press
MICHELE KAYAL
August 8, 2012
Please read the article below that discusses Americas great love of different types of Potato Chips!

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My interview by Capital News 9 from The Chip Festival 2016 in Saratoga Springs.

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From The New York Times Cooking section, more great exposure for the Saratoga Chip!

Article by Kim Sererson

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By Kim Severson, Friday August 19 2016

What to cook This Weekend
I have a dear friend whose idea of a busy weekend is a game of Scrabble and an errand. (Looking at you, Julia Moskin.)

Not me. I like to pack it in. I'm a Midwesterner by birth, which means I have a natural desire to find someone who needs help fixing a fence or could use a plate of brownies. (Try Katharine Hepburn's recipe!)

Also, I figure it could all end any day, so why not cook a lot while you can? That's what weekends are made for……

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Saratoga Potatoes
AMANDA HESSER
40 minutes, Serves 8 as an hors d'oeuvre, 4 to 6 as a side dish

In “America Cooks,” by the 1940s food writers Cora, Rose and Bob Brown, the trio declared: “A century ago, when Saratoga Springs was in its heyday as a fashionable resort, specialties from there swept the country, and one of them, Saratoga Chips, will endure as long as there are spuds left to slice.” They were partly right. The recipe has endured, all right, but Saratoga vanished from the name. We now call them potato chips.

INGREDIENTS
3 large white potatoes, peeled
Olive oil, for frying
Salt

PREPARATION

Step 1
Slice the potatoes 1/8-inch thick (or thinner); use a mandoline if you have one. Soak the potato slices in cold water until ready to fry, then drain and dry them thoroughly on a towel.

Step 2
Fill a large sauté pan with ½ inch olive oil. Place over medium-high heat; the oil is ready when it browns a breadcrumb in 30 seconds. Drop a few potato slices at a time into the oil and fry until the edges begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes, then turn the slices and brown the other side, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Keep warm in a 175-degree oven while you fry the rest of the potatoes.

Step 3
Just before serving, pile the potatoes into a bowl and season with salt, tossing to disperse the seasoning.

View the recipe on The New York Times site.


Tom Schierlitz for The New York Times; Food styling by Brian Preston-Campbel
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From the Boston Globe article in which the Toga Chip Guy, Alan Richer, was noted as a source!

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By Marissa Dellato, The Boston Globe 7/22/16

The potato chip has surprising ties to Massachusetts
Sink your teeth into these fascinating facts about the popular snack.

> 4 — Number of pounds of potato chips the average American consumes each year

> 4 — Miles J.P. Duchesneau drove glass jars of his Tri-Sum Potato Chips via horse and buggy to the Fitchburg Hotel, his first retail sales outlet


> 4 — Pounds of potatoes it takes to make 1 pound of Cape Cod Potato Chips

> 50 million — Pounds of potatoes used by Cape Cod Potato Chips each year at its Hyannis facility

> 2 — Percent of potatoes seen by Cape Cod Potato Chips that are green, not brown

> 350,000 — Number of yearly visitors to the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory in Hyannis, now owned by Snyder’s-Lance

> 1817 — Year William Kitchiner, a British MD, published Apicius Redivivus, or the Cook’s Oracle, including what is credited as the first recipe for potato chips


> 1908 — Year Leominster’s Tri-Sum Potato Chips opened what is thought to be the first commercial potato chip factory

> 1926 — Year Laura Scudder invented the sealed potato chip bag in Monterey Park, California

> 1942 — Year Harvey Noss, “father of the potato chip industry,” got Congress to declare potato chips an “essential food,” protecting the industry from potato or oil rationing during World War II

> 1980 — Year Steve Bernard started Cape Cod Potato Chips, revitalizing kettle-cooking for potato chips

Sources: Tri-Sum Potato Chips, Nielsen, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Alan Richer

Please visit The Boston Globe article!




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Here are some great testimonials from The Chip Festival regarding my exhibit!

Notable Visitors

"Awesome"
- Amanda Thomason, Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (Maker of Cape Cod Potato Chips)

"As a Chef I am very interested in the history and background of all food. Alan Richer's one of a kind Saratoga Chip memorabilia display is of particular interest as our area claims to be the home of what has to be the most universally loved, addicting snack."
- Yono Purnomo, Owner: Yono's and dp Brasserie, International Award Winning Chef

"Very Impressive!"
- Mark Costello, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Better Made Snack Foods, Inc

"Great collection and very interesting!"
- Colleen Farley, SNAC International (Snack Food Association)

"Congratulations on Your 1st Saratoga Chips Convention - Great Job. Wonderful History Display"
- Michael Noonan, Famed Saratoga Springs Photographer and the Man Who First Got me interested in the Toga Chip

"Outstanding Display! Love the History."
- Brendan R. Walsh CIA (the original one), Dean - Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America

"It is a magnificent collection, and beautifully presented."
- Field Horne, Editor of Saratoga Living and Famed Saratoga Springs Historian

"Great Collection,"
- Chef Jasper Alexander, owner of Hattie's Chicken Shack

"Fabulous!"
- Bob Kavachick, News Channel 13 Albany Weatherman

"Awesome!"

- Michelle Hines Abram
Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival: Wine & Dine for the Arts
Founding Director,

"I learned a lot about Saratoga Chips outside of Saratoga."
- Jack Knowlton, Managing Partner of Sackatoga Stables which owns Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, Funny Cide.


Every day Attendees of Chip Festival

"Not just a snack in a bag, but part of American history, loved it!!"

"Fabulous Display, Loved it."

"So Fun!!!

"We love history; the pictures were great."

"Wonderful exhibit,"

"Awesome display! I love the history!"

"What a wonderful trip through Saratoga Potato Chip history. Great photos and memorabilia."

"Very Cool"

"Nice collection! Well curated and displayed."

"It was Lovely."

"Absolutely amazing and interesting!"

"Fascinating display!"

"Very interesting and informative."

"Impressive! Thank you so much for your chronicles of Saratoga Chips!"

"What a Fabulous addition to the Chip festival - the history ties it all together."

"Amazing history"
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Exhibit Shots From The Chiefest 2016

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July 23, 2016
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Chrissy Teigen just defended potato chips and we agree!
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If you’re a fan of cooking — or just hilarious, adorable celebs — then you should already be obsessed with Chrissy Teigen.

Known for her politics, gorgeous family and incredible sense of humor, Chrissy’s a model-turned-cookbook author (and Lip Sync Battle co-host) who’s absolutely killing the social media game.


After the success of her first cookbook, Cravings—which came out earlier this year—Chrissy’s thinking ahead to her second and looking to her Twitter followers for inspiration.


When the idea of a “diet” cookbook came up, Chrissy was quick to shoot it down in favor of “clean eating.”

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I dunno. I've always had an issue with the word diet. I like "eating light" or clean eating...I dunno why!

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For Chrissy, clean recipes are “something without 1000 ingredients with words I can pronounce,” meaning even potato chips can be a-okay — which, honestly, thank god.
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i feel like even potato chips can be considered clean. olive oil and sea salt, baked? no? oh well

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We’re ready to whole-heartedly embrace Chrissy’s definition of clean-eating — even if it’s not exactly scientifically accurate.
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ok everyone relax, i'm not a nutritionist and by clean i mean "not velveeta"

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10:41 AM - 22 Jul 2016


Please visit the Yahoo News Story!

Maybe it’s just because we love potato chips — but we think this wise-cracking (and just plain wise) lady is spot on.

The post Chrissy Teigen just defended potato chips and we agree! appeared first on HelloGiggles.
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More shots from The Chip Festival

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A great time was had by large crowds at the Chip Festival

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From the Saratogian article in which the Toga Chip Guy, Alan Richer, was interviewed prior to the 2016
Chip Festival.

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By Paul Post, The Saratogian 7/12/16

All about chips Man has world’s largest Saratoga Chips memorabilia collection

SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Alan Richer’s mother told him to do all things in moderation.

Most of the time he listened, but not when it comes to potato chips.

The Saratoga Lake resident has the world’s largest collection of memorabilia related to Saratoga Chips, which were reputedly invented at Moon’s Lake House in 1853.

“My ultimate goal would be to find a permanent home for this,” Richer said. “I’m the kind of person who likes to start big. I wrote to The Smithsonian Institution a couple of years ago, asking if they were interested. I’ve done something no one else has ever done, at least not to this degree.”

On Saturday, part of his collection will be exhibited at the Saratoga Lions Club’s inaugural Chip Festival at Saratoga Springs City Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m…..

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Saratoga Chip Festival Interview 7/5/16

Join Look TV as we sit down with the Toga Chip Guy himself, Alan Richer and Greg Dixon of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and the chair the of Chip Festival Committee. They’re here to talk about Saratoga’s upcoming first annual Chip Festival.

Click the image below to watch the interview on our site.

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“A Saratoga Essential Event!”

Join Alan at the 2016 Chip Festival to learn more about the history of the Potato Chip.

Click here to learn a bit more about what Alan will be presenting at the festival.

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CHIP FUN FACTS

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You say potato, Hammel says potato chip
Cubs righty follows doctor's orders, strikes out seven to snap skid

By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com | @CarrieMuskat | July 16th, 2016
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CHICAGO -- Javier Baez made some impressive plays at third base, Matt Szczur delivered a key pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth inning and Jason Heyward blocked out the sun to make an acrobatic catch in right field in the ninth. But the key to the Cubs' win on Saturday may have been the potato chips pitcher Jason Hammel ate…….
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From the Saratogian article in which the Toga Chip Guy, Alan Richer, was interviewed prior to the 2016
Chip Festival.

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By Paul Post, The Saratogian 5/03/16

Big spud promotes upcoming festival in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A 12,000-pound Idaho potato pulled up in front of the City Center on Tuesday to promote a new local event, the first-ever Chip Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 16.

Saratoga Springs is believed to be the birthplace of the potato chip, which was created at Moon’s Lake House on Saratoga Lake in the 1850s.

The Chip Festival, organized by Saratoga Springs Lions Club, will feature nearly two dozen regional and national brands such as Wise, the main sponsor, and will include sampling booths and competitions for best chips, salsa and dips…….

…..Plans also call for family-oriented activities and entertainment, and a history display by Alan Richer, the “Toga Chip Guy,” who has a variety of potato chip memorabilia and artifacts related to Saratoga and the industry as a whole.

Richer, a retired General Electric Co. senior tax counsel, started collecting items a dozen years ago after moving to Saratoga Lake and has been featured on NBC….

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By Gary Marshall

On The Trail Of The Perfect Potato Chip
… Science aids muncher in their quest for the absolute crunch…


If potato chips had nicotine, we’d all be doomed. As it is, they are addicting enough, those crispy fried spuds full of oil, salt and an occasional nutrient. But while the initial liking of potato chips was accidental (chips were invented in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1853 by hotel chef George Crum, who was a member of the Stockbridge Indian tribe, or perhaps by aunt Katy Weeks, who assisted Crum in the kitchen)…

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For family business Jiff-E-Mart, bright future in chips, service

Brittany Gregory / Special to the Times Union Owner Bill Chenot Jr. stands behind the deli counter in his newly constructed Jiff-E-Mart in North Greenbush. A grand opening for the store will be held on Friday, March 4.

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Samples of Jiff-e-mart’s hand-made chips are available at the deli counter of the new Jiff-e-mart on friday in north Greenbush. Brittany Gregory / Special to the times union

North Greenbush

The Chenots may be opening their third Jiff-E-Mart convenience store, but the chain is still very much a family affair.

Started by Al Chenot and his son Bill Chenot Sr. two decades ago, the company is in the midst of opening its third store. Bill Chenot Jr. oversees the three stores, and his brother Matthew Chenot runs the newest shop.

It began in Averill Park when the prior tenant of an auto shop and gas station in a building the Chenots owned decided to end the lease. Rather than get someone else to operate it, the family ended the auto shop, kept selling gas and put on an addition to sell hot dogs and subs.

A Castleton store followed nine years ago.

The newest location opened on North Greenbush Road in North Greenbush. A grand opening is scheduled for Friday, March 4.

Chenot said the family considers the business a high-end deli. They make their own hard rolls and sub rolls, and the pizza is made with fresh dough.

The gas is just a lure. On Friday, the store was selling gas at $1.79 a gallon as a way to encourage customers to stop.

“That’s what differentiates what we’re doing here,” Chenot said. “We’re more of a deli that sells gas.”

Inside the store, employees are busy making pizza, cooking hot dogs and grilling burgers and other sandwiches. The company has 40 employees, with 13 at the newest location.

Like its competitor Stewart’s, Jiff-E-Mart is a homegrown chain with its own line of specialty products. For Stewart’s, it’s ice cream. For Jiff-E-Mart, it’s potato chips.

It started one day when an employee offered to make Chenot potato chips to go with his lunch. They began selling the chips along with their sandwiches, and then someone from Colonie’s farmers market suggested they sell some there.

It’s grown so that the small chain makes 12 varieties and sells them both at their own stores and other retailers.

“I have two guys, their jobs all week are just to make potato chips,” he said.

Though he manages the overall operation, his father and grandfather are still involved.

“He’s in every day,” Chenot said of his grandfather. “I got involved working with my father. Next thing I knew, I was working 40 to 50 hours a week.”

He jokes about taking on Stewart’s but said he’s just kidding. A new Stewart’s shop is less than a mile down the road and the Castleton store is not far from a former Stewart’s whose closing upset the community.

“They are a great company. What they do works and they are very successful,” Chenot said. “What we do is different.”

tobrien@timesunion.com • 518-454-5092 • @timobrientu

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CHIP FUN FACTS

Man’s Potato Chip Matchbook Covers

Another great example of Chips in our history!
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EARLY PRAISE FOR THE TOGA CHIP! FROM 1853 IN THE SARATOGA DAILY FORUM.

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Potato Chip Facts

Potato Chips:

It’s true: Nobody can eat just one At Moon's Lake House resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., “Saratoga chips” first sizzled to life in the summer of 1853. Now 86 percent of Americans eat them every year, a percentage matched only by France.
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TOP 5 Food Accidental Food Inventions! (See # 3 The Potato Chip)

CHIP FUN FACT
Submitted by Gloria

Jay's Potato Chips?

….A snack-food junkie named Al Capone developed a taste for the chips while betting on the ponies in New York, and asked his supplier to start making them for his speakeasies….
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Celebrities Like Their Saratoga Chips!


Potato Chips
Most stories say chef George Crum prepared the first potato chips in 1853 at Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York. A dissatisfied diner supposedly returned plates of traditionally prepared potatoes ~ thick, fried slices eaten with a knife and fork ~ requesting thinner pieces. Frustrated, Crum sliced potatoes paper-thin, fried them to a crisp, and over-salted the brittle chips. The diner loved the “crunch potato slices” and “Saratoga Chips” became a popular house specialty.

Crum sold packaged Saratoga Chips locally and throughout New England. He opened his own restaurant in 1860 where wealthy businessmen such as William and Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould and Henry Hilton often dined. The restaurant closed in 1890 and Crum died in 1914, but his Saratoga Chips were produced until the 1920s. Saratoga Chips were largely a side dish served in restaurants and at special occasions.

In 1895, homemade potato chips were sold to grocery stores. Independent entrepreneurs across the United States were soon making and selling potato chips. In 1926, Laura Scudder created a moisture-resistant bag for her chips by ironing together pieces of waxed paper. Her “Scuds” stayed fresher longer and became a self-serve item. Brand names and logos were soon printed on the bags.

Potato chips were cooked by hand in small batches until 1929 when the continuous fryer was introduced. The fryer and sealed bag increased production and improved sales. Today there are more than 100 potato chip brands in the United States with some popular New York State companies. Annual supermarket sales for chips reach nearly $3 billion in the United States.

Chipping Potatoes
Not all potatoes make good chips!
Potatoes were mostly considered animal food until large numbers of German and northern European immigrants arrived in North America during the mid-nineteenth century. Central New York and Long Island became important potato growing areas. Today, about half of the potatoes grown in the United States are consumed as “table stock” but more and more potatoes are being processed into French fries and potato chips.

The best potatoes for crisp chips have a high starch content and absorb less oil during cooking. Varieties that yield standard shapes and sizes are also better for commercial production. They fit the automatic peelers and slicers, and are less likely to roll off conveyor belts.

Potatoes are easy to store, but fresh potatoes make the best potato chips. Large manufacturers have potato chip production and distribution facilities all over the country. New York grown potatoes can be found in national and local brands such as Herr, Wise and Terrell’s.

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Potato-chip fire doused

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April 01, 2013 4:00 pm • By ERIC BETZ Sun Staff Reporter(1) Comments
Firefighters used bolt cutters to get inside a semi-trailer early this morning in an attempt to extinguish a truckload of burning potato chips near Munds Park. No injuries were reported in the incident.

According to officials with the Pinewood Fire Department, a truck driver spotted another truck driver’s rear axle was glowing bright red at about 2:30 a.m. and reached him via CB radio.

The driver pulled off at the nearest exit and tried to put the fire out. Then he disconnected his truck from the trailer. Pinewood firefighters accessed the interior of the trailer and sprayed down the cargo of Trader Joe’s chips before the trailer and load of chips became a complete loss.

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MARCH 14
National Potato Chip Day


DIY Microwave Potato Chips
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
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This is How Pringles Potato Chips Are Made!!
Happy National Potato Chip Day!
March 14th, 2015 / by Pee-wee Herman

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View how Pringles are made!

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March 14, 2016 is
National Potato Chip Day

Today is National Potato Chip Day! Did you know that Americans consume 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year? It’s the nation’s favorite snack food!

An Irish chef named George Crum invented potato chips in Saratoga Springs in 1853. One day, a picky customer kept sending his fried potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining that they were too thick and soggy. Crum responded by slicing the potatoes so thin that they couldn’t be eaten with a fork. The customer was so pleased with Crum's crispy creation that they became a regular item on the restaurant's menu!

To celebrate National Potato Chip Day, enjoy some of your favorite potato chips with your lunch or dinner!

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Back Story: Potato Chips Were Invented By A Black Man By Accident

According to Enchanted Learning, a site that charts inventions, the potato chip was invented in 1853 by George Crum. Crum was a Native American/African American chef at the Moon Lake Lodge resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. French fries were popular at the restaurant during that time, and one day a diner complained that the fries were too thick. Although Crum made a thinner batch, the customer was still unsatisfied. The chef kept slicing them thinner, then fried them to a crisp, and seasoned them heavily with salt. By then, they were too thin to eat with a fork. Crum expected the fussy customer to dislike them, but the man praised them highly. So the potato chips were invented by accident. The chips became popular and subsequently became known as “Saratoga chips” or “potato crunches.”

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Celebrities Like Their Saratoga Chips!

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Picture of Clint Eastwwod when he visited Palisades Park in 1961. Even Clint was found of the famous fries, and I hope he doused them with the malt vinegar.

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1940 SARATOGIAN..

By JEAN McGBEGOR
The authentic story of Saratoga chips is at long last revealed by the great nephew of George (Speck) Crum, their originator, Albert J. Stewart, now an employee of Mrs. Webster Curran Moriarta of North Broadway, with whom he has been employed for 24 years. Stewart told the story to Mrs. Moriarta many times as I relate it here: "Aunt Kate Wicks" so called by her friends, had something* to do with their Invention—worked for her brother, Crum. She related the true circumstances to Stewart many times before her death in 1914 at 68 William St., where she resided. Crum was born in Malta, the son of Abram Speck, a mulatto jockey who came from Kentucky in the early days of Saratoga and married an Indian woman of the Stockbridge tribe. It is related that a wealthy dinner guest had one time Jokingly referred to the name Speck, as Crura, and thereupon Speck took over the name of Crum. George Crum was more Indianin appearance. His younger days were spent in the Adirondack^ and he became a mighty hunter and a successful fisherman. His services as a guide in the Adirondack* were much sought after. His companion in the forests was a Frenchman from whom he learned to cook. Shortly after the Frenchman's death, Cnrn took up his abode near the south end of the lake and prepared to serve ducks. He became known throughout the country for his unique and wonderful skill In cooking game, fish and camp fire dishes generally. While he was employed as a
cook at Moon's Place, opened by Carey B. Moon in 1853 at the Southend of Saratoga Lake, on the Ramsdill Road, the incident occurred which led to the making of Saratoga Chips. "Aunt Kate Wicks" who worked with her brother, Crum, making pastry, had a pan of fat on the stove, while making crullers and was peeling potatoes at the same time. She chipped off a piece of potato which by the merest accident fell into the pan of fat. She fished it out with a fork and set it down upon a plate beside her on the table. Crum came into the kitchen. "What's this?", he asked, as he picked up the chip and tasted it "Hm, Hm, that's good. How did you make it?" "Aunt Kate" described the accident. "That's a good accident," said Crum. "We'll have plenty of these." HE TREED them out. Demand for them grew like wild fire and he sold them at 15 and ten cents a bag. Thus the Saratoga Chip came into existence. Other makes appeared on the market as time passed. For a long period of years, few prominent men in the world of finance, politics, art, the drama or sports, failed to eat one of Crum's famous dinners.

The late Cornelius E. Durkee, who died at the age of 96, entertained many guests at Moon's and was familiar with its history, related this interesting story of Crum's genius as a cook for me one day while he was compiling his reminiscences: "William H. Vanderbilt, father of Governor William H. Vanderbilt of Rhode Island, a prominent visitor here in those days, was extremely fond of canvasback ducks, but could not get them cooked properly in the village. "He sent a couple to Crum to see what he could do with them. "Crum had never seen a canvasback but having boasted that he could cook anything, willingly undertook to prepare these. "I KEPT THEM over the coals 19 minutes." Crum told Mr. Durkee, "the blood following the knife and sent them to the table hot. Mr. Vanderbilt said he had never eaten anything like them in his life"Mr. Vanderbilt," continued Mr. Durkee, "was so pleased he sent Mr. Crum many customers. He prospered in the business. He kept his tables laden with the best of everything and did not neglect to charge Delmonico prices." "His rules of procedure were his own. Guests were obliged to wait their turn, the millionaire as well as the wage earner. Mr. Vanderbilt was once obliged to wait an hour for a meal and Jay Gould and his party, also visitors here in the early days when this resort was the capital of fashionables of the country, waited as long another time. CRUM LEFT the kitchen to apologize to Mr. Gould, who told him
he understood the rules of the establishment and would wait willingly another hour. Judge Hilton and a party of friends were turned away one day. "I can't wait on you," said Crum, directing them to a rival house for dinner. "George," said Mr. Hilton, "you must wait on us if we have to remain in the front yard for two hours." Mr. Durkee recalled for me that, among those who enjoyed Crum's cooking and his potato chips were Presidents Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland, and Governors Horatio Seymour, Alonzo B. Cornell, David P. Hill, Roswell P. Flower and such financiers as Vanderbilt, Pierre Lorillard, Berry Wall, William R. Travers, William M. Tweed and E. T. Stokes. Crum died in 1914. His brother, Abraham (Speck) Crum dug out an old Indian canoe for Jonathan Ramsdill of Saratoga Lake which is still on exhibit in the State Museum in Albany as one of the finest examples of Indian canoes and Indian days at Saratoga Lake, rich in Indian lore.

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Editorials
Published 2:58 pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014

Skip the chips, yogurt now 'official' snack
With Gov.
Andrew Cuomo's signature on the so-called "yogurt bill" last week, that tub of the thick, creamy dairy delight now has a new "official state snack" designation.
Little wonder: Amid the Greek-style yogurt rage, New York has become the nation's top yogurt producer. Its estimated 741 million pounds in 2013 represent 15.7 percent of U.S. yogurt production.
Yes, it's a silly bit of legislation but a harmless one. Still, we're left with one nagging thought: Whither Saratoga and the potato chip?


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Please click the link below to read the entire story from Saratoga Living by David Mitchell from 7/10/14. Another great read, and a recently discovered document which suggests that the chip may have been discovered earlier than previously thought!
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Another article Debating the History of the Chip!!
Here is another example of differing opinions on the origin of the potato chip taken from an article by Gary Marshall.

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The Chip History Debate has raged on for years!
Here is another example of differing opinions on the origin of the potato chip taken from a 1972 edition of Northwest Magazine.

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Potato Chip Fun Facts….. Yep, Even Poems About Chips!

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Potato Chip Fun Facts….. A Fun Potato Chip Anecdote!

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Here is a little article from the April 1955 edition of “Chipper Magazine” with more information on the origin of the Potato Chip.

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Here is a great article from the September 1949 edition of “Chipper Magazine” outlining the history of the first Potato Chip.
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Chips & Crisps is a site dedicated to educating people the world over about "Fried Sliced Potatoes", give them a visit, you will find chip history, chip memorabilia, chip advertising, chip reviews from around the world, chip recipes, and even a US Chip Store.

Please click any of these links to learn more about the worldwide potato chip industry from our new friends from across the pond!

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By Pamela Cyran Chris Gaylord - OCTOBER 5, 2012

Taken From The Article "The 20 most fascinating accidental inventions"

Potato chips

The first potato chips were meant as an insult.

Hotel chef George Crum enjoyed a wonderful knack for cooking. From his kitchen at Moon's Lake House near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Mr. Crum could "take anything edible and transform it into a dish fit for a king." That skill came in handy – the upscale Lake House attracted customers who were used to being treated like kings.

In 1853, a cranky guest complained about Crum's fried potatoes. They were too thick, he said. Too soggy and bland. The patron demanded a new batch.

Crum did not take this well. He decided to play a trick on the diner. The chef sliced a potato paper-thin, fried it until a fork could shatter the thing, and then purposefully over-salted his new creation. The persnickety guest will hate this, he thought. But the plan backfired. The guy loved it! He ordered a second serving.

Word of this new snack spread quickly. "Saratoga Chips" became a hit across New England, and Crum went on to open his own restaurant. Today, that accidental invention has ballooned into a massive snack industry.

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'Toga chip guy
Mark Mcguire, Right Now
Updated 10:15 am, Friday, August 17, 2012

Alan Richer's General Electric Co. biography is extensive, impressive, yet still incomplete. It makes no mention of potato chips.
By day he is a corporate tax attorney, an important and distinguished position. But not as distinguished as being the preeminent — if not the only — authority on the history of the potato chip industry in Saratoga Springs....

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By Henry J. Gomez, Northeast Ohio Media Group
on August 04, 2011 at 4:04 PM

William Tappenden was 1st potato chip purveyor: Greater Cleveland Innovations

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A restaurant in upstate New York is widely considered to be the birthplace of the potato chip. But America's favorite munchies might not have become a household and picnic staple if not for Cleveland's own William Tappenden....

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Chips, Crums and Specks of Saratoga County History
Dave Mitchell
Blog Entry

George Crum

INTRODUCTION

Let me begin with something that will probably disappoint most people who read this, I don’t believe that George Crum invented the potato chip. For a full discussion of that topic please see “Saratoga Springs, New York: Birthplace of the Potato Chip” and “Saratoga Potato Chip Stories: Traditions, Myths, and Legends.”...

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As seen on NBC.

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July 17, 2014 8:01 am • By Doug Gruse

A chip by any other name

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Alan Richer likes his history a little salty.

Known locally as the “Toga Chip Guy,” Richer has immersed himself in the myths, folklore and facts surrounding America’s most beloved snack food.

Invented around 1853 in Saratoga Springs, the potato chip has grown from a regional favorite to an international sensation.

“The first general name for it was the ‘Saratoga chip.’ Eventually, it became known as the potato chip,” Richer said....

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Talk focuses on history of the potato chip
By Dennis Yusko
Posted on July 21, 2014

Alan Richer, president of Saratoga Lake Association and the “Toga Chip Guy,” will talk about the history of the potato chip at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Canfield Casino in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. Admission is free.
Richer, of Saratoga Springs, will discuss the myth, folklore and legend associated with the invention of the snack that has developed into a multi-billion dollar industry.....

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As heard on one of the Empire Broadcasting Network stations

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Origins of Potato Chips and its appeal!
August 25, 2007 by Desh Kapoor

It is amazing how small changes to make things easier creates immensely popular stuff. Potato Chips are one such thing! It might just look like a small thing.. but the world-wide sales of potato chips in 2002 was around USD 30 billion! And you would have thought that a potato chip was that useless snack? Well, it does account for around a THIRD of all Global Snack Food Market share!!

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April 23, 2008

Ohio chipper about chips
Ohio is loaded with plants big and small frying up potato chips of many styles, flavors
By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal staff writer

They're salty.
Crunchy.
Fried and kettle-cooked.
They come in various flavors and shapes.
And Americans love them.
Since invented in 1853 by accident, potato chips have become a snack food staple — one with deep and growing roots in Ohio.

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April 23, 2008

We dig our potatoes: A whole lot of slicing and frying going on

The next time you open a bag of potato chips, before you start crunching and munching, consider that you are holding a piece of Ohio's culinary and economic history in the palm of your hand.

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August 12, 2014 4:03 pm - 50 Objects Series

Saratoga Chips Chosen As One Of The Areas Iconic Items!

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