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The 5 Best Savory Snacks from Trader Joe’s
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Trader Joe’s is known for its trend-setting eats, global flavors and food mashups you can’t find anywhere else. We’re constantly trying their new snacks—from popcorn to hummus—and we’ve put together our five favorite savory bites. Add these snacks to your basket on your next Trader Joe’s run—they’re at the top of our list for deliciousness for a reason.
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Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?

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If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise.

“Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, and they’re not going to contribute to your daily vegetable intake in a way that supports overall health.”
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Here’s What We Really Think of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Mac and Cheese
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When I first heard the news that Cheetos Mac ‘N Cheese is making its way to Walmart shelves nationwide (for only 98 cents a box/cup) by 2021, I swear that I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Without hesitation, I said ‘YES, A THOUSAND TIMES’ to sampling the new line, which includes Cheesy Jalapeño, Bold & Cheesy, and Flamin’ Hot. Ah, the simple joys of artificial coloring and flavoring! Finally, something to break up the monotony of these trying times!

Above all, my sights were set on the Flamin’ Hot flavor, a long-held fixation of mine ever since I paid a visit to the Cheetos Museum (yes, that was once a thing) back in 2017. In the interest of an expedient review, I have only tried the microwavable cup so far. Here are my honest thoughts.
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Cheetos Mac & Cheese Is Coming To Stores And We Could Not Be More Pumped To Try it
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Every time I think Cheetos is going to run out of ideas on how to absolutely run the world, they go ahead and surprise me by creating something EVEN BETTER than what they did last. Case in point? The brand is launching mac & cheese inspired by Cheetos and lunch is about to change forever.
This news was first posted by Instagrammer @Candyhunting who said the product is out now in three different flavors: Bold & Cheesy, Flamin' Hot, and Cheddar Jalapeño. Soon after their post, other Instagrammers like @SnackGator and @JunkFoodOnTheGo posted about them, with the latter even finding two flavors in stores, which is great because now that we know of their existence, we can't live much longer without
Flamin' Hot Cheetos mac & cheese in our lives.
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Cheetos Mac 'N' Cheese Is Now In Stores, And Here's What It's Like

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All that and a bag of plantain chips
It happens to all of us. No matter how focused we are on eating right, we have cravings. Maybe it's for something sugary sweet, or maybe you simply have to have something salty. And we all know that the foods that satisfy our need for sweet or salt usually aren't the healthiest options. But we've found something that can help: Turbana Plantain Chips.

Made from freshly harvested
plantains, these thinly sliced chips are free from GMO, gluten, trans fat and cholesterol. They have about 30% less fat than traditional potato chips, but they have 100% of the crunch. If you're looking to add more fiber to your diet, these chips can help with that.

What we especially like about Turbana Plantain Chips compared to some other brands is how thin they are. There are thicker plantain chips that taste good, but Turbana's crispy, crunchy texture makes us feel like we are eating potato chips. They also possess a popular tortilla chip trait: the ability to hold up to dipping. Whether it's salsa, guacamole or some other delicious dip, these chips will do the trick. We enjoy savory dips on Turbana's Salted Plantain Chips, and sweet dips, like
fruit salsa, pair perfectly with Turbana's Sweet Plantain Chips.

Plantain chips can get a bit pricey, with 7-ounce bags going for over $3 at grocery stores and specialty food shops. At Ocean State Job Lot you'll find Turbana Plantain Chips for $2.69. That's the regular, everyday price - not a sale price. Enjoy a bag and then email us at
frugalfoodguys@osjl.com to let us know what you think!
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As of today, you can get these babies at Walmart (and other stores)! So, we decided to try two of the three flavors and tell you what we thought.
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9
Popular Canadian Snacks You Won't Find in the U.S.

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We know there are questions around travel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our note here.
Canada is often seen as a bastion of manners and maple syrup, but another defining trait that often goes unmentioned is its unique snack selection. While a few Canuck dishes, such as poutine, have found their way across the border and onto menus around the U.S., some Canadian chocolate bars, chips, and desserts have remained exclusive to their northern home. In honor of Canada Day on July 1, here are nine popular Canadian snacks that are worth the trip across the border.
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Restaurant adds new $1 Cuomo Chips in response to alcohol mandate

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Harvey's Restaurant & Bar in Saratoga responded to the new mandate requiring bars and restaurants across the state to sell food with alcohol orders announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday by naming a dish after him.

Matthew Bagley, co-owner of Harvey's, announced the restaurant's newest dish "Cuomo Chips" in a Facebook post on Thursday evening. The post features a picture of a receipt for "1 Cuomo Chips," priced at $1. Bagley wrote, "Here’s your food Cuomo. Come on by. I’ll buy your first chip."
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Change Your Chip

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WELCOME TO DEAN STREET

A thicker, more flavorful and better-made chip. Better crunch, better texture, absorbs less oil, and made from a coarser grind of corn. Perfect for enjoying a favorite nacho recipe, salsa, guacamole, or straight out of the bag. Dean Street Taco Chips are made from old world recipes using the very best artisanal ingredients. They carry several health-conscious certifications, including 100% whole grain, cholesterol free, certified vegan, certified kosher, and certified gluten-free.

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Banana leaf packaging and pineapple powder: How Dole plans to eliminate food waste by 2025
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Each year, Dole grows billions of bananas—the world’s most popular fruit—along with other produce. But not all of those billions of bananas end up as food: Some portion of them are lost along the supply chain, wasting energy, money, and nutrients. And the company also generates waste from the parts of the fruit that don’t get eaten. In the next five years, the company plans to eliminate those losses entirely.


In R&D labs, the company is now exploring ways to turn pineapple skins and banana leaves into packaging, developing new snacks from misshapen produce that grocery stores don’t want, and processing excess waste in biogas facilities that turn food into electricity to power its processing plants.
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Beyond Tenders: Tully’s, Terrell’s launch new CNY potato chip flavor
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Two long-time Syracuse-area food companies have teamed up to launch a new potato chip flavor that has deep roots in the Central New York food scene.
Tully’s Good Times restaurants and Terrell’s Potato Chips are launching the Honey Mustard flavor for rippled chips.
Why Honey Mustard? That happens to be the most popular condiment accompanying Tully’s famous Chicken Tenders. The chip flavor is based on the recipe used in the house-made honey mustard at the restaurants.
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How ‘Parasite’ caused a surge in Spanish potato chip maker’s sales
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Feeling proud and grateful, Cesar Bonilla, 87, is still baffled by a surge in demand for his canned potato chips after a tin briefly appeared in the award-sweeping Korean film “Parasite,” making his small company in northwestern Spain hire more staff.
“I’d say to him (film director Bong Joon-ho) a thousand thanks for being on target. I have tears in my eyes when I think about it,” he told Reuters after watching a clip from the dark comedy where the encroaching Kim family feasts on food and drink at the house of their rich employers in their absence.
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This video of a potato chip bag-sealing trick has over 10 million views
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By Ronnie Koenig
Achieving an impenetrable seal on an open bag of potato chips (without a clip) is usually a pretty difficult feat.
Padma Lakshmi recently posted a video on Twitter of a surprisingly simple yet effective way to seal up a bag of chips. Now the truly mesmerizing clip has over 10 million views.
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It took a court to decide whether Pringles are potato chips or not…
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Chances are, you probably haven’t given much thought to that can of Pringles other than wondering “how do I get the last few potato chips out of the tube without greasing up my arms?”

As it turns out, this salty snack has quite a story. It once was in the middle of a massive controversy that questioned the ingredients and whether the chips were actually potato chips at all.

From 2007 to 2009, the makers of the “once-you-pop-you-can’t-stop” chips stood in front of three different levels of the British judiciary trying to defend the decision that Pringles chips were not — by definition — potato chips.

Here’s how this comically complicated problem started. In the mid-20th century, a tax was born by way of France and England called the value-added or VAT tax. This “consumption tax” started off as a 10 percent tax on all goods bought from a business. More than 20 percent of the world’s tax revenue comes from the value-added tax making it a pretty big deal.
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The world's most unusual potato chip flavors
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Brilliantly bizarre varieties
Move over lightly salted and boring barbecue – we've uncovered some seriously inventive flavors of our favorite salty snack. From doner kebab and pizza to squirrel and chocolate, here are the most unusual varieties of potato chips tantalizing taste buds around the globe.
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Local Artisan Potato Chips Business Started by Two Brothers
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About a year ago, two brothers in Lakewood started up Denver Chip Co.  Denver Chip is an artisan potato chip business and it’s all made from scratch.
The chips are sold in Whole foods,  Sprouts, King Soopers and numerous specialty markets and craft breweries along the Front Range.
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Potato chip-hauling semi crushes Jeep in head-on crash
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A semi-truck partially crushed a Jeep in a head-on collision in Marion County Monday morning, sending both drivers to the hospital.
When crews from the Aurora Fire District got to the scene near Ehlen Road NE and Donald Road NE, they found the semi — hauling potato chips — tipped on its side and completely blocking the road. They also found the Jeep under the semi’s trailer in a ditch on the side of the road.
A woman was the only person inside the Jeep. Even though she couldn’t get herself out of the Jeep, she was able to talk with EMTs who were able to treat some of her injuries while they disassembled the Jeep around her. After 23 minutes, they were able to free her and took her to a waiting ambulance.
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Lay’s Potato Chips Bets on ‘The Voice,’ Coachella and Snapchat
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For the next several weeks, John Legend’s favorite snack is likely to be a bag of Lay’s Potato Chips.
Viewers of NBC’s “
The Voice” will see the famous musician in an assortment of videos telling them about a range of new flavors for the snack that range from cheddar jalapeno, sea salt and vinegar Poppable and “flamin’ hot” Kettle Cooked to the return of varieties such as fried green tomato for a limited run. “Some people think of me as serious all the time,” says Legend, in a brief interview, but they will see a different side of him in the videos. “A lot of our fans are young, and I think this will be fun and exciting to them.”
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Utz Quality Foods Launches Good & Evil Snack Food Adventures!

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HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC. once again brings fun, flavorful innovation to its diverse snack food portfolio, comprised of household favorite brands. The line-up, which became available through leading retailers on February 3rd, is designed to win with Millennials and Generation Z fans and households with families. From Zapp’s® New Orleans style “Evil Eye” Kettle Potato Chips to Good Health® Creamy Onion & Chive Veggie Chips to Utz® Ridge Cut Potato Chips, the line-up is comprised of both indulgent and better-for- you snack food offerings.
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Behind-the-scenes look at UTZ factory ahead of the Super Bowl
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HANOVER -- It's no surprise the super bowl is *the biggest day of the year for salty snacks.
At the snack food capital in York County -- UTZ -- is no stranger to the game.
"We'll go through a tractor trailer load of potatoes in less than an hour in this plant," said Dusty Lehr, plant manager.
While the winter months generally tend to be slower for the company, Lehr says the super bowl changes that.
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NBA All-Star Endorses Ruffles In Frito-Lay ‘Chip Deal’

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Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay started the year with a rush of news, announcing new products as well as, for the first time, a new product created in partnership with an athlete.
The “Chip Deal” Frito-Lay announced last summer with six-time NBA All-Star Anthony Davis to endorse Ruffles has yielded a new chip flavor: Lime & Jalapeño. Davis joined Ruffles recently in Los Angeles at an exclusive gathering where more than 300 guests were among the first to taste the new product.
“The Chip Deal is transcending the notion of traditional athlete endorsement deals: pairing Anthony Davis’ commitment to impact beyond the court and bringing fans something unprecedented from a potato chip brand,” said Sadira Furlow, VP of marketing for Frito-Lay North America. “With the launch of Ruffles Lime & Jalapeño, we translated Davis’ energy and originality into an incredible potato chip flavor that is undoubtedly one of the most innovative flavors in Ruffles history.”
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All that and a bag of plantain chips
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It happens to all of us. No matter how focused we are on eating right, we have cravings. Maybe it's for something sugary sweet, or maybe you simply have to have something salty. And we all know that the foods that satisfy our need for sweet or salt usually aren't the healthiest options. But we've found something that can help: Turbana Plantain Chips.

Made from freshly harvested
plantains, these thinly sliced chips are free from GMO, gluten, trans fat and cholesterol. They have about 30% less fat than traditional potato chips, but they have 100% of the crunch. If you're looking to add more fiber to your diet, these chips can help with that.

What we especially like about Turbana Plantain Chips compared to some other brands is how thin they are. There are thicker plantain chips that taste good, but Turbana's crispy, crunchy texture makes us feel like we are eating potato chips. They also possess a popular tortilla chip trait: the ability to hold up to dipping. Whether it's salsa, guacamole or some other delicious dip, these chips will do the trick. We enjoy savory dips on Turbana's Salted Plantain Chips, and sweet dips, like
fruit salsa, pair perfectly with Turbana's Sweet Plantain Chips.

Plantain chips can get a bit pricey, with 7-ounce bags going for over $3 at grocery stores and specialty food shops. At Ocean State Job Lot you'll find Turbana Plantain Chips for $2.69. That's the regular, everyday price - not a sale price. Enjoy a bag and then email us at
frugalfoodguys@osjl.com to let us know what you think!
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Clerk Charged After Wrong Man Shot During Potato Chip Theft
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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit gas station clerk who authorities say was allegedly trying to stop a potato chip thief has been charged in the shooting of another man.
Prosecutors say 27-year-old Safaa Marzok was arraigned Friday on assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and gun charges.
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They had dreams of owning a restaurant. Now they make potato chips
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The original plan was to open a restaurant. Nick and Kimberly Marckwald had lived and breathed that idea since they met. In 2015, they had the vision, owned the building and had put together almost enough money to do it. 
Then things took a turn. Today, the Marckwalds are the owners of a potato chip company with the name they'd chosen for their restaurant: Hen of the Woods. 
They left behind their ambitions to be restaurateurs to build a snack food business from scratch. Turns out, though, that the lifestyle, the mindset and work ethic of the restaurant world are what make their chip venture work.


Lay's sold the special edition chips to benefit Operation Smile, charity that helps children with cleft palates in third-world countries.
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Goats eating from potato chip bags with faces is bizarrely entertaining
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Here's a video that will make you smile -- goats eating from potato chip bags.

The pet goats are eating grains out of Lay's bags with smiling human faces on them. Their owner says she found the special edition chip bags while shopping. She thought it would be hilarious to put the bags in front of the goats' mouths, but the goats ended up putting their mouths inside the bags.


Lay's sold the special edition chips to benefit Operation Smile, charity that helps children with cleft palates in third-world countries.
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What’s the best Pa. BBQ potato chip? We ranked top brands, from Hartley’s to Middleswarth
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By Sue Gleiter | sgleiter@pennlive.com
You wouldn’t think there would be so much variety with barbecue potato chips.
After crunching our way through several top Pennsylvania chip brands, we were surprised to discover plenty of diversity. Turns out, no two manufacturers define barbecue the same.
For some it’s a sweet mesquite, while others prefer a more traditional flavoring. Some are zesty, tangy or smokey.
We decided to tackle barbecue chips
after sampling some of Pennsylvania’s finest plain potato chips this summer. After all, the state is the epicenter of potato chip manufacturers, from mom and pops to mega manufacturers.
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Detroit's Better Made roasts Lay's Potato Chips on social media: 'Read a book'
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We can all appreciate a simple, well-constructed take-down on social media.
Detroit-based Better Made Snack Foods might have the best one this week.
It all started Monday afternoon, when the official Lay's Potato Chips Twitter account tweeted an innocuous question: "Why do corn mazes get all the attention? Who'd be down for a potato maze?"
A few hours later, Better Made, which of course makes the competing Better Made Potato Chips, offered this searing response:
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Prevent pet suffocation: Potato chip bags can be deadly for pets
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TAMPA, Fla. - That potato chip bag on your counter could be deadly for your pet.
Pet suffocation from snack bags happens almost every day, but few are aware of the danger and what we can do about it.