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Article 1 - Vanderbilt helped invent the chip in Saratoga?
Likely a salty myth


Article 2 - Toga Chip Guy makes a second showing on History Channel

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Please read the article in Saratoga Today that features, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!

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Current Events!


Please watch the latest episode of The History Channel's The Food That Built America, "When The Chips Are Down", season 2, episode 3, where I am prominently featured.

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Read my feature article in "Shorelines" The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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Listen to my recent interview on Heart Radio.

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Listen To The New History Channel Podcast

After appearing in several episodes of The History Channel's Series "The Food That Built America", I have now been prominently featured in an associated podcast.

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Please read my recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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Read The Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled "Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"

This article was just published today, April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

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Watch the latest episode of the History Channel's "The FoodThat Built America "that aired on Natational Potato Chip Day, March 14. Featuring the history of Herman Lay and then rival Fritos!

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John Karolefski, author of the blog Grocery Stories at:
 
https://www.grocerystories.com/ 

has written a book about grocery shopping. He had requested a quote from me about about chips -- their place in snack history, their popularity, etc.

I had provided him with a quote that I will disclose once his book is published.

Here is that quote!

"Potato chips are more American than apple pie. Compare the shelf space allotted to potato chips and apple pie in your local grocery store"


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Recent Events

On Novemeber 19th 2019, I spoke to the New York Capital Region Elfuns Club at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park NY, on the History of the Potato Chip.
The club consists of mostly retired General Electric employees.


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The Toga Chip Guy Is On The Air!

I have been interviewed about the history of the potato chip by a California based radio station, Yesterday USA  Radio Networks,  at 10:30pm New York time on Saturday, September 14th.  
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Consuming Too Much Sodium Is Linked to Heart Issues — the FDA Has a Plan to Lower Our Salt Intake

If you’ve been struggling to find low sodium foods at the grocery store, don’t worry! The search process is going to become a lot easier. The FDA recently released new sodium guidelines for the U.S. food industry. The change should help reduce sodium levels in all processed, packaged, and prepared foods. In other words, your favorite chips, cereals, and restaurant dishes are all going to get a little less salty. (That’s right, the FDA requested that chain restaurants change up their dishes as well.)
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Salty Snacking, the Great American Pastime

In the pantheon of snack foods, “salty and crunchy” stands on the highest pedestal of cravings. “Salty snacks are supremely satisfying to all consumers,” says Elisa Maloberti, director at the American Egg Board. Everyone has a favorite salty pleasure, whether it’s buttery, hot, freshly popped popcorn, the shatteringly crispy crunch of thick kettle-style potato chips, or cheesy cauliflower protein puffs.
 
Salty snacks deliver because humans, like most mammals, need — and thus crave — salt. Sodium chloride is important to maintain electrolyte balance in our bodies. Both sodium and chloride are critical for optimum nerve and muscle function, including heart rhythm. At the same time, salt is a flavor enhancer that makes foods even more craveable. It also is an essential carrier of other flavors.
 
The average person eats the equivalent of 96 one-ounce bags of potato chips each year. That comes to 2 to 4 billion pounds of potato chips eaten per year in the US. An estimated 12 million pounds of potato chips are crunched on Super Bowl Sunday alone. IRI retail sales data show that salty snacks have been the No. 1 food item contributing to sales growth at retailers since early March, when consumers began shifting purchasing priorities to accommodate stay-at-home lifestyles.
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Pringles Limited-Edition Glow-In-The-Dark Cans for Halloween

Pringles released new limited-edition Glow-in-the-Dark cans in two Halloween flavors: Sour Scream & Onion and Oooriginal Glow-in-the-Dark cans.
The chips offer snackers a salty treat during a season of sweet, while doubling as a spooky centerpiece for any Halloween festivity. 
Whether consumers are looking for a seasonal after-school snack, prepping some fearsome party bites or lining their sidewalk for the ultimate trick-or-treating score, Pringles Glow-in-the-Dark cans shine a little light – and lightheartedness – on family celebrations all season long.
The limited-edition Pringles Sour Scream & Onion and Oooriginal Glow-in-the-Dark cans are now available, while supplies last.
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Chicago’s Heritage Caviar Bar Gets Weird With Sour Cream and Cheddar Potato Chip Ice Cream

A Chicago restaurant is trying to tap into the new frontier of savory ice creams. Major brands have drummed up plenty of press with controversial submissions sure to evoke delight or disgust, from Jeni’s much-discussed Everything Bagel pints to Van Leeuwen’s pot-stirring collab with Kraft Mac & Cheese.
Some tap into the ever-efficacious nostalgia factor, while others may veer into the bizarre. But so-called weird flavors aren’t unique to national brands, as local mega-hit Pretty Cool Ice Cream has proven with Hanukkah-themed potato latkes and Bubbe’s kugel ice cream bars.
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My Weird Night in the World's Biggest Potato Hotel

Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat.

I know a place where you can go to be alone. It’s got a roof over it, with a door that locks. There’s a bed and a sink and a kettle for coffee, and from most angles, the land on which it sits is stunningly green, and stunningly flat. The packaged snacks are free and abundant, and there is a rabbit who hops around the property as if he hadn’t yet decided what he’d get up to that day. There is a cow named Dolly who will wander by, shooting you reproachful glances until you acquiesce and stick your hand beneath the dispenser that overflows with edible pellets. Her gratitude will make you blush. It is the place where I began and ended one of the weirdest nights of my life, and it is a six-ton potato, thirty minutes southeast of Boise, Idaho.
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Smith's Potato Chips, Australia celebrates 90 years!

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10 Surprising Foods with More Sodium Than a Bag of Chips

When you think of potato chips, chances are you think of salty, crunchy goodness, right? And seeing that sodium is a nutrient that we're cautioned to be mindful of, potato chips inherently fall into the category of processed foods we should probably limit.
Though we need to eat some sodium to keep our bodies running efficiently, too much salt isn't a good thing and it can cause us to retain water or cause more serious health problems—especially if you suffer from conditions like high blood pressure.
While enjoying a salty snack every once in a while can be part of a healthy diet, it's important to be aware of some sneaky places where sodium could be hiding. Here are 10 foods with more sodium than a bag of potato chips (or about 15 chips).
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Are Upcycled Snacks Having Any Impact On Food Waste? We Investigate

You may have noticed the new buzzword "upcycled" floating around on packaged snacks and wondered what it meant. Upcycled foods are products made with ingredients that you would otherwise throw away. Think of the pulp leftover from making fruit and vegetable juice, or produce that isn’t attractive enough to be sold in grocery stores as a few examples.

Products made with ingredients that would otherwise be tossed into landfills often make some pretty big claims. They say they’re helping the environment by reducing food waste and creating products with less power, water, and other carbon-heavy resources. But are these claims true? In short: yes. Upcycled snacks are the easiest way you and I can help save our planet as consumers. To find out more about the impact upcycled snacks are having on food waste, I analyzed statistics from multiple upcycled snack companies and spoke with experts to learn more.
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A New Dip Has Arrived at Trader Joe's, and It's Already Getting Rave Reviews

First came Trader Joe's Everything but the Elote Seasoning, a delicious mix of chile pepper, Parmesan cheese, chipotle powder, cumin, dried cilantro, and sea salt inspired by Mexican street corn (known as elote, which means "corn cob" in Spanish). The seasoning is freakin' delicious, in fact, so much so that TJ's knew we needed more . . . and oh, did we get it. Let us introduce you to Everything but the Elote Dip, the newest "it" dip to hit shelves at Trader Joe's. This isn't just your ordinary yogurt dip with Everything but the Elote sprinkled in: it also contains small kernels of sweet yellow corn! The dip is tangy, zesty, creamy, and slightly smoky, and we approve of it all. Even Instagram user Trader Joe's List says, "The hype is real about this new dip! It's tangy, garlicky with notes of Parmesan. Double down and try it with the Everything but the Elote dippers!"
While the dip pairs well with any scoopable item, it can also be used as a spread, too. Preferably on sandwiches and wraps that you want to give a little extra kick . . . perhaps even a grilled cheese if you're really feeling wild. Whatever you choose to pair it with, we guarantee you'll want this dip on everything imaginable — the hype is real!
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Japanese convenience stores get potato chips designed to be paired with canned chuhai cocktails

While Japan is home to many great izakaya and other drinking establishments, RTD (ready to drink) canned cocktails are very much a popular way to enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage. Sold nearly everywhere and available in a variety of flavors, canned cocktails such as chuhai (short for "shochu highball" (although many canned ones use a vodka base) provide an affordable alternative to bar drinks. Japan's Strong Zero chuhai even holds a Guinness World Record for best-selling RTD cocktail.
With many doing their best to stay at home and practice safety protocol (as well as restaurants refraining from serving alcohol), canned cocktails are even more of a drinking favorite, and Japanese snack maker Oyatsu Company (fresh off of releasing 
ramen noodle covered ice cream bars), is releasing two flavors of snack chips made specifically to pair with canned cocktails at home.
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People Have Thoughts About Jennifer Aniston Eating One Single Chip

In a recent interview, Jennifer Aniston admitted to eating just one chip when she’s stressed, and the internet has feelings
Nestled among the many interesting tidbits in Jennifer Aniston’s recent interview with InStyle sat the admission that she eats a single chip or a single M&M — yes, just one — when she’s stressed. Of course, Aniston has long been open about her lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise, for years, but for some reason, this particular tidbit has struck a chord with people on the internet.
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State police seeking suspect who set potato chip display on fire, causing $5,000 in damage to convenience store

State police in Monroe County asked for help identifying a person suspected of setting fire to a display rack of potato chips, causing about $5,000 in damage.
Police released a picture of the person suspected in the potato chip arson Saturday and asked anyone with information to contact state police.
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Are Potatoes Healthy? Here's What a Nutritionist Says

Potatoes are one of the most beloved foods in the US, and there are countless ways to enjoy them. But you may be wondering if they're healthy. Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap for being starch bombs, but they're actually incredibly good for you. Here's a primer on potato health benefits, as well as the best ways to prepare the vegetable to maximize its nutritional value.
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Hero NYPD cop describes how he saved stab victim’s life with potato chip bag: ‘I just needed something squared off at the edges’



Whether it’s snacking or life-saving, this NYPD hero prefers Lays potato chips.
Officer Ronald Kennedy, a former EMT turned cop, recounted his DIY rescue of a stabbing victim by using an empty Lays bag to seal a bleeding chest wound and save the man’s life. Despite the dire circumstances, Kennedy recalled Tuesday how he instinctively knew what to do after arriving outside a bodega on July 7 to find victim Dylan Ubiles lying on the sidewalk fighting for breath.
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Britney Spears Gave an On-Camera Update About Her Conservatorship Situation

Britney Spears gave her first on-camera update about her conservatorship situation. 
The pop icon posted a selfie video to Instagram on August 5, and in it she said, “Okay, so I’m sure a lot of you guys are wondering how I’m doing. And since the cat is out of the bag—literally out of the bag—and you guys know my situation, I do want to let you guys know things are way better than what I ever anticipated.”
In true Brit Brit fashion, she then playfully answered some non-conservatorship-related questions. She revealed that her favorite clothing store is J. Crew, her favorite Miley Cyrus song is “We Can’t Stop,” and she prefers regular Lay’s potato chips over baked. Oh, and her favorite scented lotion is vanilla. Good to know! 
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Jennifer Aniston Needs Only One Potato Chip. I Need Many More.

What do you eat when you’re stressed? Jennifer Aniston will go first: exactly one potato chip.

Perhaps it’s unsurprising that the wellness-obsessed star, who seemingly lives off of Smartwater, almond butter, and good vibes, wouldn’t be a bastion of binge-eating relatability. But her latest pull quote, from
September’s InStyle cover, is truly very “annoying,” even according to Aniston herself.
When asked by editor-in-chief Laura Brown, “What do you eat if you’re stressed?”, Aniston didn’t opt for the normal answer like “a whole pepperoni pizza” or “an entire sleeve of Girl Scout thin mints.” Instead, she poetically said: “A chip. Crunch, crunch, crunch.”
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Siro’s Starting a New Chapter And Will Open For Business July 14th

Anyone driving on the east end of Lincoln Avenue this past spring would have noticed that something was going on at in and around Siro’s, the venerable establishment that has been a favorite of track attendees since 1945.

After significant construction and upgrades, the fine-dining restaurant and bar will reopen to the public on July 14, the day before Saratoga Race Course opens. The Siro’s Cup, a fundraiser for the Center For
Disability Services will be held there that evening, but the dining room
will be open to the public (reservations required) for dinner.

“This will be the premier restaurant in Saratoga Springs”, beamed owner Peter Spitalny, who will operate the iconic eatery with his son Jake. “Our team has put a tremendous amount of work into this because of the importance of Siro’s to both the racing and Saratoga
communities”.

Jake Spitalny, who along with his brother Sam operates The Lake George Beach Club, was likewise upbeat. “My father and I are aware of the historical significance and reputation of Siro’s”, he noted. “We take pride in being the group to restore these values.” The family’s core business is Stein Fibers, based out of Colonie.
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The Crunchier the Chip the Better

Are you looking for your next cookout must-have? Lucky for you, we’re carrying Deep River Snacks Kettle Cooked Potato Chips so you can experience a great taste with even better-for-you ingredients.

With seven varieties of bold, delicious flavors sold at your local Ocean State Job Lot, these chips are ready to satisfy all of your cravings. Whether you’re in the mood for a perfectly tart and tangy Salt and Vinegar option or a sweet onion and garlic combination from the Sweet Maui Onion chips, you and your guests are guaranteed to love the crunch and keep wanting more! Deep River’s kettle chip products are cooked to perfection in sunflower oil and include no artificial flavors or preservatives. They are gluten free and nut free, and made with Non-GMO ingredients so you don’t feel bad when you do indulge!

Not only are Deep River Snacks good for the taste buds, but the company is a strong advocate for using their platform to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations. On every chip bag, Deep River features a different organization, to which a percentage of their profits will be donated.

For only $2.00 at your
local Ocean State Job Lot, you can enjoy these mouthwatering munchies while making a difference!
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History of potato chips, from Belgian chips to packaged crisps


Potato chips, the most popular junk food of all time
Delicious, tasty, with a little salt or dipped in thick, creamy sauces. In a word: irresistible. Potato chips are one of the most luscious side dishes around, whether in the classic matchstick version or in their more recent crispy, thinly sliced evolution, the packaged crisps. Whether stubby English chips with a thicker cut, elongated American fries or packaged crisps, potato chips have long been associated with the concept of junk food. However, today they are also freshly prepared by pubs and restaurants, fried in good oil from quality raw materials. Of course, they are still high in calories, but giving yourself a treat every now and then is more than legitimate. Besides, who can resist a plate of delicious-looking yellow sticks?
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I Tried 40 Bags of Plain Potato Chips (Yes, 40!) and These Were the Best Ones

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Covered Bridge Adds Donair To Flavour Arsenal

Covered Bridge Potato Chips has chosen an east coast favourite for their newest flavour.
Beginning in July, Atlantic Canadians can get their hands on a bag of Donair Chips
They announced on social media they will team up with East Coast Lifestyle and King of Donair for their latest collaboration.
Covered Bridge previously released a limited edition donair flavoured chip in 2016.
Atlantic Canadians will have to act fast to get their share of this limited batch.
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Welcome to the Potato Chip Capital of America


If there’s one thing that Pennsylvania seems to have figured out, it’s potato chips. The state is not only the home base for many mass-distributed snack brands, including Utz, Wise, Herr’s, and multiple Snyder’s (of Berlin and of Hanover), it’s also the place that many beloved regional chip companies, from Martin’s to Middleswarth, call home.
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I usually don’t give too much thought to potato chips. After all, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Nope! Although all potato chips are good (I mean, they’re salt, fat, and carbs in crispy form, how could they not be?), some brands have figured out how to achieve greatness. I should know because I recently spent a week tasting more than three-dozen different bags.

You see, with summer picnics and backyard barbecues on the horizon, my family and I decided it was high time to find out if there was truly one particular potato chip that was better than all the rest. So I rounded up nearly every brand I could find, in a wide range of categories, and set myself and a group of (socially distanced) discerning tasters to the important task of eating every single one. Turns out there are many, many brands of potato chips out there, even when you’re looking at just plain ol’ salted chips.
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Covered Bridge Adds Donair To Flavour Arsenal

Covered Bridge Potato Chips has chosen an east coast favourite for their newest flavour.
Beginning in July, Atlantic Canadians can get their hands on a bag of Donair Chips
They announced on social media they will team up with East Coast Lifestyle and King of Donair for their latest collaboration.
Covered Bridge previously released a limited edition donair flavoured chip in 2016.
Atlantic Canadians will have to act fast to get their share of this limited batch.
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The genius behind such delicacies as the Frito

I am fascinated by the reality that anyone, in contemplating a pile of plain old cornmeal, could conceive of something as magical, as truly life-changing, as the Frito.
I am equally entranced by the genius that is required to turn sugar, water and a tropical nut into Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or some other refreshing elixir, or to transform the humble cacao bean into a decadent candy bar.
I have for some years harbored an obsession with people who figured out how to convert the simplest foodstuffs into cultural icons that generate billions of dollars in revenue every year.

It is, I suppose, an unhealthy interest.
The company is pledging it will implement regen ag practices across 100 per cent of its potato acreage - representing 150,000 hectares worldwide - by 2030.
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Lay’s Serves Potato Chips Inside KFC, Pizza Hut Boxes At A Fake Restaurant

What happens when you’re ridden with junk food cravings in the dead of night, and no stores are open? Lay’s in the Netherlands has got just the fix: potato chips flavored after iconic fast-food menu items.
Lay’s was hoping to distribute the new Iconic Restaurant Flavors at KFC, Subway, and Pizza Hut locations, but the COVID-19 pandemic stunted its plans. So, in a new campaign devised alongside advertising agency Fitzroy, the brand set up a “non-existent restaurant” and installed light-up logos of the three chains at the storefront. Needless to say, the new Lay’s Iconic Restaurant was a chip off the old block.
The fake restaurant took over the premises of the Fitzroy Amsterdam office and stayed open for two days on June 3 and 4. Customers could have their snacks delivered in the same way they could have their meals delivered, through UberEats.
While serving the snacks in their own bags would suffice, Lay’s even obtained packaging from its muses to replicate the eating experience of the original dishes.
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How a Bangladeshi biscuit brand became a cult hit in India

It all started, as many things do in these ennui-filled days, with a tweet. “These biscuits are really addictive,” the tweet said, accompanied by an image of a bright red packet labelled “Pran Potata Spicy Biscuit” in a cute cursive font. Suddenly, as often happens, I started seeing that packet everywhere—random tweets on my Twitter timeline talking about how these biscuits have been the find of the lockdown, Instagram posts and stories that came up while scrolling mindlessly, and an enthusiastic discussion on a hyperactive WhatsApp group about the best way of sourcing these made-in-Bangladesh biscuits that are suddenly everywhere—and I don’t just mean social media.
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Not My Job: We Quiz Basketball Star Chris Bosh On Pringles Potato Chips

NBA all-star Chris Bosh earned two championships with the Miami Heat, an Olympic gold medal and membership in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's written a new book called Letters to a Young Athlete.
We've invited Chris Bosh to play a game called, "Have a Crisp Nosh!" Three questions about Pringles potato chips.
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Who Makes The Best Potato Chips on Long Island?


You can’t have just one, as the saying about potato chips goes, and the only thing that can make them even more irresistible is when they are made fresh locally. But who on Long Island makes the best potato chips? 
Long Islanders voted North Fork Potato Chips the Best Potato Chips on Long Island in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!
Nothing beats the satisfying crunch of a potato chip, and no one knows this quite like North Fork Potato Chips. Grown and processed right here on Long Island, the North Fork family has been growing their own local potatoes since 1910. The crew kettle cooks the potatoes in sunflower oil, giving it a delicious hearty flavor with a unique crunch that can’t be replicated anywhere else.
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Beware of flying potato chips

As the kids say these days, I “did a thing” last week.
I went to a lunch meeting for a group I belong to.
For the first time in nearly a year, I was in a social situation of more than three or four people.

Back in the good old days, this meeting featured a buffet lunch.
We would dip our pinto beans and mashed potatoes, hand each other the ladles, share the hot sauce bottle, pass the salt, sit shoulder to shoulder, and yuck it up.
It’s funny how that kind of behavior seems kind of primitive after a year of virtual isolation.
Last week’s meeting featured a box lunch, which is a business euphemism for cold sandwich and potato chips.
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People Are Grossed Out By This Potato Chips Recipe That's Going Viral

TikTok videos have given the world its share of useful food-and-drink tips, from how to order the latest Starbucks secret menu drink to using your toaster to prep tortillas for tacos.
Now, a TikTok user has posted a video on a kitchen shortcut that's raising some eyebrows: making mashed potatoes out of potato chips.

TikTokker Eli, known as
@elis_kitchen on the social media platform, is known for posting food hacks. But Eli's Signature Cheesey Mashed Potatoes recipe is a bit unusual, to say the least.
The home chef starts out with a pot of boiling water, then adds some salt and vinegar. Next, he dumps multiple snack-size bags of Lay's potato chips into the pot and stirs until they become soft and translucent.
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Avoid 'fatphobia' by putting potato chips in your recipes, cookbook author advises in Washington Post

The Washington Post published a piece that oddly suggested readers should put potato chips in their food to avoid being "being fat-phobic."
The Post
published a recipe from author Julia Turshen’s cookbook Tuesday headlined, "Crush some chips into your fish cakes: Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean being fat-phobic," turned instructions on preparing "ricotta and potato chip fish cakes with peas" into a lengthy tale about social and cultural issues related to weight loss.
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Welcome to the Potato Chip Capital of America


If there’s one thing that Pennsylvania seems to have figured out, it’s potato chips. The state is not only the home base for many mass-distributed snack brands, including Utz, Wise, Herr’s, and multiple Snyder’s (of Berlin and of Hanover), it’s also the place that many beloved regional chip companies, from Martin’s to Middleswarth, call home.
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The man who didn't invent Flamin' Hot Cheetos

For the last decade, Richard Montañez has been telling the story of how he invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. The world has been eating it up.

It goes like this: He was working as a janitor at Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga plant when he dreamed up a chile-covered Cheeto and believed in himself enough to call up the chief executive to pitch his spicy idea.

Corporate backstabbers tried to sabotage Montañez for stepping out of line, but he out-hustled them, driven by a hunger to succeed. Flamin’ Hots became a runaway hit, and Montañez rose through the ranks and became an icon.
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Janitor Who Rose to Fame as ‘Creator’ of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Is Branded a Fraud

The janitor who rose to fame as the unlikely creator of the binge-worthy Flamin’ Hot Cheetos has been outed as a fraudster. Richard Montañez, whose (quite literally) unlikely story led him from the ground floor to the upper echelons of Frito-Lay’s management, was a pure invention of his own making, the Los Angeles Times reports. As the story goes, the humble Mexican-American came up with the idea for the super spicy snack and took it to the company CEO. The flavor became so popular it was featured in memes, videos and even streetwear. All the while, Montañez capitalized on the fame, writing two memoirs, speaking across the country, and becoming the focus of an upcoming biopic directed by Eva Longoria.
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Bar owners thrilled by end of food-with-booze rule

Update: The mandate was immediately repealed on Wednesday (4/28) after votes in the state Senate and Assembly.
Original post: Local bar owners expressed elation Tuesday when the state Legislature moved toward rescinding Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 9-month-old rule requiring food be purchased with all initial orders of alcohol.
“That is literally the best news I’ve heard in a year,” said Matt Baumgartner, owner of the new Troy Beer Garden in Troy, its upstairs cocktail lounge, called The Berlin, and the June Farms bar and event venue in West Sand Lake. He cited cited food wasted after going uneaten, the added expense of keeping kitchens open as long as the bar serves and the hassle of enforcing a state regulation deeply unpopular with many customers.
“This is such a relief,” said Baumgartner, who also continues to operate Wolff’s Biergarten locations in Albany, Schenectady and Syracuse while the sale of the brand is pending.
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WandaVision: Darcy’s Choice Of Potato Chips Shows She’s Matured, Says Actress


Kat Dennings says Darcy Lewis' choice of potato chip in WandaVision reflects how she has matured. With WandaVision, Dennings' wise-cracking lab assistant-turned-doctor has returned to the MCU for the first time since 2013's Thor: The Dark World. Previously, Darcy remained within the Thor movies as a supporting, comic relief character, and it seemed unlikely that she would be back for more projects. However, no one in the MCU is ever truly gone, and Dennings was invited back for Marvel's first scripted Disney+ show. So far, Dennings has only appeared in WandaVision's fourth episode, but she has already made quite the impact on audiences.
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Bill's Best: When it comes to potato chips, you can't beat a good crunch


I’m a fan of potato chips, so much of a fan that I don’t keep them around the house. I just don’t buy them and only have them at office parties and company luncheons, which in my line of work are rare — maybe Christmas.
Left to my own devices, I will strap a chip bag to my face like I’m a plow horse eating oats, but since I don’t want to be as big as a horse, I don’t even walk down the chip aisle at the grocery store anymore.
If I completely followed the script of supporting all things local, I’d say that Mister Bee potato chips from Parkersburg, the only chips made in West Virginia, are the very best potato chips.
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I-10 eastbound closure due to spilled potato chips


BENSON (KVOA) - The Arizona Department of Transportation put out a warning on Twitter confirming that I-10 eastbound had lane restrictions due to numerous boxes of potato chips that spilled onto the freeway.
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Road Trippin'...Mr. Bee Potato Chip Company


Mister Bee utilizes only quality ingredients to ensure the freshness of all our products. Taste the difference that quality makes in Mister Bee Potato Chips, the only potato chip made in West Virginia!
Road Trippin'...Terry Burhans 619-743-0500
tlburhans@sbgtv.com
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I miss European potato chips


In the mid-2010s, I had the privilege of going on a western European business trip that included stops in England, France, and Germany. My excitement at the prospect of visiting these amazing countries for the first time was soon eclipsed by the joy of realizing that I would have an opportunity to try as many new potato chip flavors as possible.
At the time I was developing
Potato Chip World, a website that was part potato chip brand encyclopedia and part love letter to the world’s greatest salty snack. As I expanded my coverage of global chips, I learned about many brands in the countries I would soon visit, many of which had a roster of flavors that were unavailable in the American market. I was determined to find, document, and eat as many different chips as possible—focusing on those un-American flavors.
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Detroit activist wants you to munch on potato chips to help the homeless


Detroit - Eradajere Oleita has an odd request: Eat potato chips to help keep the homeless warm during the winter months.
After eating the chips, the environmental activist from Detroit wants people to donate emptied, foil-lined chip bags of all brands and sizes to the Chip Bag Project, which will be used to make sleeping bags for the homeless in the city. 
“People are going to throw their chip bags in the trash anyway, so they should just give them all to me,” said Oleita, a 25-year-old Oakland University student who is a Global Studies major with a focus in environmental science.
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Iceland selling Hula Hoops frozen potato rings and Space Raiders to cook in oven and 'they smell exactly like the crisps'


Crisp lovers everywhere will be rejoicing as their lunch box favourites have been made into tasty oven baked snacks.
Two of KP Snacks’ most popular crisp brands, Hula Hoops and Space Raiders are now available to cook in the oven as frozen potato shapes.
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WE ASKED THREE MATHEMATICIANS TO CALCULATE THE SHAPE OF A PRINGLE


What does that mean? Well, I don’t really know. All I know is that it’s one of those factoids I’ve stumbled upon on Twitter a handful of times, and while I appreciate the Snapple-fact trivia of it, my math-impaired brain can’t do anything more with that information. I know that Pringles are a hyperbolic paraboloid, I get that, but I don’t know what a paraboloid is or what exactly is so hyperbolic about it. 
To try to make some sense of this for me, I’ve turned to three mathematicians who didn’t sleep through much of their high school math classes.
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The 10 Best Potato Chip Brands in 2021, Reviewed


There aren’t many snacks more American than potato chips, if any. Frankly, there’s just something downright intoxicating about a baked and flavored spud wafer. So much so it’s the snack we’re always reaching for, whether we’re stone-cold sober and looking for some nibbles or a little tipsy and in need of some salt.
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15 of the most surprising potato chip flavors ever


In the potato chip world there are the classics: your barbecues, sour cream and onions, salt and vinegars, perhaps a lightly salted kettle chip.
And then there are the more surprising, certainly more adventurous flavors. Some are the result of Frito-Lay's Do Us A Flavor campaign, which started in 2012. Others are novelties that companies sold for limited runs. 
With National Potato Chip Day on March 14, we compiled a list of 15 of the most unexpected
potato chip flavors in recent history. 
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What potato chip flavors look like around the world


  • Ireland was the first country to produce seasoned potato chips.
  • Depending on the region, chips can be referred to as crisps.
  • We'll take a look at various potato chips flavors in 18 countries around the world.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: Light, crisp, and salty, potato chips are one of the most iconic snacks around the world. Snack companies have expanded beyond plain chips by adding seasonings to create flavors that resemble foods from various cultures and regions. Let's take a look at potato-chip flavors from around the world.
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Potatoes, popcorn and a rabbit walk into a story


“I don’t have enough rabbits.”
I couldn’t muster any pity for the man who said that. “I have your share,” I replied. Those rascally rabbits had finished their egg-hiding duties at Easter and were awaiting the appearance of the garden. Carrot nibblers are an important part of our culture.
Bugs Bunny, originally voiced by Mel Blanc, is known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated films. A version of his character first appeared in the Warner Brothers cartoon Porky’s Hare Hunt in 1938 and the definitive incarnation of Bugs Bunny debuted in Tex Avery’s Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare in 1940. Bugs spends his time tormenting Elmer Fudd and his catchphrase is, “Eh, what’s up, doc?”
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Erik Harris went from making potato chips to playing NFL safety

After his college football career was over, Falcons safety Erik Harris found himself working in a potato-chip factory in Hanover, Pa.

“It was the worst job in the whole plant,” Harris said Tuesday. “I worked above 600-degree ovens, and it was about 110 degrees in there every day. I had to wear pants.”

Harris, who recently signed with the Falcons, didn’t need a weight-lifting session after his work duties were completed.

“I would take 50-pound corn-flour bags and dump them into a dry hopper, send it up into a mixer, mix it up and (then) pour it down to the fryers underneath,” Harris said. “Did that for 11 hours (a day) for a whole summer. Very humbling. It was very humbling. I do not miss that job, but I am thankful for that job.”
06:07 – Lithia Motors has closed on the acquisition of the Suburban Collection.
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If You Think We Don't Know Which Potato Chip Flavor Matches Your Personality, You're 100% Wrong

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Trader Joe's Fans Are So Excited About These New Dill Pickle Potato Chips


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The past few years, it seems like it's been "all pickle everything" at the stores. Doritos recently debuted a pickle flavor. Pringles partnered with Rick and Morty to come out with "Pickle Rick" crisps, according to the brand's website. There's Whicked Pickle whiskey to wash those snack foods down, or you can just buy straight pickle juice (via Whicked Pickle). Someone even came out with a pint of pickle ice cream, marketed to pregnant people (via Dairy Foods).
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Potato Chips Inspire Novel Method for Water-Splitting


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Finding clean energy sources will be a key to mitigating climate change in the 21st century. Recent work by Northwestern Engineering could be part of the solution, and the result was inspired by a lowly lunchbox treat.
 
Potato chips.
 
Led by Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Vinayak Dravid, researchers in his VPD Group developed a new material to synthesize electrodes suitable for electrochemical water splitting. Unlike commercial hydrogen production, which is based on the petroleum industry, electrochemical water splitting is a key method for producing “clean” hydrogen with electricity, which can be obtained from environmentally friendly energy sources like solar, wind, and hydropower. 
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Things You Should Be Buttering (But Probably Aren't)

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My household is always stocked with least two different kinds of butter: I have cooking butter for sautéing and baking, which is mostly a cheap store brand, and a separate eating butter, usually Kerrygold, for slathering.
While both butters are
always salted, the eating butter is kept at room temperature for easier slathering and, oh, how I slather. I slather it on bread (obviously), but I’ve recently expanded my repertoire to include three somewhat unusual, but delicious foods, and I think you should start slathering similarly.
Potato chips
Putting butter on potatoes is a normal thing, as is dipping potato chips into dairy. Why, then, do we not dip potato chips in butter?
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The Worst Bags of Chips You Should Never Buy

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When the craving for something salty and crunchy hits, there's a good chance you'll end up reaching for a bag of chips. But some bags from popular brands are just downright dangerous.
See, chips have been proven to be a truly addictive snack—there really is evidence you can't ever eat just one—and it's, well, not the healthiest snack option around. Think about how easy it is to eat an entire bag in one sitting! Plus, one study found that eating salty foods actually promotes the overconsumption of fatty foods, which can then lead to weight gain. And it's no secret that chips are often sodium bombs.
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Who Makes The Best Potato Chips on Long Island?

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You can’t have just one, as the saying about potato chips goes, and the only thing that can make them even more irresistible is when they are made fresh locally. But who on Long Island makes the best potato chips? 
Long Islanders voted North Fork Potato Chips the Best Potato Chips on Long Island in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Nothing beats the satisfying crunch of a potato chip, and no one knows this quite like North Fork Potato Chips. Grown and processed right here on Long Island, the North Fork family has been growing their own local potatoes since 1910. The crew kettle cooks the potatoes in sunflower oil, giving it a delicious hearty flavor with a unique crunch that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

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Why Americans are eating more snacks

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With Americans stuck at home, snack food has become a valuable commodity for consumers stressed by the Covid pandemic
Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of
PepsiCo and one of the largest snack food makers, has seen sales surge. The company produces more than 1,200 different types of snacks, including brands like Cheetos, Doritos, Lay’s, Smartfood and Ruffles.

PepsiCo said in February that fourth-quarter net revenue at Frito-Lay North America increased 5% on a year-over-year basis to $5.4 billion. 
And it’s not just Frito-Lay that is seeing a boom in its snack business.
North American sales of savory
snacks like chips, popcorn and pretzels climbed to $56.9 billion in 2020, an 11% increase from the previous year, according to Euromonitor International.
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Pairing Wine Chips with Santa Barbara Bottles

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One day back in 2017, Huntington Beach entrepreneur Jonathan Strietzel was chomping on cheesy potato chips with a glass of pinot noir and realized that the snacks’ flavor couldn’t stand up to the wine. He envisioned a stronger-tasting chip, one that could indeed pair with wine, and founded Wine Chips to tackle the challenge, rallying the support of family and friends in the test kitchen.
The line, whose chief creative officer is Santa Barbara–based branding guru (and cannabis farmer) Sara Rotman, launched in 2020 with four primary flavors — Smoked Gouda, Asiago, Blue Cheese, and Manchego. But they also produce “private reserve” batches like Dry-Aged Ribeye and Spicy Calabrese, released each month to club members. 
The lattice-cut chips, which come with suggested wine pairings listed on the informative labels, are substantial in both thickness and seasoning, almost creating a creamy mouthfeel into which the wines can settle. They’ve already tallied more than $1 million in online orders and are now starting to show up on the aisles of gourmet grocers.
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Has snacking time replaced the traditional dinner hour?

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When was the last time that you sat down for a traditional dinner? The work at home scenario has changed many life aspects, including how and what people eat. Without that more traditional schedule, the sitting down to a specific meal seems to have been replaced with another scheduled work event or another hour seemly lost to doomscrolling. Are people consumed by snacking time?
Recently, the DoorDash Bracket Bites snack report shared some interesting snacking food trends. While most people appreciate that food ordering convenience has taken over most people’s shopping habits in the past year, a few other discoveries might not be quite as beneficial.

Jessica Lachs, VP of Analytics at DoorDash, said, “Over the past year we’ve seen consumer snacking behavior evolve as people settled into new routines at home, discovering new snacking and convenience moments and experiences, big and small.”
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Wise Snacks Celebrates 100th Anniversary and is Featured on History Channel’s Modern Marvels

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When it comes to snack foods there’s none wiser than Wise! We tag along as Adam Richman gets full access to see how Wise produces over 50-million bags of sweet and salty snacks per month. Then we get something meatier to bite into when we see how Jack Links is changing the jerky game by converting 17-million pounds of beef into meat sticks at just one of their facilities. Plus, see if Adam can singlehandedly unload 50,000 pounds of potatoes, and treat yourself to some tasty facts behind America’s greatest guilty pleasures!

Wise Snacks, currently in its 100th year, was featured on an in-depth tour during History Channel’s Modern Marvels “Food: Snacks” episode this week. Host Adam Richman got full access to tour the Wise facility in Berwick, PA, giving viewers an inside-look at the snack manufacturing process. To commemorate its centenary, Wise released its Limited Edition 100 Year Anniversary bag. https://www.wisesnacks.com/category/products/potato-chips/
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Why Pringles Is Selling a Can of Chips You Can't Eat for $180

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Earlier this week, Pringles announced the release of a limited-edition flavor that it's calling CryptoCrisp. But before you add two cans of CryptoCrisp to your next Instacart order, prepare to be disappointed—and possibly confused. All 50 packages of the new flavor only exist as NFT artwork, and they're being auctioned off exclusively on the Rarible platform.

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There Are So Many Flavors Of Potato Chips; 'Hooked' Looks At Why

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Why it matters: When Wednesday's WYWW featured a story about the incredible amount of potato chip flavors available these days, I alluded to the world class deliciousness of Ruffles Jamón. I have loved Ruffles Jamón since I discovered them on a trip to Spain back in 2014 and thought it was impossible for anyone to love these chips more than I do. But when WYWWer Jim Gallie emailed me with the following message, I realized I was wrong:

"Thanks for the link to the Ruffles Jamón chips. It pushed me to see where I could find them in the US. I discovered these when backpacking around Spain in 2004 and fell in love with them, though I thought that they were then called Jamón Jamón, or at least that is the memory my wife and I have made up about them. I now have my wife pick up a few bags whenever she takes her Spanish students to Spain. With this year's trip likely canceled, you've given me another avenue for finding them! Attached is my, much faded, homage to my favorite snack, that is hanging in my office. Looks like I'll need to update it with a fresher bag."

A framed bag of Ruffles Jamón in your office?!?! Bravo Jim, bravo.
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There Are So Many Flavors Of Potato Chips; 'Hooked' Looks At Why

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Around the corner from where I live in small-town Virginia is a Kroger's grocery store. According to its website, the store sells 20 flavors of Lay's potato chips: classic, wavy, wavy ranch, baked, barbecue, sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, lightly salted, cheddar and sour cream, limon-flavored, honey barbecue, sweet southern heat, dill pickle, flamin' hot, flamin' hot and dill pickle, cheddar jalapeno, jalapeno ranch, lime and jalapeno, kettle-cooked, and kettle-cooked mesquite barbecue.
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NEWS: Mr. Potato Head Will NOT Change, Despite Rebrand
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This rebrand will include a new, non-gendered Potato Head family with 2 large bodies, 1 small body, and various accessories. Kimberly Boyd, a Hasbro senior vice president, stated, “The way the brand currently exists — with the ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ — is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure.” However, the classic Mr. Potato Head will NOT change.

The “Create Your Own Potation Family” line will arrive this fall, and Hasbro hopes it will allow kids to “represent their own experiences.”
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Wisconsin's Parthenon Gyros Guilt-Free Snack, Yogurt Chips

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MADISON, WI - How great is this? You can have potato chips that aren't bad for you. They are the Yips Yogurt Chips – made with Greek yogurt – now available at Parthenon Gyros in Madison, Wisconsin, which brought gyros to the state in 1972.
“Imagine a bowl of Greek yogurt with all your favorite toppings, all packed into a chip,” Erin Vranas, co-owner of Parthenon and Yips founder told The Cap Times. Or, as she puts it, "head Yipster." “It's a sweet, crunchy, guilt-free snack.”
Vranas owns Parthenon with husband Dimitri Vranas, whose family has run the restaurant for three generations. Vranas and her husband bought the restaurant from Dimitri’s parents in 2017.
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George Crum (1824-1914)

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In acknowledgement of Black History Month, The Royal Gazette continues the publication of stories throughout February on African-American and global African people, events and institutions, and their contributions in history
George Speck, later known as George Crum and long thought to be the inventor of the potato chip, was born on July 15, 1824 in Saratoga County, New York, to parents Abraham Speck, an African-American, and Diana Tull, a Native American of the Huron Tribe. He had a sister, Catherine “Kate” Speck. Both George and Kate Speck identified as members of the St Regis band of the Huron. George Speck spent his youth as a guide in New York’s Adirondack Mountains from 1834 to 1850. He was an animal trapper, specialising in capturing wild ducks and deer.
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Van packed withchips goes ablaze

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No one was injured during a fire in Thunder Bay that started in a delivery cube van on Wednesday.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call of the van on fire beside a Circle K on Edward Street North at 10:30 a.m.

When firefighters arrived they found the van full of potato chips fully ablaze.
See the full story in the print and digital editions of The Chronicle-Journal.
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WATCH: TikTok user goes viral after making mashed potatoes from chips!

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Starley Reed went viral on the video-sharing app after she posted a short video documenting how she substituted potato chips for actual potatoes when making the staple side dish. 
The clip has been viewed more than 12.4 million times and has received more than 1.5 million likes and 37,000 comments. 

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I-10 eastbound closure due to spilled potato chips

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BENSON (KVOA) - The Arizona Department of Transportation put out a warning on Twitter confirming that I-10 eastbound had lane restrictions due to numerous boxes of potato chips that spilled onto the freeway.
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Detroit group uses donated potato chip bags to make sleeping bags for the homeless

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DETROIT – Do you like potato chips? A group is asking for your potato chip bag when you’ve finished it.
Erada Jere Oleita and Allante Steele work with the Chip Bag Project. They’re collecting chip bags to turn them into products that can help the homeless.
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“We’re taking foil, like chip bags. So your potato chips, Doritos, Cheetos, Better Made Chips, and turning them into sleeping bags and other products for the homeless,” Oleita said.
The pair said it’s their way to help those without shelter brave sleeping outside during the winter months.
“No one ever wants to be there. No one wants to be in that place. It just sometimes happens. When people are in that place, they feel like they don’t have any help or any money, or anyone in their corner. In reality, people in the community, are willing to help,” Steele said.

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Herman Lay, who built Lay's potato chips, has Greenville ties, will be on HISTORY Channel

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The founder of an internationally known potato chip brand has a Greenville connection and will be featured in an upcoming special on the HISTORY Channel.
Herman W. Lay, founder of Lay’s potato chips, who was later head of the Frito-Lay Company, and then helped create PepsiCo, Inc., spent his grade school years in Greenville and attended Furman University on an athletic scholarship. That story, along with the one of how Lay built his own business from snack distributor deliveryman to company owner, will be part of the series titled “The Food that Built America.” The series, which is now in its second season, airs Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, Feb. 14 on The History Channel.
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Cheetos and Sancerre: The pandemic art of junk food and wine pairings

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By Dana McMahan
It took a bag of Cheetos and pile of Arby’s roast beef sandwiches to remind me that wine can be a culinary experience. That, and Vanessa Price’s book "Big Macs & Burgundy."
I don’t think I’m alone in viewing wine for the last year as just one of the major food groups seeing us through pandemic life. I’d honestly forgotten the joy of appreciating a new-to-me bottle, when COVID-19 has called for a box of wine that I serve in bistro glasses to be on the grocery list on repeat. Besides, I’m more of a bourbon girl.
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The Food That Build America | New Season Coming Soon

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Ready for a second helping? The #FoodThatBuiltAmerica returns for a special sneak pre… See More

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Who Invented the Potato Chip?

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The credit for America’s greatest inventions is often a matter of controversy. The telephone: Alexander Graham Bell or Elisha Gray? The radio: Guglielmo Marconi or Nicola Tesla? The airplane: Gustave Whitehead or the Wright Brothers?
Add to that illustrious list: the potato chip.
The most common origin story for the potato chip involves Moon’s Lake House, a popular restaurant in the resort town of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. But even there, at least five different men and women have been credited as its creator. What’s more, food historians suggest the chip probably wasn’t invented in Saratoga—and possibly not in the U.S. at all.
The Saratoga Story
The most popular potato chip legend goes like this: One day in 1853, the shipping and railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt was dining at Moon’s Lake House. Disappointed by the fried potatoes he’d been served, he sent them back to the kitchen, asking for more thinly sliced ones. George Crum, a famed chef of Native American and Black heritage, took umbrage at the request and, in an “I’ll show him!” mood, sliced some potatoes as thin as he could, fried them to a crisp and served them to Vanderbilt. To Crum’s surprise, Vanderbilt loved them, and the potato chip was born.

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Trader Joe’s Finally Launched Everything But The Bagel Chips & We’re Snack-Obsessed

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Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning is a cult-favorite product for a reason— you can put it on, well, everything. Whether you’re whipping up some avocado toast or using it on an actual bagel, the seasoning is a quick way to add some extreme flavor to your dish. So you can imagine our excitement when we heard that the long-promised launch of Everything But the Bagel Potato Chips has finally arrived. Yep, we’ll give you a minute to process the news!

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Trader Joe’s New Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Chips Are, Well, Everything

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Few items are more iconic to Trader Joe’s than the store’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Blend. It’s the kind of stuff that’s so good you want to sprinkle it on pretty much everything. (Except maybe ice cream, but if anyone has successfully tried that, let me know!)

Because the spice blend is such a no-brainer fan favorite, it shouldn’t have come as much of a shock to me when TJ’s unceremoniously introduced Everything But the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips to store shelves. But when I spotted the news on Instagram, I audibly gasped. After recovering from the shock, I went to my nearest TJ’s to try to get my hands on a bag.

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I Tried 40 Bags of Plain Potato Chips (Yes, 40!) and These Were the Best Ones

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I usually don’t give too much thought to potato chips. I either stick to the go-to brands I’ve been eating since toddlerhood or buy whatever’s on sale. After all, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Nope! Although all potato chips are good (I mean, they’re salt, fat, and carbs in crispy form, how could they not be?), some brands have figured out how to achieve greatness. I should know because I recently spent a week tasting more than three-dozen different bags.

You see, with summer picnics and backyard barbecues on the horizon, my family and I decided it was high time to find out if there was truly one particular potato chip that was better than all the rest. So I rounded up nearly every brand I could find, in a wide range of categories, and set myself and a group of (socially distanced) discerning tasters to the important task of eating every single one. Turns out there are many, many brands of potato chips out there, even when you’re looking at just plain ol’ salted chips.

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News Anchor Eats ‘World’s Hottest Chip’ Hoping To Beat Co-Host, Fails Miserably

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The infamous One Chip Challenge has seen a slew of challengers participate in eating the “world’s hottest tortilla chip” and most attempts end in hilarious failure. CBS Philly anchors Jim Donovan and Rahel Solomon decided to give it a go on camera and it didn’t go so well for one of them.
The “one chip challenge” is simple enough. Eat one if Paqui’s tortilla chips and see if you can withstand the extreme heat from the pepper flavor of the Carolina Reaper – the hottest pepper in the world. If you can handle the heat, you’ve won the challenge.
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Ben & Jerry's Adds Potato Chips To Ice Cream In Latest Invention

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Ben & Jerry’s has released a new ice cream, and this one is sure to please those who prefer to eat their sweet and salty snacks at the same time.
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A Scottish couple created a wall made out of bags of potato chips for their wedding, and it cost just $98

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You've heard of flower walls, now get ready to start seeing bags of potato chips pinned to a wall at your next wedding event.
A Scottish couple have upped the stakes of
wedding originality by constructing a wall of bagged potato chips. Charlotte and Gavin Bell, both from Dunfermline in Scotland, created the "crisp wall" with just £50 ($65.48) worth of timber, chicken wire, leftover spray paint from decorating their house, and a couple of hours to spare. 
Charlotte said: "I've always been crisp-obsessed and everyone I know loves snacking, so the idea came about when Gavin's sister suggested we should have a cart of crisps [chips] at the venue, instead of a candy cart.
"I wanted to put my own twist on it, so we put our heads together and had the idea to make a wall full of crisp packets for people to pick from." 

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This Country Eats More Potato Chips Than Any Other

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Crunchy, salty potato chips are at the top of most people's list of favorite snack foods. In fact, per Statista, in 2019, 35.22 million Americans ate an average of 16 or more bags of chips. That's a lot of original, barbecue, ranch, and salt and vinegar handfuls of these crispy favorites. We eat them for lunch with our sandwiches, at Super Bowl parties, at night during family movie night. We like chips. In the United States, we love Lay's, which had about $1.7 billion worth of sales in 2017, equaling almost 30 percent of the potato chip market (via Statista).
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Most potato chips are made out of state and not from Idaho’s famous spuds. Except these

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It’s no secret Idaho is known for its potatoes, but when it comes to potato chips, most are grown somewhere else.
That’s something a Treasure Valley family decided to change.
Brothers Marc and Kyle Nehring put their heads together a few years ago and set out to create an authentic, savory potato chip made from real Idaho potatoes. Fast forward to present day, and their Teton Valley Brands’ “Real Potato Chips” can be found on store shelves across the Treasure Valley and in Hailey, Idaho Falls, and Jackson, Wyoming.

Spain was home to a salty treat dispenser

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Why it matters: Today's dose of mental vacationing is a tasty one.

After sharing my lengthy account last week about the love affair my household has with Julius Pringles, WYWW reader Leanne Battle made my week by sending me this photo. That, my friends, is a vending machine that dispenses nothing but Pringles. Simply divine!

You gotta make your way to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, to get in on this yumminess. Where there's a will, there's a way!

PS: WYWW reader Destini also sent me a funny Pringles-related pic. You can view it at https://www.flickr.com/photos/183098311@N03/50733434418/in/dateposted-public/.
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The Real and True History of Julius Pringles, The Man on the Can

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In an interview with The New York Times in 2013, humor writer Simon Rich discussed the importance of Wikipedia to his work. It’s his main resource for researching a story, and often also his starting point. Rich believes he should be able to click Wikipedia’s “random article generator” tool, land on any given page, and stretch a few choice details into an entertaining yarn. I agree with him. That core philosophy — that the truth is stranger (and funnier) than fiction — consistently leads me down some bizarre tunnels and byways of the world’s largest encyclopedia.
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13 Capital Region Myths That We Fact-Checked for Posterity’s Sake

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Myth: The potato chip was invented at Moon’s Lake House on Saratoga Lake.

SL says: Questionable. Moon’s cook George Crum did serve potatoes fried to a crisp in 1853, but an earlier published cookbook listed a recipe for what could only be described as a potato chip.
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My Extremely Opinionated Grandma Rated Popular Trader Joe's Snacks, And She Did Not Hold Back

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Perhaps you remember my very hilarious and opinionated Grandma Lenny. She's 93 years old and she lives across the street from her favorite store, Trader Joe's.

Due to the pandemic, my grandmother hasn't been leaving her house much. But recently, she made her first Trader Joe's run in nearly seven months. Just look at the grocery list in hand and the joy in her face.
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Gordon Ramsay reacts to Cheetos-stuffed cheeseburger recipe, jokes that he's 'turning vegan'

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Just because something tastes like cheese, that doesn’t mean it necessarily belongs on (or in) a cheeseburger.
Over the years, aspiring chefs have presented some strange dishes to Gordon Ramsay.
Even after all this time, however, he apparently still hasn’t seen everything.
The famous chef uses his TikTok channel to react to other chef’s cooking videos. While most of his posts feature him criticizing someone for not searing a steak properly or for over or under seasoning a cut of meat, he recently posted a different type of criticism.
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The New Reese’s Big Cup Is Stuffed with Potato Chips and We’re So in Love

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The new Reese's Big Cups are a little bit of sweet, a little bit of salty...a whole lot of delicious!
I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Nothing beats a Reese’s peanut butter cup.” With the perfect chocolate-to-peanut butter ratio, how could you not love them? But now it’s time to welcome a new addition to the peanut butter cup family. It’s a sweet and salty treat you have to try.
Introducing the Reese’s Big Cup with Potato Chips
These special Reese’s Big Cups include the same simple ingredients as the classic peanut butter cups and throw in something a little unexpected. I’m talking about potato chips. It’s the perfection of a sweet, rich Reese’s peanut butter cup with a side of savory crunch. How was this not already a thing before?
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Odd assignments

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Not long ago while my wife and I were watching a comedy show, one of the characters brought up several reasons a person might be on a local TV news report. One example they gave was having a potato chip shaped like the state of Texas. At that moment we looked at each other as I paused the program and said, nearly in unison, “heart-shaped potato.”
The story of the heart-shaped potato goes back to my days at the Coffeyville Journal. The paper went to press every morning at 11 a.m. to hit the street by noon. So one February morning my city editor woke me before 8 a.m. to send me to a reader’s home where I was to photograph a potato shaped like a heart. Through the years I have crawled out of bed early to cover many a fire or breaking news story, but never a heart-shaped potato. There were no palm-to-the-face emojis then, but I would have filled a screen with them after that phone call.
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Karen Huger Has an Outrageous Method of Eating Potato Chips
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When Karen Huger appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on November 8, she defended her choice to drink milk with dinner on a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. But Karen's dairy cravings were just one of the unusual culinary habits that came up for discussion. 
When spilling some fun facts about herself, the grande dame announced: "I like licking salt off potato chips, but you'll never catch me eating the chip." She added, "It's real, I don't!" (Peep another fun fact in the clip above — this one pertains to Karen's interaction with Rihanna.) 
In the meantime, it's said that
Andy Cohen himself has a rather quirky way of eating chips. His assistant Daryn Carp once shared that her boss enjoys licking the flavoring off each chip in a bag of Doritos. 
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Wartime Love Story | Letters sealed away for 75 years brought back to life
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s no secret, stories from the greatest generation are fading with each passing day. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, only 300,000 are left. 
Some of their stories are documented in film, others in museums. That wasn't the case for Melissa Swan’s parents, Sam and Mary Swan.
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Pringles releases a 161 cm long can that's taller than most Asians

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Ah potato chips.
They're the perfect snack if you're having the munchies or while binge watching your favorite Netflix shows.
If only the can could last a little longer.

For the people of Japan, that wish was made true when Pringles released a limited edition can that was as tall as a person.
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The Milky Way is shaped like a curvy potato chip

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Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is warped. It looks like a misshapen potato chip. And, there’s a new 3-D map that brings the contorted structure of the Milky Way’s disk into better view.
The Milky Way’s disk is usually depicted as flat. But previous observations had revealed that the galaxy is curved at its edges. The new study shows that the Milky Way is even more warped than scientists had thought, says Dorota Skowron. She is an astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw in Poland. Imagine you took a spaceship into deep space and looked back at our galaxy. “You could see by eye” that it’s misshapen, Skowron says.


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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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The Real Reason Pringles Aren't Actually Potato Chips

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From their inception, Pringles have sought to stand out from other brands and types of potato-based snacks. Delish says they were originally marketed as "Newfangled Potato Chips," but later changed the wordy name to the now almost universally-recognizable "Pringles." 

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This is the world’s most expensive potato chip

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The Swedish brewery St. Eriks has a unique set of potato chips that are — as far as we know — the most expensive potato chip in the world.
The chips were created to draw attention for charity donations, Moss and Fog reports.
There are five different flavors of these chips:
  • Matsutake (a rare form of mushroom)
  • Truffle seaweed (a seaweed that taste like truffles)
  • Crown Dill — The dill comes from the Bjäre Peninsula in southern Sweden.
  • Leksand Onion — Leksand onion, a rare onion in Sweden.
  • India Pale Ale Wort — This comes from a malt using beer.
These chips reportedly cost $56, per Elite Traveler.

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Most potato chips are made out of state and not from Idaho’s famous spuds. Except these.

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It’s no secret Idaho is known for its potatoes, but when it comes to potato chips, most are grown somewhere else.
That’s something a Treasure Valley family decided to change.
Brothers Marc and Kyle Nehring put their heads together a few years ago and set out to create an authentic, savory potato chip made from real Idaho potatoes. Fast forward to present day, and their Teton Valley Brands’ “Real Potato Chips” can be found on store shelves across the Treasure Valley and in Hailey, Idaho Falls, and Jackson, Wyoming.
Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article246560878.html#storylink=cpy

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The Most Over-the-Top Potato Chip Flavors Ever

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CAPPUCCINO - LAY'S
Don't talk to me until I've had my cappuccino-flavored chips. Part of Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest where the chipmaker lets snackers choose between three fan-submitted flavors, this java-inspired flavor was not a hit with caffeine or potato lovers.


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Here Are the Winners of the 2020 Men's Health Snack Awards

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NOT SURPRISING: One third of Americans admit that they’re snacking more than they were before the pandemic, according to the 2020 Food and Health Survey.
Actually kind of surprising: Most people are
maintaining their weight despite this snack bonanza, a 2020 survey from the research firm Hunter found.
You could credit shelter-in-place go-getters who have taken control of their diet by
grocery shopping more and dining out less. But some of the kudos should go to snack companies. Really.
Even before the cluster that is COVID-19 hit, consumer demand for healthy snacks had led companies to start making healthier products. (Enter
the kale chip.)
Over time, that pipeline of new products aligned with a rise in more nutrition-minded, captains-of- their-kitchens consumers, and whammo, we now find ourselves in the midst of a healthy-snack boom.

All that said, a great-tasting, truly nutritious snack can still be hard to find. For every bag of healthful salmon-skin chips (a real thing), there’s also a box of not-so-healthful Totino’s mozzarella-filled Takis Fuego Bites (also a real thing).



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Not a Fan of Hawaiian Pizza, Processed Cheese, and California Rolls? Blame Canada

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CONSIDER HAWAIIAN PIZZA: THE DIVISIVE pineapple-and-ham topped pie is viewed as an abomination by many pizza lovers, including the president of Iceland, who once threatened to ban it. Consider, too, boxed mac and cheese. In a world of wonderful noodle dishes, from silky cacio e pepe to ramen served in a rich broth, Americans dump milk and neon-orange cheese powder on a bowl of macaroni and call it dinner. Even sushi, far from its native Japan, can find itself transformed into pan-fried “sushi pizza,” adorned with all manner of sweet and fatty sauces.


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The 15 Indian Chip Flavours You Love And Hate Will Accurately Reveal Your Age
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The rules are simple: Pick your stance on these delicious flavours, and — if you’ve never had the pleasure of tasting the flavour listed — choose how you feel about it based on the name and appearance!


The Craziest Fast Food Item

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FRITOS PIE PIZZA - LITTLE CAESAR'S
If the idea of putting Fritos on top of your pizza appeals to you, it shouldn't be a deal breaker that you have to put them on the pie yourself (though Little Caesar's does provide the corn chips). It's almost like you made it entirely by yourself.

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Aldi's Fried Pickle Ranch Chips Combine Two of Your Favorite Flavors in One Tasty Snack
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Nearly every state fair has been understandably cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic and limited gathering sizes. If you're missing the grandstand rides and crowds of people, we (unfortunately) can't do much to help there. But on the food front, Aldi has you covered.
If you look forward to indulging in all the fried fare each summer, you'll definitely want to add this new item to your Aldi shopping list ASAP: Clancy's Fried Pickle Ranch Wavy Potato Chips.
Similar to the here-today, gone-tomorrow Lay's Fried Pickles With Ranch chips that were part of Lay's limited-edition "Taste of America" flavor series, Clancy's version should be available at your local Aldi starting around September 2—and for just $1.69 per nine-serving bag. (We were wild about the brand's Dill Pickle Popcorn, so we can't wait to try these!)
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10 Surprising Foods with More Sodium Than a Bag of Chips
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When you think of potato chips, chances are you think of salty, crunchy goodness, right? And seeing that sodium is a nutrient that we're cautioned to be mindful of, potato chips inherently fall into the category of processed foods we should probably limit.
Though we need to eat some sodium to keep our bodies running efficiently, too much salt isn't a good thing and it can cause us to retain water or cause more serious health problems—especially if you suffer from conditions like high blood pressure.
While enjoying a salty snack every once in a while can be part of a healthy diet, it's important to be aware of some sneaky places where sodium could be hiding. Here are 10 foods with more sodium than a bag of potato chips (or about 15 chips).
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When you think of potato chips, chances are you think of salty, crunchy goodness, right? And seeing that sodium is a nutrient that we're cautioned to be mindful of, potato chips inherently fall into the category of processed foods we should probably limit.
Though we need to eat some sodium to keep our bodies running efficiently, too much salt isn't a good thing and it can cause us to retain water or cause more serious health problems—especially if you suffer from conditions like high blood pressure.
While enjoying a salty snack every once in a while can be part of a healthy diet, it's important to be aware of some sneaky places where sodium could be hiding. Here are 10 foods with more sodium than a bag of potato chips (or about 15 chips).
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VIDEO: Bear wanders into grocery store, grabs bag of Tostitos, dines by trash can
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KINGS BEACH, Calif. (KUTV) — A bear wandered inside of a grocery store Tuesday night, nonchalantly grabs a bag of Tostitos chips with his mouth and heads back outside – and it's all caught on camera.
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The Dirty Reason Why a San Antonio Tortilla Company Has “Sanitary” in its Name
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Mexican cuisine, though broadly popular in Texas today, has long been the target of denigrating epithets and imagery. Think “Montezuma’s revenge.” Or descriptions of, say, an enchilada platter as a heavy, greasy “gut bomb.” And let’s not forget Taco Bell’s talking chihuahua. A personal favorite is the wildly sensationalistic accusation in a 1910 El Paso Herald op-ed article that “Death Lurks In Tortillas.” For centuries, travelogues, newspaper dispatches, and government regulations associated Mexicans and their dishes with danger. Among the best documented victims were San Antonio’s chili queens. These women set up food stalls in the city’s plazas, including near the Alamo, as far back as the 1880s. At first, they were welcomed, garnering favorable mentions in travel guides and magazines. But local opinions changed. The vendors and their food were eventually viewed as potentially perilous to one’s health. Politicians regulated the chili queens out of business by the 1940s. And you can hear echoes of this history in a word that’s still used in the name of at least one tortilla business: “sanitary.”
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Homegoods Is Selling a 'Hocus Pocus' Chip and Dip Tray That Gives off Major Witchy Vibes
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Somehow, we’re already just over a month away from spooky season. That means it’s time to start filling your surroundings with every Halloween-themed product you can find. To help you out with your kitchen space, HomeGoods is selling a Hocus Pocus-inspired witch hat chip and dip tray.
Instagrammer
@coocooauntie spotted the tray along with other Halloween decor—light-up plastic trees, music boxes, and figurines—at a HomeGoods. The tray is shaped like a black hat and has an orange stripe that reads “Hocus Pocus” on it. Fittingly, you can take the pointy part of the hat off and fill it with dip. The space around that is meant for the chips, of course. The tray costs around $25, according to HomeGoods shoppers in the comments of the post.
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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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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.