Imitated but not equaled!
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Atlanta family is one of the world’s only black-owned potato chip owners
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Don't you hate when you pull open a fresh bag of chips and you find SO much empty space? Who are potato chip companies trying to fool? No one! In fact, that space is there for a very good reason: to make sure that your chips arrive to you fresh and delicious. That empty space is filled with a secret ingredient: Nitrogen!
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You may have heard the story of how the first potato chip was made, by accident, in Saratoga Springs.
Alan Richer knows the other story. 
In the more widely-told tale dating back to the 1850s, an overdressed and dissatisfied diner at Moon’s Lake House sends back his potatoes — “not once, but twice,” Richer said — for being too thick and soft. Out of spite, the chef, George Speck Crum, takes out his razor to make the potatoes extra thin and deep fries them, thinking they would be inedible, but the customer eats them right up.
Richer, a chip historian who lives on Saratoga Lake, said that’s one of a few origin stories, and he knows them all. In another, Crum’s sister, “Aunt Kate” Weeks, accidentally drops a potato into a doughnut fryer.
“And when they cut it open, that’s how it got invented,” he said. 
Richer will share stories like these, along with his entire collection of chip history memorabilia, at the second annual Chip Festival set for Saturday at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The all-day event serves as a fundraiser for the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and will feature a variety of chip samples; a national chip contest judged by Culinary Institute of America dean Brendan Walsh, with winners in 12 categories; and an appearance by the Big Idaho Potato Truck, a traveling six-ton imitation spud.
Here is a great video done by The History Channel in 2006 from their show “What Americans Eat” This episode is entitled “Salty Snacks”
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Here is an early excerpt from “The Cook’s Oracle” 1822, that shows there were recipes for prying sliced potatoes back then, Possibly obscuring the history of the Saratoga Chip and it’s origins!
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Born
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Died
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London, England
Resting place
St Clement Danes
Nationality
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William Kitchiner M.D. (1775–1827) was an English optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word during the 19th century, and his 1822 cookbook, The Cook's Oracle, was a bestseller in England and the United States. In the United Kingdom, the origin of the potato chip is attributed to Kitchiner, with The Cook's Oracle including the earliest known recipe.[1][2]
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BY FRANK ANDRUSCAVAGE / PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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Man bites woman’s face during potato chip dispute
A Ringtown man was jailed Thursday after state police at Frackville charged him with biting his wife in the face and causing injuries, during an argument over potato chips.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Here, 14 potato chip varieties that elevate the humble snack into an otherworldly realm, from decadent white chocolate to bacon and cheese...………
February 28, 2017
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Heartland Potato Chips (NZ) expands product range with Premium Crafted Crisps
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New Zealand potato chip manufacturer Heartland Potato Chips just launched a range of premium crafted kettle chips in four flavours.

Established in Washdyke in 2010 by Raymond and Adrienne Bowan, the company will likely have to introduce double shifts to cope with its growing range of products.

The family business has installed new equipment to be able to manufacture this new range of premium crafted kettle chips This adds to the firm's six-flavour wave cut range, produced since the factory started in 2010 and its flat cut category introduced in 2015..………
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Zingerman's is rolling out its own line of potato chips
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Given that Zingerman's sets Ann Arbor's sandwich standard and its family of companies creates so many original flavors and products, it's a little surprising that it has yet to dabble in the art of artisan potato chips.

But that changed as of this week when Zingerman's Delicatessen announced it's launching its own line of thin and crispy spuds, Zingerman's Potato Chips, out of the Detroit Street deli.

Though the chips are under the Deli label, chef Rodger Bowser spent a year working with Traverse City's Great Lakes Potato Chip Company and Épices de Cru, a Montreal-based spice company considered one of the best, to develop the products.………
By Nic Andersen - February 21, 2017
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This chip sold for $100 000, yes a real potato chip
The most expensive chip of all time.
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Last year we saw the internet lose its mind over the death of Harambe the gorilla. Since the gorilla’s death he has amassed something of a cult following online and around the world. Merchandise and a collection of memes have made Harambe a well-known name among millennials.

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

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

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

No injuries were reported at the scene.

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

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

The iconic snacks brand is rolling out a new chip line made of corn, grain and vegetables. (Don't worry. Its classic line is staying put).
Called "Loud," the new line's name emphasizes its five bold flavors: Fiery Chili Lime, Mighty Margherita Pizza, Salsa Fiesta, Spicy Queso and Super Cheesy Italian.
Although ingredients such as grain and vegetables may suggest a healthier alternative, its caloric content is the same as its standard potato-based chips……….
Tasneem Nashrulla
BuzzFeed News Reporter
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This Guy Feeding Another Guy A Chip Behind Donald Trump Is A Thing Of Beauty
“Makes Snacks Great Again.”
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By Kelly House | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on July 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM, updated July 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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Kettle Chips factory tour reveals anatomy of an Oregon potato chip
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By The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on August 23, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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Potato chip argument leads to man stabbed in neck, Portland police say
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January 24, 2007, 07:00 pm
BOAT MADE FROM CHIP BAGS!
NY REGION
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: July 8, 1989
FOOD STUFF
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SUZANNAH WEISS
JANUARY 25, 2017, 10:30 PM
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Trump's White House Snack Of Choice Is Hilariously American

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

The campaign is being called the first for Cape Cod that includes television and digital media. On TV, there is a commercial, set on a beach, that offers a humorous look at just how ridiculously good “ridiculously good” can be, featuring a flock of sea gulls that plays a hit tune by, the 1980s pop group A Flock of Seagulls…….
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Dieffenbach's Potato Chips launches Uglies - potato chips from waste potatoes
The Pennsylvanian snack manufacturer Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. exhibited for the third time 3rd time at the Pennsylvania Farm show. The impact it is having on growing its Central Pennsylvania business has been tremendous, according to Dwight Zimmerman, the VP of Sales and Marketing for Dieffenbach’s……
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Similarities and Differences between the US and South America Potato Chip Markets
The potato chip was created in the USA, while the potato itself originates from South America. What are the similarities between those two huge markets today regarding this tuberous crop? And what are the differences? 
By Barbara Zec
Since the cultivation of the first potatoes, between 8000 and 5000 BC in Peru, and since the introduction of the much, much younger potato chip, many things have happened. Both products have conquered the world. Each of them is a global phenomenon. One interesting fact is that none of the South American countries is among the top 10 producers of potatoes, while the USA is in third place. What happened? Moreover, the USA has conquered the world with the Lay’s brand, including South American markets. Lay’s global domination is beyond doubt, while the success of other brands tends to be more localized. Let’s look at the current state of the most important brands in both markets…….
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Although Baltimoreans are notoriously loyal to their “own” brands such as Old Bay, Berger Cookies and Under Armour, there are a few interesting anomalies that this town as adopted as their own even though they are not, or are no longer here. I have to say, I’m not really a “chips” kind of guy…….
By MIKE ESTERL
Dec. 11, 2016 1:44 p.m. ET


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PepsiCo Wants to Sell Healthy Food, Consumers Want Chips
The food and beverage giant says it wants to make more ‘good for you’ snacks, but much of its revenue growth comes from high-fat, high-salt standbys such as Doritos and Cheetos…….
  • Cindy O. Herman/For The Daily Item Mar 14, 2015


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


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


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Woman Turns Potato Chip Theft Into Felony Robbery

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


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4:47 PM, Nov 3, 2016
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Detroit Friends chips makes Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’

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

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

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

Michael Wimberley is the founder of Detroit Friends Potato Chip.

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

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

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Detroit Friends chips makes Oprah’s Favorite Things

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

“It’s a miracle,” he says.

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

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By TONY BUHR staff writer Oct 18, 2016

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

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

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

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FOOD & DRINK » FOOD & WINE
by ARI LEVAUX

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Potato Chip Scrambled Eggs

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

Richard Bootman Finds Whole Potato In Potato Chip Bag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Published January 29, 2016
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Police: 61-year-old man throws potato chips

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

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

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Published October 18, 2016 KTAR News

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

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


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Published October 21, 2016 FoxNews.com

Swedish brewery makes the world's most expensive potato chip

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

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

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Published October 6, 2016 FoxNews.com

World’s spiciest tortilla chip is a world of hurt

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

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From the October 26, 2015 NY TIMES, TIMES INSIDER

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Published March 14, 2016 FoxNews.com

The surprising history of potato chips

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

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

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

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

Article by Kim Sererson

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By Kim Severson, Friday August 19 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

PREPARATION

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

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

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

View the recipe on The New York Times site.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Please visit The Boston Globe article!




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

Notable Visitors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Awesome!"

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

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


Every day Attendees of Chip Festival

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

"Fabulous Display, Loved it."

"So Fun!!!

"We love history; the pictures were great."

"Wonderful exhibit,"

"Awesome display! I love the history!"

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

"Very Cool"

"Nice collection! Well curated and displayed."

"It was Lovely."

"Absolutely amazing and interesting!"

"Fascinating display!"

"Very interesting and informative."

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

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

"Amazing history"
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Exhibit Shots From The Chiefest 2016

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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Please visit the Yahoo News Story!

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

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

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

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

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By Paul Post, The Saratogian 7/12/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please read the whole article by clicking here!




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Saratoga Chip Festival Interview 7/5/16

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

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

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“A Saratoga Essential Event!”

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

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

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CHIP FUN FACTS

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

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

Save The Date!


The Toga Chip Guy
will be at The Chip Festival this July as a Judge as well as with his collection of chip memorabilia!

Also enjoy contests, chip sampling and several vendors from across the country!

Come Visit Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Saratoga Springs City Center!

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THE 2016 CHIP FESTIVAL

Alan in front of the Idaho Potato Country Truck on its spring visit to Saratoga!

Learn more about Chip Festival 2016!

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

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By Paul Post, The Saratogian 5/03/16

Big spud promotes upcoming festival in Saratoga Springs

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

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

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

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

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

Please read the whole article by clicking here!




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Idaho Potato Facts & Tour!
Save The Date!


Come See The Big Idaho Potato Truck at the 2016 Saratoga Chip Festival July 16th!

See A larger photo!

Learn More about the Chip Festival!

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By Gary Marshall

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


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

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By Veronica Vol & Sasha-Ann Simons

NEW YORK CHIPS

New York Potatoes & Storage Keep the Chip Industry Strong!

Growing and storing potatoes in High Tech Facilities, right here in NY, helps keep the Chip industry going!

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THE DAILY NEWS
By Joe Leathersich

NEW YORK CHIPS HIT WEGMANS!

As a follow up to the previous story, NEW YORK CHIPS just launched their fantastic tasting chips in Wegman’s Stores throughout the northeast!

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DEMOCRAT & CHONICLE
By Todd Clausen

Marquart Bros. bites into line of New York Chips

“There are just three ingredients in a new crunchy treat made by a Wyoming County farmer.
Potatoes, sea salt and avocado oil.”

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WYOMING COUNTY FREE PRESS
By Julia Farini

It’s a New York kind of chip

“After years of planning and development, and having the foresight to construct an entire building just for the idea, the final product hit local stores Thursday. 
New York Chips.”

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

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

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

North Greenbush

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

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

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

A Castleton store followed nine years ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHIP FUN FACTS

Visit Our Building An Industry page for updated photos of the original Num Num Potato Chip Company!

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CHIP FUN FACTS

Man’s Potato Chip Matchbook Covers

Another great example of Chips in our history!
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Please take a look at this very interesting entry taken from William Kernan’s Wordpress site outlining his connection through family to the Williams Potato Chop Company.

“By 1920, Bettie and her children founded Williams & Company, which made Williams Saratoga Chips. By the 1940’s, they had locations in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Her two sons, Frank and Leo ran the business, and more so as Bettie got older. The successfulness of the company enabled Bettie to enjoy a more affluent lifestyle than she had, owning homes in Portland and San Francisco. She died in 1947 at the age of 88 in Hillsboro, Washington Co, Oregon, USA.”



To read the entire entry, please click here.
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EARLY PRAISE FOR THE TOGA CHIP! FROM 1853 IN THE SARATOGA DAILY FORUM.

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Potato Chip Facts

Potato Chips:

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

CHIP FUN FACT
Submitted by Gloria

Jay's Potato Chips?

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Potato-chip fire doused

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

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

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

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MARCH 14
National Potato Chip Day


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

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View how Pringles are made!

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March 14, 2016 is
National Potato Chip Day

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

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

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

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

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

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Celebrities Like Their Saratoga Chips!

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

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1940 SARATOGIAN..

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit Chips & Crisps

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By Pamela Cyran Chris Gaylord - OCTOBER 5, 2012

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

Potato chips

The first potato chips were meant as an insult.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Crum

INTRODUCTION

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

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As seen on NBC.

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July 17, 2014 8:01 am • By Doug Gruse

A chip by any other name

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

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

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

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

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

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

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As heard on one of the Empire Broadcasting Network stations

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

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

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April 23, 2008

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

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

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April 23, 2008

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

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

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

Saratoga Chips Chosen As One Of The Areas Iconic Items!

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