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Current Events!

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.

Please visit The ACast Site to listen!


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.

Click here to read!


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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!

Click here to watch








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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.  
Listen here!

JAY’S
POTATO CHIPS

Established Circa 1924
Founded in Chicagoland by Leonard Japp. He is renowned for taking on Proctor & Gamble and succeeding with the Jay’s Brand.
Please click here to read the entire article about Jay’s Brand Potato Chips and Leonard Japp.

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Leonard Japp President of the Chip Association, 1963

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Leonard Japp President of Jay’s Potato Chips

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L.M. Japp, one of the founders of Jay’s Potato Chips, watches as starch is removed from the sliced potatoes prior to frying them.

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Elementary students take a tour of The Jay’s Potato Chip Factory circa 1984

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A Great Jay’s Ad and article featuring their introduction of Corn Chips!
March, 1960 Potato Chipper

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Jay’s Article From The South Side Weekly

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Jays Potato Chip Tin by Jays Foods Inc., 1950s
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