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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.
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518 Profiles Magazine
My latest Article in 518 Profiles Magazine: Elana Mark: The Ins and Outs of a Landscape Artist
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I received an email from Ron Schrotenboer (an external tax lawyer advisor who I previously worked with at GE) telling me that he saw me the other evening on an episode of the History Channel's The Food That Built America entitled "Peanut Butter Battle." Lo and behold I watched it on the History Channel on Demand and there I am. I had no idea. What's more, as far back as I can remember, I have been severely allergic to peanut butter, so it was even more of a surprise.
So in addition to multiple episodes about potato chips, I have now also appeared on episodes about both burgers and peanut butter.
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The Saratoga County History Center
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Saratoga County man
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM
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I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
Please read them by clicking the links below!
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
Article from Saratoga Today
Featuring, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!
Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.
Read my feature article in
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.
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!
My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.
Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"
April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.
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The History Channel's
"The FoodThat Built America"
that aired on
National Potato Chip Day, March 14.
Featuring the history of Herman Lay
and then rival Fritos!
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Better Made Snack Food Company
Detroit based Better Made Snack Foods, founded in 1930 as one of several Detroit based potato chip and snack food companies is now the last of it’s kind standing in Detroit. Please take a moment to read the article below.
Click here or the picture below to read the entire article Snack World Magazine, October 2008
An Adventure in Flavor 90 Years in the Making!
Cross and Peters Company was founded on August 1st, 1930. The company was named after the founder’s first names, Cross and Peter. Both set goals to make a better potato chip, hence the brand name BETTER MADE.
Founders Peter Cipriano (left) and Cross Moceri (right)
Workers on the line at the Better Made Chip factory circa 1980
Monitoring the production process and key environmental details that ensure Potato Chip quality circa 1980
Michigan Potatoes Industry Profiles
Michigan is the state that produces the most potatoes that are used in chips. Michigan Potatoes is the Trade Association. It is excited to announce the first in its series of Industry Profiles video highlighting all the various aspects of the potato industry in the state. In our first video we visited Better Made Snack Foods educating consumers on how Michigan Potatoes are an integral part of one of their favorite snacks.
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