The Back of the Potato Chip Bag: an Unscientific Register

Gobs of cash go into developing dapper chip bag fronts. And rightfully so: In the hyper-competitive snack food aisles, the front of the bag has to make a perfect visual pitch to earn the sale. If the front is Married…With… Continue Reading →

National Chip Festival Coming to Upstate NY This Summer

Traverse City, Michigan has a national cherry festival. Monroe, Wisconsin holds cheese days. Both cities’ identities are tied to their foods. So where’s the fête that inextricably links a city to chips? Wait no more! Potato Chip World has learned… Continue Reading →

40 Ounces to Freedom: a Case Against Buying in Bulk

There is significant strategy that goes into the use of our family Costco membership. We purchase items that guarantee a return in excess of the annual membership fee. This means olive oil, canola oil, batteries, chicken broth, aluminum foil, coffee,… Continue Reading →


Nick’s potato chips is a Detroit-based endeavor founded in 2010, with distribution in Atlanta, Minnesota, and Detroit. The “lifestyle” brand offers a variety of salty snacks, among them a pretty robust flavor set of potato chips. The chips can be… Continue Reading →

On Southeastern Wisconsin Potato Chip History – PCW in

I recently wrote something for (a Milwaukee-based digital magazine) on the history of Southeastern Wisconsin potato chips. It was great fun to look back through old issues of the Milwaukee Journal to learn more about the factories, presence, and… Continue Reading →

Vintage Maine Kitchen

From the land of duck boots and abundant lobster comes Maine Vintage Kitchen potato chips, a relatively new, small batch chip producer. The Freeport-based company was the brainchild of culinary graduate Kelly Brodeur. According to their website, she sought a… Continue Reading →


Intersnack’s Chio potato chips is one of Europe’s more prevalent chip brands. According to the Internsack site, Chio is an acronym from the owners’ first names. The German-based Chio  offers a range of salty snacks. Chio tailors its chip flavors… Continue Reading →

One Potato Two Potato

One Potato Two Potato snacks are a “better for you” variant on the kettle chip, according to their website. Cooked in sunflower oil, the chip maker avoids some of the trans fats inherited through different cooking means. The snack brand… Continue Reading →

Nine Significant Potato Chips I Ate in 2015

From a chip perspective, 2015 will be hard to top for Potato Chip World. I was fortunate to visit Europe. I sampled America’s diverse chips at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. I lent my palate to a chip… Continue Reading →

Diego’s Chips

Diego’s Chips are the potato chip brand of Open Road Snacks, a Colorado-based snack food company. The brand specializes in spicy, small-batch kettle-style chips. The snacks can be found at gas stations at convenience stores – use the handy find… Continue Reading →

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