Atebara Chips

Atebara Chips were the first potato chip producer in Hawaii (1936 to be exact), but at a point this may not have lasted long. According to their website, during World War II, Raymond Atebara’s company had to work around potato… Continue Reading →

Archer Farms

Archer Farms is one of the many house brands of Target, the large discount store chain. Along with Mossimo, Room Essentials, and Circco, Archer Farms is sold exclusively at Target. The house chips have similar flavor and cut offerings to… Continue Reading →

Saratoga Chips

Saratoga Chips are a New York-based chip manufacturer with a distinct claim to potato chip history. Story goes that potato chips were invented in Saratoga New York. George Crum, a chef at Moon’s lake house restaurant, invented the “Saratoga chip” accidentally,… Continue Reading →


McClure’s potato chips are an offshoot from the McClure pickle company. The chips are manufactured by the Detroit-based Better Made snack company. They’re cooked kettle-style and spiced similarly to pickles (there are two flavors offered: garlic dill pickle and spicy… Continue Reading →

Tyrrell’s English Crisps

Tyrrell’s English Crisps (known as Chips in the US) are a British manufacturer that has recently developed a presence stateside. The UK version of their website is discernibly British, with cheeky humor and slang. Tyrrell’s packaging is also noteworthy given the large… Continue Reading →


Wise potato chips are one of the largest of the many Pennsylvania-based chip brands (along with Herr’s and Utz). The Wise mascot is named Peppy the owl. He was brought into existence during the middle of the 20th century, according… Continue Reading →

Terra Chips

Terra Chips offer natural and off-color chips with one of the most unique rosters of chip flavors. The brand was founded in New York in 1990, but is now owned by The Hain Celestial Group. Terra Chips are typically found… Continue Reading →

Old Dutch

Old Dutch potato chips are a prominent brand in the upper midwest. The website offers few details on why Old Dutch was the name of choice. Presumably, someone involved in the brand’s origin had a tie to Dutch heritage. It… Continue Reading →

North Fork Potato Chips

North Fork Potato Chips are distinct in that the manufacturer is both the farmer and the maker. Based in upstate New York, the brand focuses on all natural chips cooked in sunflower oil. Also noteworthy is the website lists profiles… Continue Reading →


Lay’s is the largest brand, by a sizable margin, in the United States. Originally called the H.W. Lay company, the company merged with Fritos in the mid-twentieth century. Perhaps every major national retail food chain, gas station or sundry store… Continue Reading →

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