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 →


Utz potato chips are a prominent brand in the Northeast and Southeast. The parent company, Utz Quality Foods, owns several brands featured in the Chipography – including Dirty Chips, Bachman’s, and Zapp’s. Fans of Mad Men may recognize Utz as… Continue Reading →

Mister Bee

Mister Bee potato chips holds the distinction of being a prominent potato chip brand based in West Virginia. For the concentration of chip brands in Pennsylvania and Ohio, one would think there would be more on the state that hugs… Continue Reading →


Dayton Ohio is known for the Flyers, the birthplace of Jesse Owens, the Pine Club, and Mike-sell’s potato chips. The founder’s real last name was Mikesell, but decided to hyphenate it as a marketing gimmick. Hyphen or not, the brand has… Continue Reading →

Michael Season’s Snacks

Michael Season’s Snacks are a brand that appeals to fans of natural and allergy-considerate foods. The company was founded in Oregon, but merged with another natural foods company (Mexi Snax) and is now based in New Jersey. Michael Season is… 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 →

Kettle Classics

Kettle Classics potato chips are a business to business brand that offers snacks to companies like airlines, schools, and corporate foodservice. What this means is you can’t buy them at a grocery store. The brand’s kettle chips offer unique flavor… Continue Reading →

Kettle Brand Chips

Kettle Brand chips make kettle chips, surprisingly. In what could be considered an upstart in the potato chip world, the Kettle brand started in 1982. They have considerable penetration across the US, and offer a broad variety of potato chip… Continue Reading →


Husman’s potato chips are a 95-year old brand from southern Ohio. The Husman’s website shares a bit about their history, including many taglines and one of their old jingles. The chips are available primarily in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area. Husman’s makes… Continue Reading →


Herr’s potato chips are one of the Pennsylvania-based brands with an interstate distribution channel and perhaps one of the widest assortments of chip flavors. The Herr’s website includes information on both factory tours and an online store. You can purchase Herr’s chips in the… Continue Reading →

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