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Nick’s

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 →

Brother Kane

Brother Kane is a Georgia-based brand that specializes in potato chips for vending machines. According to their website, the brand has a family farm and harvests their own potatoes. They appear to have a following down South. Beware: a Google… Continue Reading →

Zapp’s

Zapp’s potato chips are the only Louisiana-based entry in the Chipography. Based in Gramercy, Zapp’s is a subsidiary of Utz snacks. Unlike Utz, one can find Zapp’s outside of the east and southeast. For example, the brand is one of… Continue Reading →

Vitner’s

Vitner’s potato chips are a Chicago-based brand focusing on lighter non-kettle chips. If you can’t find Vitner’s, their website includes a PDF you can print out and present to a store manager. Their mascot, Vinnie Vitner, is a shades-and-bandana-wearing, trumpet-playing,… Continue Reading →

Utz

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 →

Uncle Ray’s

Uncle Ray’s potato chips is a Michigan-based brand that started as “Cabana Foods”, according to its website. In 1995, the founder (Uncle Ray) bought the business he sold in 1993 and focused on chips. Several different flavors of Uncle Ray’s… Continue Reading →

Mikesell’s

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 →

Martin’s

Martin’s potato chips are a kettle-variety brand based in Pennsylvania, the most fecund land for snack food companies. The company has a separate online store from its home website. Martin’s offers the following flavors: BBQ Waffle Dippin’ Chips Regular Sour Cream &… Continue Reading →

Lay’s

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 →

Krunchers

Krunchers are a very crunchy kettle-style chip. Originally owned by Borden foods, ownership transferred to Jay’s foods, which was bought out by Snyder’s of Hanover in the early 2000s. The chips are prominent in the midwest. Krunchers are available in… Continue Reading →

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