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The Snack Artist

The Snack Artist potato chips are a house brand of Safeway, a chain of American grocery stores. After its purchase of Safeway in 2014, the chips can now be found in some Albertson’s brand stores such as Jewel-Osco (which has… 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 →


Shearer’s potato chips, based near Ohio Amish country, is a brand that offers several varieties of chips (including the traditional Ohio kettle chip). The brand has been in business for 38 years. Shearer’s offers both a physical company store in Ohio,… Continue Reading →

Route 11

Route 11 potato chips are a Virginia-based chipper that has established a semi-national presence. Their chips can be found in specialty retailers as far west as Illinois. The brand was founded in 1992. Route 11’s website offers both online ordering… 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 →

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 →


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 →

Boulder Canyon

Boulder Canyon is a brand under control of Inventure Foods (formerly known as Poore Brothers). The firm offers kettle chips and what they call “Canyon Cut” chips, a larger meatier chip. The company offers natural chips and one of the… Continue Reading →

Better Made

Better Made chips are as pure Michigan as like Redamak’s, Vernor’s, Leo’s Coneys and Eminems. The brand offers both a factory tour and and online store. Better Made offers one of the widest varieties of chip flavors for a regional… Continue Reading →

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