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Joe Chips

Joe Chips are an offshoot of the Joe Tea beverage company. The New Jersey-based brand sells their teas and kettle-style chips to smaller purveyors. It’s not uncommon to find a boutique food offer chips as an offshoot. McClure’s pickles and bloody… Continue Reading →

J Higgs

J Higgs potato chips are the house brand of Save-a-Lot, a national chain of discount grocery stores. According to an article in Supermarket News, the chips were named after the chain’s Chief Financial Officer, Joe Higgs. This is customary for… Continue Reading →

Ruffles

Ruffles potato chips are one of the flagship brands under the Frito Lay snack umbrella. Known for their r-r-ridges, the rights to sell Ruffles were purchased by the Frito Lay company in the late 1950s. The brand merged with Lay in… Continue Reading →

Guy’s

Guy’s potato chips is a Kansas City-based brand with a pretty wide variety of flavors. In existence since the late 1930s, Guy’s used the “be wise, buy Guy’s” catchphrase from early on, according to its website. Of note: the Guy’s… Continue Reading →

Wise

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 →

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 →

Troyer Farms

Troyer Farms potato chips are a brand in the portfolio of Troyer Farms. The company owns several former potato chip brands, including Seyfert’s and Dan-Dee. Troyer owns several thousand acres of farmland, on which it grows the potatoes for its… Continue Reading →

Tim’s Cascade Snacks

Tim’s Cascade Snacks are a noteworthy potato chip brand to come out of Washington state. Founded in 1986, Tim’s is now owned by Pinnacle Foods. Tim’s offers the following styles and flavors: Original (Cascade Style, kettle) Jalapeno (Cascade Style) Sour Cream… Continue Reading →

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