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Feb 12, 2008 07:32 AM

Best Potato Chips

Why, what kind and whre can you get them?

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  1. Oh man thats a big question!!!! Plain, flavored, thin, thick, ruffled, plain???

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      1. re: nbermas

        Dark and crispy is the way to go they now have kettle cooked dark potato chips by Herrs. They overdo them on purpose I no longer have to scavenge a bag for burned potatoe chips.

        1. re: clint1245

          Does having a whole bag of them deter from their deliciousness? Just curious because often when something is hard to come by it enhances your want and taste for it. Kind of like listening to the radio vs. playing your favorite songs from your ipod. It's still awesome to scan the radio stations and stumble upon an old tune you haven't heard in awhile. :)

    1. Herewith is the link to our beloved founder's post about the ultimate potato chip tasting and the follow up comments. Enjoy!

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      1. re: Bob Brooks

        Over time I've eaten most of the chips on his list along with a number of obscure others while travelling around the U. S. on business. I believe his suggestion of Hawaii's Kitch'n Cook'd are one of the two overall best. I must note that in the area between Reading and Lancaster, PA there are grocery stores that carry as many as eleven different brands of potato chips cooked in lard (i.e. Darrenkamp's, Shady Maple). Several years ago I drove from the D. C. area to Lancaster and bought, I think, bags of eight different kinds for a neighborhood cookout. That night we worked our way through all of them and two ended in a tie for the best: Original Good's (in the blue bag) and Kurly Kettle from Gibble's which edged out Kay and Ray's Dark. If you are interested you can buy Original Good's directly from them. This is their website:

      2. Cape Cod Dark Russets are the best

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        1. re: HSBSteveM

          dark & crispy is the perfect description of Cape Cod's Robust Russet.

          1. re: moymoy

            I enjoy them as well.

            There is a rosemary and sea-salt chip that my aunt gets from her local health food market. I don't remember the brand, but they are delicious.

        2. Poore Brothers brand is my favorite. Salt and Vinegar is my favorite flavor of theirs. I'm in the Midwest.

          1. I am a Zapp Chip man myself.
            I do miss Lay's dill pickle flavor. I am not a Lay's fan but the dp chips were great. I can only assume that my daughter, wife and I were the only only fans as they have been discontinued in our area. (piedmont NC)

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            1. re: Tee

              Fear not. Route 11 Dill Pickle chips are awesome and available here:

              1. re: HSBSteveM

                Kettle Chips

                All great 'crisps' but only available in the U.K.

                1. re: Nii

                  Actually you can get Kettle Chips in the US also. They are an Oregon-based company which just recently started operating a plant in the UK. They are excellent!!

                  1. re: Sushiqueen36

                    I was about to suggest Kettle Chips, yogurt and green onion, NY chedder, spicy thai. Now I have a craving and will have to immediately go get some.