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Are there any local potato chip makers?

WestIndianArchie Nov 18, 2009 08:48 AM

Utz, Snyder's, and Frito Lay seem to have this area on lock.
I think Pot Belly started carrying Zapp's (from Louisiana), but are there any VA/DC/MD options?

  1. placidothecat Nov 20, 2009 05:19 AM

    Check out the Penn Dutch market in Hunt Valley, open Th - Sat.

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      Jeanne6 Nov 18, 2009 01:37 PM

      Everyone in MD considers UTZ as local. I have tried the boutique brands and the competitors. UTZ is as good as it gets for me.

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        scot Nov 19, 2009 03:35 PM

        Can you still get utz fresh and hot in baltimore? I remember that as a kid only 15, er 20, er 25.. er well some years ago...

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          monkeyrotica Nov 20, 2009 05:55 AM

          There was an Utz stand in Lexington Market, but I don't know if it's still open. I think the owner had some run-in with the law.

      2. Bob W Nov 18, 2009 11:18 AM

        Route 11 (now in Mount Jackson, VA, a few miles south of the original home in Middletown) should be considered a local chipmaker. You can get to the factory very easily (66 West to 81 South). If you like Zapp's, you'll like Route 11.

        The various Pennsylvania chipmakers are probably a similar distance from DC: Utz, Martin's Gibble's, Herr's Snyder's, Mrs. Ihrie's, etc.

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          hon Nov 18, 2009 09:22 AM

          Made in PA but my favorite are Gibbles:

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            Ericandblueboy Nov 18, 2009 08:53 AM

            Rt. 11 Potato Chips is from Va.


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              lurking.panther Nov 18, 2009 08:51 AM

              Route 11 potato chips...delicious!

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                reiflame Nov 18, 2009 08:51 AM

                Route 11 chips started in Middletown, VA. Their sweet potato chips are my favorite.

                Utz is actually from Hanover, PA - not that far away.

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                1. re: reiflame
                  Jason1 Nov 18, 2009 09:05 AM

                  Yeah, I usually consider Utz to be a local brand. Martin's, from Pennsylvania, as well.

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