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Aug 10, 2010 04:10 PM

Utz Crab Chips

Is this brand of potato chip available in Canada, i.e. Toronto?
Has any one out there tried them?

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    1. I've had them in Pennsylvania (not the crab flavour, though), but have never seen them here.

      1. I've never seen Utz in Canada; they seem to have a very small distribution area, limited to (if I'm not mistaken) Pennsylvania, Maryland, and southern NY state. They don't sell it in western NY state so a shopping trip to Buffalo won't help you. I usually buy several bags of "Grandma Utz" when I'm in PA or MD. (for those who don't know, those are the ones fried in lard... yum!)

        Utz Crab Chips are just their regular chips dusted with Old Bay seasoning (or a clone of it). So you could probably "simulate" the taste by buying Old Bay in any supermarket here (or make a clone of it; plenty of recipes online) and sprinkling that on any other regular chip.

        1. Lived in central Virginia for a few years and UTZ were a popular brand. I used to like the crab flavour myself. Never seen UTZ in Ontario at all, and think it's a small US market in the northeast.

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          1. re: jack_sprat_ca

            I have seen UTZ products in San Francisco Costco's (They sell my fav Pub Mix from UTZ). I saw UTZ products (including the addictive Pub Mix) at Sam's club when they had presence in GTA.

            1. re: elvisahmed

              OK, I stand corrected. The Pub Mix and their other pretzel products were distributed a lot further afield than their potato chips. Pub Mix can be found at Sam's Club in Buffalo. Chips you need to go downstate or into PA/MD/VA.

              Since you mentioned them, I definitely miss Sam's Club in the GTA. Was nice to just have the one membership and be able to shop on both sides of the border. No Costco's anywhere in upstate NY.

              1. re: TexSquared

                Well guess what I checked out their website and it seems like they ship to Canada. The Shipping made the prices ridiculous but I guess you can't put a price on an addiction for food :) but you never know you might get lucky with USPS as the online was giving out a high rate here is what it says on their website
                Deliveries to Canada or any other foreign countries require special handling. These orders can not be processed on our website at this time. Please call 1-888-744-7889 to place these orders. Mail Order hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.

          2. Try Pusateri's on Avenue road Toronto. If they don't have em I'm stumped. I have seen them though but not that flavour. Prawn cocktail Walkers chips from England I know of two places.

            1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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            1. re: TheDewster

              I checked Pusateri's for you they don't carry them, I'll Try tops in Buffalo to see if they have them in about a week

              1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA