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Ohio’s Own: Harvest Pride Ranch Tortilla Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Harvest Pride Ranch Tortilla Chips

Let’s start right here: Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips are way better than your average grocery tortilla chips. You know how there are tortilla chips, and then there are Dorito-style chips? The latter are a thousand times more savory and addictive. Harvest Pride makes the equivalent of Dorito-style chips in the local snack food scene. While […]

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Top 10 Locally Made Products in Columbus in 2017

Best of CU Best of CU Top 10 Locally Made Products in Columbus in 2017

There’s a lot of great local companies in Central Ohio that may not be as visible to the public without a brick and mortar destination, but having a retail store doesn’t always make sense for every business model. Case in point: OH! Chips, this year’s #1 locally made product. A potato-chip centric restaurant doesn’t sound […]

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Ohio’s Own: Hen of the Woods Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Hen of the Woods Potato Chips

Just when it seemed like every Ohio potato chip had been acquired and assessed, Hen of the Woods popped into the picture. Hen of the Woods makes Kettle Chips in flavors that include an eye-catching one with “A touch of smoke.” As luck would have it, the back of the Hen’s page says the company […]

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Ohio’s Own: Backroad Country Sweet Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Backroad Country Sweet Potato Chips

In terms of tubers, sweet potatoes have made an aggressive move from Thanksgiving food to mainstream in the last five years. While they’re not quite ubiquitous in their traditional baked form, it’s pretty normal to see sweet potato fries on restaurant menus, and bags of sweet potato chips on store snack shelves. Besides being sweet, […]

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Ohio’s Own: MORE Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: MORE Potato Chips

This isn’t the first time we’ve ventured into the world of Ohio potato chips. In recent months, we’ve tried out Ballreich and OH! Chips, both met with great approval. But there are still more Ohio chips to try. For starters, there’s Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips. Rue Farms hails from Springfield, Ohio. Its chips are […]

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Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

OH! Chips is doing some funky things in the flavor department this summer. Known for its kettle and sweet potato chips, the chippery is now selling snacks in flavors such as Spicy Pineapple. OH! Chips are smaller in diameter than your average chip. They’re almost their own sort of thing, and so very far removed […]

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Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Ballreich’s Potato Chips

Ballreich’s Potato Chips aren’t just rippled, they’re “marcelled”. Spellcheck doesn’t like marcelled. It keeps trying to make it something ridiculous: “mar celled”. Look up the word “marcelled” on Google, and the first couple of matches are from the Ballreich’s website itself. Online dictionaries define “marcell” as a wavy hairstyle, popular in the 1920s. The people […]

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