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Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Happy Potato Chip Day

Thursday, March 14, is National Potato Chip Day.  It’s worth pointing out that March 14 is also National Pie (Pi = 3.14) Day. The pie angle makes sense. It leaves 364 other days available to celebrate potato chips, but for whatever reason, the deciders have set March 14 for the salty snack too. So, here we […]

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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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