I love chips.
Fact: After I wrote my story about the newly named Utz Arena, I waddled down to the grocery store to purchase questionable carryout sushi and a bag of No Salt Added Bar-B-Q goodness.
I was tempted by the unsalted pretzels. Utz makes more than just chips, dontcha know?
Call me an easy target for product placement.
I usually buy Utz, but I’m also an equal opportunity consumer of hydrogenated fats and simple carbs.
I’ll eat anything, unless it involves those “Chicken and Waffles” chips that Lay’s unveiled for its flavor contest.
I’d sooner dine on my own toenails.
I’m also cheap.
I buy generic a lot, which - as we all know – can sometimes be the real thing in disguise.
(Note: Actually uttering the word “generic” around a food industry person will earn you a slap in the face. It’s called “private label.”)
The chip debate is as old as Utz itself. The company was founded in 1921.
On Tuesday, the company’s newest community partnership got people talking.
Not about sponsorships or the York Fair, either.
No. People chose to debate something much more epic than that.
The real question became “Utz vs. Martin’s?”
Someone even brought up Charles Chips, which I’ve honestly never even heard of.
So, in the spirit of competition, I ask:
What’s your favorite chip?