Category Archives: potato chips

Did a 1959 Russian visit to York contribute to a 2015 Russian Orthodox warning?

My previous post quoted a December 5, 1959 York Gazette and Daily article on the visit of Russia’s First Deputy Minister of Trade and Agriculture to two York County potato chip makers, El-Ge and Bon Ton. The Russians were very … Continue reading

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Russians come to York during Cold War to check out potato chips

Several years ago I did over a dozen posts on York County potato chips, drawing a higher readership than most of my other posts covering nearly 270 years of York County history. This clipping from the York County Heritage Trust … Continue reading

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York County fields yield a lot of potatoes

We take potatoes for granted, consuming copious amounts of the fried, baked, mashed and chipped vegetable. York County growers have produced untold numbers of these staple tubers over the years. While transcribing my father’s diaries from his farming years, I … Continue reading

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Potato roots run deep in York County

The Potato Association of America says Americans eat more than 41 billion pounds of potatoes a year. An article in the York Daily Record a few days ago indicated that new techniques and varieties of potatoes might help York County … Continue reading

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Chips rule in York County

With the change of sponsorship from the Toyota Arena to the Utz Arena at the York Expo Center, I thought I would reprise my 13 previous posts on area potato chips. Click here to learn more about those tasty morsels … Continue reading

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Charles Chips Memories Linger On

Charles Chips at the Golden Plough Tavern You can’t eat just one potato chip, right? Apparently you can’t just do one blog post on potato chips either. At least I can’t. This is my 13th post on chips that are/were … Continue reading

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New Info on the Hellam Potato Chip Factory

Later Bailey’s Hellam Foods potato chip factory Some time ago I did a series of posts on York County potato chip history. Several friends fondly remembered the Hellam factory, so I pieced information together, based on their reminiscences and what … Continue reading

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York County Potato Chip Makers Include Snyder’s of Hanover

About a year ago I did a series of blog posts on York County potato chip makers, large and small, of the past and present. It proved to be such a popular subject that I recently consolidated local potato chip … Continue reading

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Still another York County Potato Chip Maker

Site of 1950s potato chip factory in Hallam. They just keep popping up. York County people sure do love their chips. They are fiercely loyal to their favorite brands, usually Utz or Martin’s. Lay’s and Bickels have their followers too, … Continue reading

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Top Hat–Another Potato Chip Made in York

Former Krispy Products/National Biscuit Company potato chip factory I thought I had pretty well exhausted the subject of commercial potato chip makers of York County. Then I visited my older brother in Florida a couple of weeks ago. He asked … Continue reading

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