Who makes the best potato chips in York County, Martin’s or Utz? Or someone else?

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York, Pa.’s, Martin’s Potato Chips are randomly sampled salt and moisture content, as seen in this York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo from 2004. Also of interest: York County, Pa. made big, heavy things – and was immensely proud of it and Chipmaking of the potato kind has deep roots in York County and York’s Central Market sells steak … and sizzle.

Universal York blogger June Lloyd keeps chipping away, er, profiling potato chipmakers around York County, Pa.
She just did the El-Ge/Eagle/Frito-Lay plant, west of York.
But here’s the thing.
The topic of potato chips often sparks a fun debate that diverts attention from the
weightier issues facing York County and the world.
The discussion about who makes the best chips usually is framed this way:


Are you a Martin’s fan or an Utz fan?
If you’re a York countian, that usually covers it.
Or do you think there’s a better chip than either of those two?
Weigh in below or check out The Exchange, where I post the same questions.

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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