… Hostess potato chips?
Thanks to Ramona Meharg for this concept for the post.
Was watching a documentary on the invention and development of potato chip industry in USA and how Frito Lay came to be. Got me wondering about the Canadian brand: Hostess chips. They were my favs as a kid. Thought it might make a good Whatever Happened To post for you, if you haven’t already done one on them.
Of course, I hadn’t done this topic. I didn’t know that Hostess Chips were no longer available! I read the article above and realized that I’d missed it!
It’s not like I hadn’t enjoyed them. At our community swimming pool, they had two packaged treats that we’d often get after an afternoon there. On the one side was Cheesey Popcorn and the other side had Hostess Potato Chips. As I think back, there were two flavours – regular and salt & vinegar. Often, we’d see the Hostess truck pull up to deliver and sometimes if you whined enough the truck driver would comp us a bag.
After Ramona’s prompt, I looked around and thought about current offerings at the local grocery stores. We don’t always have chips on hand here at home but, when we do, they’re typically the Sobey branded Compliments if they’re on sale. If we’re having company and I fondly remember that from over a year ago, we’d up our chip factor to Miss Vickies. And dip. If you’re coming over, give us a day to get stuff in!
While back in the day, we had a choice of plain or salt & vinegar, it’s amazing the different flavours for sale these days.
- Buffalo Chicken
- Dill Pickle
- Honey Dijon
- Cheese and Herbs
I maintain that one of the reasons I kept being added to the CSTA conference planning committee was that I would bring Ketchup flavoured potato chips with me since they’re not readily available south of the border. I always bring Pringles since they won’t crunch when packed into a suitcase. I know it keeps my friendship with Alfred Thompson alive since he’s a lover of them. I will also never forget the look on Angela Maiers’ face when she bit into one of them at an event in London.
So, for a Sunday morning, your thoughts about this?
- Did you know that Hostess Potato Chips were not around?
- When it comes to potato chips, do you have a brand loyalty?
- How do you feel about store branded products?
- Do you bring in special chips when you have company?
- What’s your favourite flavour? I’m a Dill Pickle type of guy
- Dip? or no dip?
- Are Pringles really potato chips?
- Can you tell the difference between a store brand or a higher priced name brand?
- Did I miss a flavour in my listing?
I’d be most interested in your thoughts. Please share them in the comments below.
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