Potato Chips


When it comes to potato chips they are like the Sabritas famous slogan because “you can’t eat just one”. Potato chips are typically served as a snack, appetizer or side dish; and are very popular to have in restaurants or at parties and barbeques. Chips are typically salted and cooked, though ingredients and flavors vary, some popular flavors are: cheese, vinegar, BBQ, pizza and sour cream and onion. This section contains information on this savory snack, including the history of potato chips and the most popular brands you can find at MexGrocer.com.

Potato chips have been a favorite snack for generations and have existed for more than 150 years. The story of chips is a curious one; it started in 1853 when this famous snack was created on accident. An agitated restaurant patron in Saratoga Springs, New York kept repeatedly sending back his order of fried potatoes because they were bland, thick and soggy. In response to the agitated and complaining customer, the cook George Crum decided to slice the potatoes as thin as he could, fried them until crisp and seasoned them with salt. To Crum’s surprise the customer loved these new chips that became what we know today as the famous potato chips. They rapidly became popular and were added to the menu under the name of Saratoga Chips. Soon after Crum left the Moon Lake Inn where he worked at and opened a new restaurant called “The Crumbs House” where he placed a basket of his famous Saratoga Chips on every table. This gave a hug boost of popularity to his signature potato chips that spread rapidly through the East Coast of the U.S.

The first chips were sold in grocery stores in 1895 and were sold in tins or scooped from glass display cases. It wasn’t until 1926 that potato chips were sold to customers in paper sacks. It was Laura Scudder who came up with this innovative idea through her family’s potato chip business in California where take home sheets of waxed paper were ironed into the form of bags. The bags were later filled with chips and sealed with a warm iron ready to be delivered to retailers. Today potato chips are packaged differently using plastic bag with nitrogen glass blow in before being sealed; this guarantees a longer shelf life and protects the chips from crushing.

This snack has also gone through an ever evolving and changing process of flavors, since potato chips were originally unseasoned and just salted. Today every country has its own potato chip recipes and their own unique way to season and flavor chips. Mexico is known for its spicy and tangy flavors, some popular flavors include: cheese, habanero, chile and lime, salt, jalapeno and chipotle. These savory snacks are produced from the country’s leading potato chip brands Lay’s, Sabritas and Barcel.

MexGrocer.com is proud to bring these delicious and famous snacks right to your door. If you’re looking for the perfect snack or appetizer for your next party our Mexican potato chip brands are just what you need to add a little flavor your fiestas. Or why not enjoy a good sports game with a delicious bag of chips? Try our spicy and tangy varieties from the available brands on the market.

If you prefer potato chips with less heat you should try our cheesy and tangy varieties such as: Lay’s Limon flavored chips that have a tangy lime flavor that is irresistible. They also have another flavor called Baked Parmesan and Tuscan Herb, its parmesan, parsley, rosemary, red and green bell pepper ingredients give it a unique flavor that is robust and satisfying. Ruffles Queso chips with ridges are so deliciously cheesy you’ll be craving more after savoring one bite. We also have two tasty barbeque varieties from Lay’s called “Honey Barbeque” and “Tangy Carolina BBQ” that have the bold and real tangy flavor of bbq that can be enjoyed with various dishes and compliment sandwiches perfectly.

Do you like a challenge or prefer spicy snacks? Our spicy potato chip brands are made with a variety of chiles that gives these snacks a unique taste that is sure to keep your taste buds on edge and your tongue on fire. Lay’s has a delicious assortment of tangy potato chips with different heat intensities that are sure to satisfy your palate. Whether you’re looking for a robust and fiery flavor or a combination of heat and lime Lay’s has it all starting with their Chile Limon chips that have the perfect combination of lime and chile to please your tongue. Lay’s Flamin’ Hot chips are sure to give you a boost of heat but if you love a real challenge try their Kettle Cooked Jalapeno chips.

If love the sizzling sensation of spicy chile in your mouth you should try Barcel’s fiery “toreado” flavors that include: habanero, jalapeno, a la diabla, fuego and lime and chipotle. Other brands that also promise a spicy and flavorful experience are Sabritas Chile piquin and habanero varieties, as well as Ruffles Queso Jalapeno and Tapatio Limon, this last one is seasoned with the famous Tapatio sauce from Guadalajara and promises a sizzling tastes that will leave you craving for more.

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