By Meg Berno
Posted On: Mar 12, 2018
When you think of potato chips, some big names that come to mind. What you may not know is that Ohio brings family recipes to life as the second largest potato chip manufacturer in the U.S. Often times, smaller batches mean better bites -- but don’t take our word for it. Check out these snack-worthy, Ohio-made potato chips:
Ballreich's Potato Chips in Tiffin
This original chip and northwest Ohio favorite was first created in 1920 by Fred and Ethel Ballreich. Fast forward almost 100 years and several bites later to some modern-day flavors. In 2016, Ballreich's won a gold medal in Saratoga, NY for the best plain chip! You can also take a virtual tour and see how the chips are made.
Credit: Conn's Potato Chips, Facebook
Conn's Potato Chips in Zanesville
You won’t believe the origin of this local crisp. It all started back in 1935 with Mrs. Ida Conn homemaking and hand delivering orders from a market basket. Now the modern manufacturing facility produces delectable flavors like green onion, salt + vinegar and barbecue.
Jones' Potato Chips in Mansfield
Fresh and delish! Specializing in crispy marcelled chips, Jones’ classic flavors showcase barbecue, salt + vinegar and sour cream & onion among many other. The term "marcelled" (which means wavy) is taken from the popular ladies' hairstyle of the 1920's. Take your taste buds by surprise and enjoy a unique take on this classic snack: the potato stick. Are you a super fan? Submit a photo on their website and you may end up on their fan page.
OH! Chips in Columbus
These chips are OH! so delicious. Starting as a food truck turned artisan potato chip factory, they feature flavors like sweet potato, spicy pickle and roasted parmesan garlic -- these local treats are a combo of unique flavor and texture. Click here to see all the spots where you can find OH! Chips.
Grippo's in Cincinnati
Founded in 1919 as a sugar cone company, Grippo’s has been bringing deliciousness to the Cincinnati area for almost 100 years. Three generations of the family pride are in these chips! This mom and pop shop brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Get a grip!"
Mikesell's in Dayton
History & Potato Chips? Find It Here! Known as one of the oldest potato chip companies in the U.S., this Dayton favorite originated back in 1910. Their distinctive flavors stand out like Mesquite Smoked Bacon, plus the fan favorite Good ‘N Hot. A must-try creation is the chocolate-covered potato chip collaboration with Esther Price Fine Chocolates - another Ohio favorite! Whether you're partial to adventure or sticking with the original recipe, these chips will have you snacking by the tin!