With Memorial Day just around the corner and many more BBQ opportunities all summer, this seems like the perfect time to tell you about the new potato chip packaging from Snyder of Berlin. I received product samples, at no cost to me, for the purpose of this review.
Snyder of Berlin has been making potato chips in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania since 1947. To celebrate that history and the surrounding area, potato chips are being packaged in cartons with a patriotic design.
In addition, each variety of potato chips features a different area location on its packaging. Here are two examples:
Ohiopyle Falls, featured on Snyder of Berlin® Original Potato Chips, is 38 Miles from Snyder of Berlin. At the tiny town of Ohiopyle, the rushing river drops 20 feet over a wide sandstone ledge. During special events, Ohiopyle Falls is open to thrill-seeking kayakers.
The Lower Humbert Bridge, exhibited on the Snyder of Berlin® Honey Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, is 27 miles from Snyder of Berlin. Pennsylvania has the most covered bridges remaining in the US including the Lower Humbert Bridge. The Lower Humbert Bridge was built in 1891 and crosses Laurel Hill Creek in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County.
For now, Snyder of Berlin products are distributed in a region reaching from New York to North Carolina to Kentucky. I hear that they'll be in New Jersey soon!
All Snyder of Berlin snacks, by the way, are made with locally grown ingredients. My family had the opportunity to try four flavors of chips: Original, Bar-B-Q, Honey Bar-B-Q, and Sour Cream & Onion.
Sour Cream & Onion is a rippled potato chip, nice and crunchy, with some body to it. (That was the first bag we finished!) The other chips are thin and crisp. Other than Original, they're all highly seasoned but not overdone. Honey Bar-B-Q is too sweet for our tastes, but we enjoyed all of the others.
For more information--including more details on the new packaging, a video tour of the factory, and the online store--visit Snyder of Berlin online.