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Monday, March 15, 2010

Ballreich's Potato Chips Review and Giveaway


Alright so lets face it we all love to snack and I have to admit that my weakness is chips! Any kind of chip I don’t care I love them all so when I came across Ballreich’s Potato Chips I knew I had to try them they just looked so delish!

Ballreich’s Potato chips first started in 1920 in Tiffin, Ohio when Fred Ballreich and his wife, Ethel, opened their homemade potato chip operation in a dirt floor garage, using a copper kettle heated with wood scraps. It was an all day process that produced only 14 pounds of potato chips. Ballreich's chose to call their potato chips "marcelled", which means "wavy", taken from the popular ladies' wavy hairstyle of the 1920's. They have come a long way since 1920 but you can guarantee that the quality and taste of the chips have remained the same!

I receive a few sample packages of chips to try out they included: regular, bar-b-q, smokey sweet mesquite, sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar, pretzels and some of their new baked crisps!

Our Thoughts:

I really enjoyed all the flavors we were sent but my favorite was the Smokey Sweet Mesquite and the Sour Cream & Onion my husband seemed to favor the regular and the salt & vinegar and my son clamed all the pretzels! All the chips have a super fresh taste and I will defiantly be purchasing more of these chips in the future! I think these would make a great addition to a family BBQ or any kind of get together!


Buy It:

You can get your very own Ballreich’s Potato Chips at a store near you or you can get them online!

Win It:

Ballreich’s Potato Chips has offered to give one of my readers a gift basket of Ballreich products (ARV $25.00) !



Mandatory Entry:
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Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Ballreich’s Potato Chips and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Visit Ballreich’s Potato Chips and tell me a piece of their history or a chip tip from their website

6. Make a purchase from Ballreich’s Potato Chips (10 entries, will be verified)


Giveaway ends March 28, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the samples mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Ballreich’s Potato Chips for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

154 comments:

  1. Smokey Sweet Mesquite and Sour Cream & Onion Marcelled Potato Chips were introduced in 1990s

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  5. Chip Tip: Can I buy chips while they're hot? Absolutely! Ballreich's Factory Store is OPEN Fridays 8 am - 4 pm and located at 186 Ohio Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883. Please call to ensure your favorite flavor is available "hot" off the line before you come. Be sure to check out our plaques, pictures, apparel and gifts! Ballreich's Chips and Snack products are also available in many retail stores

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  16. The Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips were added in 2006! YUM
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  25. 1950's History
    A new warehouse was built in Defiance, Ohio to better service that area of Ohio. Ballreich's first automatic slicer, salter, hopper filler, and first automatic kettle were installed. Liquid shortening was introduced replacing the current solid form.

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  37. My favorite, Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips, were added in 2006!

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  50. I like the plain chips, but would love to try the sour cream

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  55. In the 1950's, a new warehouse was built in Defiance, Ohio to better service that area of Ohio. (Taken DIRECTLY from the Ballreich's website). lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  63. Here is a chip tip:
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  71. You can actually buy your favorite flavor "hot" off the line at the factory store!!

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  86. In the 1940's, sacking machines were added to help chip production reach 450 lbs per day.
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  88. You can freeze Ballreichs Chips to help maintain their freshness.

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  101. In the 1960's, a hydraulic lift was added to the exterior of the plant to unload potatoes more efficiently.

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  110. From their history: In the 1930's local farmers would deliver burlap bags filled with 100 pounds of potatoes to the family's basement!

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  127. In the 1970's Ballreich got a new cooker, slicer, peeler washer, and sacking machine were installed. These and other new equipment allowed chip production to reach 2000 lbs of potato chips per hour. That's 8,000 pounds of potatoes and 1,000 pounds of hydrogenated soybean oil each hour!

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  134. It was 1920 in Tiffin, Ohio when Fred Ballreich and his wife, Ethel, opened their homemade potato chip operation in a dirt floor garage, using a copper kettle heated with wood scraps.

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