Potato chips are one of the most popular snacks in the world. They are made by slicing potatoes thinly and frying them in oil.

Potato chips can be flavored with a variety of seasonings, including salt, vinegar, spices, and flavorings. So without further ado, let’s start our deep dive.

10 best chips

Bestseller No. 1
Kettle Brand Potato Chips Variety Pack, 1 Oz, 20 Ct
  • INDIVIDUAL SIZED: Variety pack of 20, 1-ounce bags of chips, perfect for home or on-the-go
  • THREE GREAT FLAVORS : 7 bags of Sea Salt, 7 bags of Sea Salt & Vinegar, and 6 bags of Backyard Barbeque
  • KETTLE-COOKED CHIPS: These potato chips have bold flavor and hearty, kettle-cooked crunch
  • OUR NATURAL PROMISE: Made with quality ingredients, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free
  • DELICIOUSLY CONVENIENT: Feed all your cravings anytime with Kettle Brand potato chips
Bestseller No. 2
Deep River Snacks Variety Chips Snack Packs – Kosher & Gluten Free Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Snacks Variety Pack of 6 Flavors, 2 Oz (24 Pack)
  • Bold flavors – this variety pack contains 6 flavors! Salt & cracked pepper, zesty jalapeno, sweet Maui onion, original sea salt, mesquite BBQ, and salt & vinegar
  • Gluten free chips – our snack packs are a convenient and tasty way to satisfy your gluten free salty snacks cravings
  • Snacks in bulk - stock up on your favorite salty snacks with our bulk chip variety pack, perfect for filling up pantries or snack drawers
  • Elevate your snack game – this chips variety pack of salty, savory and spicy chips offers a wide range of options that will keep you coming back for more
  • Quality ingredients - our potato chips contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, are gluten free, GMO free, and made in a nut-free facility in the USA
Bestseller No. 3
Utz Original 1 Oz Bags, 42 Count Crispy Potato Chips Made from Fresh Potatoes, Crunchy Individual Snacks to Go, Cholesterol Free, Trans-Fat Free, Gluten Free Snacks
  • REAL POTATOES – Utz Original Potato Chips are made with only 3 ingredients – fresh cut potatoes, oil & salt. The results are delicious, crunchy, potato chips that are salted to perfection for satisfying, classic flavor in every bite.
  • VENDING MACHINE SNACKS- These portable snacks are individually wrapped in 1 oz., single serve sizes for ultimate convenience. They are ideal for restocking vending machines. They also make great breakroom snacks!
  • ON THE GO SNACKS - This box of 42 snack bags is perfect for packing lunches, snacking on the go, and keeping handy for whenever the cravings strike. Also great for travelling, sporting events and picnics!
  • GLUTEN FREE – Enjoy these delicious, crunchy potato chips without the guilt. They are cooked without hydrogenated oils and are gluten, cholesterol and trans-fat free. Kosher certified.
  • WE ARE UTZ – Since 1921, Utz has been making and selling quality pretzels and other delicious snacks in Hanover, PA, the snack capital of the world! We’re a family-managed business providing snacks that are crunchier, lighter, fresher and simply better.
Bestseller No. 4
Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked Potato Chip Variety Pack , 1.375 Ounce (Pack of 28)
  • For a limited time you may receive the old or new assortment of this variety pack
  • Variety pack includes the following 1.375oz Single Serve Flavors: (6) Jalapeno flavored chips, (6) Simply Sea Salt flavored chips, (6) Smokehouse BBQ flavored chips and (5) Salt and Vinegar flavored chips and (5) Lime and Cracked Pepper Flavored Chips
  • Thick cut and extra crunchy, made with specially selected farm grown potatoes
  • All natural potato chips, kettle cooked in small batches
  • Three decades on, Miss Vickie’s still believes in making things better. Whether it’s keeping our flavors farm-inspired, or our ingredients free of artificial flavors or preservatives, each of our crunchy chips is here to make every bite more enjoyable and smiles even bigger.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Deep River Snacks Original Sea Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, 2 Ounce (Pack of 24)
  • Contains 24 Pack of 2 oz individual bags of Deep River Snacks’ kettle cooked sea salt gluten free chips
  • Perfect for a snack on the go, our individual bags of sea salt potato chips are great for lunchboxes and work snacks
  • Enjoy the classic taste of potato chips with a touch of natural sea salt, perfect for sandwiches or your favorite dips
  • Stock up on your favorite salty snacks with our sea salt bulk potato chips, perfect for filling up your pantry or snack drawer
  • Quality ingredients - our potato chips contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, are gluten free, GMO free, and made in a nut-free facility in the USA
Bestseller No. 6
Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Variety Pack, 0.85 Ounce (Pack of 40)
  • Includes 40 single serving bags of your favorite Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
  • 14 bags of Jalapeno flavored kettle cooked chips, 14 bags of Original kettle cooked chips, and 12 bags of Mesquite BBQ flavored kettle cooked chips
  • Kettle cooked to perfection
  • Perfect for enjoying at home, at work or on-the-go
  • Our snacks have a short shelf life (60-90 days) so most of our packages only show the month and day of expiration (e.g. “Aug 16” means August 16th, not August 2016). For optimum flavor and freshness, we recommend the snack be consumed by the date on the package.
Bestseller No. 7
Asher's Chocolate Company, Delicious Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, Made from the Finest Kosher Chocolate, Family Owned Since 1892 (8.5oz, Milk Chocolate)
  • Chocolate Covered Potato Chips: If your only complaint about potato chips is that they never have enough chocolate on them, you’ll definitely want to try our Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips!
  • Sweet and Salty Milk Chocolate: A bold combination of salty and sweet, bringing together two snacks that everyone loves. We’ve dipped delicious thick rippled potato chips into our chocolate for the most decadent snack possible.
  • Family Tradition of Quality: A family-owned-and-operated business, we’ve been making our fine chocolates and other classic confections for over four generations.
  • Asher's Customer Family: Though our company has expanded over the years, we continue to treat our customers and employees like family. Asher’s Chocolates are made with love. We hope you enjoy them and come back for more.
  • Our Guarantee: Asher’s Chocolates has been making delicious chocolates and candies since 1892, with only the finest ingredients. If there are any issues with your order please contact us!
Bestseller No. 8
Utz Potato Stix, Original – 15 Oz. Canister – Shoestring Potato Sticks Made from Fresh Potatoes, Crispy, Crunchy Snacks in Resealable Container, Cholesterol Free, Trans-Fat Free, Gluten-Free Snacks
  • REAL POTATOES – The Utz Original Potato Stix are made from fresh potatoes and are cooked until they are perfectly crispy. The crunch is topped off with just the right amount of salt to make this your go-to satisfying snack.
  • PARTY SNACKS – The combination of the classic potato chip flavor in a small, bite-size stick form makes this the ultimate quick party snack. Utz Potato Stix are easy to prepare – all you have to do is put it in a bowl and enjoy!
  • RESEALABLE CONTAINER – Utz Original Potato Stix come in a conveniently resealable canister so you can snack as you please. Just press the lid back on tightly to maintain freshness. Potato sticks are an excellent addition to your lunch snacks stash!
  • GLUTEN-FREE SNACKS – Enjoy these delicious potato sticks without any of the guilt! Utz Original Potato Stix are cholesterol, trans-fat and gluten-free snacks. Kosher certified.
  • WE ARE UTZ – Since 1921, Utz has been making and selling quality pretzels and other delicious snacks in Hanover, PA, the snack capital of the world! We’re a family-managed business providing snacks that are crunchier, lighter, fresher and simply better.
Bestseller No. 9
Jackson’s Sweet Potato Kettle Chips Variety Pack made with Premium Oils (1.5 oz, Pack of 10) - Allergen-friendly, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Vegan, Paleo Friendly - Shark Tank Product
  • HEROIC/DELICIOUS SWEET POTATO CHIPS, KETTLE CHIPS SNACKS - Discover the ultimate snacking experience with Jackson's, the true hero of kettle chips. Our sweet potato chips are the perfect paleo friendly indulgence. Our paleo chips are made with premium avocado oils and are meticulously crafted and derived from the finest organic sweet potatoes. Our chips embody the perfect harmony of flavor and crunch and will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling supercharged!
  • A NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE & PERFECT FOR MANY DIETS - Brace yourself for a nutrient-packed snacking sensation! All our super snacks are vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly, kosher, AIP approved, and grain free. Our sweet potato chips with avocado oil are a tasty, guilt-free treat. Bursting with fiber, an irresistible crunch, made from antioxidant rich ingredients, these avocado oil sweet potato chips transcend the ordinary. Each individual chip bag delivers the best snacking experience!
  • SUPERIOR SNACKING STARTS WITH HEROIC INGREDIENTS - We only source non-GMO heirloom sweet potatoes for our kettle cooked sweet potato chips with sea salt directly from the farmer! Then, cook them low and slow in premium oils, and season them to perfection for avocado oil potato chips that are deliciously light & crunchy. All our super snacks are vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly, kosher, and grain free. Go ahead and snack super!
  • SNACK SUPER ON-THE-GO WHEREVER YOUR ADVENTURES TAKE YOU - Looking for a great on-the-go snack? Our pack of ten sweet potato chips come in individual bags for a good crisp whenever you need it. Perfect for lunch, a snack, or just because, you’ll positively love our chip snack pack! Jackson’s chips in avocado oil aren’t just for adults either. Kids love Jackson’s many flavors and unsalted sweet potato chips too! A bag of sweet potato chips will make an excellent addition to their lunch box!
  • IGNITE YOUR TASTE BUDS AND JOIN OUR PHENOMENAL JOURNEY - Inspired by a dedicated Mom & Dad and their unwavering commitment to health, Jackson's emerged from the family kitchen to conquer Shark Tank and capture the hearts of snack enthusiasts worldwide. Brace yourself for a divine fusion of blissful flavors, nourishing your body and soul with each kettle-cooked chip. Discover the pinnacle of snacking perfection and embrace the Jackson's legacy of excellence.
Bestseller No. 10
Zapp's New Orleans Kettle-Style Potato Chips, Voodoo Flavor (1 oz Bags, 42 Count), Crunchy Chips with Salt & Vinegar Tang and Smoky BBQ Sweetness, Gluten Free, Perfect On-The-Go Snack
  • IRRESISTIBLY STRANGE – Sweet, spicy and uniquely Cajun, Zapp’s Voodoo Chips will put a spell on you with their salt and vinegar flavor with just the right hint of smoky BBQ sweetness. Trust us on this one…if you dare.
  • PERFECT PARTY SNACKS – No one voodoos like we do. Whether it’s a Halloween party, a movie night with your family, or a summer BBQ with your friends, Zapp’s Voodoo chips will spice up any occasion.
  • PERFECT ON-THE-GO SNACK – This box of 42, 1 oz. chip bags are perfect for school, lunch boxes, road trips, or just to keep in your pantry for when a craving strikes. Believe us when we say a sandwich just isn't the same without a side of Voodoo chips.
  • GLUTEN-FREE – These Zapp’s Voodoo chips are a soulful snack that everyone can enjoy! These kettle-style potato chips are gluten-free and Kosher Certified.
  • BORN ON THE BAYOU – For over 30 years, we’ve given our chips maverick soul by selecting only the best potatoes. With a touch of Cajun flare, our process gives our kettle‐style potato chips a louder crunch and embodies the New Orleans culture.

Who invented potato chips?

One of the first potato chip companies was founded in 1853 by George Crum. Crum is credited with inventing the potato chip. However, it is unclear how he came up with the idea for this snack food.

Crum, a Native American of African and Mohican descent, was working as a chef at Saratoga Springs in New York when he came up with the idea for the fried potatoes.

Some accounts say that the chips were actually an accident, created when Crum tried to spite a customer who had complained that his french fries were too thick. Others say that Crum was simply trying to create a new and different dish. Either way, the potato chips were an instant hit and soon became a staple on the menu at Saratoga Springs.

Crum’s chips were initially made by slicing potatoes thinly and frying them in animal fat. Today, most potato chips are made from russet potatoes that are peeled and cut into thin slices before being fried in vegetable oil. The chips are then seasoned with salt and other flavorings.

Potato chips come in a variety of flavors, including barbecue, sour cream and onion, cheddar cheese, and chocolate. There are even some companies that make potato chips flavored with beer!

With its crispy texture and salty taste, it’s no wonder that the potato chip has become one of America’s favorite snacks. So next time you’re reaching for a bag of chips, take a moment to think about the humble beginnings of this tasty treat.

How do you serve potato chips?

Potato chips are typically served as part of a meal or as a snack. They can be eaten plain or with dips or sauces. Potato chips can also be used as a topping on other foods, such as salads or pizzas.

There are a few things to keep in mind when serving potato chips. First, it is important to ensure that the chips are fresh. This means that they should be free of any rancid or off-flavors. Additionally, the chips should be properly cooked so that they retain their crunchiness.

When it comes to serving potato chips, there are a few different options. One option is to simply place them in a bowl and let guests help themselves. Another option is to put out small plates and arrange the chips on the plates in an attractive way. This second option is often preferable if you are serving potato chips as part of a more formal event or gathering.

Regardless of how you choose to serve potato chips, it is important to enjoy them while they are fresh and crispy! Once they start to lose their crunch, they will not be nearly as enjoyable. So, be sure to serve them soon after they are cooked for the best results.


Potato chips are a high-fat, high-calorie food. A 1-ounce serving of potato chips contains about 10 grams of fat and 150 calories. That’s about the same amount of fat and calories in a small hamburger from a fast-food restaurant.

Potato chips are also high in sodium. A 1-ounce serving of potato chips contains about 170 milligrams of sodium. That’s more than half the recommended daily limit for sodium intake set by the American Heart Association.

Eating too much fat, calories, and sodium can lead to weight gain and an increased risk for heart disease and other chronic health conditions. If you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, potato chips are not a good choice.

There are some healthier alternatives to potato chips. Baked chips, for example, have about half the fat and calories of regular potato chips. And veggie chips made from kale or other vegetables are a good source of fiber and vitamins. But even these healthier options should be eaten in moderation.

So, if you’re looking for a snack that’s low in fat, calories, and sodium, potato chips are not the way to go. Choose baked chips or veggie chips instead.

What happens when you eat too many chips?

Overconsumption of potato chips can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Potato chips should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet.

When you eat too many chips, your body has to work hard to process all of the extra fat and sodium. This can lead to a range of problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Eating too many chips can also cause weight gain, which can lead to diabetes and other health problems.

So, it’s important to be mindful of how many chips you’re eating, and to make sure that you’re getting plenty of other healthy foods in your diet as well.

What about corn chips?

Corn chips are a type of snack food made from cornmeal. The cornmeal is usually fried or baked, and then flavored with salt, spices, and other seasonings.

Corn chips first became popular in the United States in the early 20th century, and they have since become a staple snack food in many American households. Today, corn chips are available in a wide variety of flavors and styles, and they are enjoyed by people of all ages.

When it comes to nutrition, corn chips are not particularly healthy. They are high in calories and fat, and they do not contain much in the way of vitamins or minerals. However, corn chips can be a part of a healthy diet if eaten in moderation.

If you are looking for a healthy snack option, there are many other choices available that are better for you than corn chips. However, if you want something to satisfy your craving for something crunchy and salty, corn chips can be a good option. Just be sure to eat them in moderation.

Are chips a healthy snack?

Chips are often thought of as an unhealthy snack, but this isn’t always the case. While some chips can be high in fat and calories, there are many brands that offer healthier options. When choosing chips, look for those that are baked or made with whole grain ingredients. These types of chips will generally be lower in fat and calories than their fried counterparts.

So, are chips a healthy snack? It really depends on the type of chip you choose. If you opt for a healthier option, then yes, chips can be part of a healthy diet. However, if you choose a brand that is high in fat and calories, then no, chips are not a good choice for a healthy snack. Be sure to check the nutrition label before purchasing to make sure you’re getting a healthier option.

The most popular chip brands

1. Lay’s

2. Ruffles

3. Pringles

4. Doritos

5. Cheetos

6. Fritos

7. Tostitos

8. Sun Chips

9. Lays Oven Baked

10. Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Who invented Pringles?

Pringles were invented in 1967 by Procter & Gamble chemist Fredric Baur. The original Pringles were made from a slurry of rice, flour, and water that was extruded into the distinctive shape we know today.

Baur was granted a patent for his “method and apparatus for making improved potato chips” in April 1968. The first Pringles were sold in 1971 and became an instant hit.

Pringles are now sold in over 140 countries and are one of Procter & Gamble’s most successful products.

Despite their popularity, Pringles have been the subject of some controversy. In the UK, for example, a court ruled in 2008 that Pringles are not actually potato chips because they contain less than 50% potato content.

This ruling caused consternation among Pringles fans and prompted Procter & Gamble to change the ingredients of their UK-sold Pringles to make them eligible for the “potato crisp” designation. Whether or not you consider them to be potato chips, there’s no denying that Pringles are a delicious and addictive snack.

How often should you eat chips?

Chips are often seen as an unhealthy snack food, and for good reason. They are high in fat and calories and can contribute to weight gain. However, chips can also be a part of a healthy diet if eaten in moderation.

How often you should eat chips depends on a few factors, including your age, activity level, and overall health. If you are young and active, you may be able to enjoy chips more often than someone who is older or less active. And, if you have certain health conditions like diabetes or heart disease, you will need to be more careful about how often you eat chips.

Generally speaking, most people can enjoy chips a couple of times per week without any problems. But, if you find that you are eating them more often than that, it might be time to cut back. And, if you are having trouble controlling your portions or find that chips are impacting your weight, it’s best to avoid them altogether.

How many chips should you eat a day?

The short answer is that you shouldn’t eat too many chips, as they can be high in fat and calories. However, there are some healthy chip options available, so you can still enjoy them in moderation.

When it comes to chips, it’s important to pay attention to the nutrition facts label. Look for chips that are low in saturated fat and sodium, and choose those made with healthy oils, such as olive oil or avocado oil. It’s also a good idea to opt for baked or air-fried chips over traditional fried varieties.

As a general rule of thumb, aim to limit your intake of chips to around 20 grams (or about ¼ cup) per day. This amount will ensure that you’re getting the health benefits of chips without overdoing it on the calories and fat. So go ahead and enjoy a small handful of chips as part of a balanced diet – just don’t make them your main source of nutrition.

What’s worse for you chips or chocolate?

If you’re looking at the nutritional value of your snacks, it’s important to consider what’s worse for you: chips or chocolate?

On the one hand, chips are often high in fat and salt. This can lead to weight gain and increased blood pressure. On the other hand, chocolate is often high in sugar. This can lead to dental problems and weight gain.

So, which is worse for you? It really depends on your individual health goals and preferences. If you’re trying to lose weight, then cutting out high-fat foods like chips can be helpful. However, if you’re trying to improve your oral health, then cutting out sugary foods like chocolate might be a better choice. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s best for your health.

Why are chips so addictive?

Chips are one of the most popular snacks in America. They’re easy to eat on the go, and they come in a variety of flavors that can satisfy any craving. But chips can also be addictive.

When you eat chips, your brain gets a hit of dopamine, which is a feel-good chemical. This dopamine release is similar to what happens when you use drugs or alcohol. Over time, your brain starts to crave more and more dopamine, which leads you to eat more chips.

The salt in chips can also make them addictive. Salt is an essential nutrient that our bodies need, but we tend to overindulge in it. When we eat salty foods, our brains release another feel-good chemical, called serotonin. This can make us feel relaxed and happy, which leads us to crave more salty foods.

The fat in chips can also make them addictive. Fat is a rich source of energy, and our brains are wired to crave high-fat foods. When we eat fatty foods, our brains release yet another feel-good chemical, called endorphins. This can make us feel euphoric and lead us to crave more fatty foods.

All of these factors combined make chips a very addictive food. If you find yourself eating more chips than you’d like, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of overeating. Eating too many chips can lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, and even heart disease. So next time you’re reaching for a bag of chips, ask yourself if it’s really worth the risk.