Midwest Made Chips

No snack is quite as satisfying as the humble potato chip. Whether spicy and hot or tangy and mild, chips from these local producers will always hit the spot.

1. Guy's Snacks

Guy’s Snacks is famous for its barbecue potato chips, boasting to be the first producer in the country when its spicy chips hit shelves in 1938. Today, the Overland Park, Kansas, company also makes chips in flavors like sour cream and onion, sweet mesquite barbecue and green onion. getguyschips.com

2. Backer's

In operation since 1931, Backer’s potato chips are known as “The Golden Girl with the Golden Curl.” Made in Fulton, Missouri, the chips are offered in natural, red hot, Wavee, sour cream and onion, barbecue, Cheddar-sour cream, Ozark BBQ Rib and German-style (seasoned to taste like German-style potato salad). backerchips.com

3. Lutz's BBQ

With locations in Jefferson City, Missouri, and Columbia, Lutz’s BBQ is as well known for its barbecue-flavored potato chips as it is for its quality ‘cue. Stop in for a bag or party box of the from-scratch chips, which are also made with seasonings like Cajun, white Cheddar, jalapeño, and salt and vinegar, plus a sweet potato variety. lutzbbq.com

4. Red Hot Riplets

Old Vienna has been making potato chips in St. Louis since 1936. Today, it’s most famous for Red Hot Riplets, the crunchy ridged chips that pack a spicy barbecue-sauce punch. Old Vienna also makes a Red Hot Riplets seasoning blend and hot sauce perfect for adding fiery heat to chicken, burgers, fries and more. oldviennallc.com

5. The Billy Goat Chip Co.

Crispy, crunchy and perfectly golden, hand-crafted The Billy Goat Chip Co. potato chips are offered in original, sweet potato and spicy Kicker flavors. Since debuting in St. Louis in 2009, the chips have become a staple in both home pantries and restaurant kitchens. Billy Goat also offers original and Kicker seasonings. billygoatstl.com

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