Food of the Seventies, Charles Chips

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You can still buy these chips, AND they also carry the original cans at some Cracker Barrel Stores.
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Debbie - July 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember coming home from school and being so happy the Charles Chips man had made a delivery. They also had pretzels and later....cookies. I have seen them at Cracker Barrel as well.
CC - November 29, 2007 - Report this comment
My Dad and I used to eat Charles Chips together every time I would visit. We loved the jalapeno flavor. I am on a search to find that flavor again so I can send some to him for Christmas.
Scott - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
My Aunt got home delivery of Charles Chips and THEY WERE THE BEST CHIPS EVER! I remember going to her house and getting out the can filled to the top with these wonderful snacks. I WOULD PAY TOP DOLLAR IF THEY STILL DELIVERED!
JEANNIE - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
CHARLENE - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
One of the best memories from my childhood! Absolutly NOTHING tastes like a Charles Chip! I found them at a specialty market called Fresh Market and they WERE IN THE TIN!! My husband thought I wa scrazy to spend that much money for potato chips (so I didn't sahre them with him!)I would do it again!
TGV - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I think they had cookies that were those jam drop cookies. I loves those. The new tins you see in cracker barrel just aren't the same. but great that the company is still around!
tgv - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone remember the Jewel T man? they delivered too and had Strawberry Toothpaste with an aligator on the tubes.
Dee - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember my parents having Charles Chips delivered...along with the long narrow boxes of chocolate chips and oatmeal raisin cookies. They also delivered one-gallon jugs of fruit punch and (I think) orange drink. Those were the days, the summers of the '70s!
Steve Mills - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I had that strawberry toothpaste from Jewel T!!! Forgot all about that until now.
Kathy - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the Charlie Chips guy comming to refill our tins. Do you also remember the choc. and peanut butter candy they sold aroud christmas? It was better than Resses.
crazy amy - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
HEY!-tgv i remember the jewel t man-he was awesome!he sold everything and i do seem to remember a toothpaste w/an alligator-WOW! what a memory rush,i forgot all about that.jewel t sold all kinds of things-i even got 2 plaid jumper dresses for grade school from him.i want some of that toohpaste now-funny i can almost taste it and up until now id forgotten it.PLEASE GOD-GIVE ME A TIME MACHINE!if i had a 70's party i would invite all u guys/gals who write to this site and especially my hero chucky g
Kim - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I have very fond memories of spending time on the Potomac river on weekends every summer in the 70's...those weekends always included a tin of Charles Chips on the table. My grandma always bought Charles Chips...they were the best. They were so delicious after a waterski ride on the river or along with the freshley steamed blue crabs...if only I could go back.
Karen - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
BBQ flavor was the best, can't find it now. New tin at Cracker Barrel is not the same.
Julie - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I came from a large family, so Charles Chips was a luxury we could not afford. I remember sitting on the curb watching the Charles Chip delivery man pull up and remove the large cans of chips for our neighbors. I was so envious. If ONLY we could have those chips, our lives would be complete. Oh well, I survived without them.
Rick Schock - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
My favorites were the slim pretzels and the snickerdoodle type cookies (can't exactly remember the cookie name.) I grew up in the hotel business and we had the delivery man come once a week. Their products were just the best! Sure wish I could find them again. Sounds like the stuff being shipped right now just is not the same. I'd pay a ton for a can of thier real pretzels!!!!
jim - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
In the late 60's I was a route salesman for Jewel Tea Co. in PA. I had a great business and met a lot of nice people. In later years I was a dist. for Charles Chips in FL. They had great products but the chips and the tins you see now are not the orig. Charles Chips, they have been out of business for many years.
tammywammy - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh how i remember being a kid and sneaking into the pantry under the basement stairs and devouring those charles chip cookies in a can. My favorites were graham cracker, chocolate dipped star shaped cookies with white non-pareils on top. YUM. How i miss them.
Tom - January 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks for the memories. There were 5 kids in our family when I was growing up. Our treat on Fridays was a large can of Charles Cips and a 6 pack of Pepsi. I still remember the fights over the 6th bottle.
Anna - January 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up in upstate New York I remember us having charles Chip petzels and potato chips delivered. I came from a family of 6 siblings and we could not wait to get those fabulous snacks! I have great memories.
Kevin J - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Growing up in Jersey. Charlie chip had those cookies called the sand tarts. Now that was a delicious cookie. Those were the good ol' days.
Andie - January 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow.. I remember the "Charlie Chip Man" as my sister and I would call him, making deliveries to our house. We love the chips, pretzels and licorice. I think my father still has the original containers in our basement. Ahhh... memories.
Lee G. - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember eating from the cans when I was a kid. They are may favorite of all time. You can't find chips that thick today.
Warren - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I went to Craker Barrel today to get a tin for my Moms birthday, she loved these chips. I was told they were out and couldn't get any more... such a bummer...WE WANT OUR CHARLES CHIPS!..
Wendy - March 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow. I just did a search on Charles Chips and came up with all these comments. It was especially good to hear TammyWammy's comment. The Charles Chip Man used to come to our house in upstate NY (Clarksville) and my Mom and I delivered them locally around the area. I loved the chips, but the choc covered graham cracker bunnies with non-pareils on top. Did get a tin from an antique dealer for memories of my Mom and our past. But would love to find some chips!
FRANK.N - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Mark Hulse - April 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I would like to hear from tammywammy as I was also in The Chip business in Fl.
Aaron Patrick - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad worked as a truck dispatcher for Charles Chips in Calhoun, Ky. He would bring chips home right out of the cooker, hot. You have never ate Charles Chips until you have them hot from the cooker.
Steph - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I sold Charles Chips door to door in the 70's and was very good at it. They had pretzels and chips. I got fired for telling the people that the pretzels were less fattening than the chips and would help them lose weight. I was young and not expressing myself right. What I MEANT was that the pretzels were less fattening compared to the chips so you would not be taking in as many calories or fat grams. I never intended to mislead anyone. It was a matter of how I was saying it. I was sad when I got fired because I good at the job.
joel bertelson - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I have enjoyed charles chips and I was not able to know why charles chips went out of business my one wish is to start making charles chips again selling door to door again I wish I could find them again I loved bbq sour cream and onion salt vinger let me who would be intereest in bringing charles chips back again let me know starting within a year or to
Kathleen'DeeDee" Lennon/Forstrom - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
We also loved Charlie chips when we were kids in the sixty's. Most importantly we sent packages to my brother in Vietnam once a month including chips,pretzels and chocolate chips!! What memories!!!! The boys in Nam couldn't wait for Charlie chips!!!
jolynn - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Charles Chips was a big part of my childhood. We got the chips delivered once a week. I found one of the old Charles Chips cans at a yard sale several years ago in Ohio. The lady sold it to me for a dime--I wouldn't take a million dollars for it. I'd LOVE to see them make a comeback!!!
Unkie Dave - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
While on a camping vacation in Pennsylvania back in the summer of 1974, my wife & stumbled across a camp store that carried Charles Chips. Being from Massachusetts, we had never heard of that brand. So we bought a bag. Well...we liked them so much that we bought a case of them in Ohio for the trip back home. Yep...those were wonderful chips for sure.
jewelz - July 05, 2009 - Report this comment
i just ate a bag of Lays Kettle cooked chips & said these taste just like charles chips !!! I had forgotten the charles chip truck came to our work & we all spent alot of money every week on everything they had ! How could they have gone out of business, we spent thousands devouring those chips. Can you get them anywhere besides Cracker Barrel ? My husband thinks I'm crazy, says he doesn't remember them.
Sick - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Here's a little Charles Chips story for you. Every time we visited Grandma's house, she would give us a can to bring home for the 5 grandkids. They couldn't wait to open the can on the ride home. One time, one of the girls was feasting on the chips when she asked us "What is this new seasoning on the chips, Mom? It looks like it's moving!" When we examined the chips, it turned out that the supposed red seasoning on the chips was actually a colony of tiny red ants that had taken up residence in our weekly delight. By then our daughter had probably inadvertently consumed her daily allotment of protein along with her favorite snack.
Ray - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I recently was reminded of the cheese pretzels that charles ships used to sell..... now I am craving to just find them......
Stephey - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember the can of sour cream and onion charles chips delivered to my house in Clearwater FL. I was 8 years old and would wait for him on the front porch on fridays till he brought those wonderfully delicious chips...Oh how I miss the aroma and taste of those chips.... nothing else like it in the world...
Anne - August 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if they still deliver anywhere or if franchises are available? Woulddn't it be fun to see a Charles Chips truck driving around again??? I remember them from the 70s in Chattanooga! We had them delivered every week. Just the plain chips. Those are the ones we loves the most!
Jennifer - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandfather used to sell Charlie Chips!!! I loved the summertime... we would ride on his route with him, meet all kinds of people and get to snack on beef jerkey and ice cream cookies all day!!!! Charlie Chip summers... the best!!!
Angie - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Absoutly nothing will wver compare to Charlie Chips...they tasted the best and also had the great tin that they came in...I as well...would PAY TOP DOLLAR to get them deleivered again!!
Cosette - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Durning the 60's, Charles Chips used to be delivered to our home in New York's Southern Tier.. They probably are no longer delivered anywhere. Are they still in business and if so does anyone know whether they can be bought online?
Jimmy-the potato hauler - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I delivered the potatos to the chip factory in the 70's. I hauled the potatos out of Wisconsin. Was shopping at a huge flea market today and found 2 cans! Everyone is right - they were the best!
MaryJo - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
My Dad, who's name was Charlie was a driver for Charlie Chips in the 60's & 70's in Ohio. He loved his job and I loved riding along in the summer sitting on a big chip can! I have never had any chips, pretzels or cookies that compare to them...and delivered right to your door to boot! I bought a toy metal replica of a Charlie Chip truck at an auction and now that my Dad is gone it is one of my prized posessions!
Amy from San Diego - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Charlie Chips were the best. The pretzels were the bomb as well as the licorice the chocolate and grape flavors were unbelievably delicious. I wld love to have them now....
charles b - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My father was the Charles in Charles Chips. He started the company after WW11 with two partners in Baltimore. As a child,I enjoyed the best chip ever made!
BIG rab - September 21, 2009 - Report this comment
debbie - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I lived on Long Island and remember my grandmother used to have them delivered to the house all the time for family bbq's & holidays. The best chips around. I loved the Brown & tan cannisters. I still have one. Great memories. - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
some weeks we had money for either milk, or chips. we chose Charles chips every time! This was way back in the 60's when things like chips seemed like a luxury! Now, I'd give anything to get my hands on a can!
shelliebelle - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm sure this is a dumb question but I was wondering if there is anywhere they still deliver with the big truck?
sheila - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Can you still buy them?
kirstie - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Well being born in the 70's i remember them delivering to my moms job! she use to come home every other week with a can of charles chips! they were the best...then i remember going to work with my mom one time, and the chip man was there, and he gave me a special treat! my first piece of the chocolate licorice! mmmmmmmm wish i could find them! middlesworth chips here in harrisburg are good but nothing beats charles chips!
Jeff - November 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Charles B. from September 20th, my late grandfather was one of those partners named Charles who started the company in Baltimore in the 40s. Do you have any records or memorabilia from the original company?
Laurie - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad used to deliver Charles Chips in Edwardsville, Pa in the 70's. The barbecue chips were the best and I recall some large pretzels.
Doreen - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Do anyone out there know where I can get a can of Charles Chips?
Charley - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember watching football on Saturdays and Sundays (Mom, Dad, my 3 brothers and the dog, eating Charles Chips with french onion dip and big glasses of ice cold Pepsi. Great memories. Great chips. Still the best. I'll have to get to Cracker Barrel and get a tin of them. Our Charles Chips man was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. I miss those much simpler days.
Mary - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
We had Charlie Chips delivered for years! They were kept in our coat closet, except for one kept in a special cupboard in our kitchen. One day, I had had a very bad day at high school. I came home and ate an entire can by myself. We just acquired a Winross Charles Chips truck model.
Ouida - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
For awhile in the 80's they had some sort of candy around Christmas that was made with white chocolate and crushed pretzels shaped in balls. Anyone know what these were called or how to make them?
WNC - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I also remember coming home from school and the jewel t truck would be in front of our house.Seem like my grandma had him there at least 2 times a month. But I remember the hard candy it had some that were shaped like peanuts.I would love to find out what they were called? Does anyone have any idea? It does bring back memories.Thanks everyone for that...
Susie - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and I remember the Charles Chip man delivering to our house a couple of times a month. He was such a part of our family that we even gave him home baked cookies as a Christmas gift. No one believes me when I tell them that as a child we didn't have our milk delivered (though we did pick it up from a local dairy outside of ATL) but we did have our chips delivered!!!)
Jennifer - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
My boyfriend did not believe me when I told him that we had a delivery truck bring us potato chips when I was young. I live in Oregon now (I used to live in Ohio when I was little)so he was not lucky enough to have this luxury. I see that some have posted that Cracker Barrel sells them still- but I don't have one here in the West. And I don't see them online either...? Any other ideas where they can be bought online?
Holly - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad was a delivery driver. Yes... back then, the cans werent sealed, so at christmas my brother and I would sneak down and take a few cookies out of the cans in the basement. My dad had the big yellow truck. It was stick, and sometimes he would take me on a route with him when we didnt have school in the summer or on Saturdays. He had a truck full of boxes of cans, so that is what I would sit on. That would never be allowed today.. No seatbelt, 10, and sitting on a box..Oh, and we live in Cleveland, so the salt from the truck ate my parents driveway which today is still all pitted.
Renee - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Not all that long ago "Restoration Hardware" was selling "Charles Chips" in the tin. I still have one of those empty tins. I just checked RH's website and tried a search for Charles Chips, but nothing came up. Bummer!
Michelle - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Charlie Chips ruled! The cheese pretzels. My favorite was the Easter bunny cookies--graham cracker and chocolate with nonpareils. Was trying to explain to someone the other day, but if you never knew the glory of the Charlie Chip man coming, you just don't get it!! We had Jewel T and Borden milkman too... The good old days.
D - December 27, 2009 - Report this comment
BBQ flavor was the best oh the memories nothing taste as good today as they did.
Bev - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a dark red and black can with a laughing little girl on the front. Was this one before the tan and brown one? Interesting...
mike - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I/ve been trying to get charlie chip cheese pretzels. We still have a tin can. I remember the charlie chip man coming to out house. Man am I geting old
Elaine - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I so miss those chocolate covered graham cracker bunnies. I have never been able to find anything like them.
Tony - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
As I understand it, Charles Chips had two places they made chips, Mountville, PA and Calhoun, KY. The chip plant in Calhoun was just outside of town on HWY 136 going toward Livermore. I lived a couple of miles away and when the wind was right, I could smell the chips. Nearly everyone had numerous Charles Chips cans. I remember rush hour when the plant let out in the afternoon as dozens of cars would leave and flood the flashing light at Main Street for several minutes. Farmers would get the spoiled potatoes and chips for their pigs. I can still smell those chips.
Karen - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad owned a Charles Chips franchise in Indianapolis area from @1963-1980-something. We worked on the delivery trucks and in the warehouse. The BBQ were my fave, as well as cheese pretzels and lemon cookies. Later, when he downsized due to gas crisis, the warehouse was moved to our property. I used to go out at night as a teen and come home n raid the warehouse! LOL! Can't find them anywhere now, and I know I am biased, but have really never found ANY potato chips that came close to tasting as good as those!! (no preservatives, used highest quality oil and were made fresh every week!) Chas. Chips put clothes on our backs n roof over our heads for entire childhood!
natalie - February 28, 2010 - Report this comment
"Holly - December 15, 2009 - Report this comment My dad was a delivery driver. Yes... back then, the cans werent sealed, so at christmas my brother and I would sneak down and take a few cookies out of the cans in the basement. My dad had the big yellow truck. It was stick, and sometimes he would take me on a route with him when we didnt have school in the summer or on Saturdays. He had a truck full of boxes of cans, so that is what I would sit on. That would never be allowed today.. No seatbelt, 10, and sitting on a box..Oh, and we live in Cleveland, so the salt from the truck ate my parents driveway which today is still all pitted." i know exactly what you mean!my dad delivered in florida and i got to go with him every chance i couldn't wake me for nothing but come days i got to go with my dad i was up at 5am with no i remember the cans not being sealed-dad would always sneak me a cookie when refilling someone's can :)some of my best memories with my dad are driving in that truck,sitting on a metal folding chair that slid to the back everytime he took off,munching on a choco chip cookie.....what i wouldn't give to have just one of those days back.
Jayne - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
We used to receive from my Grandmother Cohn a big, huge tin of Charles Potato Chips, when we lived in the Phillipines in 1968 and 1969. We also used to partake of these particularly good chips in 1965 and, they've been around for a long time.
Honey - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I lost my virginity to the Charles Chip delivery man in the 70s.
Kim - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Charlie Chips are the best! Wish someone could make them again and deliver or have store, today's kids do not know what they are missing!!!! Used to get them In Beech Grove, IN back in 60's and 70's, COME BACK CHARLIE CHIP MAN!!!!
PoBoy - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
We couldn't afford Charles Chips but the neighbors could. Got to have lunch with them several times and I thought it was cool having chips in a can instead of a bag. They were great but have you tried Clancy's wavy potato chips? Some kind of siplistic good!
john hook - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the charlie chip man coming by to my mom house I now live in West virginia I would love to order some for my kids My e-mail address is Please tell me how to order them - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
This isn't helping. Just remembering these great chips. Yet they are unavailable!!! Why??? No answer will be good enough. SOMEONE must have the receipts, and they were ALL GREAT! There is no chip like these in the world. Please someone tell me why they are unavailable and how to get them back. NO EXCUSES!!!
Rodg - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Venice, ca. OMG! I forgot about that thin guy with glasses, called The Jewel Tea Man. Coming from England probably prompted my Mom to buy initially. Must have been around 7 years old. 1960s Venice Beach. Oh those were the days my friends. Great stories!! Thanx!
Laura Mishler - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Some of the most important times of growing up consisted of getting home from school and seeing that our chips had been delivered! The best chips ever....all my friends would come for snacks after school and that is one of the best times I will always remember! Thank you Charles Chips for great memories!
Lori B. - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
In Arcadia in the 70s and early 80s the Chalie's Chips man brought chips, cookies and pretzels to my grandmother's house. My youngest uncle and I would grab the empty tins when we heard the truck pull up and pound the bottoms of the cans like drums as we ran singing "Chalie chip man, Charlie cip man-" they were the best, freshest chips ever:)
patriotgal - May 03, 2011 - Report this comment
My great uncle Charles either had a franchise or was an executive in Baltimore. Can't remember which now. He would visit us every summer and bring lots of chips and the cookies. We usually had enough to last until at least Christmas. I sure do miss those chips and my great uncle who passed away last year.
Ramman1 - May 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Chilling at grandmoms and pop pops eating those chips. Oh the great memories from that time. Priceless.
scrubby - June 02, 2011 - Report this comment
can u order online I love when they came in a can I ate 1 all by myself when I was a kid like those katie dids
Sean - July 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Long live Charlie Chips! I remember the tins of chips as a child. Man, to live in those times again!!!
Bonny - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember my mother getting a delivery of Charles chips in the tin. my Brothers (2) and I would wait on the front porch as he came to the door and we were in awe and followed him up to our apartment. We loved those thick crisp salty chips, they had the prefect crunch and potato flavor no other chip on earth ever had. the 70s were the perfect years to grow up...these poor children of today never tasted a potato chip as good as Charles chips. I'd give a million dollars for just one tin I'd love to go back in time...
TAG - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Just saw on line... If you 'bing' CHARLES CHIPS, there is a link to "Simple Web Page" that states the following: "Charles Chips is Back !!! We are starting production with the original recipes, and will be available near you very soon. In the meantime we would love to hear from you, so why not like us on Facebook, and follow on Twitter." Oh, how I hope this is TRUE! Reading all of these comments brings back fond childhood memories. My favorites were the plain chips and chocolate chip cookies. Makes my mouth water just to think about them! Currently seeking distributors interested in representing our products contact us at:
TruthTeller - October 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Sadly, they are not coming back. I wrote to the guy and he told me that they can't raise the capital, they have production problems, and no one will back him. Not going to happen. He is building a following on facebook for nothing. It's kind of dishonest.
SEM - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
My father drove a Charlie Chip truck in the late 60s in Northeast Ohio. He would take me out to the truck while he did inventory. One day when I was three or four, I was sitting on a cookie can on the dashboard when I fell over and bounced down the steps to the curb. Got a terrific bump on my head, but otherwise remember those as great times! The chips were great, the pretzels too, but they had these fruit slices candy that were the absolute best! Does anyone know exactly what the tins of the late 60s said on them? I'd like to get a set. The ones on eBay that look old all say Mountville on them, and that seems to be a 1984 and later plant.
gigglepup - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Charles Chips IS back!!! You can buy them online at:
judi - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Easter is near and I am missing my bunny cookies...
carla g. - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember my granny always had them to come to the house every weekend I miss that love you granny for making but the biggest smile on my face my you rest in peace....
Hauntedheadful - June 04, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 70's My uncle ran a restaurantand lived in an apartmentabove it.When I used to visit,my uncle would bring up Charles Chips and home made blue cheese dressing from the salad bar to dip them in.It was the perfect snack to watch Saturday Night Live to.
Matt papa - October 14, 2012 - Report this comment
If anyone is in the Long Island area I am a distributor of "Charles chips" I have the tins and 9oz bags and 2oz bags Were back!!! Contact Matt 631-891-7770
Charles - November 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved eating the barbecue chips in he 1970's, I'd have half the can consumed that same day of delivery. I now have to satisfy my 'potato chip habit/addiction' by consuming Herr's Extra Hot Chips- a great substitute!
Dot - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
i miss the bbq chips! i still have a can!
Howard - December 23, 2012 - Report this comment
They're back, they are selling them at Kroger $12.99 a can, but they don't seem to be moving (unless they are replenishing them between my visits.) Maybe they're just in the store for Christmas? Does anyone remember exactly how much you would pay for them in the early seventies? Wa the can bigger?
susan - December 29, 2012 - Report this comment
They sell a lot at our Kroger.Ran out of the bags.
colleen - January 11, 2013 - Report this comment
we were not very wealthy but once a month we had a delivery, have not found the cookies since, spiced cookie with vanilla icing with dark chocolate stripes. omg.
Phill - February 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked at the plant in Calhoun Ky in the early 70s. Worked at night clesning the conveyor belts, pulling maintenance and running the front loader. My Father-In-Law at the time had worked there many years and was night security. I am going back June 2013. I have not been home in 35 yrs and I know it is closed now but I will make the drive from Owensboro to Calhoun (18) miles. I do miss the BBQ chips and have such good memories of those times.
George Sauerwein - October 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember having to sneak into the tins to eat the chips our parents hid. Because the sound of the can opening made a loud sound I always got caught. Strange I live near Wall NJ and hardly see them.
sheila - December 19, 2013 - Report this comment
The Jewel Tea man used to bring Charles Chips to my grandmothers house and my brother and I loved them and the great memories! Thanks to The Vermont Country Store I was able to order them and other treats from that long ago time for a great Holiday treat with a reminder of childhood! Check them out and remember these items from out past and enjoy.
Teirre - June 24, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember living in Pensacola, Fl, 75-77 & having these WONDERFUL chips delivered to the house!! They were absolutely the best!!! Saw tons at Kroger last Christmas... But the tons were MUCH SMALLER...
Kevin from Birchwood - November 29, 2014 - Report this comment
We had a Chip delivery man live up the street from us, Mr Strandburg, we would walk up and get chips, pretzels and the best cheese popcorn I've ever eaten from him for Redskins games.They also had the best peanut brittle , with my allowance money I would buy an extra tin of chips and keep it under my bed. Loved those chips.
Tiffany Harris - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
In the 80's my Mom worked for a local wherehouse that that had a delivery . MY mom drove a big Tan vanthat had the logo on the side.I used to go on delivery runs with her. My neices &I would sneak in the back of the van &sneak treats! Those were the days boy!!
Barbara Riley - January 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the Holiday Cookies during Easter it was the chocolate bunnies with white dots on them and Christmas it was the green Christmas trees with different colored dots on them !!!!! Yummy !!! Oh for the good goody's back in the day. I wish they would bring them back !!!!!
Lake Speed - January 29, 2015 - Report this comment
Pringle and WISE chips are good too
angie - February 18, 2015 - Report this comment
you can get them through the vermont company. just plain though i believe
Melissa - December 30, 2015 - Report this comment
They are available on Amazon. Charles Chips Original Potato Chips 1 Pound Tin from Charles Chips
Mary - February 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I bought a tin of chips and a tin of pretzels at the Quakertown Farmers Market in Quakertown PA. The tins are smaller than the ones from my childhood, but I don't care. I put them on my fridge, just like at my grandparents' house back in the 70's. Just basking in the nostalgia...
gatorsoft - August 13, 2016 - Report this comment
When we threw a party, we would go to the local CC store and get a big can each of regular and barbecue chips and a small can of Charles Pretzels. Then off to the liquor depot for a keg! I mail-ordered a small can a couple of years ago, mainly to get the can after reading a book in which Charles Chips cans played a role. The chips were still great! I also have a mini-can I got in the 70’s, maybe 4 inches in diameter. Over the years it has been used to hold many ounces of another essential 70's party ingredient.
Rob Lambert - December 27, 2017 - Report this comment
Charles Chips had its diamond anniversary this year. Began in 1942, Lancaster, PA. Still around, but confined to the eastern 1/3 of the country.

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