Food of the Seventies, Chippo's

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Waffle-stamped potato chips in a red(?) box, their ad campaign centered on how they were less greasy than regular bag chips and would show the results of the "Napkin Blot Test" to illustrate. Great potatoey snacks, Munchos is the closest thing to compare them to now. Wish these were still around!
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Joe - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I miss CHIPPO'S TOO!!!!!
Amanda - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
My parents are always saying, "See you around like a Chippo." They said the chips were kind of like a pretzel or something, but can't remember who made them - does anyone know?
mary - December 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Out of all the 70's foods, I miss Chippo's the most! Pringles had nothing on them!!
Jackal - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Muncho's are not a bad substitute. But I will always remember Chippo's. Sitting around the family room with my mom sharing a box watching tv. Ah youth...
Leslie - January 15, 2008 - Report this comment
From what I can remember about Chippo's, they were made by either Betty Crocker (I'm thinking I remember seeing the red spoon ), or General Mills.
JEANNIE - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
OH YEAH,CHIPPOS WERE THE BEST!
Morton - March 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Here is a reference to the TV commercial for Chippos They were the BEST!!!! http://www.macfilms.com/Mixed%20ads%2061-70.htm 13) CHIPPOS POTATO CHIPS BY BETTY CROCKER: woman takes group on tour of kitchen to demonstrate new chip―Chuck McCann is part of tour―celebrity
Becky - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Chippos were the greatest snack! Very salty. I loved them!
Pam - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss Chippo's too! I remember going to Granny's house where she would keep them in a plastic container in her pantry. YUM! I still crave them to this day!
Mary - July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Chippo's too! The closest product I have found is Muncho's by Frito Lay.
Tina - October 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved them two. Pringles are close, but just not quite right. Munchos has the texture, but the flavor is no where near close to Chippos. Aside from a different texture, which was part of the appeal of Chippos, Tato Skins (unflavored) is almost the exact flavor of Chippos.
Sherry - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank God I found you guys, I was starting to think I made up Chippo's! No one in my family remembers them but me, and I loved them. Dipped in Lipton Onion Dip, they were awesome.
FinnyLinny - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
MAN! Loved these! That red box seemed to be present at every social gathering in the 70's! So cool that they're remembered with such waffley potato love. Now off to search the internet for a WayBack Machine so I can go get me some Chippo's, an eight-pack of Frostie Root Beer and a giant Chocolite candy bar. Yeah, I know, but a person can dream, right?
Michael Gibbs Holyoke - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember when I was a kid I'd spend my own pocket money on box of chippos, and then work my way through the entire box while reading Sherlock Holmes. I live in England now, and though they don't have the same shape at all, there's a reconstituted potato snack called 'hula hoops' that brought waves of Chippo memories flooding back. If it only it could bring back Chippos too.
Deb Withers - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Chippos were my favorite food in the 70's. A must have for sleep overs. They were the best chips, and I was beginning to think that I was the only one who remembered them.
RC - December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Chippos. Does anyone still make them anymore? I loved the cartoon illustration on the back of the box that showed how the chips were made.
Debbie Mitchell - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I am still craving Chippos. I could eat a whole box. Wish Betty Crocker would bring them back. They just melted in your mouth. Munchos and Pringles are close but no cigar! The Willy Wonka Scrunch bar was my favorite candy bar. Oh to have a Scrunch bar and a box of Chippos!!!!!! Maybe when I get to heaven.
James Terrill - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I like to eat Chippoos!
Joe - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, Yes, I also remember and loved Chippos. They were from Betty Crocker and were hyped as being "less greasy than regular chips". I remember them well from 8th grade. They were the best !!
Randy - February 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I remembered that they tasted great, came in a foil bag, and they were 'flash fried'?
Dee - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I am so glad to see that I am not the only one that remembers these! No one from my childhood remembers them, except my mom. They were so unique, and I just have a feeling they may come back again, for all us retro food lovers! Then if they bring back Freakies cereal, & Chocolate Koogle, I will be in oblivion... . . :)
Bill - April 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Miss them, too. Would have sworn they were spelled with only one P. Chipos. Guess not. I think Lays STAX are the closest thing to Chippos. Both Chippos and STAX are baked; Munchos are fried, I believe.
Bill - April 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Here's a picture of an old box. I was right about the spelling -- only one P. But I was wrong about them being baked. They were "flash fried." http://www.flickr.com/photos/mankatt/3502498639/in/set-72157603919752068/
Julie - May 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I absolutely LOVE chippos!!! I wish too that they would bring them back. They were the best and nothing that I've tried since has even come close. They also bring back a lot of good childhood memories.
Molly - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been looking online for years for anyone who remembered Chipos. My mom is the only one besides me who remembers them. They were my favorite too! I too remember looking at the back of the box - I think there was a cartoon illustration of the chips being made and a conveyor belt? I wish they still made these. =(
Eric - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Maybe a write in campaign could be launched and BC be persuaded to bring them back - Chippos were great.
Lori - November 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Chippo's were sooo much better than Muncho's or Pringles. They had a much richer flavor. They were my favorite chip ever.
Julia - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
They were in a yellow/orange box and were sooo delicious. The taste was similar to the original pringles, but with a waffle cut.
angela sterrit - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember and loved chippos. I liked them so much that the same people that killed elvis and harrassed me all these years went to chippos and stopped production.....terrorists. they had stripes and stars on the box. ask joe esposito. scumbag
mary - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED THEM! Nothing was ever quite like them. I loved the aroma, I loved how they were weird shaped, some folded, so you could get a good mouthful. I am so glad there is a page here dedicated to them!! I'm not sure I'd want them back, it'd be hard not to eat the whole box! :p
Kerm - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't recall whether it was during its introduction, but I became aware of Chippos because they offered a double-your-money-back guarantee. I was an enterprising lad, so I bought a box and sent in a request for a refund. They made good on their promise. Don't judge - it's a sickness ... I was even driven to tickle the feet of my disgusting sisters for a nickel. Still, I DID feel guilty, because they were so delicious. Maybe it was a bunch of like-minded punks that did them in…
Mona - April 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Betty, please bring Chippos back.....please....
Jackson - August 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Chipos were the best! Much better than Pringles and Munchos is nothing but a cheap, low quality imitation of Chipos...Why they do not make them today, I will never understand.
Pattykins - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I cant believe all you people remember Chippos too I thought I was the only one. I have never liked regular potato chips. CHIPPOs were awesom. All I ever ate were those and Munchos. I also remember Munchos left for awhile too then came Pringles. It was so sad not being able eat those delightful salty treats from the foil box. Much to our surprise when then they brought back Munchos but no Chippos. :( Pringles tastes like cardboard. Still remember lunchtime at school me, my sandwich, my little lunch bag (they didnt have ziplock bags back then only the twists ties) of chippos or munchos and carton of chocolate milk. AHHHH Memories!!!!!!
Kathy - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember touring the Betty Crocker plant in 1974. As we were leaving they gave out samples of Chippos. They were awesome!
Neal Ericksen - February 10, 2012 - Report this comment
CHIPPOS!!! I grew up in Upstate NY, and remember those. The wacky ads, sliced potatos on a conveyer belt traveling thru some oven gismo with the classic Tesla "V" shaped electric ladder with arcs of electricity rising and cracking. Yes, they were the worlds least greasy chip, and beat Pringles "hands down". I moved to Cali in the middle of the 70's, and they never made it out there.
Del - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
It appears that Kellog has plans to buy Pringles, so now is the time to ralley General Mills to reintroduce the Chippos. . .They can make them with Sea Salt or something to make them more special
Lana - May 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED Them!!!!!!!!
Gina Marie - June 10, 2012 - Report this comment
MY FAVORITE!!!
Stacy - July 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I really miss Chippos too. I loved to chew up 3 or 4 at the same time and they would kind of revert back to their granular potato like texture--no matter how much you chewed them. Their texture and the "screen door" or waffle pattern made them different from everything else. I have to agree with Bill about Stax being the closest for me too. Probably because they are thicker than Pringles and don't have the fried/bubbled texture of Munchos. All good but Chippos were the best.
Kathy - August 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved Chippos, my aunt introduces me to them in 1970, or 1971. Lived in Tonawanda NY and they were sold at Bells Market. They were the best and did compete with Munchos. Wish they would come back. Saw the Charlies potato chips are being made again and sold in metal tin.
kym,state of Maine - October 23, 2012 - Report this comment
I think about and crave chippos quite often. I remember the foil lined box and distinct flavor. yummy hope they make a comeback one of these days.
Omaha Debi - November 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Chipos. Begged my mom to buy them for sleepovers. I thought I was the only one who remembered them, no one in my family does. Chipos and Coke while watching "Love American Style" on a Friday nite in the 70's. Now that was heaven.
Joe in Florida - December 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Yep - I'm another child of the CHIPOS age...at 45 I still wish I could have them again as they are on my taste bud's memory --- Pringles are NOT the same. And to the one above who mentioned FROSTIE root beer --- we are obviously of the same cloth! :-)
Mark - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Chippo's were the Best ever!Used to get them in Crown Point,Indiana in 1973/74.Pretty sure they were made by Betty Crocker.I'd love to be able to buy some right now.
Mark - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
They were made by General Mills not Betty Crocker as I said earlier.Posted a photo of an old coupon.
Kelly - June 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Chippos were the best! Too bad they're not around anymore. :(
Robert - August 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved those chips. The cartoon on the box had a mad scientist looking guy making the chips. "Flash Fried" I think they called the process. They came in a box and a foil bag inside I think.
Eddie Patton - September 29, 2013 - Report this comment
wow! i too thought i was the only one who remembers these chips in a box,with the foil lining,i am 48 now,and was beginning to think i had imagined this,NO WAY! i still remember that they tasted so good,nothing like them today,maybe pringles? but lays stax not even close,thanks everyone for the great memories
David T - October 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Chipos ( spelled with only one p) are one of the things I thoroughly enjoyed in the early 70's. They were wonderful and it is quite sad the product was allowed to fade from the American marketplace. As for who made them, they were a General Mills product. Part of the confusion of their branding is that the Betty Crocker line is a General Mills created brand as well and the Chipos boxes featured the same point coupons used by BC products. I recall two packages and here are links as of today to packages for all those wanting a nostalgic moment to their younger days. First this more colorful and more likely forgotten package: http://trade.mar.cx/US72300870 Second the one the most of us recall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mankatt/3502498639/in/set-72157603919752068/ And lastly, this was the logo first used for them: http://trade.mar.cx/_images/US72106270 packages though no one has an actual package I can find using it. Maybe Betty's latest incarnation will see fit to start producing them again. Enjoy all. dat
mark - November 29, 2013 - Report this comment
They were the best,i can still remember the ta,sxte and it 40 years ago
Frank S. - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought I only rememered them!!! As I recall they came in a box, with "TWO" foil bags inside!!! One bag for me, and one bag for mom!!! Washed down with an RC Cola!!! Then a Chocolite candy bar, or a No Jelly candy bar!!! :) YUM!!!
Kelly - November 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Glad to see others remember Chipos! I thought for awhile there I was imagining them. I also noticed one of the posts mention something about Chocolites. Yum!!!!!!
Steve - March 28, 2015 - Report this comment
I was eating Lays potato chips the other day and had a flash back when I remembered eating Chipos with my friends at a party back in the 1970's they were one of the best chips I ever tasted.
Deb - April 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember a Chippos Ad with the motto: "Good for Chippos"? Or did I make it up?
Lynnette - May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
My hubs just discovered my secret hankering for Chipos...when he bought me some Munchos. He got an earful about the memories I had as a child. I remember going to summer camp and getting boxes of Chipos as a prize. The whole box! It was nothing to get two boxes. Loved those and have tried to find a good substitute. Munchos are close...but they are NOT Chipos! I was cracking up that there actually was a site dedicated to the memory of childhood foods.
Elissa - May 24, 2015 - Report this comment
I was snacking on some waffle textured chips and remembered Chipos. Those were my favorite chips, ever. I decided to do a search and found this site. So sad that Chipos aren't around any more.
Roberta - May 30, 2015 - Report this comment
like others on this site I was thinking I was the only one who remembered Chippos potato chips. I was living in N Carolina as a kid at the time. Awesome potato snack morning has ever come close to the taste.Wish they would being them back. Would be a big hit!!!!
Luann - July 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I am glad I saw your comments. My family thinks I am nuts,that there was no such thing as chipo's. Now I can show them that I'm not the only one that loved them.
Mark - August 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember Chippos! They tasted great. I think they were made with dried potatoes. The other thing I remember was if you sent them so many box tops, coupons they sent you like a dozen pencils! Why I remember that, I have no idea!
Jan - September 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I have always remembered these because I loved them so much. I live in Omaha, and it was often a test market for new products. I thought maybe they just stopped making them. Wouldn't it be great if someone made them again!
Becky - January 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Oh the wonderful bag of delicious chipos in my lunch Back in the early 70's. Seems everybody around me at lunch time wanted to trade me something in their lunch for the chip " gold". No way because they were my favorite snack!

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