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You stated Guy's were made in Iowa but they're in fact made in Kansas City MO. They're still available today. I just weent on a trip "home" to the K.C. area from New Orleans and brought several bags back with me. You can also buy them online at .
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Vasili - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
It is featured on Ernest's Greatest Hits. James Albert Varney, Jr., best known as Ernest P. Worrell, is no longer living.
bobby r - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up near guy callwell lived. Every year for holloween they would give out full size bags of their chips
Nick - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
To the "I hate you guy" suck, Guy's are awesome and if you don't agree then you are a dumb-ass.
zipp2101 - May 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Guys potato chips years ago, and I still love them just as much today, great flavors....
jennifer - June 06, 2008 - Report this comment
i grew up in kc,k and ever since i can remember i always chose guys over lays cause guys are good and lays has all kinds of gross black, green and almost brown chips that look like they sliced up a rotten potato and cooked it. i've been living in california for the last 14 yrs and i can't your brand, how come ? you should sell them out here!! i'll be your spokes person. it's easy i'll hold up one of your chips and one of lays and ask "do you want a real guys potato chip or one of these, you choose" i don't really miss the midwest, but i really do miss your chips. warmly jennifer
Patrick - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to eat these a LONG time ago when I was a kid. Missed them a lot. Got to order a case since there not available in my area. Guy's and Nehi! What a combo!
daveyj - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Guys snack mix used to rock. As a younger man I played in a rock band from omaha and going to KC to play the band would stop at the Rockport gas station on I-80 and it was the only place I could find it. Spicy V-8 and Guys snack mix was good for hangovers in the back of the band van. Why the heck can't I find it anymore?
Toy - September 15, 2008 - Report this comment
We miss you Guy's! Cheetos has nothing on you. What happen to the Hot Cheese Doodles, the hot powder at the bottom of the bag that made your eyes water? Where did those days go? We want you Guys back!
lombo - September 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm trying to get info on the baseball team pins given away in the mid 60's. From 1964,65 and 66 guys had pins as a give away but i can't find a list of what teams were available. I thought someone might be able to help. I'm collecting the 65's.
Scooby - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I am trying the jalapeno flavor right now,I can't put them down.
rick - October 02, 2008 - Report this comment
i read that guys is gone is this true
Rickyd - October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Back when I worked for Frito-Lay, 1978-1986, Guys and Kitty Clover had the best BBQ potato chips on the market. Kitty Clover's Ozark style BBQ chips were fantastic, they were the best on the market. I used to buy & swap products with the other drivers for their BBQ potato chips. Kitty Clover went out of business somewhere in the early 1980's and in later years, Guy's sold out to another company. I think the new Guy's potato chips are absolutely horrid. If you look at the back of the bag, it says that they are DISTRIBUTED by Guy's, meaning that they no longer manufacture them. Frito Lay discontinued their BBQ Ruffles. Frito Lay should wake up and come out with a good BBQ chip similar to the Kitty Clover Ozark BBQ that once was, instead of the funky tasting BBQ potato chips they have currently. It's a real shame that the Midwest no longer has any decent BBQ potato chips for sale.
Jason - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm a big fan of Guy's Tasty Mix, and have been since I first discovered it in the early 80's. I'm also a vintage packaging collector and have a 1983 Guy's Tasty Mix bag in my collection. You can see it here: and here:
steve - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
i grew up on guy's barbcue potato chips. i grew up in east texas then we moved to california and that was back in 78. they're still available. i'm ordering some right now!!!!!!
deedee - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember going to Guy's Potato Chip Factory for a school field trip around 1978. Thought it was so cool seeing how they made everything; especially the cheese curls. I still have the little info booklet they gave out as we left. I keep hearing they went out of business, but I swear I've seen them lately.
Robert - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Guy's chips when I was a little kid in the early '70s. I may be crazy but I remember a hot dog and mustard flavor chip that I liked.
Stilo g - March 13, 2009 - Report this comment
my fave is guys hot cheetos the best!! I haven't had those in 4ever I'd buy sum if I new were! If eny1 knows sumthin please email me! Thax G
Christina - March 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My Dad was a district manager for Guy's in the late 70's and early 80's. He left the company when Borden's bought them out. They were the best chips ever! We can still find them around here, but scarely. They are not quite the same chip as before, not as good of quality and are a bit saltier than I remember. I used to love the bags they came in, the beautiful green and yellow cellophane. Sadly, my Dad pasted away almost a year and 1/2 ago. The best time of his life was when he worked for Guy's. He knew Guy Caldwell, and always spoke very highly of him. Robert, they had a ketchup flavor for a little while, don't remember the hot dog or mustard flavors. Although, I do know that the chips taste fantastic on a turkey sandwich.
Pam - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
deedee, I remember going on a field trip to the Guy's potato chip factory, too, but it was probably sometime around 1964.
Ron - June 23, 2009 - Report this comment
If you go to you can fill out an order form and buy all their products. It takes 2-4 weeks to be delivered to your home....but it's worth the wait. A little pricey but you get the 10 oz. bags...10 - 15 for around $40.00 - $50.00.
jay jay - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I was raised in Omaha Ne. there was a Guys Chip plant in South Omaha and Kitty Clover Chips no question in my opinion BEST CHIP I have ever eaten , Kitty Clover was on 24 and Martha St. if I remember correctly? loved the Guys bag like someone mentioned that blue green and yelloy cellophane bag.Anyone remember Hinky Dinky grocery stores? oh this was in the 60s.
RJ - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I was raised in Kansas and northern Oklahoma and I remember Guy's and Kitty Clover both. Best BBQ chips around. Their regular chips were light and really salty and tasty. The new Guy's are overcooked and often greasy. Kitty Clover were also produced in Kansas City and my sister lived not far from their plant. Miss the originals, but the new Guy's are not good, though the BBQ are OK.
butch - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my god do i ever miss trying to grab a handful of grandma`s Tasty-mix and getting away undetected the end result was hard not to notice . i would devour most of the cashews,peanuts,cheese puffs and pretzles and other items that may have fallen into my hand from the bag . damn making myself hungry missing the flavors .kansas born living in Omaha and yes the plant was 24 and Martha just east of that terrible one lane bridge hee hee also used to do Hinky-Dinky dam im old .
sylvia - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
my dad work at guys back in the 60s retired in 82 we always had bags of chips they were good even now they home base was in liberty mo
Terry Lippold - September 13, 2009 - Report this comment
My father, Harold Lippold revived Kitty Clover in Omaha. It was just at the end of the Depression; he was 18 and could not get a job. He bought a defunct company with the logo; a witch’s cauldron sized copper pot, a case of printed bags, a stapler and a hand potato peeler for $150. He pealed, sliced, cooked, bagged and delivered the bags himself. Nobody knew what potato chips were at that time. He could not sell them so he placed them on consignment by walking to all the local restaurants, bars, theaters etc. He traded 40% of the business to my grandfather, Fred Lippold and 20% to my grandmother Louvana for a 50% interest in their car so he could expand. As he grew the business, his mom became the bookkeeper and his dad quit his job as a pharmacist to build the world's larges potato chip company. They only served nine states and the per capita consumption was about 30 pounds per person. Dad retired at the age of 42. The trade magazines could never figure out why he had such extreme success. It was that he never scrimped on ingredients. Kitty Clover became so large and powerful, he could have his own strain of potato grown in Idaho and have them brought directly to his plant on 24th street in Omaha. He used only corn oil for the best flavor. I remember as a kid standing next to the metal conveyor belt and grabbing the hot chips just after they rose from the oil and moving through a shower of salt. You think they were good from the grocer. I can still taste those hot ones 50 years later!
Ray - September 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember when guys made crunchy cheese doodles? or am i thinking of another company!
baker - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
i worked for vGuys from 1978-96 there was nothing better than the peannuts just out of the fryer and the BBQ chips we would make with extra seasioning for break but most of all i miss the people i work with it was like a big family ,if anyone on here work with me,Mark Baker drop me a line on face book
Dr. Jack Wilson - November 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I am a Kansas City MO native, born in 1927. In 1939 the family moved from 33rd & Garfield to 8556 Troost (just across the old Dodson streetcar line from Strouds restaurant & bar,) where my parents started a chicken-raising enterprise to provide frying chickens to local restaurants. My father, George C. Wilson, met Guy Caldwell, whose residence was just off Troost about 83rd Street, had begun a potato chip business in his kitchen. As entrepreneur home-based businesses catering to South KC eateries, they become friends. Times were tough and when either dad or Mr. Caldwell were blessed with an unusually large hurry-up order they would help each other to avoid hiring extra help.
D Harmelink - November 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Is Kitty Clover the brand that, for a time in the 1960s, sometimes put these small plastic animals that "walked" by letting a string, with a little plastic ball dangle over the side of the table where it pulled along the plastic toy. We used to race them (Camels, dogs, donkeys - maybe others)Am I on the right track?
Sherri - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes you can still buy Guys here, tho' the big Liberty Plant Closed several years ago.
KC Bob - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
For Lombo and others... The pins were a baseball promo for three years in 1964,1965,1966, You collected them then sent them in for a premium prize such as a baseball, glove or other prize...... Teams were as follows; American League, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, KCAthletics, Detroit Tigers,LA Dodgers, Washington Nationals, National League New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pirates, Cincinatti Redlegs, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves,St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Colts, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Also in 66 there were two different pins for the Houston team, one said Astros, and the second one for the Braves did not have a city name on it just BRAVES
Bill Lippold - December 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Interesting history. My father, Robert C. "Bob" Lippold took over Kitty Clover in Kansas City upon the death of his father, my grandfather, when I was two months old. The old plant was located in Westport and later was moved to their newly built facility on Clary Blvd. The name was changed to "Clary House" (I was just a kid when they had their name-changing pow-wow in our basement/rec room)as they had expanded to include Cardinal potato chips out of St. Louis as well. Yes, I believe the little toys with the little plastic balls were theirs...not for sure though but, I DO know as kids, dad paid us to stuff pens and other giveaways into plastic bags while at home for pay. We were also lucky enough to meet many of the KC Chiefs players and even made a commercial with Len Dawson...kind of cool. Funny thing, Guy Caldwell (Guy's chips) lived just a block or two over from us...nice man. Oh yeah...nothin' better than hot chips right from the assembly line!
Louise Rounds - January 03, 2010 - Report this comment
You say that some of your chip products don't have preservative. Well MSG is a presarative and there are lots of us that are not able to eat that and can make us very sick, so you need to change you packaging from ssying no preservatives. If I had gotten your product and eaten it I would have become very ill. Thanks for you unconcerned.
doug Kemp - January 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have the orignal baseball hat with all the pins in excellent condition, all the pins are from the 1966 time frame as it has the Kansas City A's and Houston Colts. The A's last season was 1967 in KC. I am interested and have pic's, am willing to sell. Contact me @
lin s - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Doe's anyone remember the Kitty Clover Club on TV?
Darrin H - March 15, 2010 - Report this comment
According to "Pitch Weekly" it was a classic case of the CEO having sex and impregnating the 12 yo daughter of the lady that cleaned the offices afterhours...he went to prison and had to pay restitution...Guys went out of buisness and that is why they disappeared in the late 90s.
DAMONE FABERT - March 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked for GUYS for 10 years 1985 to 1995 and it was fun working their and the people you woked with was the best .I miss working their all the time I still have the old style hats and the new trade mark hats the ripping into rock hats and more I save them to rember what we had.
MrsBJ - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Sooo glad to have found this spot. My husband claimed that the building on Van Brunt was never Clary. But I concluded he was wrong because I remember the name change! Thanks for the history on this page!
Louise R - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
My Grandfather worked for Kitty Clover in Omaha during the 50's and 60's. He would bring a big cardboard box of various types of chips when he and my grandmother visited. The plain chips were my favorite and are still the best tasting chip that I've eaten! My grandparents lived within walking distance of the Kitty Clover plant on 24th and Martha. Oh does this bring back memories!
oldschoolruler - May 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Omaha, (North side) trust me...Kitty Clover was the best. I'd almost forgotten just how good those potato chips were. Guy's was good also, but KC??? wow, thanks for the memories
Doug Williams - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked for Guys in Arlington, TX from 1975 until 1979 I believe they(Caldwells) sold out to Wise at that time. I really enjoued working there. Guy caldwell was a good man...
marsha - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
i would like to know were to buy the guys party mix
Aaron - September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
marsha, you can order them directly from their website. just google guys snacks
cheflarz - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Guy's nuts
Where was the Guys in Liberty located? - October 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Where was the plant in Liberty Mo located at?
Kevin J. - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Guy's chips, especially the BBQ ones. When I was a kid, the local radio station would have trivia questions.The prize would usually be a 6 bottle carton of Mountain Dew and a big bag of Guys chips. I won a few times and I have a few of the baseball pins out of the bags. I remember them having a cut out coupon type thing on the bags where you could save them up and send them in for a free baseball or softball.
Deb - November 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I love guys chips to but bbq and clypso were awesome and miss the original so much
Lynn - December 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked for Kitty Clover at the Springfield MO plant. I remember how delicious the potato chips were as they came out of the cooker. Bagged cold chips have never tasted the same or as good, since then.It was my first job in high school and I worked there all the way through college. That job taught me a lot about responsibility and life. I met Bob Lippold(mentioned above)on several occasions.
Greg - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
When I was growing up in St. Joseph, Missouri, in the 60's and 70's we always had Kitty Clover or Guy's chips in the house. I think the quality of Guy's chips today is very good......maybe as good as the "good old days !".
Peter - March 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know (esp. those whose dads worked for Guy's) how to get hold of a vintage commercial from early 1960's. My mom was the model. I've never seen it but I have the test shots they did of her eyes and facial expressions. Apparently it went something like this: it said something like "Can't stop eating those, can't stop eating those guy's potato chips' and then the camera would cut back and forth from mom's eyes to her hand eating another chip. would absolutely love to track down a copy while my mom is still living!
rickyd - April 04, 2011 - Report this comment
The closest BBQ potato chip I have found to the old original Guys BBQ is Tom's BBQ Potato chips. It's a shame that someone can't duplicate Kitty Clover's Ozark BBQ. For some reason, most companies make their BBQ flavoring sweet - not everyone likes sweet tasting BBQ
Audrey - April 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Ogden Kansas and my mom use to buy Guys BBQ chips everyday, they are the best chips ever, now that I live in Florida of course they dont sell them here, errrr, so now I have to find someone to send them to me, Lol. Or if I can find a order site I will order tons of bags :)
David - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I can still remember the little jingle song on TV when I was a kid. I can still remember the sound of the chip bag, how it would crinkle, You couldn't sneak any out of the bag without making noise. I miss them.
Gaylan - May 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in southeast Missouri, lived in Kansas for several years, and have lived in the St. Louis area for twenty years. I loved the Ozark BBQ chips when I was a kid -- always glad when my mom would come home from the store with the bag with the hillbilly on the front. If you loved that flavor, try Uncle Ray's BBQ chips; of any brand I've tried, they come closest to reproducing that flavor.
Dandy - June 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Kitty Clover Hotdog and Mustard flavored chips
Russ - June 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Guy's BBQ chips in the late 60s early 70s were the gold standard. Smoky, hot, not too sweet. But by the late 70s, they weren't as good. Guy's started skimping on the seasoning. Then after Borden took over, they were even worse. (tangential thought: Borden could have followed the lead of the merged Frito-Lay company and built an national brand as Wise-Guy's. During the 80s, cheese curls and corn chips went under the Wise brand that Borden had purchased on the east coast.) The big regional chip companies have mostly fallen. In many areas of the country, there is no effective competition to Frito-lay. About competition, the one thing all the companies in SE Iowa wanted over the decades was to crush Sterzing's. It never happened. Yhey're still around, greasy as ever, except the blend of vegetable and palm oils is now strictly vegetable oil. And no, I don't think the current reincarnation of Guy's will measure up.
Lonnie - June 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Guy's were pretty good, but Kitty Clover were the best ever. As A young school kid, I went on a class trip to the Kitty Clover plant in Springfield, Mo. We got to see how the chips were made from start to finish, then they gave us each a free bag. That was way back in the early 60's, maybe 63 or 64. There have been many a great product to be lost throughout the years and all we have left is inferior 2'nd tier stuff.
Janice - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Why does so many of us still crave Kitty Clover Potato Chips..Simple they were the best..I can still remember the taste and the aroma..Is there any where we can buy chips that are simiular ????.What are they called?? If at all possible I would research the Old Kitty Clover recipe and just how they cooked and packaged the Chip. the new Business would be a success ,,I just know it would..No Money here to pursue the Plan..someone else Please Do...
Dave - July 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I too remember the old Guys. I called to ask why they tasted more salty than hot. They told me they had lost the recipe and put me on a list to receive free bags of chips so they could get my input on the new recipes. They never did get it right. Recently I had thought they were getting closer and more consistant, when I went back I was told Guys had gone out of business. Ozark was great but not as good as the original Guys.
george - August 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Iwas A salesman for KITTY CLOVER for 23 years in valintine nebr. They were the best. There are no chips like them. kitty came out with krunchers the first kettel cooked chips. I have some hat pins of krunchers.Guys made kitty clover for A while .
Ben - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I was wanting guys to make a bacon flavored chip since to me they are still one of the best chip companies ever. I live by KC and have been to plant a few times enjoy it alot
kelsr59 - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember Kitty Clover well. My grandparents always had them. They didn't have the heavy flavor chips have now. You got a little toy with a weight you hung over the edge of a table & it stopped before falling. I didn't see them again till our store had them for awhile back in the 80s.
Roy Stogner - November 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Southern Oklahoma and there was a little store beside the school i went to in Yuba OK. They had Guy's.I still remember to this day going to the store at lunch and buying them.The BBQ were the best i've ever tasted even to this day.Thanks for the memories.
Katie - November 09, 2011 - Report this comment
i wasn't around in the 70s im a little young wasn't born til 88 lol but i was looking up some information on kitty clover potato and information about harold lippold and i came to this web site and started to read and seen a couple of people are related to him and so am i and i would just like to know a little bit more information if you could email me that would be great
Joe L. - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't want to start a war here. But unless I'm wrong (it's possible,) the Ozark Bar-B-Q chips were put out by Kas, not Kitty Clover. . .Does anybody remember when Kas double-bags included a cellophane-wrapped, plastic sea creature as a "prize." They came in green, yellow, blue, purple and orange and included sea life such as a manta ray, sawfish, whale, octopus, squid and others.
Buzz - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I grew up in Omaha and loved Kitty Clover chips. They were unique amongst potato chips in that they had tiny little holes in them and you could hold them up to your eyes and see through them. Does anyone else remember that?
Kett - November 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Someone asked where Guy's was located in Linerty. It was on Leonard St., just west of M-291.
Tony - December 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Be wise, Buy Guys, Buy Guys Potato Chips! Remeber the coupons on the Kitty Clover and Guys bags that you could use to get stuff?
Mae - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I had totally forgotten about Kitty Clover, yes they were the best. Remember the big wax type outer bag with the two smaller bags of chips inside? And on the Guys chips the bbq were so hot it made your whole mouth feel like it was on fire! Tasty Mix was one of my favorites.
Dave - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Growing up in Wichita in the early 60s, my aunt worked at the Kitty Clover plant in the south part of town. My aunt was a Cajun. About once a month she would bring home a huge box of BBQ chips. Seemed they messed up and put way too much spice in them and they had to be pulled. No one else would eat them that hot but her, so she got them all. I always had an image of her "accidently" dumping a whole lot of stuff into the run so she'd have more really hot chips.
Pat - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember when Six Flags first opened in St. Louis, Kitty Clover sponsored a contest where kids could send in a picture of a new ride, and several were picked to win a trip to the park. I was one of the winners - two nights at the (then) brand-new Ramada Inn down the road, plus two days at Six Flags, with food and souvenirs included. Still have the picture the local newspaper ran of me with my "ride"! Thanks, Kitty Clover!!
w stockstill - September 09, 2012 - Report this comment
We grew up eating Guy's potato chips and other snacks my dad was a salesman in Tulsa, Okla back in the early 70's. I remember they also sold chili in a frozen block.
Nancy - September 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Just bought a bag of Kitty Clover Potato Chips. We were talking about the brand because a guy at work had never heard of it. There used to be a television show for kids Bozo the Clown was a host and my brother and sister got to be on the show in the 60's, I was to little to do it so had to sit in the audience. This happened in Kansas City so was this the Kitty Clover Club?
Scott - January 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I worked at Guy's in the late '90's until they closed the doors for good. An awful lot of great people there that worked hard to keep the doors open, despite what management was doing. I ended up working for the bank to liquidate the very sad. Jimmy Caldwell (Guy's nephew) was still there, he had worked there for over 40 years. I remember going into the plant to ge fresh chips off the line. My dream spot was to get a recliner, cooler of beer and just sit at the end of the pretzel line ! Now, Guy's chips are co-packed in Illinois and shipped to St Louis and KC to be sold. The name has value !!
Allen - June 17, 2013 - Report this comment
Wanted: Recipe from the back of Guy"s from the mid 1960's My mother made this casserole for us kids & I would like to have the original recipe , all I remember is it had , ground beef, tomatoes & crushed Guy's chips,,, if you have this please send it to me . or thanks in advance
douglas - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
If I remember correctly didn't the Kitty Clover chip bags say "untouched by human hands"?
Brendon - July 24, 2013 - Report this comment
When I moved back to KC after many years out of state, I freaked out when I saw a bag of Guys BBQ chips! I still love them and refuse to buy Frito Lay. They are under new ownership now, and I've met the CEO and she's really nice. If any of you want to share your stories with her on their Facebook page, you should. I know she would love to read them, even if she wasn't head of the company back then. She is friendly with the Caldwell family, and really trying to bring back the brand. Reading all these memories was awesome, BTW. The stories here are pretty amazing.
Bill Lippold - August 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Guy Caldwell was a nice man. My father, the man who expanded Kitty Clover / Clary House was a nice man. Remember when the Chiefs won the Super Bowl and Clary House paid the NFL for the rights to rebroadcast the game? I was a kid and got to meet Len Dawson, Jan Stenerud, Jim Lynch, Willie Lanier, Bobby Bell...heck, he lived just off 95th west of Mission Road! They were all COOL and my brothers and I were lucky to have had that opportunity! Kitty Clover AND Guy's were great competitors but...GREAT for Kansas City!
Chomper01 - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Guy's ? All I saw on television was some guy driving his vehicle in reverse, so he can buy a bag of chips for his wife. :(
Rick Stonecipher - October 19, 2013 - Report this comment
My dad, L. E. Stonecipher worked for Kitty Clover for many years as a route salesman and then a district manager in north Missouri. I have great memories of his work and even accompanied him on the truck many times. He loved working for Kitty Clover and I remember Mr. Lippold being his boss. My dad and mom always spoke highly of Mr. Lippold as to how well he treated them and all his employees. Thanks for the memories.
Mary - March 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Hollister, MO (near Branson) and remember Kitty Clover potato chips. I still to this day catch myself singing Kitty, Kitty, Kitty Clover potato chips... then have to hum the rest of the tune because I don't remember the rest of the words.
Donn - April 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I've lived in and around Kansas City my whole life. When I was a kid, my mother, my Aunt, my cousins all worked for Kitty Clover. I used to go in and eat hot chips right off the line. Their Ozark Style BBQ chips were far and away the best BBQ chips on the market. Some company would do well to buy that recipe and resume making them.
Terry Lippold - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Years after dad (Harold Lippld) sold Kitty Clover (in 1955) and Farimont Foods fired all the Lippolds, changed the recipe and failed, I thought about approaching dad with the idea that I would hire as many Lippolds who wanted to join me and build a new company called Kitty Clover Two. I would have emblazoned the bag with the words "Original Recipe" on it. It is amazing that after all these years, there are so many people who remember how much they liked them. zi have lots of memories about the products and the company and it is so good to hear those compliments about my family. Thank you all.
Terry Lippold - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Oh, Yes! There are comments from people wishing they could find the original recipe. I happen to know it. Dad regularly bragged that it was simply, just corn oil and salt. No preservatives or any other flavors. He used to make us potato chip sandwiches for lunch sometimes by heating corn oil in a big pot and dropping in ultra thick slices of potatoes. He salted them and put them on bread. The four of us kids loved them. Today, I would use some interesting bread like rye, cinnamon swirl or any gourmet bread.
Terry Lippold - July 07, 2014 - Report this comment
On my facebook page,, my neice posed a photo of a can used to sell potato chips but it is from a later era after the Lippold's owned the company. The ingredients were listed as Potatoes, partially hydrogonated oil (cotton seed and/or soy bean and/or palm and/or corn oil), salt. Corn oil was listed last and I wold bet, rarely used. It Clearly, the oil used could be any or any combination of all those oils. Uggh!
grippoman - July 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Been at tbis a long time myself, I remember guys from the Borden era here in sw ohio, they went after lots of companies back then, thd obe they ruined here was seyfert's. Grippos still hanging in there but it aint an easy ride in more fronts than one.
Lisa - October 10, 2014 - Report this comment
A coworker and I were just talking about Guys and Kitty Clover chips... he loved Kitty Clover BBQ chips and I loved their Indian corn chips... can't rememner exactly what they were called but they were the BEST!
Steve McAlpine - November 21, 2014 - Report this comment
My dad started working for Kitty Clover when he got out of the military.He started as a route driver and retired as the General Manager for Kitty Clover, and had the duty of shutting down the old plant on Martha. After the company got bought out by Fairmont, Colboro, and others - we got transfered as a family from regional chip company to company for my dad to run the plants in St Louis, Minneapolis, Rockford, and others. My dad just turned 90 and still talks with love about the company, the product, and still craves the smell from the plant. As a kid I used to sneak out and snag fresh chips off the production line and there never was a better taste. If you ever brought home or mentioned you ate a Frito-Lay product, Pringle, or other company's chip - you got a lecture from my dad. Now its all national products that are the same, and my dad actually said that he would rather have me eat Old Dutch - which years ago would have caused a beating
Lynn - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Just found a beautiful Kitty Clover tin and it brought back soooo many yummy memories!
Lillian Abu - August 07, 2015 - Report this comment
I want to buy the barbeque chips
Jeff - September 14, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the green onion kitty clover chips were the best ever. I miss them to this day. I grew up in Springfield, Mo, and seem to remember the Kitty Clover plant catching on fire when I was a kid. Does anyone recall this?
Terry - March 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Allen, in reference to your question about a ground beef recipe printed on a bag of Guy's Chips. Search Guy's Snacks History / Guy's Snacks. It listed several different recipe's. Not sure if any are what you were looking for, but it's a start. Hope that helps.
Doris - April 18, 2016 - Report this comment
My grandma worked for Guy's in Kansas City back in the 60's and 70's. She started out in the bagging dept. and retired as a supervisor. Guy's BBQ chips were the BEST. Kitty Clover was good too, but my loyalty is to Guy's. The slogans were :Be wise, buy Guy's...Guy's potato chips, and Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty Clover, Kitty Clover Potato chips.
Cheryl - December 16, 2016 - Report this comment
My family and I would go to Winslow, Arkansas for summer vacation to the "family house" that my grandfather bought back in the 60's. We are from southeast Texas and still own the house. When we would go up for vacation we would always go get some Guys BBQ chips and when it came time to come home, we would buy several bags to bring back home. It has been some years since we have had some Guys BBQ chips since they are no longer sold in Arkansas so for Christmas I bought a case to be split between the 3 families. Merry Christmas!! Can't wait to see their faces. I wonder how many minutes it will take before a bag is open. We love Guys all the way from Nederland, Texas.
Steve - January 16, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up in Omaha, NE in the 60's and 70's and I remember the Kitty Clover and Guy's potato chips. It also seems to me that they once had a toy inside the two-pack that was a little plastic mouse that had some wax and invisible thread that you would press into the bottom of the plastic mouse, then wrap the other end of the invisible thread to your shirt button a couple of times, then move your hands (palms up) away from you to make the mouse appear to be walking over your hands. Does anyone else remember that? It would be so cool to find one now to show my grandkids.
jc - January 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Grew up in KC starting early 60's. Always Had Kitty Clover Chips! And Ozark BBQ MMmmmm! Anybody Remember Kats Drug Store On Vanbrurnt And 18th Maybe 20th Street? I-70 crosses over there now. How About Leeds Assembley Plant?
Frank Ruff - February 05, 2017 - Report this comment
Back in the late 50s or thereabout, I was watching TV. About the time that my mother walked into the LR, they were advertising GUYS NUTS IN A Bag. She burst out laughing. I had not thought about it until then. Dont remember hearing the ad again.
Tom Crowley - June 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I worked for Guy's in the warehouse from 1977 to 1980. They used to put various amounts of mustard oil in the gallon jars of pickles sold in bars to make them X xx xxx HOT !!! They also packaged "Party Pride" potato chips sore Safeway as their store brand (just changed the roll of cellophane on the bagger) We would take a box up to the chip room and fill it right out of the fryer where they drop on the shaker table for salt and inspection (2 employees picked out any that didn't pass quality). I enjoyed having worked for Guy's but went to work for Hallmark Cards after Bordens bought the company. The Family sized bags cost 79¢ in "1977" and went to 99¢ and then $1.09.....The peanuts came in 125# burlap sacks, uncooked cashews in rectangular metal time. The trailers full of loose potatoes would pull around the plant after weighing on the scale and park on a giant platform where the truck would be elevated and the potatoes would roll out into a hopper. There was railroad tracks behind the building with rail doors in the building but those were never used while I worked for Guy's. I remember when I applied for the job they sent me straight for a quick physical and then started work the same day! Good memories for sure!!!
Roger Fox - June 18, 2017 - Report this comment
My father was the office manager for Guy's in the late 50's and early 60's. I helped do the yearly inventory several times as they needed someone small to slide down the roller style racks that held cases of chips. In the early years the Caldwell's lived in an apartment on Forest Ave in K.C.Mo. Mrs. Caldwell fried the chips and "Guy" delivered them around town. My family lived in a little house next door. My older brothers and parents told me they could smell the chips cooking every day. I was too young at that time and in 1950 we moved. About that time Guy and Mrs. Caldwell opened up the first production plant. I believe it was on Harrison st. somewhere around 18th st. It stayed there, that's where my father worked and where I helped out a few times. I used to get to go out to the production line and eat chips and nuts fresh out of the cookers. I also had an uncle who drove a delivery for Guys for several years. One year the Caldwells sold hundreds of cases of chips to my Boyscout troop at cost so we could sell them door to door as a fund raiser. That was troop number 27 from the southeast side of Kansas City. Does anyone else remember the chips coming in the big round cans? I think they were 3 pounders?
Marsha Kline - July 23, 2017 - Report this comment
I grew up in Sedalia,Missouri and as a kid, thought Kitty Clover was made in Sedalia, hahaha!. They were the best!! Guys were also delicious! This page is fascinating, reading all the history brings back so many childhood memories of the good old days for sure! Thank you ALL for sharing! 💜
Ted Thompson - January 13, 2018 - Report this comment
I was in a commercial for Good Guy's potato chips around 1977. I was a baseball player for the Plano, TX. YMCA. Some of you sound very familiar with the history of Good Guy's. Has anyone seen this commercial or know how I may find it? Your help would be greatly appreciated, to this aging man that still wants to be famous. Thank you!
Linda Neujahr - April 14, 2018 - Report this comment
Was there ever a kitty clover or guys potato chip factory in Millard, NE?
Mike - November 08, 2018 - Report this comment
Worked for Guys 1978-1989, first in production, then a route salesman in KC area. Made a lot of money and had a lot of fun. Retired just in time before Borden’s and the clowns that bought it from Borden’s destroyed the place. Many were left with nothing after decades of service.
Brian E. Paulson - November 29, 2018 - Report this comment
I was a Kitty Clover fan. I once collected a ton of Green Onion flavored chip bags to compete for valuable prizes. Z68
Mark Axelson - December 04, 2018 - Report this comment
We grew up having Kitty Clover chips! The little cowgirl's name in the commercial is Laurie Grasso. She'd say "Sure, c'mon over!" I worked with her in the mid 90s at Shopko. She was 17 then and would often repeat her line to amuse ol' Mark. I hope the Lippold family has access to or would consider bringing BBQ Potato Chips back. There has never been one as good, since then.
Jim Dowler - January 02, 2019 - Report this comment
My dad Dave worked for Kitty Clover in Springfield Mo. back in the 70's after working for Cloverleaf Dairy for 20 some years and they finally went out of business. I remember the jingle about the potato chips saying they were "Floating Light"! I remember they were the best tasting chips I ever ate.
Richard - July 08, 2019 - Report this comment
Don't forget the Guys,those Guys potato chips
Diane - August 20, 2019 - Report this comment
Thanks for the memories! I remember the factory tour with my brothers cub scout troop. I remember the paper hat to wear and the mouse toy. I lived in Westgate where a Lippold family lived on Hascall. Very nice couple, very kind to me. Thanks again everyone!

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