Food of the Seventies, Potato Chips In A Box

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Remember when you could only buy chips in one flavor and they were two clear waxy bags in a large box, like an oversized cereal box.
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clynk - August 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, my favories were Blue Bell Chips....two bags in a box!!!
Lindy - November 19, 2008 - Report this comment
My parents always bought the store brand (Sentry) box of potato chips. I remember dipping them in Miracle Whip because they never bought dip.
Angie - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember chips that came in a box that had a criss-cross pattern on them. Can't remember the brand name, but it seems like the box had some red in it , with a picture of the chips on it. I miss those! Anyone have a clue?
Tye - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I grew up in Nebraska, and we used to get potato chips in a box that had a piece of bubble gum in the bag (kind of like the type you'd get with baseball cards). Anyone else remember these?
Heidi - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Old Dutch potato chips, made in Minnesota, distributed in the upper Midwest, STILL sells chips in a box. I get some whenever I go home to visit.
chris - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
yessssssssssss...they were called chippos..they had a crisscross pattern and were delicous..ahhh....what i wouldnt do for another chip...just one more(well..maybe not just one)
JayC - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
We used to get chips that came in a box, they were called Jean's. They had regular plain chips which came in a blue and white box and crinkle cut (which were the best) came in a red and white box. I'm from near Buffalo, NY and they may have been only sold in this area. I haven't seen them since the 80's but for being plain chips they were sure were good.
Denton L Thaves - October 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to love Blue Bell potato chip, those where my favorite in the 70s and why don't they sell those any more. The chips we have now days are crappy and what year did they stop selling Blue Bell potato chips.
georgia - November 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I have an antique box that says 6 -40z pkgs. Blue Chips. Does anyone know about this product. It is a small wooden crate type box. Thanks
dolly - March 06, 2015 - Report this comment
As a little kid in the early 1970's, I would watch my grandma make my grandad's lunch to pack in his black metal lunchbox with humped lid (he was a railroader all night) & I remember the potato chips were in a box like cereal came in.I thought it was the Ruffles brand.I know they were the ridges kind.Evidently they switched to paper bags.
UpNorthGuy - March 24, 2016 - Report this comment
Yes, potato chips in a box was the only way we had them as kids. The box was marked "1 lb" and contained two bags inside. I have seen more recent boxes of potato chips and the weight is now only 8 oz, but still in two bags. Like everything else, the product was reduced in size and has increased in price. Back then, there were always some over-cooked chips in the bag, which were my favorite - they just had a better taste then the other ones. I noticed once that you never seem to get any of those anymore and then I found out why. Watching a show about Old Dutch (which is a snack company in the Minneapolis area), they have electric eyes watching the conveyor belts for those burned chips and somehow when one is spotted, a puff of air is directed to it and blows it off the belt. I wondered what happened to them all. Thrown away perhaps? If so, what a waste. I thought they should just bag them up and sell them as "well done"! I'd buy them.
daryl - May 11, 2016 - Report this comment
Hi I used to work for Blue Bell in the 1970's and really enjoyed job...74-79..and yes I cooked a lot of those chips as well and great memories, and made some of those dark chips as well..there were great people cool if any of them read this...night foreman for a couple of years

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