SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chip Festival, held annually in Saratoga Springs, the birthplace of the potato chip, announces Zapp’s® New Orleans Kettle Style Mesquite Bar-B-Que Potato Chips as the Grand Champion of The Chip Festival’s Contest.
Sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Lions Club, The Chip Festival celebrates the birthplace and heritage of potato chips and their connection to Saratoga Springs. Local legend has it that the potato chip was invented in The Spa City in the 1850’s. With chip lovers in mind, The Chip Festival offers visitors samples of all types of potato chips and others snack foods at its annual event. And, with an expert panel of judges, the best potato chips are judged based on a number of categories.
“We had another great year in our celebration of potato chips and snack foods,” said Greg Dixon, Co-Chair of The Chip Festival. “Our attendees came to celebrate chips of all kinds, enjoy the festival activities and participate in the competition for selecting the best chip.”
As part of The Chip Festival, the best potato chips and other types of chips and snack foods are judged by a panel of culinary professionals and local thought leaders to select an overall Grand Champion.
This year’s Grand Champion winner, Zapp’s® New Orleans Kettle Style Mesquite Bar-B-Que Potato Chips, an iconic New Orleans favorite, won over the judges’ taste buds with their robust Mesquite Bar-B-Que flavor. A crunchy, BBQ delight!
“Our Team could not be more proud of winning The Chip Festival’s Best Overall Chip,” said Tony Duong, Louisiana Plant Manager, Zapp’s Division. “Every day, the team works hard to select the best ingredients and with careful handling, creates the best Zapp’s New Orleans Style Kettle potato chips. It’s a thrill to be honored with a win in Saratoga Springs and know that our Zapp’s potato chips continue to win over consumers and judges everywhere, one bag at a time!”
Zapp’s® New Orleans Kettle Style Potato Chips are available at leading food outlets in a range of convenient sizes. And, with flavors such as: Salt & Vinegar, Cajun Dill Gator-Tators™, Jalapeno, Regular, Cajun Crawtators™ and Voodoo™ to name a few, there’s one for every day.
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About the Saratoga Springs Lions Club
The Saratoga Springs Lions Club is a 501c4 service organization with more than 110 members, and is part of Lions International®, the largest service club organization in the world. The Chip Festival is an event held annually, including the chip competition, located at the birthplace of the potato chips.
For information about The Chip Festival, please visit http://www.thechipfestival.com/
About Utz® Quality Foods, LLC
Founded in 1921, Utz® Quality Foods, LLC is the largest privately-held and family-managed salty snack company in the United States, producing a full line of products including potato chips, pretzels, cheese snacks, corn chips, tortillas, veggie stix/straws, popcorn, onion rings, pork skins and more. Its brands, which include Utz®, Zapp’s®, “Dirty”® Potato Chips, Golden Flake®, Good Health®, Bachman®, Bachman Jax®, Wachusett® and Snikiddy® among others, are distributed nationally and internationally through grocery, mass-merchant, club stores, convenience stores, drug stores and other channels. Based in Hanover, PA, Utz® operates 10 facilities located in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Alabama and Colorado.
For information about Utz® or its products, please visit www.utzsnacks.com or call 1-800-FOR-SNAX.