Friday, January 28, 2011

WTH? Chipnics


OK.  I was born in the early 1960s, in Shaker Heights, Ohio.  Ground zero for junk food back then, because it was thought of as a luxury, and my people had the money to spend on "wonder foods" and advances in food sciences.

So it cam e as a surprise that "Chipnics" ever existed.   How could I have miised this?  We had Bugles to much and Choc-o-la to drink,  But never a Chipnic was found in our house.  And it was a Sealtest product?  Sealtest was a dairy company.  We drank Sealtest milk for crying out loud!

Upon finding this discovery, I feel cheated.  Terribly cheated, at that. 

Has anyone ever heard of Petrogallen?  Would love to find out something about that...

7 comments:

  1. sure, dorothy petrogallen, the broadway columnist.

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  2. Did a lot of people eat crisp- Sorry, chips in steam baths in the 60s?

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  3. @Inexplicable DeVice: You could take Chipnics into the hot tub with you!

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  4. In Massachusetts we had WISE Potato Chips.

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  5. I found a web site with the above picture and an explaination that Chipnics were huge sellers for a number years before being over taken by Pringles. But for the life of me, I don't remember them.

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  6. I never heard of them either Stu. Born in '59 I spent most of the 60's in NJ and upstate NY (definitely Sealtest country). I do remember when Pringles launched and the seemed like something totally new.

    Chipnicks - sounds like a Hebrew word for a little crunchy snacky thing.

    WV - Sparoi. The French Royal Sparrow.

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  7. I was born in '55 and I remember Chipnics here in the Detroit area. I had just asked my wife if she remembered them. She said no. I described the box to her. Still no. I did a quick Google search and arrived here. I don't believe I've seen that Chipnics box since the mid '60's.

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