The potato chip is America’s first snack. In 2010, American people spent $9 billion on potato chips, which is 50 percent more than the No. 2 snack, tortilla chips. With its popularity appeared many potato chips companies and different flavors. In America, it also appeared in many regional varieties.


People in the midwest prefer thicker chips with a big crunch. The best-selling potato chip variety is the “original groovy” which is a thick-cut chip with ridges. This potato chip was produced by Mikesell’s. It possesses nearly two dozen varieties.

Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, the popular potato chip is provided by Tim’s Cascade Style. The thick-cut chip offers strong flavors, such as jalapeno made from real peppers and salt and vinegar.


The big, hard bite of kettle-cooked Boulder Canyon chip is the most popular chip in this area. While enjoying its crunchy bite, people also want it with artisanal seasonings, such as red wine vinegar, spinach, artichoke, balsamic, and rosemary.


Southwesterners prefer the bold and spicy flavor. The populous thick-cut, the slow-cooked chip comes from Poore Brothers whose headquarters is based in Arizona. Its flavors include super spicy habanero, three-cheese jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, and so on.

regional chips


Even though the traditional chip is thin and flaky, southerners like spice, lighter and thinner potato chips.


The potato chip which people prefer in this area is Route 11. The features of the potato chip are curly and crunchy. Its flavors include dill pickle, lightly salted, Chesapeake crab, and Mama Zuma’s Revenge.
The regional variety of potato chips reflects the popularity of potato chips in America. If you want to take part in the potato chips production business, our company provides potato chips production line, of which all the chips making machines can be customized to meet your needs.