Middleswarth Potato Chips Is All That, And Then Some

By | October 18, 2017

Middleswarth Weekender

This past weekend I visited Hershey, Pennsylvania to celebrate my seventh wedding anniversary. When you hear someone say “Hershey”, you probably think of candy bars and s’mores. I’d usually think of those sweet things when I heard the H word too. Not any more though. The next time I hear someone say Hershey I’m going to be thinking about Middleswarth’s thin, crunchy, and flavorful potato chips.

Without question, these are the best potato chips I have ever had in my entire life. I know that’s a bold statement to make, but it’s true. Somehow the scientists employed by Middleswarth were able to crack the potato chip making code, and create the very best chips this side of the matrix.

Finding a good chip isn’t easy. Usually they are too salty, too greasy, or have a weird aftertaste to them. Chips that can balance between being seasoned just right, but still taste like a potato isn’t an easy task. Middleswarth totally nailed how to make a balanced chip.

My favorite flavors are BBQ and the Weekender. Both have a bit of heat  but without question the Weekender has a stronger kick to it. The BBQ is more of a traditional chip that is lightly seasoned. Weekender chips (which are kettle cooked) are heavily seasoned and busting with flavor. They are sweet but hot. Crispy and crunchy. The absolute perfect chip mankind has ever created.

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Close-up of the delicious goodness of Weekender chips

The bad thing is that Middleswarth chips aren’t sold in Pittsburgh. Middleswarth, if you are listening, you need to start shipping out west. More of humanity needs to fall in love with your chips.

Consume Review Repeat gives Middleswarth chips a 9.7 out of 10 spuds!

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2 thoughts on “Middleswarth Potato Chips Is All That, And Then Some

  1. TA

    I’m from Middlbeburg (but transplanted to Las Vegas) and I have a difficult time explaining to people how amazing Middleswarth chips are, and why they haven’t lived until they’ve eaten a hoagie stuffed with these chips! So I order them online in bulk and ship them out here maybe twice a year—it’s quite expensive but totally worth it (to me at least).

    “The Weekender” is just the size of the bag. It comes in all the flavors (or at least most of the flavors). When I was growing up we used to also be able to get round cardboard tubs of them that were larger than a weekender for picnics or families but my understanding is that these aren’t available anymore—replaced by a big resealable ziploc style bag. Le sigh. There’s still 3lb boxes when you need. a. ton. of. chips.

    Your description is very accurate—everyone that tries them that didn’t grow up eating them says they are very “potatoey” and the kettle cooked old fashioned versions are the best (only available in regular, BBQ, sour cream & onion). My personal favorite is definitely kettle cooked BBQ—the flavor you enjoyed in the weekender size 🙂

    1. crr15613

      It’s funny that you commented on this post today because I was in Harrisburg, PA today for work and ended up grabbing four BBQ bags before returning to Pittsburgh. I’m not ashamed to say that I cracked a bag open on my 3 1/2 hour commute home and almost devoured the whole thing. There really is no other chip maker that packs as much crunch and flavor as them.


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