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The Crunchy History of Potato Chips (and the Herr's Legacy)

Did you know the potato chip, that oh-so-addictive snack, has a surprisingly dramatic origin story? Legend has it, the potato chip was born out of a chef's frustration! In 1853, a chef named George Crum, working in a fancy Saratoga Springs resort, apparently received a complaint about his fried potatoes being too thick. In a fit of defiance (or genius!), he sliced the potatoes paper-thin, fried them to a crisp, and voila – the potato chip was born!

Of course, snack innovators like Herr Foods took this simple concept and turned it into a snack-tastic empire. Let's dive into the Herr's story:

Herr's: A Family Legacy of Delicious Snacks

In 1946, a young James Stauffer Herr decided to make his mark on the snack world, purchasing a small potato chip company. This bold move marked the beginning of the Herr Foods journey.

The Herr Family Difference

Herr Foods, from its early days, was built on family values. Jim Herr purchased land in Nottingham, PA, in 1951 and built a plant – the foundation of something special. Even today, Herr Foods stands strong as a family business, carrying on Jim's vision of top-quality snacks and stellar customer service.

Snacks to Satisfy Every Craving

Boy, has Herr's grown! They now offer a staggering 375+ snacks to conquer those cravings. We're talking classic potato chips in all your favorite flavors, pretzels, tortilla chips, cheese curls, popcorn, and more. Herr Foods is always dreaming up new and exciting flavors to keep snackers coming back.

Quality You Can Taste

With over 1,000 dedicated employees and modern manufacturing, Herr Foods ensures each snack is made to perfection. They're undeniably a leader in the snack food industry!

Bonus: Herr's Snack-tastic Recipe

Ready to bring Herr's into your kitchen? Try this:

Herr's BBQ Burgers

1 lb. ground beef

4 oz. can of evaporated milk

1 envelope dried onion dip mix

3/4 cup finely crushed Herr's BBQ Potato Chips

Mix the ground beef, evaporated milk, onion soup mix, and crushed chips. Grill or broil those tasty patties and dig into your Herr's-infused burgers!

Family Values That Extend Beyond the Factory

Herr's prides itself on its family-oriented environment, treating employees and the community like their own. They understand the value of a warm, supportive workplace and strive to give back in meaningful ways.

Ready to Explore American Snack Favorites?

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