Saturday, 21 October 2017


The Chip Festival, held annually in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA, 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.

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. 

Photo explanation: Company Recipients: Joe Santoro, Gary Mantolesky and Richard Bousquet accepting The Chip Festival's Grand Champion Award. 

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